|The Idle Free Team talking to drivers stopped at the Abbot St. Bridge.||Elva Corless, “Grandmother of Recycling” at the Reuse Centre REAL operated from 1990 until 2006.||We love volunteers, but we have paid staff, too! These are staff from the summer of 2011.|
|Sue, the REAL Deal ED; Tracy, Store Manager and Ed, Receiving Volunteer. The REAL Deal Store is open Thurs – Sat 10 – 4.||REAL celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009. Yes, we’ve been around since 1989!||Rideau Volunteers and Katimavik touring The Swale by Voyageur Canoe, July 2010.|
|The Central Band of the Canadian Forces performing a benefit concert for REAL.||The Well Aware program teaches rural dwellers about maintaining their wells and septic systems.||REAL has offered a variety of workshops on climate change and energy issues.|
|Performing the blower door test as part of a home energy effiiency audit.||Our first bottle drive ever in July 2010 at The Beer Store raised $600 for our projects.||Our board and volunteers work behind the scenes to plan REAL’s activities.|
Join the annual litter cleanup Sat. Apr. 21 to Sun. May 6, 2018. Pitch In bags available now!
Canoeist and naturalist Max Finkelstein will describe the Four Winds Voyageur Canoe Brigade he organized in 2017 for Canada’s 150th birthday, and share his passion for river conservation.
Diana Beresford-Kroeger, scientist and author, will be joining us for commentary on this important documentary “Call of the Forest: the Forgotten Wisdom of Trees”, which explores our relationship with trees.
REAL’s Annual General Meeting and Potluck Dinner. Longtime members will be recognized and members will be voting on a new bylaw.
Save the date for another delicious meal prepared by Joanne Edwards and featuring foods produced close to home. Tickets available in September. The event will be at Lombardy Hall, Kelly’s Road.