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Pet Social

Do you like pets? Are you without one of your own? Here’s a great opportunity to cuddle furry animals and meet new people. The animals have been selected for friendliness and temperament but are not up for adoption. Call Vanessa at 613-829-9777 extension 230 to register.

Location: The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue

Date and time: Tuesday, February 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Thanks to: The Ottawa Humane Society

Let’s put the fun in fundraising!

Our fundraising event will feature the band Barry and the Blasters, and will be held at the famous Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, on Feb. 13, 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and all ticket sales proceeds go to the Forge. Barry and the Blasters are a unique rhythm and blues band consisting of eight working men who love music and who only perform publicly for the benefit of charities and not-for-profits. Over the past several years they have raised in excess of $40,000. The Black Sheep Inn has kindly donated its facility for the event.

Tickets are available at www.barryandtheblasters.com or at Eventbrite. Come and have fun while supporting The Old Forge!

Annual Bazaar

Saturday, November 22rd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Olde Forge, 2730 Carling Avenue

This very successful event featured baking and preserves, a silent auction, attic treasures, knitting, Christmas items, jewelry and collectables. An interesting variety of items was on offer. The most popular table was the baked goods but the Silent Auction was also well supported. A hearty ‘thank you’ to the Staff, led by Elizabeth Parcher, for all their hard work in organizing this popular event and to all volunteers who contributed to make our Bazaar such a great fundraiser.

1st Annual Antiques Appraisal Day

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

McLean and Associates

Our first ever Antiques Appraisal Day was a great success. Over a hundred people attended and appraisals were made on a variety of items from jewelery to art to books and china. You name it, they appraised it. We raised over $1100 for the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year.

Seniors Fair 2014 Edition

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre

It seemed that winter had finally retreated when The Olde Forge staged its second annual Seniors’ Fair where close to 300 seniors cruised the 40 booths featuring services and products for the “older adult”. A boxed lunch created especially for the the occasion was provided by Nate’s Deli and washed down with Starbucks coffee. Mayor Jim Watson, MPP Bob Chiarelli and Olde Forge Chair Mary Houston-Lambert spent over an hour meeting old friends and making new ones among the crowds of happy seniors. Bob Chiarelli showed considerable interest in visiting the booths since he was, “getting up there” himself. There was great participaton in the 50/50 draw and the Silent Auction with its 30 plus items. “Please do this again next year” was a request heard from many of the visitors as they left. It’s too early to nail down final numbers, but apparently this year’s fair raised close to $17,000 to the delight of Chair Houston-Lambert who headed the Fair Committee.

Seniors Fair Sponsors: