BRWP Events

BRWP Supports Local Action promoting Nuclear Safety 

Please join us if you can for the following upcoming events aimed at bringing about safe and responsible storage of radioactive waste instead of the crazy irresponsible plans  the multinational consortium now running Chalk River Laboratories wants to carry out using our tax dollars!

January 18 in Ottawa, 11:00 am, Parliament Hill
The Red Canoe March for Nuclear Safety
The Anishinabek Tribal Council, Ottawa Riverkeeper, Concerned Citizens and  STOP Oléoduc Outaouais are holding a press conference at 10:30 inside the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings. At 11:00 am, after the press conference, we will assemble at the bottom of the stairs to the main entrance of the Centre Block. We will accompany the red canoe on its route through downtown Ottawa. The march will be in two parts: 1) from the flame to Sparks st. Bank St, Laurier Avenue and along Laurier to City Hall, approx 1.4 kilometres. We expect to arrive at Ottawa City Hall at about 11:45 am. Part 2) from City Hall departing from there at around noon or 12:15, south on Elgin St. to Catherine McKenna's office on Catherine st. approx 1.4 kilometres. We will deliver letters to Mayor Watson and Minister McKenna, hear brief excerpts from the letters and some songs courtesy of the Ottawa Raging Grannies. 

January 23-25 in Pembroke, Best Western Inn and Conference Centre
Public Hearing into the application by the consortium for a 10 year license to operate the Chalk River Laboratories
The agenda for this hearing is truly awesome! On very short notice, dozens of groups and individuals applied to intervene in this hearing. 80% of the oral  intervenors raise serious concerns about the proposed 10-year term of the license,  massive deletion of license conditions and compliance verification criteria recommended by Canada's "captured" nuclear regulator, corruption on the part of  consortium members and other issues. Please come out and support our intervenors!! Click here for the agenda, showing when all of our intervenors and concerned colleagues will be speaking, so you can plan your visit.

Call to action everyone!!
Please come to the hearing and, if you can, carry a canoe on the roof of your car, to which you have attached signs stating concerns about the hearing. We are aiming to fill the Best Western parking lot with canoes and signs, so as to make a strong statement to visiting media and others. Two quick suggestions for signs:
1) "CANOE believe it??? Our tax dollars are being wasted!!!"
2) CNSC do your job! Keep radioactive waste out of our air and water!
More ideas for signs will follow shortly; please send me yours!
If you can't bring a canoe, please consider attaching a sign to your aerial, or car windows.

More information will follow shortly. The January 18th Canoe March for Nuclear Safety is posted on Facebook. Please share widely.


Celebrate Our Rivers 
Events and Paddles 

Over the past few years, the Bonnechere River Watershed Project has partnered with the Ottawa River Institute (ORI) and with numerous other organizations and municipalities to bring group paddle opportunities to residents and tourists. Some of the events also feature local food and entertainment, and all feature lots of fun! 

Watch this page for Paddle Events for 2018, coming soon.


















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, 
Pembroke
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. 




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!
Sponsors: 
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  

Donors: 
Bittersweet Gallery at Fog Run Studio
Bonnechere Bakery and Bistro 
Bonnechere Caves 
Coco Jarry’s 
Frisco’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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