It’s that beautiful time of year again! Come celebrate with us at our annual CPAN fund-raiser Celebrating Colours: 2016 Music Fest  at our home in Mackey on September 24 from 3 – 8 pm.

Our wonderful local musicians are generously sharing their time and talent with us, and an abundant barbecue is your to be had for $25 a ticket. Enjoy around the campfire, bring chair, sweater, your favourite drink, and plates/cutlery, if you remember. There will be some dishes available lest you forget (or can’t wrap your head around it). But we ARE trying to go green.   

As most of you know, the Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is a grassroots organization whose mandate is to eliminate the effects of poverty in ways that are empowering and multifaceted. Programs include Tools for School, Operation Snowsuit, School Inclusion Project, Harmony, and the Good EGG (Edible Grassroots Gardens). CPAN reaches out to the community to educate and advocate for systemic change, as well as to help families access goods and services in conjunction with over 600 individuals and 62 agencies within Renfrew County. CPAN is not government funded and relies solely on grants, community fundraising and donations to stay in operation. Please visit the website:, or Facebook at for more information.   

 SOOO…. , do come and join us for an afternoon/evening of great music, great food, and great people.        

 If you’d like to share your talent through music or sell your art and crafts at a display table, do let us know.                   

 The address is #38692 HWY 17W, 20 minutes west of Deep River. Tickets are available from the Olive Tree in Deep River, or from Cathy & Dave Balla-Boudreau at 613-586-2634, or email  Tickets are also available from committee members: Trudy Miller, Fran Kelly-Chamberlain, Anne Seck, Candy & Jeff Bishop, Celine Ouellette, Paul Brabant and June Vaughan. Cost is $25 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under.  Donations gratefully accepted, and tax receipts are available for donations of $10 or more.

 We look forward to seeing you if you’re able to make it. We so appreciate your energy, enthusiasm,  and support.