Despite some setbacks and delays, work continues on the building on Clarendon Street that will house the Pontiac Community Gym. Coordinator Rachelle Dinelle gave Pontiac2020.ca an update.
Luskville's Hélène Belisle (above) has been an extraordinary force for good in the Pontiac for decades. She has served as councilor for the Municipality of Pontiac, as a school board commissioner for the Commission scolaire des portages-de-l'Outaouais (CSPO), instigated and still facilitates the breakfast club at Notre Dame-de-la-Joie in Luskville, all while operating her own small business, Salon Chez Hélène. On September 11, Belisle was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, which recognizes exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians through the office of the Governor General of Canada.
September brings many things, among them cooler weather, fall fairs and the Terry Fox Run.
Regional coordinater John Petty is once again chasing the elusive goal of having 200 participants at this years run on Sunday, September 16.
Petty, along with his late wife Betty and legendary friend Rick Valin, has been facilitating the run practically since there was one.
Joan Finnigan, daughter of Shawville's Frank Finnigan, poet and author of 28 books, died in 2007. Now her legendary stories of life in the Ottawa Valley are brought to life in I Come From the Valley, a new musical by Stone Fence Theatre.
The cast of I Come From the Valley: standing from left, Phil Goden, Luna Nordholdt, Nigel Epps and Jocelyn Smith. Fran Pinkerton, seated, plays Joan Finnigan. Photo courtesy Stone Fence Theatre.
In collaboration with painter Ruby Ewen, we have organised an exhibit featuring close-up paintings of Gatineau Park!
Visiting the exhibit is free and, if you buy a painting, 50% of the proceeds will go to our Cameron-Purenne fund for research with which we fund scientific research in or about the Park!
Come and see these beautiful paintings inspired by our Park!
Where? At the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre.
When? During the Visitor Centre opening hours.
En collaboration avec l'artiste Ruby Ewen, nous avons mis sur pied une exposition de peintures présentant le parc de la Gatineau en gros plans!
Visiter l'exposition est gratuit et si vous achetez une peinture, 50% des revenues iront à notre fonds Cameron-Purenne avec lequel nous finançons des projets de recherche scientifique dans le Parc ou à propos du Parc!
Venez voir ces belles peintures inspirées par notre parc!
Thanks to a very detailed dog tag on a well-made dog collar, I was recently able to return a lost dog to her owner almost immediately. Not the dog pictured, another one. This is just a sample dog.
Do you spend time outside enjoying nature? If so, McGill University PhD student Dalal Hanna would love to hear from you in an anonymous online survey. She is conducting a research project on the diverse ways people living in the regions of Bristol and Pontiac benefit from nature, and how they would ideally like to benefit from nature in the future. Dalal does this research because it generates information that can help society come up with improved ways to manage the diverse benefits we get from nature. The project seeks to improve knowledge and is purely academic.
The summarized and anonymous findings of the project will also be shared with your community in December 2018 at a gathering, and made available publicly online and to local land use planners.