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Evénements dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Events in the Municipality of Pontiac

Un nouveau groupe de marcheurs

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert

Sur la photo: l'infirmière Katie Taylor a lacé ses espadrilles et est maintenant prête à prendre la route.

Maintes études médicales ont prouvé que faire de l'exercice régulièrement serait bénéfique pour la santé et la mobilité.  Maintenant, le Pontiac a une autre opportunité de se mettre debout et de participer.  Les Marcheurs du Pontiac (MP) est une nouvelle initiative créée par le Groupe de médecine familiale (GMF) de Shawville pour encourager la population à prendre des marches régulièrement. 

New walking group gets community moving

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Kate Aley

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.

PMP picnic was pure pleasure

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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?

Just horsing around: Pontiac Equestrian Association fun day

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Kate Aley

Obstacle courses are always fun and they're double the fun on horseback. The Pontiac Equestrian Association (PEA) held their annual "no-fuss fun day" at the Leblanc-Bedard farm on Wilson Road in Quyon on June 11. Twenty-one riders took part in the event, guiding their trusty steeds through such challenges as the Tipping Bridge (a wide wooden ramp balanced across a log), the Swampy Pond (a blue tarp filled with foam shapes) and the terrifying and hilarious Noodle Monster (a gateway lined with flailing pool noodles).

Celebrating living heritage, honouring the past: National Aboriginal Day

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Kate Aley

Logo of the First Nations tribe in the Municipality of Pontiac.

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 Pontiac Artists' Studio Tour: Cheryl Dolan

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Kate Aley


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.

Kids picnic with all the fun of the fair

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Kate Aley

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!)

Fun activities include bubble blowing, face painting, a bouncy castle and craft projects. Help local community group Get Art paint a new Croque-Livre book box to become the next free-exchange kids' library.  

Cheers to the volunteers: breakfast club celebration

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Kate Aley

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!

After the flood: the Quyon Community Centre

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert


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.

Après les inondations: Le Centre Communautaire de Quyon

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert


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.

Spring floods: what happened and what comes next?

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Kate Aley

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?

Calling history buffs and drama lovers! Theatre Wakefield is coming to Pontiac

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Peter MacGibbon

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.

You’re invited to a Networking Session to help promote this tour across the Pontiac:

Red Cross prepares for second stage of flood relief

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Kate Aley

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. 

Red Cross help available for flood victims

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Kate Aley

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.

Annual Texas Hold‘Em Poker Tournament

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Hosted by
Quyon Canada Day Committee

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Bert Kennedy Centre (Women’s Institute Hall)

885 Clarendon Street

Registration: 12:30 PM Games begin at 1:00

Cost: $40  -  Light Supper Included

Great Prizes to be Won!!

For further information, please contact   Wayne Ramsay – 819-458-2313

Eva Baldi: rising star

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Kate Aley

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.

Above, Eva at home with best friend Jetty.

Candidate for Conservative Party leader visits Quyon

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Kate Aley

 

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 new old park for the MoP: municipality takes over Quyon Ensemble property

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Kate Aley

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."

Sign up for spring sport

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Kate Aley

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.

No registrations will be accepted after this date. Organizers Groupe Action Jeunesse Luskville (GAJL) are also seeking coaches for the teams. For information or to contact GAJL, go to www.gajluskville.com

Workshop training: Setting your prices for your food products and services

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Charles Séguin — Table agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais

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.

Recensement d'oiseaux, lundi le 2 janvier 2017

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Mo Laidlaw

 

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.

Christmas Bird Counts

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Seasons Greetings Pontiac Birders,
 

Reminder of upcoming Christmas Bird Counts! 4 opportunities to participate. Here are the dates and organizer contacts:
 
December 17 - Allumette Island, Vince Agnesi (sheenbirder@gmail.com)
December 21 - Quyon/Shawville, me for Bristol-Shawville area. Mo Laidlaw for the Quyon sector, molaidlaw@videotron.ca
December 29 - Calumet Island and area, Gérard Desjardins- info@coo.qc.ca

Quyon library Christmas sing song

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Kate Aley

Be wise like These Three Kings and head to the Quyon library at 6:30 pm on Wednesday Dec. 21st for carol singing, snacks and maybe a little "cadeau". Onslow students will also present a small play. (These particular Kings are, from left, Thomas Alary, Rolly Bernier and Caden Provost in the Quyon United Church Christmas pageant, held last Sunday)

For information about the carol singing, call the library at 819 458 1227 or email: adminquyon@crsbpo.qc.ca

All are welcome!

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