News & Events

Summer Camps at MERA

In the heart of Lanark Highlands, MERA (McDonalds Corners/Elphin Recreation & Arts) provides the perfect backdrop for a magical summer camp...

$25 for the 25th – Help us celebrate!

MERA is celebrating 25 years this year! Can you believe it? We are excited to present a number of special events...

Community Dinner – Postponed

  Postponed – Stay Tuned for New Date A Murder Mystery Event: Murder at the Speakeasy April 4th at 6pm Tickets...

Roll Out the Rugs! – The MERA Weavers

Meet the MERA Weavers April 7 For the entire month of April, the MERA Weavers will have their work on display...

Annual General Meeting – March 24

MERA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday March 24th from 2:00 to 4:00pm. There will be reports presented by...

Music at MERA Spring Series

Upcoming events – Valdy on April 21 – Andrew Collins Trio on May 5 – Alanna J. Brown and Campbell Woods...

Meet the Artists at MERA: The Homeschool Artists of Lanark County

Meet the Artists at MERA on March 10th The Homeschool Artists of Lanark County For the entire month of March, homeschool...

MERA's Mandate is:

To encourage, develop and organize arts, cultural and recreational activities for people of all ages in order to enhance the well-being, health and connectivity of the community.

We're committed to...

  • Facilitating and promoting activities and entertainment programs for adults and children which help bring this rural community together.
  • Providing a facility to learn and practice skills such as weaving, pottery, textile arts, visual arts and physical fitness.
  • Promoting greater access, awareness and understanding of the arts, crafts, music, and health.

MERA is a not for profit corporation incorporated by Letters Patent in the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity.

  • MERA is governed by a board of volunteer directors elected from amongst its members.
  • The schoolhouse building and property is owned and maintained as a community centre by the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands and is leased to MERA.

Thank You Perth and District Community Foundation

MERA is very grateful to the Perth and District Community Foundation for support through their grant program. In 2023 MERA received a generous grant from the foundation for upgrading the windows and insulation in the Weaving Studio. The Weaving Studio can now be used year round with the added benefit of reduced heating costs for MERA.

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