Canaan  Connexions 
Links to your Community

These are links related our area. Do YOU have one to share? Did you find a link
that was not working? Send us an e-mail.

(Check out our "New Resident" page as well.)

Can't find what you are looking for? Check out our complete sitemap!

Agriculture & Farming





Brunet Funeral Home

Canaan Road

Canada Government

Canadian International Hockey Academy

Charity Pick-up Services


Childcare - Daycare

Children/Youth Services


City of Clarence Rockland

Clarence Creek


Consumer Protection (Scams)


Cumberland Ferry

Cumberland Lions Club

Cumberland Township Historical Society

Cumberland Village Community Association

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum



(Ottawa's "Citizens for Safe Cycling")

Eastern Ontario:

Eastern Ontario:
(Biodiversity Museum; Health Unit; Economic Development; South Nation Conservation)

Eastern Ontario


Government (Canada)

Government (Ontario)


Katimavik - for youth


 Maps of the area

 Meals On Wheels





OC Transpo


Ontario Government


Ottawa (City Hall & Area Information)

Ottawa Riverkeeper

Petrie Island


Pick-your-own berry farms




Politicians (Local)

Prescott-Russell (The United Counties and other P-R links)

Prescott-Russell Services to Children and Adults





Schools - Eastern Ontario Education and Training Centre

Schools - MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre





Spotting overhead airplanes

St. Albert Cheese factory

St. Pascal-Baylon

Tucker House Renewal Centre

 Turtles - Saving the local endangered species!


 Vintage Stock Theatre

Visual Arts Centre, Orleans


Can't find what you are looking for? Check out our complete sitemap!

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Agriculture & Farming:
Canadian Agriculture Library
The Canadian Agriculture Library is the "single most important library in agriculture and food in Canada." Users are able to view a list of the library's most recent acquisitions updated each month. For example, one of its online publications, the out-of-print Historical Series of Agriculture Canada, highlights the "development and history of Canadian agriculture and agribusiness". This Web site, which can be viewed in either English or French, features an online catalog of the library's main collection, a document delivery service that allows users to request either paper or electronic documents, a directory of Web-based resources, and a public information request service.
Eastern Ontario AgriNews
The Eastern Ontario AgriNews - AgriNews Interactive: The AgriNews "is dedicated to covering and promoting agriculture, one of Easten Ontario's most important economic sectors."
NOTE: The Canaan Connexion also offers a page on Agricultural News & Resources.
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The Town of Bourget on the Internet
You can find a lot of references to Bourget by doing a Googl search, or look at our "Bourget Page".
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Canaan Road:
Canaan Blueberries
This pick-your-own blueberry farm is located at 2351 Canaan Road, at the corner of Blue Jay. "I've never seen or eaten such big and delicious blueberries," said one neighbour, "and I always look forward to the new season."
Call (613) 833-2069 for more information, but remember this is a seasonal operation whichis usually active between July and September, depending on the weather. (Direct link to their website.)

Marier Strawberry Farm
The Marier Strawberry Farm has now closed after Dr. Paul and Therese Marier retired, but you may want to visit the Canaan Blueberry Farm, which is located across the road. They have some of the best blueberries in the world! (SEE above.)

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Recreationland Campground
Recreationland is situated 1000 feet south of Highway 174/17 on Canaan Road. This well-maintained camp site is ideal for visiting family or friends who have a trailer or motorhome. The campground is normally open from 1 May to 15 Oct each year. Tel- 613-833-2974, Fax-613-833-1219.
Riverview Stables
Specializes in year-round English riding lessons and an annual summer camp. Located at the corner of Canaan Road and Highway 174, you can contact them at: 1445 Canaan Road, Cumberland, Ontario, K4C 1G1; Tel: (613) 833-2317; Fax: (613) 833-7464; e-mail: Check out their Web site for more information.

Riverview Stables is now part of the
Ottawa East Show Series, a newly-formed group of schooling shows in the east end of Ottawa combining three disciplines, and holds an annual competition in September.
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Canadian International Hockey Academy
The Canadian International Hockey Academy is a premier hockey boarding institution providing athletes a tailored education provided by the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), and an environment to help them succeed in school, in hockey, and in life. The CIH Academy, one of the few in Canada to win official national training site status from Hockey Canada, officially opened August 25, 2011.

CIH Academy is located on 33 acres north of Highway 17, alongside the beautiful Ottawa River in the Community of Rockland, Ontario. CIH Academy will be Eastern Canada's premier hockey boarding institution, complete with superb new pro-style facilities that provides the optimum full-time training and learning environment for our athletes.

View the YouTube video on the CIH
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Charity Pick-up Services:

These charity services come out to the Clarence-Rockland area on a regular basis. You can call them if you have any donations of clothing or household items. They will take anything EXCEPT furniture and books.

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Childcare - Daycare Services:
We list our childcare/daycare/babysitting services on a separate web page. Click here.
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Children / Youth Services:
Katimavik is a national youth leadership program for Canadians 17-21. it is a seven month program during which the participants live in three different regions in canada, do community volunteer work, and gain leadership skills. There is a Katimavik presence in Rockland. Click here to learn more.
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Churches/Dioceses Information
Please visit our Church Page for all the information on area churches and news. More...
City of Clarence-Rockland (This is City Hall/Administration):

City of Clarence-Rockland
(The City has its own Website which carries information on City Hall, municipal services, and other related links.) Click here.

Here are the department locals after dialing:












Planning & Development


Public Works




Mayor's Office




Public Works
(after hours emergencies)


(after hours emergencies)

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Clarence-Rockland Municipal Council
2010 - 2014

Marcel Guiboard - Mayor
(613) 446-0240

Michel Thivierge - Councillor Ward 1

André Henrie - Councillor Ward 2
(613) 446-5811

Bernard Payer - Councillor Ward 3
(613) 446-4980

Raymond Serrurier - Councillor Ward 4
(613) 446-6273

Guy Félio - Councillor Ward 5
(613) 266-0023
Web site:

Guy Desjardins - Councillor Ward 6
(613) 488-2069

René Campeau - Councillor Ward 7

Diane Choinière - Councillor Ward 8
(613) 487-3158

Clarence-Rockland Know your City! Here is a backgrounder
on the City we live in as found on

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(This category is primarily for the City of Rockland or for information that concerns the larger area known as "Clarence-Rockland". For the other towns that make up the amalgamated area of Clarence-Rockland, look under their individual names (ie) Bourget, Cheney, Clarence Creek, Hammond, St. Pascal-Baylon) For the City of Clarence-Rockland and its municipal affairs, the link is above:

Brunet Funeral Home
We don't normally link individual businesses but this one is special. The Brunets are a close-knit family who offer very personalized and caring service to their clients, and they treat the deceased individuals with great dignity and respect. Their web site says:

"We, the Brunet Family, serve the Ottawa-Gatineau region, Clarence-Rockland as well as the surrounding rural community. Rockland is located 30 km east of Ottawa. All staff members are bilingual. Our funeral home is immaculate and well-maintained with a warm and friendly decor. We are a dedicated family with a rich tradition in funeral services since the 1800s. We keep abreast of the changes in funeral services and our commitment to the families we serve will continue for many years to come."

(NOTE: We also carry some obituaries on the Canaan Connexion. Click here.)

Centre Culturel La Ste-Famille (Clarence-Rockland)

Clarence-Rockland Business Directory
A large listing for local businesses can be found through the City of Clarence-Rockland's Web site along with an "Economic Profile". Just click on the "Business" link. More...

Clarence-Rockland - Organizations & Clubs
You can find many of the local groups on City of C-R Website: Community Organizations, Sports Organizations, Cultural Organizations, Artistic Organizations, Youth’ Organizations, Seniors’ Organizations, and many others. (HINT: click on their "Sitemap". Click here).

Clarence-Rockland Regional Listings
(A directory of the towns and businesses that make up C-R. Includes histories, parishes, schools, associations, etc.) Again found on City of C-R Website. (HINT: click on their "Sitemap". Click here).

Clarence-Rockland Public Library
(This library Web site is part of the City of Clarence-Rockland site.) Click here.

Katimavik Rockland
Katimavik offers Canadian youth the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development of communities across Canada through challenging volunteer service programs. For more information about the Katimavik presence in Rockland, click here.

Le centre d'alphabétisation moi, j'apprends (I Learn Literacy Center)
Le Centre est un organisme à but non lucratif répondant aux besoins des adultes analphabètes du comté de Russell et de la ville d’Ottawa. (This is a training center that assists Francophone adults in Russell County and City of Ottawa to take their place within the social, cultural and economic community.)

Rockland & District Branch 554 - Legion
( The Royal Canadian Legion, Rockland & District Branch 554 is located in Rockland, Ontario, 30 Km east of Ottawa, the Nation's Capital. We are easternmost of 10 Branches in Zone 5 of District G, Ontario Command, and are collocated with the Chevaliers de Colomb (CdeC/KofC) in the Powers Centre at 954 Giroux Street.)

Rockland Lions Club
They do not have a web site but are hosted on the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
Web site. (District A-4 - Rockland, ON. Meetings: When: 7:00 p.m. 1st and 3rd
Wednesday Where: Ste. Trinite Catholic Church on Laurier Street.)

Rockland United Soccer Club
(The Rockland United Soccer Club is always looking for new volunteers to help.
All you need is a little desire and a little time. You will be helping the children
of your community. )

Scouts: 1st Rockland Scout Group
Formed in 1976 and co-sponsored by the Rockland Lions Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 554 (Rockland), we are fast approaching 30 years of scouting. 1st Rockland is part of the Odawa Area, Voyageur Region and is located approximately 40 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa in Clarence-Rockland.

Sports in Rockland
(This information is listed separately below under SPORTS.) If you have information you would like to share with the community, please send it to us.

Tucker House Renewal Centre
Tucker House is an old lumber baron's mansion that was sold to the Baptist Church. It is now operated as a retreat and learning centre for spiritual and ecological renewal.
1731 Tucker Road, Clarence-Rockland, ON, K4K 1K7, (613) 446-0125.

(Rockland Cable Vision)Television communautaire - Cable 22

Vision Newspaper

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Cumberland (See also Cumberland Village Page): YOU ARE HERE
Beckett's Creek Farms
Home of the Canadian horse. Romantic cutter rides. Group sleigh rides.
(Old Montreal Road, just east of Cumberland village)

Cumberland, the City
Cumberland is now part of the greater City of Ottawa
and this link will now take you to the Ottawa Web site.

Cumberland Auto Parts
Specializing in late model Auto Parts for all makes.

Cumberland Ferry (Traversiers Bourbonnais)
This long-time family run business provides a ferry service between Ottawa (Cumberland) and Gatineau (Masson) in five minutes, 24 hours a day.

Cumberland Lions Club
Combined Business & Dinner - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 7:00 pm
Lions Maple Hall
2552 Queen Street, Cumberland, Ontario
Contact: Frank Schultz, President: 613-833-1581:
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Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - 30th Anniversary
The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from from May 17 to October 4. For more information about the museum and events, visit click here or if you live in the Ottawa area you can call 3-1-1. The museum number is: 613 833-3059.
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - (Events)
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum - (Profile and Map)

Cumberland Township Historical Society
The aims of the Society are to gather information on the history of the Township and its families, and to make that information available to members , researchers, and the general public.

Cumberland Village Amenities
This is a general list of some of the facilities in Cumberland Village, as posted by Royal LePage sales representatives Jacques and Lucie Martel.

Cumberland Village Community Association
The Cumberland Village Community Association has an engaging Web site that carries local news and information that is very helpful in keeping its residents up-to-date. More...

Fallingbrook Community Association
The community of Fallingbrook is situated in the City of Ottawa, Canada, in the east end of Orleans. The Fallingbrook Community Association tries to represent the interests of the residents of Fallingbrook by holding regular meetings which are attended by municipal and regional elected officials.

MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre
400 acres of Ottawa River shoreline, farmland, and mature forest provide a unique setting for diverse programs. Check out their facilities here.

Petrie Beach
This site is dedicated to helping create a public beach at Petrie Island.

Traversiers Bourbonnais (Cumberland Ferry)
This long-time family run business provides a ferry service between Ottawa (Cumberland) and Gatineau (Masson) in five minutes, 24 hours a day.

Vintgage Stock Theatre - great local entertainment! Vintage Stock Theatre Vintage Stock Theatre is a local Cumberland non-profit organization committed to providing heritage education through the medium of theatre. They are becoming well-known for their dramatic plays, many of which interpret early life in Cumberland and Eastern Ontario. Proceeds from their
productions are directed towards establishing or building a permanent heritage theatre in the eastern part of the region. They're really worth a look, folks!
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Eastern Ontario:

Look at the listings above under Cumberland. There are a number of Eastern Ontario attractions listed, including the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.

Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum
The Eastern Ontario Biodiversity Museum (EOBM) was the only independent, full-service natural history museum in the province, with a focus on exhibits, collections, and research. It became a leader in biodiversity education in Eastern Ontario, through school and public programmes, field outings, and publications. In addition, through the Eastern Ontario Natural History Observer Network and the e-mail "NatureList", the public was actively involved in the monitoring and conservation of biodiversity in this region (Sadly, this great facility closed its doors in 2005).

L'écho d'un peuple
This blockbuster show is based on four centuries of French history in North America and in Ontario. It is held at Théâtre Desjardins, Drouin's Centennial Farm, 1230 route 400,
Casselman, Ontario. The production is offered in French however their Web site is now bilingual.

The show is presented every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from July 6 to August 19, 2006. The bleachers can accommodate up to 1,500 spectators every night. You will live or relive an unforgettable evening! Check out their Web site and also see our Events Page.

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The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is currently developing and excellent site that will offer residents first-hand resources to personal and family health. The references will include the local Rockland office. In the meantime, here is some information you may need:

Cornwall Office, administration: 1-800-267-7120
Rockland office is located at:
2229 Laurier Street, Suite 200
Rockland, ON K4K 0B7
(613) 446-1400 - Fax: (613) 446-1454
(This is where you pick up your water bottles and bring them for testing!)

EOHU Healthline is: 1-800-267-0852
(Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. offering information on:
health, water, new borns, etc.)
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Ontario East - Economic Development
Welcome to the web site of the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. We are a group of over 75 Eastern Ontario economic development professionals and business leaders that are working co-operatively to promote the region as a premiere business location in the world. Together, we represent over 200 communities, thousands of businesses and nearly 2 million residents. (Rockland is not included.)
Ottawa East area - Pick-your-own-farms
Here is a list of various pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms in the area. This site also includes picking tips, recipies and other helpful information. Also check out the Blueberry and Strawberry farms on Canaan Road.

South Nation Conservation (SNC)
"Improved water quality for a healthy ecosystem" - that’s the vision of South Nation Conservation. It is a vision reached after extensive public consultation to develop our conservation strategy, Vision 2020. It is the priority of the people who reside in the 3,900 km2 South Nation River watershed in Eastern Ontario.
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Arts Council
The Gloucester Arts Council is a not for profit organization that promotes the growth and development of the arts in the community. They have links to a number of funding agencies as well as to a number of arts groups and organizations in the area.
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Canada Government
Main Web site
This page will link you to all aspects of the Government of Canada.
(Also see our "
Local Politicians")

Ontario Government
Main Web site
(Also see our "Local Politicians")

Consumer Lookout
"A smart consumer is an informed consumer. Consumer Lookout is here to strengthen your knowledge by offering a comprehensive information section on typical scams Ontario consumers face in today’s marketplace. "

HEALTH: Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
All aspects of Ontario's health system... insurance, Telehealth, west nile virus, women's health issues, etc.
Did you know that for non-emergencies, you can use the toll-free health advice service that has been used by more than 1.4 million residents - Telehealth Ontario. Free Access to a Registered Nurse — 24 Hours a day, 7 days a Week .

One-stop shopping for Ontario public services
The Ontario government brings its services to you through a convenient, easily accessible and timely service called "Life Event Bundles" available online. Tying the knot, giving birth, and moving are just some examples of major life events that mean interaction with some level of government. For each life event, information on a particular situation is gathered from different levels of government and provincial ministries on one Web site.

Service Ontario
The Ontario government is now making it easy for you to access the information, services and resources you need, when and how you need them. Whether you’re getting married, starting a business or want to learn more about your workplace or industry.

The local ServiceOntario/Government Information Centre is in Hawkesbury. Local residents can now visit the Hawkesbury centre to get the following:

  • Ministry of Natural Resources products and services
  • Internet access to government programs and services
  • online applications for birth, marriage and death certificates
  • health cards, social insurance numbers
  • and free Government publications including Ontario Parks Guide.

The Hawkesbury ServiceOntario/Government Information Centre is located at 692 Main Street East, Hawkesbury. It serves more than 75,000 people in the County of Prescott and the surrounding areas of Alfred, Casselman, Embrun, Plantagenet, Rockland, Russell and other rural communities.

ServiceOntario provides government services online, in person and over the phone. For more information, visit
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Ontario Political Parties
Ontario Liberal Party

Ontario New Democratic Party
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Information on the Township of Lefaivre
Alfred and Plantagenet Community Access Program
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Maps of the area:

Cumberland - rural (Ward) map
This map represents what used to be the old City of Cumberland... now Ward 19.

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell - Federal Ward map
This map represents our Federal ward... currently held by Pierre Lemieux.

Map Guide
An extensive map guide and links to world-wide maps, country maps, weather maps, maps for sale, etc.

This is an excellent resource for producing a map of almost anywhere in North America. As an example, if you wanted to show your friends how to find your street around Canaan Road, you would simple type in "Canaan Road", "Rockland", "on" in the coordinates... then with a bit of practise you can narrow your search and actually produce a map to help them find the way! Europe's most popular mapping web site, offering a range of free, useful services to assist with everyday life. Key features include street-level maps of the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada and the US; road maps of the world; door-to-door travel directions; aerial photographs; and local information. Multimap also provides a range of complementary services through its partners. These include entertainment, hotel, holiday-cottage, restaurant and train-ticket booking services, SMS weather alerts and the ability to buy both historic and aerial photograph prints.

Ontario Map and Placename Index
This page offers literally hundreds of maps for various towns and cities in Ontario. They are not all in alphabetical order so you may have to do a "CTRL-F" search and enter the name... try Rockland, for example. You'll get a large regional map. Click on Rockland to zoom in.

Ontario Maps showing driving distances from Ottawa
If you go to this page and scroll down to click on the "Ottawa" map, you will get the driving distances of ½ day, 1 day and 1 ½ days - approximate. Distances in circles represent 400, 800 and 1,200 Km respectively.

Ontario - Official Road Map of Ontario Online!
From the Ontario Ministry of Transportation: "We are pleased to offer you this web version of one of our most popular publications - the Official Road Map of Ontario - which the ministry has been proudly producing, in paper version, since 1923." (All maps are posted in PDF format, which requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in (version 3 and up). To view individual maps, click on Northern Ontario Index or Southern Ontario Index, and then click on the area you would like to view.)

O.P.P. Map of their Eastern Region
The Ontario Provincial Police force is devided up into differendt "regions" of the province. This is a link to their general map of the Ontario. From this page you can click on the Eastern Region and see where our own "Russell County" fits in.

The opening page of Le Reflet site has a map of the newspaper's coverage area which offers an excellent thumbnail of the area.

Southeastern Ontario Provincial Maps
This interactive Java map of Ontario lets you explore Ontario's towns, cities and countryside. Learn about some of the province's most popular visitor attractions.

South Nation Conservation (SNC)
South Nation Conservation "watershed map" shows the South Nation River and its tributaries in Eastern Ontario from Spencerville, east to Plantagenet and includes towns, wetlands and conservation areas. (See also: SNC above).
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Meals On Wheels:
The dedicated volunteers who deliver Meals On Wheels in Rockland, have been active for about ten years. They cover the core area of the City. Their clients are made up of homebound people who include the elderly, the convalecsing, both long-term and short-term. If you know of someone who can use their services, if you would like to help this worthwhile organization by volunteering some time, or if you would like to make a donation to defray their expenses, please call the Rockland president, Nancy Bachand at: 613-446-0087.
Embassies & Commissions in Ottawa
Here are listings for all the embassies in Ottawa, thanks to Keep your embassy number with you. It is handy if you lose your passport, or need assistance.

Ontario Genealogy Society
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Navan Fair
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Newspapers (See Also our News page):
Le Carillon (Hawkesbury)
Le Droit
EMC (Orleans)
L'Express (French paper in Orleans, not online)
Orleans Online
Orleans Star
Ottawa Business Journal
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Sun
Prescott-Russell News (The News)
Le Reflet
The Review (Vankleek Hill)
Tribune Express
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City Flags of Ontario
This oddball little page was found when surfing for other items. Many of the flags shown
belong to cities that make up the new amalgamated City of Ottawa, and no longer exist!

Gateway to Northwestern Ontario History
Come experience the vivid history of Ontario's frontier northland through the photos, writings and creations of the people who carved a life out of this rugged and beautiful country.
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Click on pic to go to their site is a highly active not-for-profit organization of amateur artists, professional artists and those who just appreciate art. We have members throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Québec. Arteast meets once a month to learn from and enjoy presentations by professionals in the visual arts industry.

Susan Ashbrook is the Arteast Communications Coordinator and she can be contacted at: - (613) 833-8312
. More...
Orleans Amenities
This link takes you to a "Map of Orleans" as provided by Royal LePage sales representatives Jacques and lucie Martel. When you click on the individual numbers on the map, you get a fairly comprehensive listing of facilities and services in the area.
Orleans Newspapers
Don't forget to check out the various Orleans' newspapers.
Petrie Island
An island situated in the Ottawa River in the eastern part of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The island has several nearby islands and the general collection of islands is also called Petrie Island. Friends of Petrie Island.
Visual Arts Centre
The Visual Arts Centre, Orleans (VACO) is a community oriented facility open to all segments of the population regardless of artistic skill and interest. A place to encourage and expand artistic endeavors as well as increasing exposure of art to the community.

It is the goal of the Visual Arts Centre, Orléans to foster the growth of visual art within and beyond our community. Visual Arts Centre, Orleans invites you to become a part of this exciting artistic environment. It is located inside the Orleans Recreation Complex at 1490 Youville Drive, near the Jeanne D’Arc exit of the Queensway.

(Related story - Future Orléans Arts Centre unveiled to rave reviews - More... )

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Ottawa (City Hall and links to general area information):
Canadian Relocation Systems: Ottawa
"Welcome to CRS Ottawa, the Online Guide for people Relocating or Moving to Ottawa, organized by Categories of interest from Accountants to Weather. You don't have to browse the Web; we have done it for you."

Citizens For Safe Cycling
CfSC is the voluntary association of cyclists like you who work for better, safer, environmentally- friendly cycling in Ottawa. Find out how to make your cycling more enjoyable, how to make your children's cycling safer, and what you can do about cycling problems. Have a great idea about improving cycling? Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed.

City of Ottawa
Link to the City of Ottawa Website.
The web site is privately owned and the long term goal of this site is to promote the business community in The City Of Ottawa and to provide info for the residents of Ottawa and those who wish to visit.

OC Transpo
Everything you need to know about Ottawa's bus service... schedules, fares, routes, etc.

Ottawa Area Links
Just as it says... a ton of links to everything Ottawa.

Ottawa Kiosk
The Ottawa Kiosk web site calls itself Ottawa's largest city guide
Keeping up, keeping busy, with Ottawa seniors.

"Your daily guide to Ottawa on the Web." Community news and events, free classifieds.
Sites, services and guides to Ottawa.

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Ottawa Riverkeeper:
About Us
The Ottawa Riverkeeper is a citizen-based organization, open to all individuals and groups with a commitment to and interest in the ecological welfare of the Ottawa River, and the objectives of the Ottawa Riverkeeper organization. More...
Consider joining...
We welcome and encourage - and need - the involvement of all concerned Ottawa River citizens. We hope you'll look deeper into both the challenges and the wonders of our great river and consider joining us.
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Ontario Provincial Police
This is the Force's main Website.
Russell County OPP
Formerly Casselman/Rockland detachments, the local OPP adopted this name in July 2002. This is the Force's detachment and community profiles for Prescott and Russell Counties.

Ottawa City Police

RCMP (Ottawa area)

Established in January of 1993, Phonebusters is the national deceptive telemarketing call centre, operated by the Ontario Provincial Police. They play a key role in educating the public about specific fraudulent telemarketing pitches.
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Politicians that serve our area ( See our "Politicians" page.):
Lemieux, Pierre, MP
Federal Member of Parliament for the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell

McNeely, Phil, MPP
Provincial Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa-Orleans. Check out Brian's "Links" page for some good provincial and farming contacts.

Lalonde, Jean-Marc, MPP
Provincial Member of Parliament for the riding of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell.
Check out his "Live from Queen's Park",
click here.

Cyr, Kyle - Clarence-Rockland Ward 5 Councillor
Kyle is the councillor responsible for the Canaan Road area. His Web site is:
(At last glance, Kyle's Web site was down for repairs ;-(

Jellett, Rob - Ottawa City Councillor for Ward 19, Cumberland
Rob's ward extends east to Canaan Road.
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Prescott-Russell (The counties and other links):
(The United Counties)

Prescott Russell Amateur Radio Emergency Service Group
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a volunteer organization of Amateur Radio Operators. Since 1935, ARES has provided radio communica- tions in North America in times of need. Amateur Radio is a unique experi- mental hobby for personal use, which serves to join people, and yet has the power to help save lives and property. In these modern times of cellular phones and the Internet, we take instant communications for granted. During times of emergency, these communication infrastructures can become overloaded and impede normal communications capability.

Apart from the hobby aspect, the Prescott-Russell ARES Group is an important component of the regional emergency plan. Amateur radio operators played an important role during the 1998 Ice Storm and were on standby for Y2K and the 2003 major power outage. For more information, call Michael Hickey at (613) 679-4474.

Prescott Russell Community Development Corporation
The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation
is a support agency for local economic development.

Prescott Russell Business Site
An on-line business directory where you can advertise your business or search for information on many businesses in Prescott Russell.

Prescott and Russell Stewardship Council
"A program of the Ontario Ministry of natrual Resources linking land owners, land interest groups and agencies to encourage responsible land care on private land."

United Counties of Prescott and Russell

Forgotten Wharves of The United Counties of Prescott - Russell
(Found this little historical gem while researching for this page.)
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Prescott-Russell Services to Children and Adults
The Prescott-Russell Services to Children and Adults "thrive to valorize each individual, family and every community of Prescott-Russell."

Mission: To be of service to vulnerable persons in Prescott-Russell by supporting them within their families and community so that they daily experience a good life.

The Prescott-Russell Foundation for the Services to Children and Adults is a non-profit organization that has been established to assist vulnerable and underprivileged children, youth and adults of the United Counties of Prescott-Russell. (Look for the 'Contact Us' link to find yuor local phone numbers and address.)
(For this category look under the greater area of "Clarence-Rockland".)
St. Albert
St.Albert Cheese Factory
As early as the end of the 19th century, master cheese makers in a charming Eastern Ontario village were manufacturing a highly renowned Cheddar: the St-Albert.

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St. Pascal-Baylon
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Sarsfield Ontario Canada
This site outlines the origins of Sarsfield and includes local town information

Sarsfield Community Access Program
The Community Access Program (CAP) is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada, that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.

Sarsfield Multiservice Centre
The Community of Sarsfield is developing a Multiservice Center that will offer health services, continued education, daycare, day camp for kids and many more activities. "It up to the population to decide what service they require and want in their community" says Project Co-ordinator Diane Latreille. For more information call: (613) 835-1661. (They hope to have an active Web site soon. In the meantime check out the Sarsfield web site for updating information. More...)

Sarsfield Optimist Club
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Schools (and school boards in our area):

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO)
The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario was newly-formed on January 1, 1998. They serve the areas of the following former English Section school boards: Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, and the Prescott-Russell County English-Language Separate School Board.
- Pope John Paul II (Hammond)
- St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School (7-8)(Hammond)
St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School (Rockland)

Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)
(French Public School Board of Eastern Ontario) L'école publique de langue française accueille les élèves de toute origine et de toute religion à la recherche d'une formation académique de qualité, en langue française, dans un milieu enrichissant où tous peuvent s'épanouir et réussir.
- Carrefour Jeunesse

Conseil Scolaire de District Catholique de l'Est Ontarien (CSDCEO)
(Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario) L'école publique de langue française accueille les élèves de toute origine et de toute religion à la recherche d'une formation académique de qualité, en langue française, dans un milieu enrichissant où tous peuvent s'épanouir et réussir.
- École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Trinité (Rockland)
École secondaire catholique L'Escale (Rockland)
- See
web site for other schools in C-R: Bourget, Clarence Creek, Hammond, Plantagenet, Saint-Pascal-Baylon, Wendover

Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB)
From their on-line mission statement: "The Upper Canada District School Board is a diverse, public educational organization in Eastern Ontario. It consists of dedicated individuals committed to quality education that fosters life-long learning for all, through creative and challenging learning experiences."
Plantagenet Public School
Rockland District High School - (NOTE: Here are also a couple of interesting references: Rockland District High School, Pics and history of architecture; School Details for Rockland District High School;
Rockland Public School
Riverview Public School (Cumberland)
Riverview is part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and has been slated to close because of cutbacks.

(NOTE: As a result of the board decision made on Tuesday, May 14th, 2003 Riverview Public School will officially close at the end of the 2004 school year. HOWEVER... a "New Rural Cumberland (Meadowview) School" is slated to open in September 2004 and information on this development is available on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Web site. Check out: School Happenings - “Celebrating the past and welcoming the future” Information on School Openings and Closures. More...)

Ontario Government (Education-related sites)
Jobs in Education
Ontario Ministry of Education
Education Improvement Commission
Education Quality and Accountability Office
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Schools - Eastern Ontario Education and Training Centre
Rockland Campus
2303 Laurier Street
Rockland, ON K4K 1K4
Tel.: (613) 446-1685
Fax: (613) 446-1686
Check out the Web site for other interesting courses that are offered:
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The City of Clarence-Rockland. For various municipal services including by-laws, construction, planning and development, public works, etc., please see the City of Clarence-Rockland link above.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) is currently developing and excellent site that will offer residents first-hand resources to personal and family health. The references will include the local Rockland office. In the meantime, here is some information you may need:

Cornwall Office, administration: 1-800-267-7120

Rockland office is located at:
2884 Chamberland Street
Rockland, ON K4K 1M6
(613) 446-1400 - Fax: (613) 446-1454
(This is where you pick up your water bottles and bring them for testing!)

The EOHU Healthline is: 1-800-267-0852
(Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. offering information on:
health, water, new borns, etc.)

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Sports (See also our Local Sports Page):

Clarence-Rockland Ringette Association
Clarence-Rockland United Soccer Club
Cumberland Barons Minor Hockey Club
Cumberland Ringette Association
The Cumberland Ringette Association which covered the boundaries of the old city of Cumberland, merged with the Gloucester Ringette Association some years ago. The two groups now called the Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association (see below). This specific link goes to the "history and heros" of the former club.
Cumberland United Soccer Club
Eastern Ontario Motocross Association (EOMA)
The Eastern Ontario Motocross Association (EOMA) is a non-profit Canadian organization which operates out of the city of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario. mandate is to promote the sport of Motocross for both riders and spectators in Eastern Ontario.
Gloucester-Cumberland Ringette Association
This link takes you to the GCRA main page. For direct (perhaps quicker) information you can go through their executive members by clicking here.

Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers (EOTB)
The Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers (EOTB) is a family oriented, non-profit incorporated off-roading club with two big distinctions from most other clubs:

  1. We go off-roading all year round - 4 seasons - that makes us a 4x4x4 club (with trail runs each weekend).
  2. Our members drive all kinds of vehicles - Chevy S10s, Jeeps, Land Rovers, Land Cruisers, Suzuki, etc.

The EOTB, Ottawa Chapter, has their monthly meeting / wing night on the second Monday of every month at Monkey Joe's Restaurant starting at 7 pm. Monkey Joe's is located at the
intersection of Carling and Merivale in the corner of the Westgate Shopping Center.

Come one, come all. Everyone is welcome. Talk trucks, trails and winter modifications.

EOTB Search and Rescue

EOTB is pleased to be an official civilian search and rescue resource at Larose Forest for the Ontario Provincial Police. Our knowledge of the forest coupled with our "go anywhere" equipment, first aid training and GPS equipment will enable us to help out any time the OPP calls. Just part of giving back to the community.

Learn more about the club... click here.

Ottawa Valley Curling Association

The OVCA was formed in 1959 to foster curling in the Greater Ottawa Valley. The OVCA consists of over 8,000 curlers in 47 curling clubs, 41 in Eastern Ontario and 6 in Western Quebec. To contact the OVCA:
(613) 692-5224 - Toll Free 1-800-385-6621 - Fax 613-692-0526
E-mail: - Website:
For a list of OVCA curling clubs,
click here.

Cumberland Curling Club
Cumberland (Zone 1)
Box 88, Cameron Street North, Cumberland, Ontario KOA 1SO (613) 833-2774
( From Highway 17, turn north on Cameron St.)

Navan Curling Club
Navan (Zone 1)
1305 Fair Green Avenue, Navan, Ontario K4B 1N2 (613) 835-2736, Fax: (613) 835-3198
( From Highway 17, turn south on Trim Road, left on Regional Road 28, right on Fairgreen Ave.)

Rockland Flag Football League
Rockland United Soccer Club
Township of Clarence Minor Hockey
"Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteer coaches, trainers, and administrators, over 200 boys and girls in our area are able to participate in minor hockey. The TCMHA serves several small communities around Clarence Creek, Ontario, including Bourget, Hammond, Cheney and Saint Pascal-Baylon."
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Spotting overhead aircraft:
Transport Canada - Search the Civil Aircraft Register
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Turtles - Saving the local population of endangered species:

Turtle S.H.E.L.L. Tortue has an operational "Turtle Care Centre"
Rockland's Michele André-St. Cyr, affectionately know as the "turtle lady", is on a mission to preserve and save the local endangered turtle population. You can click on the above link, or you can see what we have on our own Web page highlights.
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Vars community Web site
The Vars Community Association promotes the communities of Carlsbad Springs, Sarsfield and Vars. You can check them out for yourself.
Click here.

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Country Music Festival

Every year in July, Wendover hosts a terrific country music festival. The 20th Annual is coming up in 2004 (Photo courtesy Wendover CMF - 2002).

English Information. French Information.

Photos and history of Wendover
Wendover Public Library

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