Community Messages

Tuesday, February 20
09:15 AM

Smart Serve EEC Workshop

09:15 AM — 01:00 PM

If you are seeking employment where you will be serving alcoholic beverages, Ontario law states that you must have passed the Smart Serve course. Taking it at EEC is convenient and meets all requirements for Smart Serve Certification. Cost: $35.00 for materials and test, payable prior to the workshop.  Register at www.eecentre.com  This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

Location/Venue Name
The Employment + Education Centre

  • 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville, K6V 5V2
03:15 PM

AODA Customer Service Training at EEC

03:15 PM — 04:15 PM

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), is a provincial law that requires organizations to become more accessible to people with disabilities. Unit 1 provides training in Customer Service and this workshop will give you a head start for a legal requirement of your next job.  ** Please bring your own headphones if you have them. Register at www.eecentre.com  This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Location/Venue Name
The Employment + Education Centre

  • 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville, K6V 5V2
Wednesday, February 21
06:30 PM

Paint Night with Sharon Stein

06:30 PM — 08:30 PM

Take home your winter scene from Limerick Forest. $40 includes canvas, paints, instruction.  Call Gail to register for Feb 21 or Mar 7: 613-925-3671

Location/Venue Name
St John's Anglican Church

  • 490 Centre St, Prescott, K0E 1T0
Thursday, February 22
11:15 AM

Experience Works - EEC Info session

11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

Are you aged 50+? Career or Job Transitioning? Have Life & Employment Experience to share? Looking to connect with employers? Let EEC help put your EXPERIENCE to WORK! 6 days of exciting peer group interaction, leading directly to job opportunities through Job Development services. Come to this information session for details. Register at www.eecentre.com  This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Location/Venue Name
The Employment + Education Centre

  • 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville, K6V 5V2
12:00 PM

Seniors Young at Heart

12:00 PM — 02:15 PM

Thursday Feb. 22 at 12 Noon Pot-Blessing Luncheon Music and Sing-Along with Jerry O'Brien  

Location/Venue Name
Highway Church

  • 800 Stewart Blvd, Brockville, K6V7H2
07:00 PM

Watoto Children's Choir in Brockville on February 22

07:00 PM — 09:00 PM

WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR TOUR CANADA 2018 Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. In January 2018, the Watoto Children’s Choir is thrilled to be returning to Canada with Signs & Wonders, a beautiful musical production that celebrates the joy of salvation. The choir will be performing in venues across Canada from January to July 2018. This dynamic production boasts a choir comprised of orphans and other vulnerable children. It will present new worship music from Watoto Church in Uganda and invite audiences to experience an encounter with God. Signs & Wonders will be presented in Brockville on February 22nd at Highway Church (800 Stewart Blvd.) at 7 pm. The full tour schedule can be viewed online at www.watoto.com/app/choir/calendar Luke Atabua (10) is one of the children who will be travelling with the choir. He was rescued by Baby Watoto in 2009. Like the story of thousands of other children cared for by Watoto, Luke was abandoned on the streets of Kampala. He was brought to Baby Watoto as a malnourished 2-year-old. Fortunately, his story did not end there. Today, he is a very well-behaved young boy, with a passion for dance and hopes to accomplish much with his life. “I am excited to be travelling to Canada in 2018. I cannot wait to share the love of Jesus with the people we sing to and meet. Through Watoto, God changed my life. I have a family, I go to school and I am happy,” says 10-year-old Luke. “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord has given me are for signs and wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion.” Isaiah 8: 18 NASB Through the power of their testimonies the children share stories of how their lives have been changed, and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. Each story declares the miracle of transformation – from darkness to light; from despair to hope; from loss to purpose; from fear to faith. “This production challenges preconceived ideas about miracles. It demonstrates that each of our daily lives are signs and wonders of God’s work in us. This is evidenced by the miraculous transformation that Jesus works in people who were once lost, but are now found. We see this through the innocence of the child telling of their transformation from their dark past to the light that God has shown upon them,” says James Skinner, who produced and directed this production. We thank God for everyone who has been supporting us since the beginning of this amazing journey. Watch the trailer for Signs and Wonders HERE. To schedule an interview with the choir, please contact Celeste Guarino at 289-681-0824 or choir@watoto.ca.   ABOUT WATOTO In 1994, Watoto Child Care Ministries was birthed out of Watoto Church. It started with one simple house in Kampala. Here, eight orphans and a widow were given the opportunity to become a new family. Watoto has grown to become a phenomenal beacon of hope and example of true transformation in Africa. To date, Watoto has provided holistic, residential care for over 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children (about 3,000 in current care). This includes former child soldiers and those born to rebel leaders during the civil war. Some of these have already gone on to become lawyers, teachers, computer scientists, journalists, farmers, doctors, and are impacting society positively as a result. ABOUT THE CHOIR Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. To date, the choir has toured six continents and performed to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments, state houses and royal palaces. Each child in the Watoto Children’s Choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents and now lives in a Watoto village. The experience of travelling on a choir helps the children to develop confidence and boldness, as well as broadening their worldview. Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission by sharing personal stories, music and dance. While on the road, the children act as advocates for the millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreaking pain and suffering as them.

Location/Venue Name
Highway Church

  • 800 Stewart Boulevard, Brockville, K6V 5T4
07:00 PM

Watoto Children's Choir on tour from Uganda

07:00 PM — 09:00 PM

Come and see the Watoto Children's Choir on tour from Uganda.  'Signs & Wonders', the sound of a transformed generation from a family of orphans. An evening of excitement and energy for the whole family.  A freewill offering will be received. 7pm February 22 at Highway Pentecostal Church.

Location/Venue Name
Highway Church

  • 800 Stewart Blvd, Brockville, K6V7H2
Friday, February 23
09:15 AM

Service Excellence Workshop at EEC

09:15 AM — 03:15 PM

Note: $45 for materials. Employer-Recognized Service Certification.  In today’s world there is a component of customer service to nearly every job. This workshop can help make sure you are delivering consistent, professional, and excellent service to every ‘customer’ no matter what industry! Upon completion you will be certified by a designated trainer and receive a personalized certificate. This Employment Ontario Service is funded by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Location/Venue Name
The Employment + Education Centre

  • 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville, K6V 5V2
Monday, February 26
01:00 PM

How To Start a Business - EEC Workshop

01:00 PM — 02:00 PM

The session will cover topics from who makes a great entrepreneur to resources in the community to tap into, and includes the first steps in the process. This will be 2 hours well spent! Register today to secure a seat. Presented by the Leeds and Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre. Register at www.eecentre.com  This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. 

Location/Venue Name
The Employment + Education Centre

  • 105 Strowger Blvd, Brockville, K6V 5V2
07:00 PM

Brockville & District Horticultural Society Speaker Event

07:00 PM — 09:00 PM

Dave Dunn of Rideau Woodland Ramble will speak about casting some light on shade. Everyone welcome.  Guest fee is $2.00.

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Wesleyan Church

  • 33 Central Avenue, Brockville, K6V 4N4
Wednesday, February 28
All day

Girls Inc Strong, Smart and Bold Woman of the Year

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is seeking nominations for the annual Strong, Smart & Bold Women of the Year Celebration. Through a public nomination process, we wish to highlight the outstanding women from our community who will be honoured at our Celebration on the evening of Thursday,May 10th at the Brockville Convention Centre. We are looking to recognize women who exemplify the traits - strong, smart and bold. Any woman 18 years of age or older who is a resident of Leeds-Grenville may be nominated. Staff and board members of Girls Inc. are not eligible. Feel free to nominate more than one worthy candidate. Also, women who were nominated in previous years but not honoured may be nominated again this year. The deadline for nominations is March 20th. Nomination forms are available online at www.girlsinc-uppercanada.org or can be requested by phone or email. Anyone seeking more information about the 2018 Strong, Smart & Bold Women of the Year Celebration may contact Dawn Neadow, 613-345-3295 x0 or via email admin@uppercanada.girls-inc.org. Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Through programs that promote education, economic and media literacy, leadership, health and self-esteem, Girls Inc. has empowered millions of girls internationally to be the best that they can be; to say, “I Can.”

Location/Venue Name
Girls Inc of Upper Canada

  • 1809 Oxford Avenue, Brockville, K6V 5W1
Thursday, March 1
All day

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, culminating with Purple Day on March 26th. The goal of Epilepsy Awareness Month for Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario is to raise awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders as a way to reduce the stigma surrounding epilepsy by improving community understanding and awareness of the disorder. In doing so, we hope to spread knowledge of seizure first aid and the types of seizures that individuals may experience. In order for our message to be heard, we are seeking to raise awareness throughout South Eastern Ontario by spreading the message that epilepsy and seizures aren’t mutually exclusive. By helping us spread this, we will be able to create the awareness that we are looking to raise thus encouraging individuals to discuss, learn and support those affected by the disorder. Did you know that approximately 1 in 100 people in Canada are living with epilepsy? Did you know that 1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime? Epilepsy is more common than we think, which is why it is critical to have the community aware of its existence and how it impacts everyone that is diagnosed with the disorder. Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of the over 4,000 people affected by epilepsy in South Eastern Ontario. We provide services such as support sessions, both in a group setting and on a one-to-one level and a dedicated transportation service to the community. We aim to educate, advocate and raise awareness for the individuals and families affected by epilepsy. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about Epilepsy South Eastern and how we help the over 4000 people in South Eastern Ontario with Epilepsy, please do not hesitate to contact Emelia Leslie at 613-542-6222 or admin@epilepsyresource.org

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11:00 AM

Second Annual Spring Job Fair - Held by EEC

11:00 AM — 02:00 PM

Job Seeking? We have the event for you!  Second annual Spring Job Fair!  Thursday, March 1, 11 am - 2 pm  Brockville Memorial Centre Come and meet employers in person! Hospitality and tourism  Food and beverage  Construction  Retail  Healthcare  Landscaping Come to the EEC the week of Feb. 26-Feb. 28 to get interview coaching and update your resume! For more information, call 613-498-2111

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Memorial Centre

  • 100 Magedoma Blvd, Brockville, K6V 7J1
Friday, March 2
All day

ShimmyMob 2018 Fundraiser for Leeds Grenville Interval House

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Registration is now open for ShimmyMob 2018 with all proceeds locally to be donated to Leeds-Grenville Interval House. Last year $1333 was raised.  Become part of the world's largest flash mob team and raise your voice on behalf of victims of domestic abuse. ShimmyMob 2018 takes place on Saturday, May 12, 2018. There is a registration fee. Participants will receive a team t-shirt, pledge sheets, links to instructional videos and are expected to learn the choreography. Full details available online at www.shimmymob.com or contact the local organizer, Karen at 613-213-9831

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07:30 PM

Fort Town Concert Association presents Moscow's Sounds

07:30 PM — 09:00 PM

The Fort Town Concert Association is pround to present the Cheng² Duo, consisting of cellist Bryan Cheng and pianist Silvie Cheng. They offer authentic interpretations directly inherited from years of studies rooted in the Russian tradition. Their presentation of virtuosic and lyrical works by renowned Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, will take you on an exciting journey to the Land of the Tsars. The sweet complicity of this sibling duo showcases the soul of Bryan's ancient cello, communicated with an almost human voice and carried by Silvie's expressive pianism. Ottawa based but known across Canada and internationally, they promise an exciting evening.

Location/Venue Name
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

  • 425 Centre Street , Prescott, K0E 1T0
Saturday, March 3
10:00 AM

Seedy Saturday Free Seed Exchange & More!

10:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Get a head start on your gardens with a free seed swap and a planting activity for the kids. Meet a master gardener and get inspired with ideas from local garden clubs and vendors at this free family event. Brockville Memorial Centre, 100 Magedoma Blvd., Saturday, March 3 from 10am to 1pm. Contact Brandy at the Brockville Library at 613-342-3936 brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or Chris Stesky at Transition Brockville cstesky@xplornet.com for more information.

Location/Venue Name
Brockville Memorial Centre

  • 100 Magedoma Blvd., Brockville, K6V 7J5
Sunday, March 4
07:00 PM

Terrarium Workshop Fundraiser for the Brockville Public Library

07:00 PM — 09:00 PM

Learn the basic foundation for building an open terrarium and caring for your botanicals. All materials included at this library fundraiser in partnership with Primrose & Willow. $45. Purchase tickets in person at the Brockville Public Library or online at snapd 1000 Islands.  Sunday, March 4 from 7-9 pm at the Union Jack Pub, 59 King St. West, Brockville. For further information contact brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca or call 613-342-3936.

Location/Venue Name
Union Jack Pub

  • 59 King St. W., Brockville, K6V 39P8
Tuesday, March 6
01:00 PM

Community Event - Brockville/Prescott - Brockville VIP Group Meetings PEER support group

01:00 PM — 02:30 PM

For those with sight loss - meet first Tuesday of every month from from 1-2:30pm until June. Upstairs in the Living Room at Wall Street Church, Brockville.

Location/Venue Name
Wall Street Church

  • 5 Wall st., Brockville, K6V 4R8
Wednesday, March 7
06:30 PM

Paint Night with Sharon Stein

06:30 PM — 08:28 PM

Take home your winter scene from Limerick Forest. $40 includes canvas, paints, instruction.  Call Gail to register for Feb 21 or Mar 7: 613-925-3671

Location/Venue Name
St John's Anglican Church

  • 490 Centre St, Prescott, K0E 1T0
Saturday, March 10
All day

Girls Inc Strong, Smart and Bold Woman of the Year

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is seeking nominations for the annual Strong, Smart & Bold Women of the Year Celebration. Through a public nomination process, we wish to highlight the outstanding women from our community who will be honoured at our Celebration on the evening of Thursday,May 10th at the Brockville Convention Centre. We are looking to recognize women who exemplify the traits - strong, smart and bold. Any woman 18 years of age or older who is a resident of Leeds-Grenville may be nominated. Staff and board members of Girls Inc. are not eligible. Feel free to nominate more than one worthy candidate. Also, women who were nominated in previous years but not honoured may be nominated again this year. The deadline for nominations is March 20th. Nomination forms are available online at www.girlsinc-uppercanada.org or can be requested by phone or email. Anyone seeking more information about the 2018 Strong, Smart & Bold Women of the Year Celebration may contact Dawn Neadow, 613-345-3295 x0 or via email admin@uppercanada.girls-inc.org. Girls Incorporated of Upper Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Through programs that promote education, economic and media literacy, leadership, health and self-esteem, Girls Inc. has empowered millions of girls internationally to be the best that they can be; to say, “I Can.”

Location/Venue Name
Girls Inc of Upper Canada

  • 1809 Oxford Avenue, Brockville, K6V 5W1
Thursday, March 15
All day

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, culminating with Purple Day on March 26th. The goal of Epilepsy Awareness Month for Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario is to raise awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders as a way to reduce the stigma surrounding epilepsy by improving community understanding and awareness of the disorder. In doing so, we hope to spread knowledge of seizure first aid and the types of seizures that individuals may experience. In order for our message to be heard, we are seeking to raise awareness throughout South Eastern Ontario by spreading the message that epilepsy and seizures aren’t mutually exclusive. By helping us spread this, we will be able to create the awareness that we are looking to raise thus encouraging individuals to discuss, learn and support those affected by the disorder. Did you know that approximately 1 in 100 people in Canada are living with epilepsy? Did you know that 1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime? Epilepsy is more common than we think, which is why it is critical to have the community aware of its existence and how it impacts everyone that is diagnosed with the disorder. Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of the over 4,000 people affected by epilepsy in South Eastern Ontario. We provide services such as support sessions, both in a group setting and on a one-to-one level and a dedicated transportation service to the community. We aim to educate, advocate and raise awareness for the individuals and families affected by epilepsy. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about Epilepsy South Eastern and how we help the over 4000 people in South Eastern Ontario with Epilepsy, please do not hesitate to contact Emelia Leslie at 613-542-6222 or admin@epilepsyresource.org

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