Evénements dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Events 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 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.