Evénements dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Events in the Municipality of Pontiac
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.
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.
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.
It's always satisfying and reassuring to be able to make something new out of something old. That's what students of the Easy Mosaic class will discover in this two-day course offered by the Pontiac School of the Arts, August 14th and 15th.
A hops party, hosted by Pontiac Hops in Luskville, gave visitors a chance to learn a little more about this successful new commercial enterprise.
Above, Pontiac Hops co-owners Anthony (right) and Jimmy Nugent.
Sur la photo: l'infirmière Katie Taylor a lacé ses espadrilles et est maintenant prête à prendre la route.
Countless medical studies have proven that regular exercise is vital for health and mobility. Now Pontiac has one more opportunity to get up and go. Pontiac Walks (PW) is a new initiative created by the Groupe de Médecine Familiale (GMF) based in Shawville to encourage people to take regular walks.
Above, RN Katie Taylor is laced up and ready to hit the pavement.
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?
June 21 is Canada's National Aboriginal Day (NAD), created to recognize the history, culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. According to the Indigenous and Northern Affairs page of Canada.ca website, the Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous Peoples.
Pontiac 2020.ca asked Quyon's Garry Belair, Chief White Owl, now in his fifth year of leadership of the Pontiac Algonkin Outaouais tribe, to explain the significance of the day.
The second painter hailing from the Municipality of Pontiac on the Pontiac Artists' Associations' studio tour this year is Cheryl Dolan. She welcomed visitors to her charming Quyon home studio this weekend as part of the unique opportunity for the public to see where art is made.
A popular Tour stop, Pontiac2020.ca asked Cheryl a few questions.
It's sunny, the grass is green and the park is calling! Pack up your picnic basket and come to the third annual Parents of the Municipality of Pontiac (PMP) children's picnic on Saturday at the Luskville Community Centre. (The above image is from last year evidently!)
A good breakfast is the best way to start the day. And, every day across Canada, volunteers assemble at elementary schools at 6:30 a.m. to make sure young students get that best start.
On June 6, Le Club des petits déjeuners (The Breakfast Club) volunteers from Notre Dame de la Joie in Luskville and Ste. Marie in Quyon gathered to be rewarded with a breakfast of their own. But first they served breakfast for the kids of course!
The flood last month took its toll on many riverside properties and the Lions Club hall on Ferry Road in Quyon was no exception. Indeed, the parking area of the hall frequently goes underwater in early spring. Now, pending the demolition of the building and the construction of a new one, Pontiac2020.ca asked the very busy Dominic Labrie, communication agent for the Municipality of Pontiac, three quick questions about the matter.
Les inondations du mois de mai dernier ont fait payer cher les riverains de la municipalité de Pontiac,de même que l'édifice du Club Lions sur le chemin du Ferry à Quyon n'a pas été épargné. Même que régulièrement, le terrain de stationnement de cet édifice se retrouve sous l'eau à chaque début de printemps. En attendant la démolition et la reconstruction d'un nouvel édifice, Pontiac 2020.ca,a demandé à l'agent de communication de la municipalité de Pontiac, M.Dominic Labrie, qui malgré son temps limité, a répondu à trois de nos questions.
At last! The new smokehouse restaurant at the corner of the highway and Des Peres Dominicains (#1862, the old Le Spot location) is open!
Voila ! Le nouveau resto de viande fumée situé au coin de la route 148 et des Peres Dominicains (# 1862, l'ancien Fastlane) est maintenant ouvert au public.
The traumatic crisis is over; the exhausting clean-up now begins.
Pontiac2020.ca asked Municipality of Pontiac's communications officer Dominic Labrie five quick questions about the flood and what we can expect to happen next.
Above: Sand bags packed and ready at Quyon Fire Station, Tuesday morning.
Pontiac2020.ca: What was the first day you realized that people with houses along the river were going to be in trouble?
Dear friends in the Pontiac,
Theatre Wakefield’s newest play, A Summer… A Fair, is bringing the heritage of the Outaouais to life in the Pontiac this summer.
The one-hour cabaret-style show – written by renowned Chelsea musician and playwright Ian Tamblyn – combines history, amusing stories and characters from our rural past with rousing songs and music.
By coincidence or possibly serendipity, this week was the Canadian Red Cross's emergency preparedness week.... And we are all very grateful for the help from Red Cross.
As of this afternoon, (May 10), over $1.7M was raised by the public via the Red Cross to support those affected by this years flooding.
Pontiac2020.ca spoke to Quebec's regional vice president of the Red Cross, Pascal Mathieu.
Assistance is available for Pontiac residents forced to leave their homes as a result of the dangerously high water level on the Ottawa River.
The Canadian Red Cross are at the Luskville Town Hall to help displaced people find temporary accommodation, plus offering free water and food.
Red Cross agents will be at the community centre from 3 pm to 10 pm tonight (Thursday) and Friday, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Hosted byQuyon Canada Day Committee
885 Clarendon Street
Cost: $40 - Light Supper Included
For further information, please contact Wayne Ramsay – 819-458-2313
Eva Baldi of Beechgrove is only 16 years-old but her eyes are already fixed on the bright stage lights of the future. The grade 10 student recently performed a major role in the Broadway musical play In the Heights at Philemon Wright High School (PWHS) in Hull. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the story is set in a Hispanic community in New York City that is facing familial change and economic challenges. Eva played the role of Camilla Rosario.
Vying to lead the Conservative Party, Erin O'Toole visited the Canadian Legion in Quyon on April 12. O’Toole has been the MP for the riding of Durham, (Ont.) since 2012 and was re-elected at the 2015 general election. He previously served as the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade.
When asked why he had chosen Quyon as one of his stops on the campaign trail, O'Toole was direct.
A historic handover occurred on April 7: the official transfer of ownership of the Quyon Recreation Park by community group Quyon Ensemble (QE) to the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP). The land, worth approximately $322,000, was symbolically sold by QE to the MoP for a dollar. "For the last couple of years we've been in negotiations," Roger Larose, mayor of the MoP, explained. "As a municipality, we've been wanting to have a recreation park in Luskville and one in Quyon. Through negotations, they [QE] were open to sit down and talk about it."
The 2017 season for community sports is coming soon! Sign up for softball, ball hockey and soccer on Tuesday, April 4th at the Luskville elementary school (Notre Dame de la Joie, a.k.a. Vallee de la Voyageurs) opposite the church on Ch. du Village in Luskville between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of producers and food processors questioning themselves on how much they should set their prices for both their agritourism rates and product prices. In response to this, we have created a Workshop to help you better do this.
This is a workshop training invitation for everyone working or interested in the agri-food sector.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or comments.
Bonjour! Bonne année !
I hope you have had a Merry Christmas!
Encore une fois c’est le temps pour notre recensement locale (Breckenridge-Dunrobin). Si vous avez une mangeoire d'oiseaux (avec nourriture) dans votre cours arrière, svp recensiez les oiseaux présents le 2 janvier. Vous n'avez que indiquer à la fin de la journée le nombre total d'individus (maximum) de chaque espèce présente en même temps. Vous pouvez communiquer vos résultats par courriel à moi, avant 17h.