Welcome to LV's first 50+ group - LV50+ Fit & Feisty! If you're over 50 years of age, this groups for you! This group was created by volunteers for the LV community as an outlet to enhance the lives of Laurentian Valley 50+ residents by providing opportunities to remain fit, build social connections, and inspire a zest for life. 
The group uses the Alice & Fraser Recreation Centre as a home-base but also uses other facilities within LV for various activities. 

About the group:

  • Programming runs from Monday to Friday from September to May
  • Examples of program offerings: pickle ball, yoga, cultural excursions, coffee chats, music jams, cycling, ATVing and more!
  • LV residents and surrounding area aged 50+ are welcome to join
  • This is a membership-based group
  • Memberships are $25 and run from September to August and are not prorated

Note: If purchasing a membership and paying online, a 2.5% convenience fee will be applied.

Become a member

The purpose of the membership is to off-set the cost of programming. A membership is required to participate in most programming although, if an event requires a certain amount of participants it would be open to members first and if any spots are remaining, it would then be open to non-members. There are several events the LV50+F&F promotes that are open to the general public of any age such as Thursday Night Euchre and the Bi-Weekly Music Jams.
Become a member here
Paper copies of the membership application are available upon request by emailing fitandfeisty50@gmail.com or by visiting the Township Office at 460 Witt Road between 8:30am – 4:00pm from Monday to Friday.
For more information please contact the group directly by calling 613-735-4240email or follow them on Facebook.

Coffee Culture Connect Program Events and Topics

Friday June 21, 2024    Pembroke Waterfront  Event runs from 10:30 – 3:30

“National Indigenous Peoples Day”

June 21, the summer solstice, holds great spiritual significance to First Nations people, Inuit and Métis alike. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. In Canada, we dedicate the longest day of the year to showing our appreciation of Indigenous peoples and the ways they enrich our culture.

Meet us at 10:30 for coffee, opening ceremonies and a taste of one of the “three sisters” soup.

 

July 19, 2024     5-8 p.m. and     July 20, 2024 12 – 8 p.m.

Pembroke Waterfront and Riverwalk Amphitheater

“Pembroke Multicultural Festival      Caribbean Culture”

The 9th annual Pembroke Multicultural Festival provides opportunities to explore various cultures.  Fit & Feisty is sponsoring the Caribbean Culture workshop that will highlight the history and music of that community at 12:20 p.m. July 20, 2024

 

September 11, 2024

“Walking Trails in the Valley”

As fall approaches, historical local trails will be highlighted along with the Laurentian Valley Four Seasons Trail. 

 

September 25, 2024 

“Madawaska Valley Tours”

Madawaska Studio Tours (Summer and Fall) will introduce, explain, and display products produced by local artists from various cultures.

 

October 9, 2024

“Quebec, Our Neighbour Across the River” 

A presenter will highlight the cultural and other resources as well as talents we have shared and continue to share by virtue of the inter-provincial bridge.

 

Saturday October 19, 2024     Petawawa Heritage Village

“Farming Techniques of the Early 1900s”

Petawawa Heritage Village showcases historical area buildings. An original one room school house was moved and reassembled, including original student’s desks. Numerous other original buildings have been moved and reassembled on site as well.  Pioneer methods of accomplishing tasks are displayed; spinning yarn, forging in a blacksmith shop, carpentry.

 

November 13, 2024

 “The Kichissippi River”

The significance of the Kichissippi River (Ottawa River) for local trade, commerce, society, and the Indigenous communities that traveled the river will be presented.

 

December 11, 2024

“Holiday Traditions Around the World”

Local guest speakers from different backgrounds and cultures will present and share their special holiday traditions, including some of their traditional holiday treats. 

 

January 15, 2025

“How Seniors in Rural areas can reduce the stress associated with medical, out-of-travel, and digital information” 

A presenter, knowledgeable with rural, health care  will present “How-Tos” and tips for seniors, such as how to contact the Handibus for trips to out-of-town appointments, how to locate the video link for virtual doctor appointments, how to access and print medical correspondence, and bringing someone to appointments to help listen to instructions.

 

January 22, 2025

 “Pride in Renfrew County”

The Renfrew County School Board and/or Pflag Renfrew County will talk about growing up 2SLGBTQIA+ and address questions and concerns from seniors struggling with how to support 2SLGBTQIA+ in their family/community/school, as well as how to be a potential ally. 

 

February 12, 2025

Black Heritage Month

A local entrepreneur will present on highlights and challenges of growing up in a different culture, moving to the Ottawa Valley and starting a food business in a small rural community. There will be a demonstration on how to make Caribbean food with a North American twist!

 

March 5, 2025

“Eastern Indian Culture” 

A local East Indian business owner will present why the Ottawa Valley was selected to start a business, including their highlights and challenges. They will also share music, dance and a taste of East Indian cuisine.  

June Events


Please find a list of February events listed below. For more information, please contact the group directly.

LV 50+ F&F JUNE 2024 Calendar

Facebook: Laurentian Valley 50+ Fit and Feisty Email/etransfer: fitandfeisty50@gmail.com
Website: www.lvtownship.ca/en/explore-and-play/lv50-fit-feisty
Mail: 1 Henan Rd. Pembroke ON K8A6W8 Call/text: 613-735-4240

 

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball has moved outside to the A&F Recreation Centre. 1 Henan Road Pembroke

Monday 9am & 6pm   Tuesday 6pm    Wednesday 6pm    Thursday 9am  

 Register on PlayTime Scheduler. 

 

CYCLING

TUESDAY @ 9:30 am

June 4thYantha’s Cycle 

June11thMarina Playground 

June 18thHugli’s Blueberry Ranch 

June 25th Shaw’s Pole Yard  Achray Rd

WEDNESDAY @6 pm

June 5th Shaw’s Pole Yard Achray Rd 

June 12 Marina Playground 

June 19th Yantha’s Cycle

June 26th Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch

NEW

We now have 2 bikes to loan to our members. They are stored at Yantha’s Cycle. Contact Kathy @613-633-1432 no later than Sunday the week before you would like the bike. If you do not have a way to transport it to the other locations we will try to get it for you.

 

NEW EVENT

Every Wednesday at Finnighan's Road House - 955 Pembroke Street East

9 am Walking on the Algonquin Trail – Park in the back parking lot to access the walking trail. After walking, stay for breakfast or coffee.

9:45 am Breakfast Club – There is a table reserved for LV50+ Fit & Feisty. Join us for breakfast, coffee and great conversation.

 

GOLF 

Please note* You must register with Randy @ 416-508-1449 by the date indicated. All fees are paid directly to the golf club.

June 4th 10:30 am Roanoak Golf Club – register by May 29th

June 11th 4 pm Whitetail Golf Club – register by June 5th

June 17th 4 pm Nine & Dine Pembroke Golf Club – register by June 12th

June 25 10:30 am Roanoak Golf Club – register by June 19th

July 2nd 10 am Oaks of Cobden – register by June 30th

 

THURSDAY ATV RUNS

All runs depart at 10am sharp from the A&F Recreation Centre - 1 Henan Road

June 13th Crooked Lake        June 27th Eganville Rio Restaurant – must reserve by­­­­­­­­­­ June 13th.

For restaurant reservations or information contact Bev @ 613-735-3348


May 7th 7pm Last class @ LV Four Seasons Lodge. Line dancing will return in the fall.

 

KAYAKING/CANOEING

June 7th 10 am Jack’s Lake Round Lake Road

June 28th 10 am Black Bay Boat Launch Rantz Road Petawawa

 

HIKING

Friday June 14th @ 9am – Shaw Woods 2065 Bulger Road Eganville

 

KRISTA JOHNSON RUN FOR CHANGE

Sunday June 9th @10 am

Meet us at Riverside Park for the 2k walk/run.

 

THURSDAY ATV RUNS
All runs depart at 10am sharp from the A&F Recreation Centre - 1 Henan Road
May 2ND Kelly Lake

May 16th Cranberry Lake

May 30th Calabogie – Redneck Restaurant – must reserve

For restaurant reservations or information contact Bev @ 613-735-3348

 

LV 50+ Coffee Culture Connect Program Events and Topics

National Indigenous Peoples Day 

June 21, the summer solstice, holds great spiritual significance to First Nations people, Inuit and Métis alike. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day because of the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year. In Canada, we dedicate the longest day of the year to showing our appreciation of Indigenous peoples and the ways they enrich our culture.

Meet us at 10:30 for coffee, opening ceremonies and a taste of one of the “three sisters” soup.