How the Centre Evolved


The Event Centre was created as a long term "legacy" project by the St. Lawrence War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance primarily to assist volunteer event organizers stage successful outdoor events. The Alliance received an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant in 2011 to open the Centre in Eastern Ontario. Now that the bicentennial is over, the Alliance has turned the operation of the Centre over to the Almonte Civitan Club who will manage the facility in the years to come. Events all have the same needs but at different times of the year and by sharing our event equipment, we all benefit!

The Centre is a one-stop depot for any event: schools, churches, fairs, music festivals, rodeos, heritage events, Canada Day, sporting events, etc. We service all types of community celebrations – large and small.

"With rising costs, we are always looking to spare expenses. The items proved very useful and saved us some dollars as well. I look forward to next year and the increase of inventory to choose from!"

Jason Jesmer, Cornwall Lift-Off