Town News

2015 Scottish Women’s Curling Tour stops in Gananoque

November 9, 2015 Town News

The Gananoque Curling Club is excited to announce that the 2015 Scottish Women’s Curling Tour to Central Canada will be making a stop right here in Gananoque on Nov. 15.
The tour actually began back in 1955 and operates on a five-year rotational basis. Canadian curlers visit Scotland and then five years down the road, the Scottish curlers visit Canada.
This year, 24 Scottish women curlers begin their three-week tour of Quebec, Ontario and Northern Ontario, competing in games with local clubs at 23 curling facilities all along the way. Their journey begins in Quebec City with a quick history lesson before it takes them to Montreal, Montebello, Ottawa, Russell, Gananoque, Kingston, Ajax and Toronto for competition.  After completing that leg of their journey, they will fly to Sudbury and take a coach bus to compete in games in Sault Ste. Marie before flying back to Toronto, competing in the Niagara region and then finishing up in Mississauga where they will also be treated to a closing banquet at the Mississauga Golf and Country Club on Nov. 26.
 “They only play one game per stop,” explained Jayne Curtis of the Gananoque club. “They play here on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.”The team is scheduled to arrive at 9:10 am and opening ceremonies will be held at 9:45. “Then they play an eight-end game followed by lunch at 12:30,” Curtis said. They will compete against the ladies of the Gananoque club.

2016 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

November 4, 2015 Town News

Nominations are open for the 2016 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and to encourage you to share this information in your municipality. 

 The Premier’s Awards recognize artists and arts organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions that breathe life into our communities, help drive innovation and strengthen local economies.

Finalists are selected by an Ontario Arts Council (OAC) jury from nominations submitted by Ontarians. These awards are a way for us as audiences, fans and followers of their great work to applaud these innovators, creators, producers and performers, whose talent and passion enrich our lives and help our communities become stronger and more vibrant.

 Each year, two awards are presented: an artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. Individuals and arts organizations engaged in any professional arts practice in Ontario whoseartistic work or service spans a minimum of 10 years are eligible.

 The 2015 laureates were announced at an awards ceremony at the Royal Ontario Museum on October 20 in Toronto.

 Program details and nomination forms are available on OAC’s website. The OAC manages the nomination and adjudication process on behalf of the Ontario government. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2015.

 Thank you for helping Ontario celebrate artists and arts organizations who share their talents with us and improve our communities.


Town of Gananoque Strategic Plan

October 29, 2015 Town News

Strategic planning is the process of positioning an organization to meet its future goals and objectives. Strategic planning can effectively manage change and define the direction and allocation of resources needed to accomplish the desired outcomes.

 Strategic planning has become increasingly important for local governments due to the complex and rapid changes that have occurred in recent years. Strategic planning can assist municipalities in focusing on their priorities in the midst of an otherwise overwhelming ambiguous environment.

 Following the 2014 Municipal Election, Mayor Demchuk and the newly sworn in Town Council resolved to embark on the creation of a Strategic Plan that would shape the future direction of the community.

FINAL 2015 Strategic Plan - 2020