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 14 Kick-off Concert
 11 Youth Workshops
 17 St Patrick's Day Dance  
 15 Live History Performance  
 29 Volunteer Fire Fighter Appreciation Dinner  
 6 D18 Horticultural Celebration
  3 Indigenous Artwork Ceremony  
24Village Historical Walk
  9 Tour of McKellar Gardens

  9 Community Ribfest
 28 McKellar 150th Celebration Dance
 29 Grand Celebration
 30 Pancake Breakfast - by Hurdville Hall @ McKellar CC
  6 Art Gala & Performance
 16 Bert Weir Tribute  
 23 Tribute to Fiddling  
24Georgian Bay Winds
 29 Cemetary Tour
  3 WWII Movies
 25 Dinner/Showcase
  2 Christmas Past - Historical
  3Christmas Lighting
  9 Parry Sound Singers
 31 Family New Year's Eve Party

Irish Settlers of McKellar

Samuel Armstrong, Andrew Moore and John McKeown followed an old trail and when they stopped, put a stake in the ground and named the area ‘Armstrong Rapids’. This would become McKellar Village.  Samuel started most of the businesses and 150 years later, streets are still named after Armstrong family members.

The Armstrongs were from Wexford County, Ireland, the Moores from County Kerry, Ireland and the McKeowns from County Down, Ireland.

A first settler David Patterson, Eliza McKeown first white woman to settle in McKellar Village and JW Fitzgerald who surveyed the Township were also Irish.

A few other key families with Irish roots are Moffats, Juncks, Madigans, Thompsons, Robinsons, Jacksons and Stewarts.

John McKeown

Samuel Armstrong Jr.

Andrew Moore




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McKellar Public Library

McKellar Agricultural Society


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