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Blackfly Derby

The Blackfly Derby Trivia Night was held to celebrate the ASITT project (Alleviating Social Isolation through Technology), which was funded through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This event allowed for people to use and become comfortable with technology, in the form of tablets, in a fun, social atmosphere. As the questions were all connected to Canadian trivia, in celebration of Canada’s 150th, it also challenged people’s  knowledge of Canada.

Blackfly Derby winners' photos for Gold, Silver and Bronze

Photos of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of Blackfly Derby

Congratulations to our winners! The Blackflied P’s a team made up of (from left to right) Samantha, Will, Sadie and Josh buzzed past the rest for the Gold Trophy. Silver went to Poppy, Macy, Elizabeth and Lynette. The Bronze trophy was taken by Bob, Doug, Anne, Rhonda and Heather.

Here is a collage of Blackfly Derby photos. As you can see, many got into the spirit with their finest “Derby” or “Blackfly” wear.

Blackfly Derby photos

Collage of photos from Blackfly Derby

A number of sponsors donated prizes for the event. We really appreciate the generosity of:

  • Amazing Dollar Store
  • Barnabe’s Independent
  • Canadian Tire, Perth
  • Connections Adult Learning
  • Home Hardware, Sharbot Lake
  • Northern Radiance Aesthetics
  • Pharmasave, Sharbot Lake
  • Ram’s Esso
  • St. Lawrence College, Employment Services, Sharbot Lake
  • Sharbot Lake Gas & General Store
  • Springwood Cottages Resort

Blackfly Derby Chili & Trivia Night

Everyone welcome!

Singles, pairs, trios or even teams of four. Come out and test your skills to go for the gold (or even silver or bronze) – the coveted Blackfly trophies.

Included in your ticket price ($5.00) is a great chili dinner and a night of trivia. Buy some liquid refreshments at our Mocktail Bar and snack on some popcorn.

Prizes, too!

Dress: Wear your best Derby or Blackfly (bug) gear.

Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Granite Ridge Education Centre (Map)

This event is offered thanks to the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for our Alleviating Social Isolation through Technology project.

New Year, New Location

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great holiday season.

We are celebrating the New Year with new premises in Northbrook. We have moved the site next door from Unit 3 to Unit 2. This will allow us to work more closely with our Employment Service neighbours, Career Edge, and provide a safer work environment for us all.

Dealing with Data Plans

Don’t miss the upcoming workshop on “Data Usage & How to Read Your Bill” with speaker David Elyea of Frontenac Computers. He will provide tips to understanding what uses up all that data and how to keep it under control. He will also walk through the details of data bills for us. The afternoon workshop takes place at Kennebec Hall (Arden Community Centre) from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2016. See the flyer, below, or check our events calendar for map links and future events. Please contact us for more info.

This workshop is offered free thanks to the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for our Alleviating Social Isolation through

Digital Drop-in Centres

We are very excited about the new Digital Drop-in Centres that we are starting in various communities throughout the Northern Frontenac and Lennox & Addington region. Thanks to our Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for the “Alleviating Social Isolation through Technology” (ASITT) project we have seven Drop-ins set up and more will follow. The Drop-ins will offer free Wi-Fi and use of computer and other digital equipment (printer, tablets, ipad, digital camera, etc.). There will also be Digital Coaches on-hand to give some advice, quick how-to’s and assist with minor digital “challenges” and questions. There is a schedule below or look at our Calendar page for locations, dates and times. Don’t forget to check back regularly, as we will be offering more in the future. Please contact us for more info.


Give tech a try in Sharbot Lake!

Is all this new technology scary? If it is why not try one of our new mobile device workshops? We are offering Introduction to Computers (Windows 10 computer or tablet), and Managing your Android (tablet or smart phone). You can bring in your own equipment or if you don’t have one yet, reserve one of ours to try.

These workshops are offered free thanks to the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant for our Alleviating Social Isolation through Technology project and Employment Ontario through the Literacy and Basic Skills program.