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Harvest Dinner

Thanks to everyone for making our Local Foods Harvest Dinner and Murder Mystery Evening Sat. Oct. 18, 2014 such a success. It exceeded our expectations! Next year's date is tentatively Sat. Oct. 17.

See poster. Proposed Menu. The Program.

Thank you to our sponsors and to our silent auction donors.

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REAL Deal Reuse Store
Open Thurs, Fri and Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Next Make a Deal Day is Friday, October 31st and the next Silent Action Close is Saturday, October 25th at 1:30 p.m.

We truly appreciate donations of gently used items, but please do not leave your donations when we are closed. Check out the REAL Deal Store Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who applied for a REAL Action Grant. Winners have been notified, were announced publicly at our Oct. 18 dinner.

In honour of it's 25th year, nine community groups received $250 REAL Action Grants to make a REAL difference in their neighbourhood.

See a list of the winners.

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Come to a free screening of Watermark

An award winning feature documentary that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water. See poster.

Thursday, October 30th, 7:00 p.m. at the Station Theatre

Discussion to follow immediately after the film. Free admission, donations appreciated. This is one of the ways REAL is celebrating it's 25th anniversary.Read more about Watermark.

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Volunteers Needed!

We could use your help at the REAL Deal Store or for other REAL activities.

Contact our new volunteer Volunteer Coordinator, Leann Merriman at 205-0818 to find out more.

Save a step and complete our volunteer application form so we can suggest a position that's right for you.

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Home Energy Audit Services

REAL offers energy audit services that will give you a better understanding of your home. A blower door test or thermography reading will help you determine energy-saving solutions that will genuinely benefit you.

For more details contact REAL (613) 283-9500 or Sue.

Read some other solutions to high home heating bills.

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Board Member Needed. We are looking for an energetic, experienced person to join our Board of Directors. If you are connected to the community, familiar with current and emerging environmental issues, and motivated to do something about them, join a group of like-minded people to make a REAL Difference. Meet the Board.

See a job description and send us a letter describing your interest to



Electronics Recycling at the REAL Deal

REAL Deal is now an official Ontario Electronics Stewardship (OES) collection site for electronics waste.

Only certain items are accepted so please consult the list carefully. No "white goods", appliances containing freon, or miscellaneous electric appliances will be taken. What is accepted.

Materials accepted during store hours only. Find out more.

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Have E-Waste, Can't Get to the REAL Deal?

Electronics are accepted for recycling at several authorized Ontario depots. Search by postal code at Various neighbouring municipalities also provide collection services, e.g. Tay, Rideau Lakes and Drummond North Elmsley, and may require proof of residency.

YAK in Perth also accepts e-waste.

Take it Back

Rideau Mississippi Take It Back 

Keeping it out of landfill. Find businesses and organizations in the Rideau Mississippi region that Take Back used materials for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. Art, batteries, electronics, eyeglasses, medical equipment, musical instruments, pet medications, toiletries, toys and more.

Supported by the municipalities of North Grenville, Mississippi Mills, Perth, and Smiths Falls. Let us know about other businesses that should be on the list.

Available for borrowing through Perth, Almonte, Smiths Falls or South Elmsley Public Libraries or at the REAL Deal.

Wondering what you can do about your high electricity bill? The Kill a Watt meter is a handy device to monitor the energy consumption of some of your electrical appliances. Call 613-283-9500.

Are you on dialup? Tips from the Ontario Trillium Foundation on how to improve the dialup performance of your computer.


Page last updated: October 10, 2014

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