G’day and welcome to Discover Eganville and the online headquarters of the Eganville and Area Community Development Group!

Founded in November 2016, we are a volunteer group of local residents and business owners working in partnership to rebuild our small community and surrounding area.


A caring community that harbours the essential values of small town culture and heritage with a diverse and resourceful future where we enjoy a variety of economic opportunities in an affordable, beautiful area to live in. To become the jewel in the crown of the Ottawa Valley.


To promote tourism development and foster a vibrant social and business community in sync with growing and inspiring a community where family, health, safety, and happiness are keys to quality of life.

Contact Us

Do you have a general inquiry, a great idea for a project or would like to contact one of our Executive or Committee Chairs? Maybe you would like to volunteer or become a member of our team!

We would love to hear from you! Please email us today



Chair, Don Bishop

Vice Chair, Bharat Puri

2nd Vice, Gerald Tracey

Treasurer, Brian Weckwerth

Volunteer Consultant, Fred Blackstein


Brand Marketing & Communications – Chair, William Enright

Broadband/Public WiFi – Chair, Bharat Puri

Community Beautification – Chair, Hilary Robinson

Community Events Register – Chair, Dana Jennings

Community Liaison – Chair, Diane Moore

Financing & Fundraising – Chair, Gerald Tracey

McRae Park Development – Joe Moore and Paul Kilby

Property Development – Chair, Claude Chartrand

Signage- Chair, Chris Hinsperger

Splash Pad – Liaison, Don Bishop

Township of Bonnechere Valley – Liaison, Mayor Jennifer Murphy

Video – Chair, Preston O’Grady

Waterfront Development – Chair, Don Bishop

Welcome – Chair, Alycia Kingston

Youth – Chair, Meenu Puri