Gala Evening on the Eastern Frontier with Bonnie Crombie

Carleton Place Arena, Large Hall 75 Neelin Street, Carleton Place, ON K7C 4H1

Saturday, February 24, 2024

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston Provincial Liberal Association and the Ontario Liberal Party are thrilled to announce and extend a special invitation to a truly remarkable event: 

A Gala Evening on the Eastern Frontier with Bonnie Crombie

Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with purpose and vision for Ontario, as we celebrate and introduce our dynamic new leader, Bonnie Crombie, to Eastern Ontario.

🗓️ Date: Saturday, February 24

🕕 Time: Registration 5pm, Cocktail Reception 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm

📍 Venue: Carleton Place Arena Upper Hall, 75 Neelin St., Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V8

This is a night to celebrate, network and mingle with fellow supporters, and meet Bonnie Crombie while fundraising for progress. Begin the evening with a delightful cocktail reception (cash bar). Enjoy a roast beef, chicken and vegetarian buffet followed by dessert and tea or coffee. Listen to Bonnie Crombie as she shares her insights, plans and vision for Ontario. Cap of the night with live music that captures the spirit of Eastern Ontario.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston and to A Gala Evening on the Eastern Frontier with Bonnie Crombie!

RSVP & Ticket Details

We would be honoured by your presence. Please confirm your attendance with ticket purchase by Wednesday, February 21 to secure your spot.

Individual tickets – $250 each

Future Fund Member tickets – $175 each (Join the Future Fund)

Table of eight attendees – $1,600

A tax receipt will be provided for your generous contribution.

Lanark County Weekend Getaway Itinerary, Friday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, Feb. 25

Don’t just come for the Gala, make it an entire weekend getaway!

Lanark County is a bustling tourist area all-year-round with lots of fun events, shows, sights, and scenes for your travelling pleasure. From culinary delights and craft beverages to outdoor adventures, Lanark County has much to offer, making it the perfect weekend getaway destination.

With help from Lanark County Tourism, we are delighted to bring you this weekend getaway itinerary to help you plan your time around A Gala Evening on the Eastern Frontier with Bonnie Crombie.

In addition to the Gala, there are several events of note taking place in the area on the weekend of Feb. 23-25.

Because we know you’re all political animals, LFK PLA has organized Politics in the Pub with special guest Dr. Adil Shamji, MPP for Don Valley East and David Farrow, OLP VP Organization. Join local liberals on Friday evening from 7-9pm at Zak’s Diner, 515 McNeely Ave., Carleton Place, for a drink or a meal on you as we get fired up for the weekend!

If you’re a theatre fan and want to put politics on hold until the Gala evening, take in a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar by Orion Theatre Co. at St. Paul’s United in Perth on Friday evening. Get more information and tickets

If you’re on the bookish side, take in the Grand Author Takeover at the Grand Hotel in Carleton Place on Saturday afternoon. Several authors will be on hand for book signings and readings. Get more information and tickets

If you’d like to relax and take things at your own speed…

Did you know? Lanark County is the Maple Syrup Capital of Ontario (it says so on the sign!) We definitely recommend including a maple attraction in your weekend plans. Wheeler’s Pancake House is a great choice. Find the most up-to-date hours and attraction information on their Facebook page (see

If you’re interested in the culinary scene you may want to start with some of the destinations on Lanark County’s Sip & Savour Trail (see From chocolatiers, bakeries, and coffee roasters to bistros, and restaurants there’s a flavour for everyone’s taste. You may also want to visit one of our craft beverage creators, from beer to spirits, there are many creative libations to discover (see

If you like to explore and take in a bit of culture, consider taking in an art gallery or museum, or two on your travels. Here are a few great options to explore:

Sivarulrasa Gallery in Almonte, 34 Mill St.

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte, 3 Rosamond St. E

The Carleton Place Art Gallery in Carleton Place, 210 Bridge St.

The Katherine Muir Miller Art Gallery in Perth, 22 Gore St. E

Studio 87 in Perth, 87 Gore St. E

If shopping and antiquing are high on your list of activities, take some time to hunt down that special find by visiting Downtown Almonte along Mill St., Downtown Carleton Place along Bridge St. and Downtown Perth along Gore and Foster Streets. Our communities are well-known for unique shops and quaint artisan establishments.

Lastly, if outdoor winter activities get you excited, throw your skis or snowshoes in the car, and come on down! There are many beautiful hiking trails for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing (see And, if the slopes get your adrenalin going, visit Mount Pakenham for a day of downhill skiing – they also have groomed hiking trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Hotel Accommodation Information

We have arranged a block of rooms at various hotels in Carleton Place and neighbouring communities. Please follow the booking instructions listed for the individual hotels.


The Grand Hotel (Block of 5 rooms, 4 King, 1 Queen, special rate $185 per night)

7 Bridge St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 2V2

Please call (613) 492-1566 for reservations using group Ontario Liberal Gala. Please book before Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.


The Comfort Inn & Suites (Block of 10 rooms, 2 1-King, 8 2-Queen, special rate $165 per night)

355 McNeely Ave, Carleton Place, ON K7C 0A1

Please call (343) 321-3363 for reservations using group Ontario Liberal Gala. Please book before Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. You may also book online using the special booking link:


Best Western Plus Parkside Inn & Spa (Block of 10 rooms, 5 1-King, 5 2-Queen, special rate of $199 per night, double occupancy)

82 Peter St, Perth, ON K7H 1S2 (approx. 34km from Carleton Place – a 25 minute drive along Hwy 7)

Reservations by phone only. Please call (613) 326-0082, ext. 1 for reservations using group Ontario Liberal Gala. Please book before Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024


Best Western Smiths Falls (Block of 10 rooms, special rate of $148 per night, single or double occupancy, includes breakfast)

88 Lombard St, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4G5 (approx. 30km from Carleton Place – a 23 minute drive along Hwy 15)

Please call (613) 284-0001 for reservations using group Ontario Liberal Gala. Please book before Monday, Feb. 5, 2024