Renfrew, Ontario

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, dropping its historical roots. * The Renfrew Fair has been drawing mixed crowds for decades with its mid-way rides, exhibits, demolition derby, musical acts and livestock showcase. The fair takes place on the second weekend of every September and lasts from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The rides are supplied by the company Conklin Shows. * There is a nearby Blue Grass music festival that takes place every year in the middle of July. *In recent years, local farm-owner


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, there are also several manufacturing facilities employing several hundred people; Scapa Tapes Renfrew, formerly Renfrew Tape makes products such as hockey tape that is used across North America and the duct tape brand featured on the discontinued Red Green Show. Times Fibre Canada and Madawaska Hardwood Flooring also have manufacturing facilities in town. Renfrew is also home to many successful small businesses. Between 2000 and 2005, a major portion of Renfrew's retail business, and the associated customer services jobs, shifted from the west-end Renfrew mall (now demolished) to the east-end formally industrial park due to the opening of several major big-box (Big-box store) such as No Frills and Walmart and smaller retail stores just off Highway 17 (Highway 17 (Ontario)). Despite the apparent prosperity, Statistics Canada reported the average earnings of Renfrew residents in 2000 as $35,811, or roughly 31% lower than the provincial average and 5% lower than the county average. Statistics Canada Community Profile - Renfrew - 2001 Further, the town reports, relative to the population size and compared to the province as a whole, fewer positions in management, business, finance, administration and natural or applied sciences, while there was greater than the provincial rates of occupation in sales and service, trades, transport and equipment operators, processing, manufacturing and utilities. Culture Hockey One of the four original teams in the National Hockey Association, the precursor to the NHL, was based in Renfrew. The Renfrew Creamery Kings sought to be allowed to play in the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association, but with no success. The team's owner, M. J. O'Brien, eventually financed and put together his own league, the NHA. The Creamery Kings played two seasons of hockey in the NHA, 1911 and 1912, until M. J. O'Brien pulled out to pursue his interests in the railroad. '' Renfrew Mercury '' (external link) * My FM (external link) * TVCogeco * CJHR-FM 98.7, Valley Heritage Radio (external link) The O'Brien Theatre was a balconied and elegantly decorated town landmark that was converted from a live theatre to a movie theatre, then upgraded in the 1990s to accommodate two screens, but maintains much of the original appeal. Festivals * Renfrew was the annual host and sponsor of the Ottawa Valley Lumber Baron Festival, a celebration of the town's roots in the logging industry. The Lumber Baron Festival is now known as Valleyfest, dropping its historical roots. * The Renfrew Fair has been drawing mixed crowds for decades with its mid-way rides, exhibits, demolition derby, musical acts and livestock showcase. The fair takes place on the second weekend of every September and lasts from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The rides are supplied by the company Conklin Shows. * There is a nearby Blue Grass music festival that takes place every year in the middle of July. *In recent years, local farm-owner Andy Taylor has hosted FarmJam, a twelve-hour festival featuring varying musical acts. *In 2008, Renfrew celebrated its sesquicentennial throughout the calendar year. Famous residents *Joe Dagenais Knows everything about The Montreal Canadian (HABS) *Kinga Czigány-MacAskill, Hungarian Olympic gold medalist in K-4 500m at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona *Lorne Anderson, NHL Hockey Player *Bill Brydge, NHL Hockey Player *Robertson Davies, famous Canadian writer of Fifth Business. He spent his early years (from age 5 onwards) growing up in Renfrew. His family moved here from Thamesville, Ontario and later they moved to Kingston. *W. H. Davies, famous Welsh (Wales) "tramp-poet", who lost his foot trying to jump a freight train at Renfrew on the evening of March 20, 1899. He was subsequently cared for at the local hospital, to which he was forever indebted. *Christine Hough *"Terrible" Ted Lindsay (Ted Lindsay), NHL Hockey Player, Hall of Fame inductee *Ambrose O'Brien *Alexander Lett Spence (b. 1914 in Renfrew), awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)) for bravery during World War II, as member of the 434 Squadron. 434 Squadron, Honors and Awards, citing Spence's Distinguished Flying Cross citation. Retrieved 2013-02-12. Also father of musician Alexander Lee Spence, professionally known as Skip Spence. *Charlotte Whitton, later mayor of Ottawa, Ontario *David Larocque & Warren Larocque Twin Terrors Of Town Council. Renfrew's museum, the McDougall Mill Museum thumb right 250px The McDougall Mill Museum on the Bonnechere River (File:Renfrew Ontario.JPG) John Lorn McDougall, politician and fur trader, built the mill in 1855 by the Bonnechere River near the town landmark Swinging Bridge (Swinging Bridge (Renfrew, Ontario)) and overlooking natural rapids below the Renfrew Power Generation generating station. It has been converted into a museum, sometimes referred to as 'Renfrew Museum', not to be confused with museums of that name in Pennsylvania and Scotland. The McDougall Mill Museum houses pioneer tools and machinery, a military section, a doll exhibit, as well as toys, Victorian clothing and household items. Ottawa Valley Guide: McDougall Mill. Retrieved 21 August 2007. See also south of Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. CKOB was a former call sign from an AM radio station, CKOB (CKOB (AM)) in Renfrew, Ontario in the 1970s through to the 1990s and the call sign was believed to be used previously as a radio station repeater in Obed Mine, Alberta. - F Tony Iob 182 93 01 02 71 Renfrew, Ontario Klagenfurter AC - - F Tony Iob 182 93 01 02 71 Renfrew, Ontario Klagenfurter AC - - Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) Sandi Heins (X) -


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he hoped would earn him wider respect and a new command, instead earned him and his sons a land grant of in Upper Canada, Randall (1990) (#Randall), pp. 609–610 near present-day Renfrew, Ontario. Wilson (2001) (#Wilson), p. 223 From west to east, the major Ottawa Valley communities are Mattawa (Mattawa, Ontario), Deep River (Deep River, Ontario) (with nearby

Valley , Deep River (Deep River, Ontario), Laurentian Valley (Laurentian Valley, Ontario), Madawaska Valley (Madawaska Valley, Ontario), McNab Braeside (McNab Braeside, Ontario), Pembroke (Pembroke, Ontario), Petawawa (Petawawa, Ontario), Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario), Whitewater Region (Whitewater Region, Ontario) Personal life He was born in a village northwest of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1952 when he was eleven

affects how I will edit Ottawa and Ottawa-area related articles. --RealGrouchy (User:RealGrouchy) 05:44, 12 January 2007 (UTC) * Deep River (Deep River, Ontario) - CBOF-3 730 AM * Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) - CBOF-8 98.7 FM - ''This was a former FM repeater in Renfrew, Ontario that was deleted when CBOF-FM signed on in Ottawa in the early 1990s. The 98.7 FM frequency is now currently occupied by CJHR-FM in Renfrew, while the two former AM frequencies that were used by CBOF as repeaters


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, dropping its historical roots. * The Renfrew Fair has been drawing mixed crowds for decades with its mid-way rides, exhibits, demolition derby, musical acts and livestock showcase. The fair takes place on the second weekend of every September and lasts from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The rides are supplied by the company Conklin Shows. * There is a nearby Blue Grass music festival that takes place every year in the middle of July. *In recent years, local farm-owner

Andy Taylor has hosted FarmJam, a twelve-hour festival featuring varying musical acts. *In 2008, Renfrew celebrated its sesquicentennial throughout the calendar year. Famous residents *Joe Dagenais Knows everything about The Montreal Canadian (HABS) *Kinga Czigány-MacAskill, Hungarian Olympic gold medalist in K-4 500m at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona *Lorne Anderson, NHL Hockey Player *Bill Brydge, NHL Hockey Player *Robertson Davies, famous Canadian


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, there are also several manufacturing facilities employing several hundred people; Scapa Tapes Renfrew, formerly Renfrew Tape makes products such as hockey tape that is used across North America and the duct tape brand featured on the discontinued Red Green Show. Times Fibre Canada and Madawaska Hardwood Flooring also have manufacturing facilities in town. Renfrew is also home to many successful small businesses. Between 2000 and 2005, a major portion of Renfrew's retail business


Champlain lookout

'''Storyland''' is a children’s theme park located northwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, near the town of Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) in Horton Township (Horton, Ontario) featuring depictions of classic fairy tale scenes. The park also features a mini-golf course, a small water park, live performers, playgrounds, small rides, and staff dressed as fairy tale characters. It is near the Champlain Lookout in Brown's Bay, where Samuel de Champlain made land. In 1953

a large rock was found in the area bearing a chiselled inscription "Champlain Juin 2, 1613" however the authenticity of the inscription has been brought into question by the date format. The Champlain Lookout was a part of the landscape long before Storyland was founded. The park is normally open from mid-June through to the Labour Day weekend. :''For other uses of the name, see Cobden.'' '''Cobden''' is a small community in the Township of Whitewater Region (Whitewater Region, Ontario), in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada. It is located roughly halfway between Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) and Pembroke (Pembroke, Ontario) on Highway 17 (Highway 17 (Ontario)). thumb 500px Cobden as seen from the south-east (Image:Cobdenpic.jpg) * '''1936 (1936 in rail transport)''' – The ''Twin Cities Zephyr'', an articulated trainset pulled by an EMD E5 (pictured), is placed into service between Chicago, Illinois, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. * '''1983 (1983 in rail transport)''' – Canadian National Railway abandons track between Renfrew Junction (Renfrew, Ontario) and Whitney (Whitney, Ontario), Ontario on the company's Renfrew Subdivision. '''Renfrew Black Donald Lake Water Aerodrome''', south of Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. CKOB was a former call sign from an AM radio station, CKOB (CKOB (AM)) in Renfrew, Ontario in the 1970s through to the 1990s and the call sign was believed to be used previously as a radio station repeater in Obed Mine, Alberta. - F Tony Iob 182 93 01 02 71 Renfrew, Ontario Klagenfurter AC - - F Tony Iob 182 93 01 02 71 Renfrew, Ontario Klagenfurter AC - - Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) Sandi Heins (X) -


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'''Storyland''' is a children’s theme park located northwest of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, near the town of Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) in Horton Township (Horton, Ontario) featuring depictions of classic fairy tale scenes. The park also features a mini-golf course, a small water park, live performers, playgrounds, small rides, and staff dressed as fairy tale characters. It is near the Champlain Lookout in Brown's Bay, where Samuel de Champlain made land. In 1953


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and outdoor enthusiasts passing by on their way to nearby whitewater rafting, boating, camping, hunting, golfing, fishing, snowmobiling, down-hill skiing, and cross-country skiing. However, the area's largest single employers are the Renfrew Victoria Hospital and the Bonnechere Manor. Renfrew County Fact Sheet – Renfrew In addition to numerous small employers, there are also several manufacturing facilities employing several hundred people; Scapa Tapes Renfrew, formerly Renfrew Tape makes products such as hockey tape that is used across North America and the duct tape brand featured on the discontinued Red Green Show. Times Fibre Canada and Madawaska Hardwood Flooring also have manufacturing facilities in town. Renfrew is also home to many successful small businesses. Between 2000 and 2005, a major portion of Renfrew's retail business, and the associated customer services jobs, shifted from the west-end Renfrew mall (now demolished) to the east-end formally industrial park due to the opening of several major big-box (Big-box store) such as No Frills and Walmart and smaller retail stores just off Highway 17 (Highway 17 (Ontario)). Despite the apparent prosperity, Statistics Canada reported the average earnings of Renfrew residents in 2000 as $35,811, or roughly 31% lower than the provincial average and 5% lower than the county average. Statistics Canada Community Profile - Renfrew - 2001 Further, the town reports, relative to the population size and compared to the province as a whole, fewer positions in management, business, finance, administration and natural or applied sciences, while there was greater than the provincial rates of occupation in sales and service, trades, transport and equipment operators, processing, manufacturing and utilities. Culture Hockey One of the four original teams in the National Hockey Association, the precursor to the NHL, was based in Renfrew. The Renfrew Creamery Kings sought to be allowed to play in the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association, but with no success. The team's owner, M. J. O'Brien, eventually financed and put together his own league, the NHA. The Creamery Kings played two seasons of hockey in the NHA, 1911 and 1912, until M. J. O'Brien pulled out to pursue his interests in the railroad. '' Renfrew Mercury '' (external link) * My FM (external link) * TVCogeco * CJHR-FM 98.7, Valley Heritage Radio (external link) The O'Brien Theatre was a balconied and elegantly decorated town landmark that was converted from a live theatre to a movie theatre, then upgraded in the 1990s to accommodate two screens, but maintains much of the original appeal. Festivals * Renfrew was the annual host and sponsor of the Ottawa Valley Lumber Baron Festival, a celebration of the town's roots in the logging industry. The Lumber Baron Festival is now known as Valleyfest, dropping its historical roots. * The Renfrew Fair has been drawing mixed crowds for decades with its mid-way rides, exhibits, demolition derby, musical acts and livestock showcase. The fair takes place on the second weekend of every September and lasts from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. The rides are supplied by the company Conklin Shows. * There is a nearby Blue Grass music festival that takes place every year in the middle of July. *In recent years, local farm-owner Andy Taylor has hosted FarmJam, a twelve-hour festival featuring varying musical acts. *In 2008, Renfrew celebrated its sesquicentennial throughout the calendar year. Famous residents *Joe Dagenais Knows everything about The Montreal Canadian (HABS) *Kinga Czigány-MacAskill, Hungarian Olympic gold medalist in K-4 500m at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona *Lorne Anderson, NHL Hockey Player *Bill Brydge, NHL Hockey Player *Robertson Davies, famous Canadian writer of Fifth Business. He spent his early years (from age 5 onwards) growing up in Renfrew. His family moved here from Thamesville, Ontario and later they moved to Kingston. *W. H. Davies, famous Welsh (Wales) "tramp-poet", who lost his foot trying to jump a freight train at Renfrew on the evening of March 20, 1899. He was subsequently cared for at the local hospital, to which he was forever indebted. *Christine Hough *"Terrible" Ted Lindsay (Ted Lindsay), NHL Hockey Player, Hall of Fame inductee *Ambrose O'Brien *Alexander Lett Spence (b. 1914 in Renfrew), awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Distinguished Flying Cross (United Kingdom)) for bravery during World War II, as member of the 434 Squadron. 434 Squadron, Honors and Awards, citing Spence's Distinguished Flying Cross citation. Retrieved 2013-02-12. Also father of musician Alexander Lee Spence, professionally known as Skip Spence. *Charlotte Whitton, later mayor of Ottawa, Ontario *David Larocque & Warren Larocque Twin Terrors Of Town Council. Renfrew's museum, the McDougall Mill Museum thumb right 250px The McDougall Mill Museum on the Bonnechere River (File:Renfrew Ontario.JPG) John Lorn McDougall, politician and fur trader, built the mill in 1855 by the Bonnechere River near the town landmark Swinging Bridge (Swinging Bridge (Renfrew, Ontario)) and overlooking natural rapids below the Renfrew Power Generation generating station. It has been converted into a museum, sometimes referred to as 'Renfrew Museum', not to be confused with museums of that name in Pennsylvania and Scotland. The McDougall Mill Museum houses pioneer tools and machinery, a military section, a doll exhibit, as well as toys, Victorian clothing and household items. Ottawa Valley Guide: McDougall Mill. Retrieved 21 August 2007. See also south of Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. CKOB was a former call sign from an AM radio station, CKOB (CKOB (AM)) in Renfrew, Ontario in the 1970s through to the 1990s and the call sign was believed to be used previously as a radio station repeater in Obed Mine, Alberta. - F Tony Iob 182 93 01 02 71 Renfrew, Ontario Klagenfurter AC - - F Tony Iob 182 93 01 02 71 Renfrew, Ontario Klagenfurter AC - - Renfrew (Renfrew, Ontario) Sandi Heins (X) -


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and northeastern (Northeastern Ontario) Ontario, Canada.


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a large rock was found in the area bearing a chiselled inscription "Champlain Juin 2, 1613" however the authenticity of the inscription has been brought into question by the date format. The Champlain Lookout was a part of the landscape long before Storyland was founded. The park is normally open from mid-June through to the Labour Day weekend. :''For other uses of the name, see Cobden.'' '''Cobden''' is a small community in the Township of Whitewater Region, Ontario

Renfrew, Ontario

'''Renfrew''', Ontario, Canada, is a town on the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County. Located one hour west of Ottawa in Eastern Ontario, Renfrew is the third largest town in the county after Petawawa and Pembroke (Pembroke, Ontario). The town is a small transportation hub connecting Highway 60 (Ontario Highway 60) and Highway 132 (Ontario Highway 132) with the Trans-Canada Highway. Renfrew is also known historically for its role in the formation of the National Hockey League.

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