BRWP Events

Celebrate Our Rivers 
Events and Paddles 2016

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project is partnering with numerous other organizations and municipalities this summer to bring group paddle opportunities to residents and tourists. Some of the events also featured local food and entertainment, and all featured lots of fun! 

JUNE 2016 m

Saturday June 4 – 9:00am

Wilber Lake to Eganville Paddle - $10 on-line  $13 on-site

Followed by Local Food & Music (open mic)


Rendezvous: Eganville arena

Saturday June 11 – 9:30am

Renfrew to Ottawa River Paddle and First Chute Clean-up -$10


Rendezvous: Renfrew wastewater treatment plant (end of Mutual St). Bring a shoreline lunch.

Take-out:  Horton boat launch

Saturday June 18 – 9:30am

Snake River Paddle - $10


Rendezvous:  Egan Line near Osceola, 500 m NW of the junction with Burwell Rd.

Saturday June 25 –9:30 am

Ottawa Riverfest Paddle - Sand Point to Red Pine Bay -$10


Rendezvous: Red Pine Bay, Braeside

Sunday June 26 –9:30 am 

Golden Lake - Deacon to Pikwakanagan Paddle


Rendezvous: Deacon boat launch

JULY 2016

Saturday July 16 - 1pm

Eganville to Fourth Chute Paddle /Fiddle/BBQ/Music - $15


Rendezvous: Bonnechere Caves

Saturday July 23 - 9:30am

Ottawa River Paddle – Portage to Bonnechere River - $10


Rendezvous: Portage-du-Fort boat launch

Take-out : Horton boat launch


Saturday Aug. 13 – 1pm

Madawaska River Paddle - Springtown to Burnstown Beach - $10


Rendezvous: Burnstown Beach

Past BRWP Events

Local Energy and the Energy East Pipeline Town Halls

Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | 7pm Galilee Centre, Arnprior 

Thurs. Oct 2, 2014 | 7pm Marguerite Centre, 
A Local Energy speaking tour and town hall, 
with a focus on the Energy East Pipeline and 
related environmental issues. 

Featureds peakers from Environmental Defence, 
the Ottawa River Institute, the Bonnechere River 
Watershed Project and the Valley Climate Circle. 

Celebrate Our River Events and Paddles 2014 and 2015

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project partnered with numerous other organizations and municipalities last summer to bring group paddle opportunities to residents and tourists. Some of the events also featured local food and entertainment, and all featured lots of fun! 

Wilber Lake-Eganville Mass Paddle, followed by Local Food and Entertainment. Organized by BRWP and Bonnechere Valley Twp.
Snake River Paddle –  Organized by BRWP, Ottawa River Institute and the Muskrat Watershed Council.

Renfrew-Ottawa River Paddle and Clean-up. Organized by BRWP, Ottawa River Institute.

Eganville-Fourth Chute Paddle & Fiddle, followed by Bonnechere Caves BBQ and Fiddle Do. Organized by BRWP, Bonnechere Caves.

Madawaska Calabogie Cherry Point Park-Burnstown Paddle & Fiddle- Organized by BRWP and MacNab Braeside Township.

Climate Realities and What We Can Do 
and A Glimpse in Time

Two guest speakers came together for two free evening presentations: Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013, at the Renfrew Public Library and Wednesday Nov. 20, 7pm at the Bonnechere Union Public Library in Eganville.

Duncan Noble, trained by former US vice-president and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project will presented, ‘Climate Realities and What We Can Do’, a multi-media presentation on climate change and its impacts and solutions, and Dorothy Garlough will presented ‘A Glimpse in Time’ a photographic slideshow depicting past, present, and future possibilities for our region.

Click here for a poster.

Spring and Summer 2013 Performances of Bonnechere RIver - Future Tense 

An original musical theatre production that took an innovative and fun-filled look at the past, present and possible futures for the Bonnechere River watershed was performed nine times over the spring and summer of 2013. It was a BRWP and Stone Fence Theatre partnership production.

Door prizes of restaurant/spa gift certificates, tickets to the Bonnechere Caves and historic O'Brien Theatre (Renfrew), and Bonnechere River Watershed Adventures were awarded at each performance!

We would like to thank our sponsors and donors!
George Jackson Toyota 
Bishop Water Technologies 
Friends of Bonnechere Parks 
Lockwood Building Centre 

MacKillican and Associates
Ottawa River Drive Committee 
Quail Creek Retirement Centre 
Re/Max Renfrew
Re/Max Pembroke  
Renfrew Hydro 

Renfrew Power Generation
South of 60 Arts Centre 
The Marjorie Lindsay Family 
Vonnie Grice
Yuill's Valumart
Ontario Power Generation  

Bittersweet Gallery at Fog Run Studio
Bonnechere Bakery and Bistro 
Bonnechere Caves 
Coco Jarry’s 
Neat Coffee Shop 
O’Brien Theatre 
Rocky Mountain House 
The Ash Grove 
The Bent Anchor 
The Sands on Golden Lake 
Top o’ the Morning Cafe 
Township of Horton 
Wilno Tavern
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