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Advertising Opportunity: 2018 Ottawa Valley Road Map

Advertising opportunities in the 2018 Ottawa Valley Road Map are now available, including Inside and Outside Back Covers!

Click here to view the order form and for more information.

 

Deadline – February 9, 2018

All advertising orders and artwork must be received by Friday, February 9, 2018.

It is the responsibility of each member to submit advertising orders and materials by the deadline, even if you are only taking the free listing. If you do not submit your advertising order by February 9, your business will not be included on the map.

SAWTECH LOG & RURAL EXPO 2018

Saw Tech Log & Rural Expo brings together all those interested in the forestry, farming, rural and cottage industries. Expanding on last years event it was asked by industry to include the rural and complete natural resource based industries. So we are!

After 8 successful events in Ontario, Saw Tech has decided to return to Renfrew for 2018. With attendance of over 8,000 delegates for the first event hosted in the valley the organizers are expecting an even larger crowd for 2018. Renfrew is Ontario’s largest county and home to more wood related businesses than any other county in Ontario. Renfrew is also home to some of the oldest lumber businesses in Canada. In central and eastern Ontario, the local forest industry generates $573 million every year.

Building on the success of this year’s show, plans have been solidified for Renfrew to host once again Ontario’s largest forestry expo at the Ma-Te-Way Activity center, July 20-22, 2018.

Glenn Dredhart (Saw Tech Log & Rural Expo show manager) said that this next event will host even more displays and more activities along with more exhibitor engagement due to the expansion of the event. We had 190 indoor and outdoor exhibits in 2017 and are expecting over 250 for 2018 making this event the largest forest expo in Canada. Exhibits covering every aspect of the forest will be on display in Renfrew.

Over 8000 forest enthusiasts attended Renfrew’s 3 day event in 2017 and the exhibitors were all happy with the turn out of the event, stating that the quality of the attendee was the best they have seen in many years of attending other similar events. Sales were done right on site at the event and companies continue to have business trickle in well after the event was over.

Glenn added that with attendees travelling from other provinces and states the immediate economic impact was great for the Ottawa Valley and for Renfrew with restaurants, hotels, grocery stores and gas stations all feeling the economic benefit from the event.

The Canadian Trade-Ex Group (show organizers) are already working hard to produce an even larger event and a larger crowd of delegates and visitors to experience what the Forest has to offer in the Ottawa Valley for 2018.

Click the above image to view an interactive brochure of this event!

Aligning your Vision with Action - 2018 Action Plan Session

You've set your vision and goals for Business in 2018. An action plan is where the rubber meets the road. This afternoon session will guide you through creating an action plan to tackle your best year ever. Education and strategies by Penny Tremblay, networking and share your business ideas.

Click here for more information and to register.

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course

Dec 28, 2017
Renfrew Recreation Centre
8:30 - 4:30
$60 per person

 

Register online at https://helpinghandsfirstaid.ca/register-now/

Hurry, space is limited.

We are offering a Welcome Promo code: RENFREW to save 15%

Our instructors are industry leaders. Firefighters, Nurses and Teachers. We all have children of our own and and look forward to working with your youth.

For more information about the course check out our blog at https://helpinghandsfirstaid.ca/2017/11/28/babysitting-course-great-skills-for-any-youth/

Three upcoming free online learning sessions hosted by Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is delighted to invite you to our three upcoming free online learning sessions on:

  • The 2016 Census of Population – Education in Canada
  • The 2016 Census of Population – Labour, Language and Language of work in Canada
  • The 2016 Census of Population – Mobility and migration and Journey to work in Canada

Please note: Advanced registration is required.  

As spaces are limited, please register early! See below for more information.

 

2016 Census of Population – Education in Canada

Language of webinar

English

French

Date, Time and Registration link

December 14, 2017 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

December 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

 

To register for the English session, click HERE.

To register for the French session, click HERE.

 

Description

On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Education in Canada.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:

  • Census long-form Education data, including educational attainment, field of study of highest postsecondary qualification and location of study of highest postsecondary qualification
  • Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release

 

Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users. 

 


 

2016 Census of Population – Labour, Language and Language of Work

Language of webinar

English

French

Date, Time and Registration link

January 17,  2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

January 18, 2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

 

To register for the English session, click HERE.

To register for the French session, click HERE.

Description
On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Labour and Language of work.  This webinar will also include an overview of the Language data released in August.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:

  • Census long-form Labour, Language and Language of work data, including labour force status, job characteristics, English-French bilingualism, mother tongue, and the use of English, French and other languages at work
  • Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release

Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users.
 


 

2016 Census of Population – Mobility and Migration and Journey to Work

Language of webinar

English

French

Date, Time and Registration link

February 1, 2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

January 31, 2018 from 1 p.m. to

2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time

 

 

To register for the English session, click HERE.

To register for the French session, click HERE.

Description
On November 29, 2017, Statistics Canada published its sixth 2016 Census of Population release. This release includes data on Mobility and migration and Journey to work in Canada.

This webinar will provide you with an overview of the:

  • Census long-form Mobility and migration and Journey to work data, including mobility status, components of migration, place of work and journey to work
  • Data products and resources available from the sixth 2016 Census of Population release

Intended Target Audience
This is an introductory webinar. It may be too basic for advanced data users.

Kids Corp's Annual Breakfast with Mrs. Claus Fundraising Event

Kids Corp's annual Breakfast with Mrs. Claus fundraising event will be held at the Renfrew Armouries on Saturday December 2nd from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Tickets are $7.00 per adult, $5.00 per child 3 years plus.   Raffle table with new and amazing prizes, children's area, photo booth and story time with Mrs. Claus. at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets are now available at Kids Corp, 115 Veteran's Memorial Blvd.,  Renfrew.

Dialogue on Intangible Heritage

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust as we explore the preservation of living expressions of our identity through two events this fall.

Practitioners, proponents and stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds share perspectives and engage in an interactive dialogue on intangible cultural heritage and its significance to heritage conservation.‎ Hosted at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in Toronto, this full-day session will feature discussion panels, performance arts, interactive demonstrations, culinary traditions and more.

When:
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where:
Wychwood Barns
76 Wychwood Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Tickets available here

MANNERS MATTER: ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS

DATE: Thursday, November 16, 2017
LOCATION: Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre
TIME: 10AM-4PM
PRICE: $25

You already know it; you only have one moment, one instant,  for prospects to form an impression of you. Positive or not, it is a matter of perception, theirs.

From the first impression to the last impression, what do you want people to say about you? When you walk in, do you know what you send out? What about when the door closes behind you?

A positive impression is essential to building harmonious and productive partnerships.

Whether you are an entrepreneur or a future entrepreneur, the good news is that making a positive impression can be learned. Based on your vision, you decide on the image that you want to project. Everything is under your control!

Join us for a highly interactive workshop and learn how to:

•             Master your first impression

•             The dos and don’ts of networking activities

•             Communicate correctly with technology

•             Dress for success

 

The results: your self-confidence will be increased, your stress diminished and you will be in control of your image, ready to make your entrepreneurial dream come true.

Click here to view the event poster.

Your workshop leader is Julie Blais Comeau, Canada’s go-to etiquette expert, Chief Etiquette Officer at etiquettejulie.com and the author of Etiquette: Confidence & Credibility. A sought-after media collaborator, you may have heard, seen or read her on: CTV Morning Live, Your Morning, HuffPost, CBC, Canadian Living or The Globe and Mail

To register go to entrepreneurialskillsforprofessionalsuccess.eventbrite.ca or for more information contact Kelley Lemenchick at (613) 431-3951

Gifts of Light Christmas Gift & Bake Sale - December 2nd, 2017

L'Arche Arnprior sponsors a sale of one-of-a-kind Christmas items and homemade baking and preserves each year at The Kirkman Bed and Breakfast, 294 John Street North, Arnprior. Come on out to the Gifts of Light Christmas Gift & Bake Sale on Saturday, December 2nd  from 10 am to 2 pm. The wares of local vendors are also featured in this gracious old home, which has been beautifully decorated for the season. L'Arche holds our sale at this time of year in celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd. Please do join us at this festive season to enjoy this lovely venue, browse our offerings and find a few items to brighten your holidays!

SME Day Ottawa 2017 - October 25th, 2017

SME Day Ottawa has a long standing history of educating members and bridging the gap between OEMs, governments and Canadian SMEs. The day starts with an insightful morning program geared to informing members of the current programs and best practices for their success, followed by a full afternoon of targeted 15-minute business development meetings.

Here's how the business development meetings work: 
Approximately 3 weeks prior to the event, each registrant is given access to an on-line schedule to pre-book meetings with business managers from organizations such as Industry Canada, Regional Development Agencies and various OEMs. In the afternoon, approved industry buyers have a designated table where registrants will join them for a 15-minute appointment. This is a premier opportunity to meet with industry buyers, introduce your products and services and develop new contacts.

A few weeks prior to the event, registrants are sent an email with all the information on how to book meetings. All meetings are booked on-line in real time—no one can take your appointment once it's booked!  It is first-come-first-serve and early registration will have the best selection for their meetings.

SME DAY Ottawa 2017 AGENDA**:

7:30 - 8:30:       Registration & Continental Breakfast (North Lobby)
8:30 - 8:40:       Welcoming & Opening Remarks (Rm 205/207)
8:40 - 9:25:       Session 1:  "How To Become a Defence Industry Supplier"
9:30 - 10:10:     Session 2:  "SME Success Stories"
10:10 - 10:40:   Networking Refreshment Break (North Lobby)
10:40 - 11:10:   Session 3:  "BCIP/X-SHIP Updates" (Rm 205/207)
11:15 - 11:50    Session 4:  "NEW Innovation-Based Funding Programs - DND IDEaS Program" with Q&A    
11:50 - 13:15:   Networking Reception & Buffet Lunch (North Lobby/Rm 205/207)         
13:15 - 17:00:   B2B/B2G Speed Meetings (Rm 206/208)
14:30 - 17:00:   Refreshment Service (North Lobby)

 

Visit The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries website at https://www.defenceandsecurity.ca/events/details&evtID=327 for more information.

Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forests: Opportunities for Modern Wood Heating

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Best Western
1 International Drive
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

 

Registration:
There is no charge for this event, but you must register online.

 

Overview:
This workshop will provide participants with information to allow for enhanced decision-making regarding the use of wood biofuels for heating purposes. Emphasis will be on residential, community, and small industrial applications. Topics will include:

  •          Supply chain logistics and biofuel handling best practices
  •          Types of equipment and biofuel supply options
  •          Provincial regulations and permitting processes
  •          Federal and Provincial climate change initiatives
  •          Potential funding and programs
    •          Success stories, applications, and lessons learned

 

Preliminary Agenda:
A final agenda will be available shortly. In the meantime, confirmed speakers include:

  •          Megan Smith, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Bioenergy: Lighting a Fire in Ontario
  •          Pat Liew, Ecostrat Inc. - Small and Medium Sized Wood Boilers: Procurement Strategies and What to Avoid
  •          Mike Rutter, Biothermic Wood Energy Systems Inc. - Modern Wood Heat: Firewood, Wood Chip and Wood Pellet Heating and Their Applications
  •          Roy Samhaber, Homeowner - Testimonial: Making the Switch to Modern Wood Heat
  •          Trevor Jones, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Jeff Fera, Canadian Forest Service - Biomass Harvesting in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Forest Region: Finding Ecological, Economic and Operational Answers Within Mixedwood Forest Conditions
  •          Chris Walton, Arbora Management Services Inc.- Bioenergy in Ontario: Overview of Environmental Regulatory Requirements
  •          Andreas Wintzer, Viessmann Canada - Bioenergy Success Stories in Canada
  •          Michael Wiggin, Public Services and Procurement Canada - Title TBD
  •          David Mackett, Whitesand First Nation - Bioenergy for Indigenous Economic Development

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