News & Events

MERA Canada Day Cancelled

All July 1 Canada Day activities previously advertised at MERA have been cancelled. The MERA board regrets any inconvenience this may...

Invitation to Celebrate MERA’s 25th

Celebrate MERA’s 25th Anniversary on Saturday June 22nd We invite you to celebrate MERA’s 25th year! Join us at the MERA...

Vintage Market Trunk Sale May 18

Join us at MERA’s annual Vintage Market Trunk Sale on Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to 2 pm at MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession 9A, McDonald’s Corners. Lovers of unique,...

The Art of Meed Barnett

Meet the Artist at MERA May 12th From Woodstock to Almonte: The Art of Meed Barnett For the entire month of...

Garden Day May 11th

All About Indigenous Plants and Animals! Join us for MERA’s Annual Garden Day May 11th Spring is returning and whether you...

Music at MERA Spring Series

Alanna J. Brown and Campbell Woods CANCELLED – Upcoming events – The Wanted on June 9 – Duo Cecilia on June...

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...

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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