Renfrew County in the Ottawa Valley is a truly unique place, with an environment that has attracted artists for over two centuries and continues to be a hot bed for traditional fiddle music and step dancing, country music and modern popular music creation and production. The printing and publishing industry thrives here and there are global players in video, television program development and web multi-media production and distribution.
From custom forged parts for stringed instruments, two professional music production studios, the Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Contest, and the home of legends in the country and popular music world, musical creativity is the heartbeat of the region. Rapid Media, a global leader in the production and publishing of print magazines for paddle sports consumers and manufacturers, also leads in the web-publishing world, providing their specialty periodicals to a global audience. General Store Publishing has been a North American mainstay of specialty book writers of history, fiction and photographic and artistic collections for forty years. Heliconia Productions is a global leader in the production of outdoor and tourism programming and promotional media, and more recently expanding into industrial and government media services.