PMP picnic was pure pleasure



Kate Aley

Kids and their adults came in droves to the third annual Parents of the Municipality of Pontiac (PMP) picnic event, held at the Community Centre in Luskville on June 17. There was art, there was craft, there were bubbles to blow, a mini-bouncy castle to pounce on and three -- count them, THREE -- fire engines to climb on. AND snacks! What more could the under-5 set ask for?

Pontiac-based creative dynamos Get Art helped youngsters paint the next "Croque-Livre" little free library box to share childrens' books through the community. This box, from last years picnic, will be installed in the park on Ch. Hirondelles in Breckenridge.

A high-energy performance by Kanata-based Monkey Rock had the audience shaking their sillies out, driving the fire truck and finding lions on Old MacDonalds' Farm.

They were waving their arms in the air like they just didn't care.

The PMP was created by a group of determined visionaries with a mandate to form a solid sense of community for the youth of our municipality, thereby ensuring a 'sense of place' and setting up the leaders of the future.

Some of the hard-working PMP members, from left: Sylvie L'Heureux, Sophie Hunter-Racicot, Camille Beaufort and Marinka Medard.

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