BRWP Events

Celebrate Our Rivers and Watersheds - Paddles and Hikes

Over the past few years, the Bonnechere River Watershed Project has partnered with the Ottawa River Institute (ORI) and 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!

Celebrate Our Rivers and Watersheds 2021

Please watch our website and Facebook pages for information on the 2021 Celebrate Our Rivers and Watersheds excursions. Due to Covid-19 regulations and unpredictability, we are unable to schedule them at this time.

Past Celebrate Our Rivers and Watershed Events

Click here to see our Celebrate Our Rivers and Watersheds 2020 schedule.

Stay in touch through the Celebrate Our Rivers and Watershed Facebook page.

See Poster for Celebrate Our Rivers 2019

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Past BRWP Events

BRWP Supports Local Action promoting Nuclear Safety

The BRWP supported local action to promote nuclear safety and participated in The Red Canoe March for Nuclear Safety in Ottawa on January 18, 2018 and presented an intervention at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Hearings on the re-licensing of the Chalk River Laboratories, on January 24, 2018 in Pembroke ON. See a video clip of the presentation here.

Local Energy and the Energy East Pipeline Town Halls

Wed. Oct 1, 2014 | 7pm Galilee Centre, Arnprior and 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. Featured speakers from Environmental Defence, the Ottawa River Institute, the Bonnechere River Watershed Project and the Valley Climate Circle.

Climate Realities and What We Can Do & 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