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Fitness Studio Opens in Memory of Krista Johnson

Tue, 2015-02-03 11:23 -- admin

Another chapter in the legacy of Krista Johnson has been written.

Family, friends and supporters of the late community activist and physical fitness advocate gathered at the Phoenix Centre building in the centre of the city's downtown core to officially open Elevate, a free drop-in fitness studio will be available to youth aged 12 to 17 three days a week for a total of five hours.

Seeking Multi-Use Trail

Thu, 2015-01-29 18:07 -- admin

With CP discontinuing operations on the line in 2010, the tracks and ancillary equipment have been removed from the rail bed. The county wants to become its future owner and convert the railway into a recreational trail corridor.

The CP line, 302-kilometres long, stretches from Smith Falls to Mattawa, through Renfrew County, Lanark County, Pembroke, Ottawa and the Township of Papineau-Cameron. Each have claimed first right-of-refusal for the abandoned rail beds for their respective section of the line, however, CP wants to see the line sold off wholesale.

Beachburg School Benefits from Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds Program

Tue, 2015-01-27 14:15 -- admin

The Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program was launched in 2000 and since that time Toyota and its dealers have contributed more than $6 million to the program, helping to green the grounds of over 3000 schools.

Thanks to this funding, parents and staff at Beachburg Public School planted eight trees throughout the schoolyard. Since then, the school has engaged its students in helping to care for the trees.

Renfrew County Wins the Silver Chain Challenge

Wed, 2014-10-01 09:40 -- shawna babcock

We are proud to declare Renfrew County the winner of the 2014 Silver Chain Challenge with the most number of points accumulated. Renfrew County is also recognized for having the highest number of participants in total and participation from across all of our municipalities. This year, we recorded kilometers cycled and walked (running included) for each municipality across the County of Renfrew and Lanark County, including the city of Pembroke and Smith Falls.

Petawawathon - Petawawa Family Cycle Club

Wed, 2014-09-03 12:01 --

The cycle club will slow down in September to focus on planning and, to catch up with letters of thanks owed to the local businesses that kept the wheels in motion this year. Unfortunately, the club can no longer afford insurance, and will no longer be hosting family rides in Petawawa as a club. However, there is nothing stopping parents and friends of this awesome community from bringing their kids out for bike rides. Hopefully everyone can continue to connect on Facebook and ride together again.

Beautiful Blue Bikes - The Legacy of Clara's Big Ride

Wed, 2014-09-03 11:28 --


If you are interested in supporting this by displaying a bike and sign in your neighbourhood, agency or place of business, please contact Susan Patterson. Let's reduce stigmas around mental health in our communities, open up and share. Mental health affects all of us, we are all in this together. 

Renfrew County Council Passes Active Transportation Motion

Tue, 2014-01-28 12:00 -- admin

PEMBROKE - Renfrew County will move ahead with developing an active transportation corporate policy.

During their budget workshop Wednesday in Pembroke, county councillors voted unanimously to spend $189,274, representing 35 per cent of the current value assessment, on active transportation once staff have come back with a policy framework in March.

Admaston/Bromley Mayor Raye-Anne Briscoe, chair of the finance and administration committee, readily admitted residents continue to smoke, drink and eat too much, but active transportation will lead to healthier communities.

Hardened Shoulders Make For Better Sharing

Wed, 2013-11-06 16:34 -- admin

The unveiling attracted a large number of attendees from the public, elected officials, County of Renfrew staff and members of the Physical Activity Network and Committee. 

County of Renfrew Warden Peter Emon welcomed a large gathering of attendees at the unveiling of the Hardened Shoulders Initiative and Share the Road Concept. He stated that "Share the Road is an important message, which higlights our transportation network and the variety of users on County of Renfrew roads."

Trillium Funds AT: Culture Shift

Fri, 2012-12-07 09:46 -- betty biesenthal

AT: Culture Shift is a collaborative culture-shifting exercise comprising key components of Designed to Move – A Communication Strategy to Support Active Transportation in Renfrew County, Phase I: Education and Promotion. The concept comes from a desire to be more creative in establishing spaces in our communities where we can be active; to make our communities more emotive and expressive in order to shift perceptions.


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