Community Information and Events

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Perry, Kearney and Sprucedale Activities and Resources

Category Group Activity Contact
Transportation Almaguin Carpool share rides 386-8472
Taxi Mumz Taxi Shawn Crewson 705-380-0243
Burks Falls
East Parry Sound Community Support Services Program Transportation for seniors, and persons with cognitive or physical disabilities, who are unable to drive themselves, and have no access to transportation. Medical appointments are the first priority. 888-521-0000
Ontario Northland bus stops in Burks Falls & Novar 800.461.8558
Northern Airport service travel to airport and connections stops in Emsdale, Burks Falls, Katrine & Novar
Northern Patients travel fund financial assistance for medical appointments talk to your doctor
Library & WiFi Kearney books, computers, internet, Book group, Friends of , WiFi Brandi Nolan – Librarian 705-636-5849
Perry Township – Emsdale books, computers, internet, Book group, children activites, Wifi Pat Aitchison- librarian 636-5454
Sprucedale satelite of Burks Falls books to borrow, computers, WiFi McMurrich Township office 685-7901
Information Centre Fern Glen Rd exit Wifi 636-5491
Churches Harmony United Kearney services, Discussion Group 705-788-2360
St Mark’s Anglican (Parish of the Good Shepherd) Emsdale 705-636-7038
St Patricks Catholic Kearney (705) 636-5334
Birchdale Community Perry Township (705) 636-0140
Sprucedale United Sprucedale 705-788-2360
Sprucedale Faith Chapel Sprucedale (705) 685-711
Katrine United Katrine
Cemeteries St Patricks Catholic, Kearney Bear Lake United, Novar
Knox United, Kearney Gerrard Catholic, McMurrich St Anns (derelict) Novar
St Marys Anglican, Kearney Anglican & United, Sprucedale Presbyterian, Novar
St Marks Anglican, Emsdale Townline, McMurrich/Monteith Sand Lake, Kearney
Emmanuel, Emsdale Haldane Hill, McMurrich/Monteith Pioneer, McMurrich/Monteith
Food assistance Burks Falls food bank Burks Falls Tues. PM & Fri AM 705-382-3989
St Mark’s Church Emsdale 705-636-7038
New Hope Fellowship Dream Centre Burks Falls (705) 382-0755
Other assistance Rummage sales Sprucedale Thrift Shoppe Wed 11-3(summer) &Saturday 10-3 705-685-7938
Katrine United Church 705-382-3325
SCG Celebrate helping hand K Briggs 636-9619
Seniors Kearney Seniors K Hare  636-1559
Sprucedale Seniors 2nd Monday 685-7471
Euchre Sprucedale  community Centre Tues & Wed. 705-685-7938
Seniors Diners club Emsdale Community Centre lunch – 2nd & 3rd Thurs Alice Gibb 685-7450
Cards Kearney Seniors room Tues & Thurs. K Hare 685-1559
Seniors chair exercise Kearney Community centre Wed. Am 685-7752
Seniors chair exercise St Marks – Emsdale Tues AM M Meldrum
Crafts & Art Kearney Art Group Kearney Seniors room Tues AM B Simpson 636-5461
Oil painting Emsdale Library 636-5454
Quilting & Crafts Kearney Seniors room Mon AM M Baker 636-5075
Knitting Emsdale Library Wed. PM 636-5454
Sewing Emsdale Library 636-5454
Sewing & crafts Novar Community Centre J Pearson 789-5126
Fun with money Rama bus trips Katrine last Thurs of month Barb 382-3434
Novar Wednesday Ann McDonald 800-666-0703
Emsdale bingo Community Centre Wednesday 7 pm
Sprucedale bingo Community Centre Tues 7 pm
Perry Twp Emsdale & Novar outdoor rinks & ball diamonds Perry ofice 636-5491
Recreation Kearney Kearney community Centre Get Fit/Stay Fit, Gentle Fitness, volleyball, yoga, Zumba, Kids (8 to 12 yrs) HIP HOP, HIP HOP MINI for ages 4 to 7 Kearney office 636-7752
Kearney Legion darts, line dancing 636-5889
Ultimate Goal Fitness Kearney
youth swimming lessons Kearney, Doe Lake
Kartine Music Katrine Community Centre live music – 3rd Sat afternoon
Katrine square dancing Katrine Community Centre Tues 7 pm D Marshall 636-7019
Karate Novar Community Centre Tues & Thurs. 6:30 Ed Hall 705-685-7146
Algonquin West ATV Club
Highland Rovers Snowmobile club Linda Hofstetter 788-3151
Rock climbing  indoors Kearney K Briggs 636-9619
Men’s breakfast meeting Birchdale church Tues. AM 636-0140
Dominos Sprucedale United Church Thurs. PM
Exercise in Emsdale St Marks (Parish of Good Shepherd) Tues. M Meldrum
Day Care & Pre-schoolers Highlands Early Learning & Children Centre Hwy 592, Emsdale day care 705-636-0202
Early Years Evergreen School Emsdale Thurs 9:30-11:30 1-866-850-8855.
Burks Falls – MA Wittick 3 days
Kearney Community Centre Tues AM
before & afterschool care Evergreen School daily (705) 726-6421
Nana’sPlace (home based daycare) Main St, Novar 705-787-1746
Early years dinner program age 0-6 yrs, with siblings & parents MA Wittick School, Burks Falls Wed. 4:30-7:30 1-866-850-8855.
School Evergreen Heights Grades K-8 Hwy 592, Emsdale 705-636-5955
Youth@Emsdale Emsdale – St Marks 636-7038
Rock Climbing indoors Kearney K Briggs 636-9619
Army Cadets Burks Falls Legion rides given (705) 382-1881.
Cubs & Beavers Evergreen School Karrie Solway 705-380-2416
Scouts Kearney community centre Karrie Solway 705-380-2416
Cubs, Scouts & Beavers Burks Falls, Kearney
Hallowe’en party Kearney, Sprucedale & Emsdale
Summer Reading program Emsdale library 636-5454
Ball hockey Novar I Davies 789-9534
public skating, hockey all rinks
Playgrounds Emsdale beside library Katrine – Doe Lake Park
Novar 54 McCrandle
Sprucedale Community Centre
Lions Park Kearney
Agricultural Emsdale Fall Fair last Sat of Aug. R Gilpin 636-5659
Emsdale Agricultural Society R Gilpin 636-5659
Perry Allottment Garden Novar Park maintain your own garden plot 636-5491
Horticultual Sprucedale & Area District mtgs rotate 3rd Mon. Mar. to Nov. meetings, garden tour http://www.gardenontario.  org/site.php/sprucedale
 Centres to rent Emsdale Township of Perry office 636-5491
Novar Township of Perry office 636-5491
Kearney Kearney town office 636-7752
Katrine 382-5019
Sprucedale McMurrich office 685-7901
Evergreen school gym school office 636-5955
Recreation Groups Perry Twp Parks & Recreation committee Linda Hofstetter 788-3151
Kearney Recreational programming committee Louise Wadsworth 636-7752
McMurrich Parks & Recreation committee 685-7901
Volunteer firefighters Perry Township Emsdale, Novar

volunteers are trained & fight fires, education

Perry office 636-5491
Kearney Kearney office 636-7752
McMurrich & Montieth Sprucedale, Bear Lake Sprucedale office 685-7901
Organizations Lions Emsdale Helen Rye 636-5051
Lions Kearney John Smeets 636-7594
Masonic Lodge Emsdale
Women’s Institute Scotia/ Emsdale meetings, museum Penny Ulrick 636-7632
East Parry sound Retired Women Teachers C Hare 636-1559
Royal Canadian Legion Kearney meetings, activities J Johnston 636-5889
Education & Employment EPS Literacy Burks Falls upgrading D Kurtzer-Johnson 386-0764
Northern Lights Burks Falls assistance with job finding 705-382-6100
Employment Resource Sundridge assistance with job finding 705-384-1110
Women’s Own Resource South River supprt and employment (705) 386-9672

Kearney Perry Business Association

promotion of local businesses

J Johnston
Health Palliative care Almaguin Highlands Mary Manuel 636-5893
Friends Day away program Almaguin Health Centre, Burks Falls 866-969-5900 X25
Meals on Wheels all  areas Alice Gibb 705-685-7450
Almaguin Health Centre all area Laboratory, Xray, physio 800-661-2900
Men’s Prostate Cancer Support Emsdale support F Keetch 636-7127
A A Emsdale

Esprit Place Parry Sound help for victims of abuse 800-461-1707
Addiction Outreach Almaguin Health centre, Burks Falls 800-661-2900
Action groups PowrMag Protectors of the Wetlands & River Magnetawan
Almaguin Highlands Community Policing volunteers for safer communities
Kearney Watershed Enviromental Foundation
Area Associations Bay lake Cottage owners Doe Lake
Clear Lake Cottage owners Sand Lake
Savage Settlement residents Loon & Grass Lake
Bear Lake Clam Lake
Trails Kearney 8 trails

see individual trail guides @ town office

Sprucedale Recreational Trail Community Centre
Sequin Trail several points of access
Brooks Falls Deer Lake Road, Perry
Beaches  & Kearney Strand Ave, Lynx lake, Beaver Lake, Loon lake, Perry Lake, Sand Lake, Island Lake, Grass Lake-see map
Boat launches Almaguin Dr Doe Lake
Katrine Doe Lake
Round Lake Fern Glen Rd
Clear lake boat launch Clear Lake Rd
Clear Lake beach Beach Rd off Bay Lake Rd
Long Lake west of Novar
Bear Lake Beach St.
Yearly events Kearney Dog sled Races – Feb. Novar Firefighters pancake breakfast – Feb.
Katrine Winter festival – Feb. St. Mark’s Shrove Tues. pancake dinner – Feb.
Sprucedale Winterfest – Feb. Sprucedale Summerfest – Aug.
Kearney Creative Changes Art Show – July Emsdale Fall Fair – Aug
Katrine Summer fest Emsdale Lions Pike & Pickeral Tournament -Sept.
Kearney Regatta & Fireworks – Aug. Burks Falls Fall Fair – Sept.
Katrine Seniors Fun Day Kearney Legion pig roast – Sept.
Kearney Black fly Festival – May Katrine Octoberfest – Oct.
Horticultural plant sale – May Emsdale Craft & Bake sale – Nov
Ag. Society plant & bake sale – May Novar Firefighters’ Turkey dinner – Nov.
Kearney Christmas Bazaar – Dec.
Community Kearney Community Centre Senior Centre, Sprucedale
bulletin boards Novar Boundary Road Township Office, Sprucedale
& newspaper Katrine Community Centre St Marks, Emsdale
contacts various stores have boards
Kearney/Emsdale column Almaguin News
Kearney column Great North Arrow
Burks Falls/Katrine column Almaguin News
ATM machines Kawartha Credit Union Kearney General Store Sprucedale Garage