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

Categories: 

by: 

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.

The bazaar is coordinated by the Cercle Socio-culturel de St. Dominique, a group formed in 1976. Membership, once swelling to 80, is now stable at approximately 14. The group, which enjoys learning and experimenting with creative projects, has organized the seasonal bazaar for over a decade, encouraging local artists, bakers, craftspeople and small businesses to share their wares.

Innovative, talented artisans from around the region sold Christmas-themed goods at the bazaar: these beautifully painted pieces are by Ginette Rivet who lives on Terry Fox Road. This self-taught artist is now taking students.

Grade six students from l'École​ Notre-Dame-de-la-Joie hosted a table spread with delicious treats as a fundraiser for their graduation trip with the school. They wish to give special thanks to their many donors and supporters especially Mme. Hélène Belisle, of Salon Chez Hélène, for offering a generous raffle prize and paying for the table.

Following their popular decorated chair presentation, the ladies of the Cercle put their heads together to create a creative hat competition this year. A display of headgear festooned with everything from vintage buttons to farm animals to frothy purple feathers was on show: passers-by were invited to vote for the most elaborate and exciting hat!

It would not be "the bazaar" without the presence of the well-loved bottle caps game. Throughout the year, caps are collected and wrapped in foil, a certain few bearing prize-winning numbers inside. A cup of caps keeps people busy during breakfast. The shelves of prizes diminished quickly, as always. If you have not played "bottle caps" at the November Christmas bazaar; well, you should.

A collection of tiny wooden crèches were on sale, crafted by Monseigneur Jean-Charles Dufour of the Catholic diocese of Gatineau. The Cercle always makes a donation to a non-profit organization: this year, profits from the little crèches went to St. Vincent de Paul and some soft knitted hats were donated to a homeless shelter in Ottawa.

 

 

Nos autres nouvelles / Our other News

Question 4: As councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac what is the first thing you would immediately begin to change?

Categories: 

 

Inès Pontiroli  (Ward 4)

During the last mandate I noticed that it happened that we lost sight of the projects that were underway because there is a lot of moving pieces happening in the Municipality. 

I would like to see is implementation of a Project Management System which will track all the projects that are underway.  We’ll be able to see exactly what the status is, what are the issues going on with each of the projects, have a bit of control of the costs and the risk management aspect of it.

Question 3: As councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac how do you intend to communicate with and inform the community about the decisions that you make?

Categories: 

 

Pierre Gervais (Ward 5)

As stated earlier, my number one priority is to provide a voice to the residents and ensure that there issues are brought to council.  Just as important is communicating back to them the final outcome.

Question 2: As Councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac in what ways would you encourage and support economic growth in the area?

Categories: 

 

Bill Twolan (Ward 6)

First of all, to encourage economic growth and development would be to encourage new businesses to set up in the Pontiac.  It’s very difficult right now with the way its set up for commercial property; there’s some in Quyon, there’s a little patch here, and a little patch there.  What we need is an industrial park in the east end, closer to the nucleus of Gatineau and Ottawa.  This is very important also for our population - our young people - to get jobs and find long-term employment.

All-Candidates Meeting Wards 4, 5 & 6 — Opening Statements

Categories: 

 

James Eggleton (Ward 4)

Hello everyone, my name is James Eggleton.  I’m here to represent Ward number 4. 

It’s been since ’79 that I’ve been coming to this area and I think it’s an absolute gem.  It reminds me of my youth.  I always lived in Québec, my family took off to Ontario.  I seemed to be the only one to really appreciate the culture that comes with Québec.

Y a-t-il des titres miniers sous votre maison?

Categories: 

voir aussi Acheter des titres miniers pour protéger sa propriété

La plupart des Québécois ignorent qu'ils ne sont propriétaires que de la surface de leur terrain. Certaines compagnies peuvent détenir à leur insu des droits sur les ressources contenues dans le sous-sol. Souvent, les citoyens l'apprennent au moment où une compagnie vient leur demander si elle peut entreprendre des travaux dans leur cour. Le reportage de Claude Bouchard.

Un message de Eddie McCann

Categories: 

Bonjour à tous.

Je suis fier de présenter ma candidature afin de me faire réélire en tant que maire de cette municipalité. Au cours des deux termes précédents, nous avons effectués d’énormes gains quant à l’avancement de cette région et en faisant de cette municipalité un endroit où les gens sont heureux de vivre et d’élever leurs familles dans un contexte rural.

Je me suis présenté au conseil pour la première fois en 1980, et la présente élection revêt une importance particulière, dû au fait que les contribuables doivent cette année répondre à une question déterminante. 

Pages