Please support these businesses who support our children



Providing Indulgent Moments since 1978, with Beavertails pastry, beavertails poutine, beaver bites, beaver dog, signature beverages and cold beverages.

CIBC Killaloe


Every day, our more than 45,000 employees help our clients achieve their financial goals and deliver on our brand promise, “Banking that fits your life.” This focus drives our decision making and is underpinned by our commitment to corporate responsibility.

Killaloe Freshmart


The grocer is a well known neighbourhood supermarket that offers bakery & deli delicatessen, frozen foods, gardening centre, dairy, groceries, general merchandise, meat & poultry, fresh produce, and more.

Summers Bros. Ford

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We proudly serve the village of Killaloe and the surrounding communities. Our first and foremost goal here at Summers Bros. is to make your car-shopping experience the best. We’re located in Killaloe with our lot open six days a week at hours most convenient for customers. Stop by! You will quickly discover the entire staff knowledgeable in all things automotive especially in the Killaloe area. www.summersbros.com

Community Resource Centre (CRC) Killaloe

We offer innovative holistic programs to support children, youth, adults, seniors and families to learn new skills, build on their strengths, access supports and services, and work together to nurture positive individual and community growth. www.crc-renfrewcounty.com

Keetch’s Building Supply

Keetch's Building Supply

At Keetch’s Building Supply we provide our customers with quality products and services. We are your store for building materialshome exterior and home interior renovation products.  We pride ourselves in giving our customers a positive experience and going the extra mile to obtain goods that are not easily attainable elsewhere. Keetch’s Building Supply is a proud supporter of local community events and activities such as the Stone Fence Theatre and the Killaloe Kids BookFest.

The Wilno Tavern

Wilno TavernNestled in the gentle hills of the Madawaska Valley, the Wilno Tavern Restaurant has been offering exceptional hospitality for over 100 years.  This historic pub features hearty Polish fare, celebrating the heritage of Wilno’s early pioneer families, as well as a traditional Canadian menu.

The tavern is equally famous for vibrant entertainment – Tuesday Nite Blues Jam, as well as rock, country, jazz or folk bands on weekends. Come dine with the authors before going to their evening presentations. Reservations strongly recommended. Call (613) 756-2029  or visit www.wilnotavern.com.

McCarthy Fuels & Propane

McCarthy Fuels & PropaneA family run local business serving the fuel and propane needs of residential, commercial, municipal, institutional, agricultural customers in the Ottawa valley with efficient and reliable service. Our products include:

• Home Heating Oil • Premium & Regular Gasoline • Clear & Coloured Diesel • Diesel Exhaust Fluid • Irving & Shell Lubricants • Propane

2 Mill St, PO BOX 249, Killaloe, ON, K0J 2A0     Main: 613-757-2829      mccarthykillaloe@gmail.com

Grandma’s Pantry

The pantry is run by great people and is full of great products, such as bulk foods, health foods, vitamins, natural products, and occasional gifts. 183 Queen Street, Killaloe, ON  K0J 2A0   (613) 757-0497

Warren Ranger Auto Body

Warren Ranger Auto BodyFull service auto body shop

Insured or not, the best deals for miles around

Top quality products and automotive refinishes

81 Queen Street, Killaloe ON    (613) 757-2466

 G. Kranz Insurance & Real Estate

G. Kranz Insurance & Real EstateInsurance products for home, cottage, auto, life. Full range of Real Estate services. Visit our office, browse our listings; speak with one of our agents.

165 Queen Street, Killaloe, ON   (613) 757-2515

Arnprior Book Shop Writers Union of Canada Authors Booking Service


Individual Sponsors – Please thank them when you see them.

Glenn Allen

Bruce Burnett

Michelle Malette Caswell

Richard and Sandra Gulland

Meg Hazelton

Tracy Lafleur

Robert and Donna Malette

Tammy and Rick Reimer

Frank Tettemer

Terry Walsh

Gary and Teresa Yaraskavich

Nicole Zummach


Apart from formal sponsors, the following have given valuable support to the Killaloe Kids BookFest through technical services, promotion, and good deals:

Township of Killaloe Hagarty and Richards

Township of Madawaska Valley

Killaloe Curling Club

Killaloe Lions Hall

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan

Barry’s Bay Minor Hockey Association

Nicole Zummach

Donna and Rob Malette

Irene Boucher

The Eganville Leader

About – Information about the partners and organizers bringing these events to you.

Authors – The children’s authors, the dates, times and places of their visits.

Sponsors – The businesses, groups, and individuals who help inaugurate the annual Killaloe Kids BookFest.

Documents – Background, news, articles, and other information.

Volunteer – Let us know if you have ability in any of these areas, and come join the team.

Contribute – The Killaloe Kids BookFest will be sustainable only if the community can contribute financially.

Past BookFests – Find out about all the authors who have visited in the past.