Annual Events

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Calendar of Events

Local events are a great way to bring communities closer together. In Champlain Township, there are always people to meet, something to do, to discover or to rediscover!

There are more than 30 special events in the Township of Champlain annually. These events such involve food and beverage, holiday festivities and community heritage are organized by our passionate community members, local businesses and the Township’s own recreation department.

Thinking of organizing an event in Champlain? Check out our Special Event Guidelines.

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Wee Irish Festival

St. Patrick's Day, Vankleek Hill

Get out your green, your shamrocks and your pot of gold; it’stime to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Excellent Events.

613-678-2873 or email

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Pond Rocket

March, 2024, Vankleek Hill 

Annual hockey tournament organized by the community. Fun guaranteed, hockey on the ice and party off the ice! 

613-307-0566 or Facebook

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Russell Gauley Breakfast

May 6, 2023 - Vankleek Hill

Breakfast organized by the community, proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society "Wheels of Hope" program.

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Square Dance Competition

April or May - Vankleek Hill

Annual spring dance fundraiser for Vankleek Hill Fiddle and Dance Association.

Facebook

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Heritage May Show

May 21, 2023, Vankleek Hill

Excellent Events brings people together in honour of our culture and heritage.

613-678-2873 or email

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Community Garage Sale

May, L'Orignal

Community garage sale organized by the community group L'Orignal Families.

Email or Facebook

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Trash N' Treasures

June, Vankleek Hill

Community-wide yard sale organized by the Business and Merchant Association.

1-877-678-3327 or email

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Garden Party

June, Vankleek Hill

An intimate garden experience where visitors can learn about Garden Path Homemade Soap.

613 678-7298 or email

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Canada Day

July 1st, L'Orignal

Celebrations organized by the Township of Champlain - fireworks, music and activities!

613 678-3601 or email

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VKH Food Bank Jamboree

July, Vankleek Hill

Live music, BBQ and door prizes for the Vankleek Hill Food Bank. Thank you to Windsor Tavern & The Review for this fundraiser.

1-877-678-3327 or email

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Horse & Buggy Parade

July 9, 2023 - Vankleek Hill

This annual parade attracts large crowds, where beautiful horses and buggies promenade through town.

 613-678-2873 or email

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Porchfest

July 15, 2023 - Vankleek Hill

Several bands and individuals will be performing on different porches in Vankleek Hill. Visit their website for more info.

Email

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Bay Run

July 29, 2023 - L'Orignal

Community Run hosted by Physio Lalonde. All funds will be donated to the Hawkesbury General Hospital Foundation. 

613-677-8844 or Facebook

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VKH Agricultural Fair

August 17 -21, 2023 - Vankleek Hill

Artisan exhibits, amusement rides, demolition derby, and more, hosted by the VKH Agricultural Society.

613-678-2439 or email

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Festival of Flavours

Sept. 10, 2023 - Vankleek Hill

Come enjoy food from local producers and around the globe during this free yearly "foodies" event!

 613-678-2873 or email

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Beau's Oktoberfest

September, Vankleek Hill

Featuring live music, more than 60 different beer taps, delicious cuisine, activities, and so much more.

1-866-585-2337 or email

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Haunted Dinner

October, L'Orignal

Enjoy a three-course meal in the prison cells. After dinner, you will be treated to a spooky tour of the old jail.

613-675-4661 ext.8107 or email

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Halloween Dance

End of October, Vankleek Hill

Brought to you by the Vankleek Sports Club, kids will have fun, play games and win prizes.

Email

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Haunted Jail

October 31, L'Orignal

L’Orignal Old Jail is gearing up for another year of screams and scares.

613-675-4661 ext. 8107 or email

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Vankleek Hill Christmas Porch Tour

November 18, Vankleek Hill

This event showcases porches, each decorated for Christmas by professional decorators. 

1-877-678-3327 ex.1002 or email

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Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 1 -3, 2023 - Vankleek Hill

See what the talented local artisans of Vankleek Hill are up to at the Creative Centre.

613-678-2873 or email

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Christmas Parade

November 29, 2024 - Vankleek Hill

Visit the event page for all details.

champlain.ca/christmas-parade

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Breakfast with Santa

December, Vankleek Hill

It fills the heart of kids with immense joy when they get to write letters and have a Breakfast with Santa.

613-678-2873 or email

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