Calling the MoP: come to the Terry Fox Run

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Kate Aley

Sunday 17, 2017.

When I was a know-nothing student in Australia, we were shown the Terry Fox T.V. movie (The Terry Fox Story, 1983) for religion class.... 

As I knew nothing about almost anything at the time, I didn't even understand it was all true.

Now I know a few more things and now Terry Fox is and will always be my true hero. 

Please honour the memory of this remarkable young man and his astonishing feat: the fundraising event that has no end.

As always, the Pontiac's Terry Fox Run is on

Sunday, September 17th

Pontiac High School, 455 Maple Street, Shawville.

Registration is at 1 p.m.

(This involves bringing in your donation and getting a nice sticker and thinking about someone you might be there 'for' and general milling around.)

The start is at 2 p.m. 

Ex- PHS phys. ed. teacher and local legend John Petty has been organizing this event since forever. He stresses that, although the "run" is a pleasant 10 km loop along smooth quiet roads, it is not a competition; you don't have to actually run and you don't have to actually do the 10 km.

But he DOES want you to come and start, to have everyone head off together as a huge group filled with happy optimism and eager laughter; a beautiful uplifting mass of old, young, babies, bikes, roller blades, legs and feet. 

Terry Fox loved life. It's something to be part of what his life has become known for.

Please attend the 2017 Pontiac TFR.

There will be delicious orange slices served afterwards.

 

 

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Le 12e conseil de la municipalité de Pontiac se met au travail

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Thomas Soulière

LUSKVILLE - Le douzième Conseil élu à Pontiac a tenu sa première réunion publique mardi avec beaucoup de nouveaux visages​ à la suite des élections municipales du 5 novembre.​  Depuis son arrivée au pouvoir, il s'agit de la troisième réunion de la nouvelle équipe: soit une réunion spéciale le 14 novembre, une réunion du caucus pour préparer leur première réunion régulière, et la réunion publique mardi soir.

Municipality of Pontiac's 12th Council Gets to Work in Earnest

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Thomas Soulière

LUSKVILLE — Pontiac's twelfth Council conducted its first public meeting Tuesday with many new faces following the municipal election on November 5th.  Since coming into power, this is the new team's third meeting together: a special meeting on November 14th, a caucus meeting to prepare the agenda for their first regular meeting, and the public meeting Tuesday night.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Luskville craft bazaar

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Kate Aley

Slippery driving and chilly weather did not deter participants from attending the annual craft bazaar and breakfast event at the Luskville Community Centre on Sunday, November 19th.

To Paris with paint: Luskville artist invited to French Salon

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Kate Aley

Taking part in any art exhibition can feel exciting yet challenging, But to be part of an international exhibition takes those emotions to a whole new level. Luskville painter Linda Bergeron Baril will be flying to France next month to show three paintings at the Carrousel du Louvre at a show hosted by the Société​ Nationale Des Beaux Arts from December 7 to 10.

Above, Linda Bergeron Baril with the three paintings selected to be in the exhibition.

Le jour du Souvenir 2017 au cénotaphe de Quyon

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Kate Aley

translation: 

Guy Faubert

Malgré les pluies torrentielles, les habitants de Pontiac ont gardé un silence respectueux lors de la cérémonie du jour du Souvenir au Cénotaphe de Quyon le 5 novembre.

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