Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city of 14,000 that is renowned as “The Heart of the Ottawa Valley”. Established in 1858, Pembroke was a bustling timber town during the early part of the 20th century, with huge log booms being floated down river towards the local sawmills. Today, there are still several companies connected to the forestry sector, as well as a growing number of companies associated with a knowledge-based economy and ecotourism.
We invite you to explore our websiteand all that we have to offer. Famous for its heritage murals, its love of hockey, and its beautiful natural setting, Pembroke is a wonderful community in which to invest, live, work, visit, and play!
Rogers Hometown Hockey is in Pembroke at the PMC this weekend!
There is a full weekend of activities ahead, including live music, games, entertainment, and meet-and-greets and autograph sessions with NHL Alumni Marc Methot! The festival runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. See the full festival schedule here.
The excitement continues on Monday night with a national broadcast on Sportsnet with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone from the PMC from 6-10 p.m.
Help us renovate Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts! The Festival Hall Seat Campaign is raising money to renovate the interior of the theatre, focused on the replacement of the seats, which have been in place for all 42 years of the hall.
The Festival Hall Seat Campaign will allow individuals, businesses, or organizations to sponsor a seat within the theatre for $150. This sponsorship is eligible for a charitable tax receipt and can be made online or at the municipal offices of the City of Pembroke, Town of Petawawa, or Township of Laurentian Valley. All funds raised through the campaign will go towards renovations at Festival Hall.
Full sponsorship packages with further options are available for interested individuals, businesses, and organizations by contacting Festival Hall Managing Director Rick Wharton at [email protected].
The City of Pembroke is continuing to monitor the situation regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with the guidance of government and healthcare professionals across the province and the country. Throughout this situation, the City’s goal is to safeguard the continuity of Pembroke services that support the safety and well-being of our residents while ensuring the health and safety of our employees.
All City of Pembroke offices are open. Members of the public are encouraged to continue contacting City of Pembroke staff by email and telephone where possible. When visiting in-person it is strongly recommended that individuals call ahead and book an appointment with City staff. All offices have posted entry guidelines including wearing a mask, passing a health screening self-assessment, maximum occupancy, and the use of hand sanitizer.
Playgrounds, The Rapids Skate Park, Rotary Park tennis courts, Pembroke Area Community Centre (Pem Ice II), Pembroke Memorial Centre, Kinsmen Pool, and Kinsmen Park multi-purpose park are open.
City staff will continue to be available by phone and email. To speak to a staff member, please call 613-735-6821 or email [email protected] between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Residents can continue to livestream council meetings on the City’s YouTube Channel or by watching YourTV.
If you have health questions regarding COVID-19, please refer to the Renfrew County & District Health Unit's COVID-19 website, call the Health Unit at 613-735-8654, or contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000. For information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, please visit the Renfrew County & District Health Unit Immunization website.
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