Evénements dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Events in the Municipality of Pontiac
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)December 21 - Quyon/Shawville, me for Bristol-Shawville area. Mo Laidlaw for the Quyon sector, email@example.comDecember 29 - Calumet Island and area, Gérard Desjardins- firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Départ à 14 heures! Les participants du défilé se rassembleront à l'école Onslow ..... Suivez le défilé jusqu'au centre communautaire près de la rivière de l'Outaouais pour rencontrer le Père Noël!
Starts at 2 pm! Floats to gather at Onslow School..... Follow the parade down to the Beach Barn by the River to have a quick word with Santa!
On a chilly and overcast Saturday morning, what could be better than a meal of piping hot pancakes to start the day? Eating those pancakes with 150 or so of your neighbours, that's what!
The annual Christmas bazaar and craft sale, held at the Luskville Community Centre on Nov. 20th was a huge success once again. The event, now in its' 35th year, is hosted by the Cercle Socio-Culturel group, a creative social group that meets at the Center every Wednesday.
Members of the National Capital Commission (NCC), the Municipality of Pontiac (MoP) and the local community gathered on Nov. 15 to acknowledge the completion of renovations to the Luskville Falls trails and picnic area.
Above, speaker Patsy Lusk with Dr. Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the NCC (left) and Roger Larose, mayor of the Municipality of Pontiac
Warm weather and bright sunshine enticed a satisfactory number of the community to the Quyon war memorial on Sunday Nov. 5 for the annual Remembrance Day event. A detachment from 3RCR Airbourne from Petawawa and the pipe band Highland Mist helped ensure spectators, young and old, fully understood the importance of the ceremony. More than 40 wreaths were laid by those representing family members or organizations, including Pontiac MNA Andre Fortin.
Above, Onslow Home and School coordinator Stacey Johnston, [in black, center] explains the bulb planting process to eager helpers.
In a remarkably short period of time, the columbarium - a free-standing wall designed to store funeral ashes in a cemetery - has been installed at St. Dominique's Catholic Church in Luskville. Following mass on October 16, Father Andre Picard and the congregation proceeded into the cemetery to bless and consecrate the columbarium, after which a cloud of coloured balloons were released in a silent celebration.
Rally teams: start your engines and adjust your costumes.
Many hands made light work at Lavender Ridge winery's 6th annual vendage: also rapidly becoming known as the best harvest party ever. Excluding 2015 when a late frost meant no harvest at all, Lavender Ridge owners Joanne Labadie and Doug Briden have laid on a massive feast for their willing workers every year. October 9th was no exception, with harvesters aged from six to over 60 happy to get into the grapes.
Although the doors have actually been open for months, Le Magazin du Fermier /The Farmer’s Store in Luskville celebrated its Grand Opening on September 17 with a free BBQ, giveaways and snacks for all.
Jasmin Gibeau, general director for Agrodor’s Outaouais region, was on hand to welcome customers both new and established.
If you have ever stared at the illuminated night sky and wondered what all those tiny intense points of light are REALLY like, you should meet Astro Pontiac.
The Aylmer-based organization is holding a series of evening events, the next being this Friday, September 23rd, in order to give star-gazers of all kinds a chance to try out a telescope.
The events will be held at the parking area of the Luskville falls in Luskville. Go to www.astropontiac.ca for more information and further dates.