Remembrance Day 2017 at the Quyon cenotaph

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Kate Aley

Despite torrential rain, the people of Pontiac again stood in respectful silence at the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Quyon Cenotaph on November 5th.

Although the damp knocked out the PA system, Cal Cummings MCed the event and read "In Flanders Fields". Special recognition was made for Father Michael Costello, who died this year after decades of selflessly serving the community here. Prayers were said by Catholic Deacon Bob Farmer and United Church student minister Eric Hebert-Daly. Wendy Desabrais opened the ceremony, singing "O Canada".

A detachment of soldiers from RCR2 in Petawawa formed the honour guard for the event.

One of the flag bearers, standing motionless as water poured down his face and doubtlessly inside his uniform, providing a moving example of endurance.

Mayor Roger Larose laying a wreath on behalf of the Municipality of Pontiac.

Drummer from the the Highland Mist Pipe Band during the two minutes silence.

Frank Renaud lays a wreath in honour of Korean War veterans.

Lest we forget.

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Discover your creativity with free art lessons for the MoP

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Kate Aley

Print-making, collage, basketry anyone? The Municipality of Pontiac has funded nine free art lessons in Luskville, Quyon and Breckenridge to sate your artistic appetite this fall. Five teachers from local group Get Art will be teaching a variety of creative skills in three hour lessons over three Saturday afternoons in October. The classes are free and all materials and tools are provided.

The farm gate is open at the UPA Open Door event

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Kate Aley

Both country folk and city slickers came out for the 15th edition of the L'Union Producteur Agricole (UPA) Open Doors event on Sept 10. Luskville's La Riveraine, the only site within the Municipality of Pontiac, welcomed well over 100 visitors. They were able to tour the farm which dates from 1905, enjoying old machinery, tiny ponies and proud peahens, not to mention sampling some delicious pancakes.

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. 

A Summer... A Fair: a perfect play for everyone

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Kate Aley

Written by the wonderful Ian Tamblyn and brought to life by the equally wonderful Theatre Wakefield, A Summer... A Fair is a short play that will stay in your memory forever.

Part historical drama, part musical comedy and 100 percent heart, the play takes place in 1944 at the famed Cantley Picnic.

Classy farmer grows permaculture crops

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Kate Aley

There is fresh and there is local... and then there is something that elevates the concept one step beyond. Audrey Lapointe (above) is all of these things and more. The young entrepreneur, based in Gatineau, is growing seasonal crops including garlic, potatoes, herbs and a variety of vegetables from her half-acre plot based at Élevage Fabie in Quyon.

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