Arkona's News and Coming Events

Arkona's Community Life

Arkona Medical Centre
This was an Arkona Lion's project that was brought to Arkona in the early 1960s at a time when it was very difficult to get doctors to have a practice in the rural areas. There are two doctors who operate a dispensary as well. With the Strathroy General Hospital being close as well.
Dr. W. Johnson Dr. R. Beattie
Arkona Dental Clinic
The Arkona Dental Office has been provided through funding from the Arkona Lion's Club. There are 2 dentists, 2 hygienists and numerous other support staff. Services include general dentistry, full and partial dentures and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family.
Dr. R. Lovell Dr. Hough
We have provided family eye care to the people of Arkona and surrounding area since 1979. Services include comprehensive eye examinations, contact lens care, refractive surgery co-management, dispensing, on-site lens fabrication and more.
Contact us at (1-888) 828-3585.
Dr. Mark Teeple Dr. Ralph Teeple
Arkona Recreation Committee
The Recreation Committee is in charge of the summer program for the children, managing the Utter Ball Park and handling other functions for the children. They co-ordinate the Arkona's Funtastic Days, which includes a parade and baseball tournament.
Bob Renaud George Richards
Neighbourhood Watch
This is a volunteer group that is appointed by Council. They act as a liaison between the police and the homeowners of our community. They have a quarterly newsletter and also run different functions that are to create safety awareness and bring the community closer together.

The mission of the Block Parent Program is: To create a safer environment for the community's children and others by designating and creating awareness of safe Block Parent homes in the community.

Only you can make it work

Ed Wiendels   Sue Jefferson   Shirley Brand   Sue Wiendels
Arkona Seniors Club
The seniors club was formed in 1972 and they moved into their present location during the Arkona Centennial in 1976. On the 2nd Wednesday of every month they host a pot luck luncheon and in the evening they have a card party. They also have shuffle board and line dancing.
Pres. Shirley Perriam Sec. Maxine Minor
Arkona Library
The library has been in Arkona for many years and is now run in conjunction with the Lambton Library System. They have many books on hand and if you need a specific book, it can be ordered in for you. If you need computer access, they have 2 along with internet access.
Shannon Bell and Andrew Maw
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
#ON4386 Arkona, is a support group of men and women of all ages who wish to lose weight by following Canada's food guide. They have 25 members and now have 7 KOPS (Keep off Pounds Sensibly). TOPS is an organization where a 'loser' is a 'winner'.
Jan Lucas - E-Mail Doris Atchison
Arkona Fire Department
This is a volunteer fire department that has been around since the early 1920's. They still have their old 1946 pumper and just got a new fire truck in 1997. Our Fire Department has joined the Ausable Fire Department, which encompasses 4 other municipalities, and we also sell fire service to 2 more.
Fire Chief - Jim Sisler