So much more to explore!
Greater Madawaska Township, located in the Ottawa Valley, is the most picturesque and diverse tourist destination area in Eastern Ontario, offering opportunities for four seasons of outdoor adventure: alpine skiing to snowmobiling, flat water canoeing to fishing, championship golf to rock climbing, from mountain biking to ATVing. The options limited only by your energy and sense of adventure.
If relaxing is your preference, the sheer beauty of our natural landscapes is a joy to experience. Take a leisurely drive on the myriad of country roads, curl up with a book by the river, enjoy a picnic in one of our waterside parks, listen for the call of the loon, enjoy starry nights and reconnect with Mother Nature! Celebrate the end of an exciting day in one of our local restaurants or pubs, enjoying fine cuisine to simple home cooked food.
Be Careful! Our wealth of beauty, combined with an abundance of warmth and hospitality, inherent to the "Valley", just may convince you to make Greater Madawaska your country home.
Welcome! Enjoy! Take part in our adventure!
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Message to the Calabogie Community from the Mayor
Update on Calabogie Rink Surface and Building
Posted on: February 3, 2016
I want to assure everyone that our rink is only temporarily closed and all of the modifications can and will be completed over the next couple of months. At this time, we are not anticipating any costs back to the taxpayer. Our concerns are the same today as they were in late December when we chose to restrict access to the rink area for safety reasons. As with any project, once concerns come to light we must act in a responsible and safe manner and in this case we chose to close access to the rink area. It certainly was not our first choice but it was the right choice. It is unfortunate that it happened at the start of the winter season and impacted our 2015/2016 skating and hockey season. Albeit, given the weather of late, I’m not sure that Mother Nature would have supported good ice this year.
I would also like to clarify/elaborate on a few items:
• All plans and engineered drawings were requested and in place prior to the issuance of a building permit. This is standard practice for all construction jobs in our community.
• We have diligently worked with the contractor over the last month to finalize the design modifications and are very close to a long term solution.
• The roof on the rink was proposed by the Township Rink committee and approved at Council. The fundraising commitment from the community and rink committee continues to meet all of their goals and commitments so thank you everyone for your continued support of this good cause.
• Going forward, our Municipality will continue to feel the Provincial and Federal downloaded pressures we are experiencing now, so we will need the continued and dedicated community support from our volunteers to make things happen, so if you meet a volunteer in the community stop and say thank you and we appreciate your dedication.
“Community volunteers working for the growth of our community”.
Good News, our Calabogie winter carnival committee has been creative and the events planning completed. I look forward to attending and having fun. The carnival will be starting off on Friday, February the 12th with a children’s fun night of games, dinner and a movie and then moving to Saturday with lots of activities for everyone. A lot of work goes into the planning and coordination of these activities so I hope to see everyone at the spaghetti table.
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Newsletter (Tax Bill) about the Effect of Wind Turbines in Greater Madawaska Township
The Council of the Township of Greater Madawaska formed the Wind Advisory Committee in the fall of 2015. The mission of the Wind Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to Council with respect to the potential development of Wind Turbines in the Township of Greater Madawaska. The work of the Committee is to gather facts and substantiated information about the introduction of wind turbines as these could affect the Township. In addition to fact finding, the Wind Advisory Committee has developed a survey to gather information from both permanent and seasonal residents as well as the many visitors to the Township. This feedback of opinions expressed by the population will be factored into the report that the Committee will submit to Council. As of January 21, 2016, no proposal for an Industrial Wind Turbine project has been received by the Township of Greater Madawaska.
The survey requires less than five minutes to complete and can be accessed electronically at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WindSurveyTGM or through the Township website at www.greatermadawaska.com. If you prefer a hard copy of the survey be mailed to you, please contact the Township office at 613-752-2222 ext 206. The survey will be available from February 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016.
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Due to safety concerns the Calabogie Outdoor Rink located at 574 Mill Street in Calabogie, will be closed until further notice. The Township is currently working with the Contractor to resolve the issue and will keep residents informed of the progress. Thank you for your patience.
For more information on Age Friendly Community Planning in Greater Madawaska please visit the Age Friendly Community Planning page by clicking Municipality > Age Friendly Community Planning.
I am pleased to invite you to participate in two of Ontario's volunteer recognition programs for 2016.
The Ontario government recognizes volunteers from all sectors through the following programs:
The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers - presented to young volunteers between the ages of 15 and 24 for their actions and dedication to improve the quality of life in their communities and beyond.
Deadline for nominations is January 15
The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards - in recognition of continuous years of service to a single community organization.
Deadline for nominations is January 25
Here is what you need to do to submit a nomination:
a) Visit ontario.ca/honoursandawards;
b) Click on the icon for the specific award program for which you wish to submit a nomination;
c) Download the appropriate PDF form;
e) Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully; and
f) Fill out the form and submit it on or before the deadline date.
Instructions for submitting your package can be found on the website.
If you have any questions please call 416-314-7526, toll free 1-877-832-8622 or TTY 416-327-2391.
Thank you for participating.
Greater Madawaska council and the township’s beautification committee wants to express its gratitude to Superior Propane for their donation of 12 recycled propane tanks for use in the Calabogie Blooms project.
Through the efforts of Heather Ross, market manager for Ottawa, the recycled propane tanks were cut to specifications and delivered to the township.
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REPORT TO THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF GREATER MADAWASKA REGARDING THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CLOSED MEETINGS OF COUNCIL HELD ON MAY 14th AND MAY 21st, 2015
Posted on: August 25, 2015
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Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG)
Posted on: February 24, 2015
Small, medium and large employers across Ontario can now apply for the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to invest in skills training for new and existing employees.
Click here to view a PDF detailing this program.
The Township of Greater Madawaska is looking for volunteers! For more information click the Municipality Tab and select Committees/Volunteers.
The Township of Greater Madawaska
19 Parnell Street, PO Box 180, Calabogie, ON K0J 1H0
Tel: (613) 752-2222 | Toll Free: (800) 347-7224 | Fax: (613) 752-2617