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About Tērvete

Tervete is a Latvian cultural community in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Quebec, Canada. Founded by the Trinity Latvian Church of Montreal, Quebec in 1957, it acts as a hub of Latvian activity, culture and life for generations of families. The land covers 100 acres along the Rouge River, and has a private road that provides access to cottages, its summer camp facility and the Big House. Every year, hundreds have been able to share time together at Tervete in the Laurentian countryside, immersed in nature and Latvian culture. 

 

Operation of the property is through the Tervete Management Committee and Trinity Latvian Church. 

 

calendar of events

 
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May 19, 2018 | Work Bee & Opening

All hands on deck for clean-up & opening of the Big House and all outbuildings. Lunch will be provided, as well as fun events to kick off the 2018 summer season. 12pm planting of an oak tree to commemorate Latvia's centenary. 

For accommodation information : tervete.org/accommodations

June 22, 2018 | Jāņi Warm-Up Sing-Along

In the Big House basement, 8:30pm. 

All are welcome!

Bring your instruments, song lyrics and dancing shoes!

June 23, 2018 - Jāņi

Celebrate the Summer Solstice in the tradition of Latvian folklore!

2pm: annual Jani footrace, followed by bites and the Janu procession.

For accommodation information : tervete.org/accommodations

July 15 - August 4, 2018 - Children's Camps

More info here!

 

August 19, 2018 - Church service, and "Kapu Svētki" commemoration at Avoca Cemetary

11:00am, with a picnic to follow

September 1, 2018 - Tervete's 61st

Summer's coming to an end - let's get together while the weather is still warm! Eats, drinks, songs enjoyed with mountain air. 

 

Saturday, September 1st

Morning - the pig is hitting the coals! Come inspect its progress.

5pm - New veranda inauguration! With a view to the future of Tervete and the Church (as told by Kriss Brauns)

6pm - Pig roast feast! Donations requested. Please bring a dish to contribute to the meal

8pm - Let's ring in Tervete's 61st with 61 songs. Bring with instruments and musical spirit

 

Sunday, September 2nd

9am-12pm - Breakfast at camp! $10

1:30pm - Afternoon activities

7pm - Sunset atop Tervete - bring with a lawn chair. Includes campfire and light snacks. $5 cocktails served. 

 

All donations over $50 issued a tax receipt.

 

 

 
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LOCATION & SURROUNDINGS

Located in the heart of the Laurentians halfway between Montreal and Ottawa, the area provides many opportunities to explore, learn and unwind.

The Big House acts as the hub of community and events in Tervete, where many gather to catch up, spend the night or just to sing a folk song.

Tervete Children’s Camp continues to be the cherished beginning of lifelong friendships.

Other popular local recreation includes: 

Carling Lake Golf Club

Parc Omega Wildlife Park

Eau Vive Whitewater Rafting

Eco Spa Highland

Chateau Montebello

 
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STAYING IN TERVETE

WELCOME TO THE BIG HOUSE

There are several options for staying in Tervete. Rooms at the Big House can be booked by the night (from $25), week, or season. Camping within Tervete is also available.

 

To request availability, please enquire with rez@tervete.org.

 

Wifi is available for a week or a month

Special event rentals and lodging at the summer camp can be arranged by emailing tmc@tervete.org  

Accommodations off-property can be found in nearby Chateau Montebello, or on Airbnb

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land ownership

Individual land plots throughout Tervete are privately owned. Here are some resources regarding owning land in Tervete:

Municipal Taxes

Click here for information regarding various taxes in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, QC. 

Cadaster Renewal

Click here for information if you need to seek records for property lines and land ownership limits. 

Permits

Click here to request permits for various activities, including fires, building, and tree removal.

Estate Fees

Tervete requests Estate Fees from land owners that use ch. Tervette to access their properties. For more information, please contact tmc@tervete.org

Real Estate Listings

Various plots of land are available in the area, and can be found here

There is a sale of three properties (in the Village) for unpaid taxes, details here and here

 

 

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shop & donate

 
 

HELP KEEP TERVETE ALIVE

Tervete needs your donations to stay operational. Please enquire with Tervete Management Committee: tmc@tervete.org to find out how you can help.