|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.
REAL is planting a mini forest at Corbett Park this year. On Sat. April 13 we will be preparing the forest floor and could use your help! That day we will be putting down layers of cardboard, leaves, compost and woodchips. We are looking for adults and teens (accompanied by a parent) to help shovel, rake and […]
Come join other residents for Pitch-In Smiths Falls, an annual community litter cleanup. We encourage individuals and groups to commit to cleaning up a particular site during the two week period. Supplies will be available at the REAL Deal Store starting Wed. April 10. We’ll wind up Pitch In with a shoreline cleanup, on Saturday, […]
Pre-order you rain barrels for pickup on Sat. May 11. Our spring fundraiser will also feature some bare root seedlings and native plants. Trinity United Church will be selling mushroom compost from the REAL Deal site as well. Come on and get growing! More details coming. See our rain barrel page in the meantime!