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Sports et loisirs dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Sports and Recreation in the Municipality of Pontiac

Être fort,Pontiac: un gymnase communautaire bientôt dans Quyon.

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert

Se mettre en forme et rester fort sont intégralement liés pour une vie en santé. Ces objectifs à atteindre seront facilités dans la municipalité de Pontiac par la directrice de la Maison de la Famille de Quyon Catherine Beaudet qui a rassemblé le financement nécessaire pour supporter la démarche de création d'un gymnase communautaire dans Quyon.

Be strong, Pontiac: community gym coming to Quyon

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Kate Aley

Getting fit and staying strong is an integral part of healthy living. Now these goals will be even easier to achieve in this municipality.

Catherine Beaudet, executive director of the Quyon Maison de la Famille (QMdlF), has managed to find funding to support the creation of a community gymnasium based in Quyon.

The news was made public at the QMdlF's Annual General Meeting on June 20. Beaudet had promised a special announcement after the usual AGM  business and she certainly delivered.

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!)

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.

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.

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)

Christmas craft fair filled with fun and festivity

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Kate Aley

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.

Build it and they will come: Luskville recreation area make-over plans

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Kate Aley

Eight people representing various user demographics gathered at the Luskville Community Centre on Nov. 5 to discuss ways the recreation area on Hwy. 148, (#3206) could be refurbished and improved. Led by the Municipality of Pontiac’s (MoP) community development officer Meghan Lewis, the group defined ways in which the area could be come more accessible and useful to the people of the municipality.

Pontiac2020.ca asked Lewis to summarize the ideas brought to the meeting.

Rampe d’accès à la rivière sur chemin Tremblay fermee

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Rampe d’accès à la rivière (Chemin Tremblay) La rampe d’accès à la rivière au bout du chemin Tremblay sera dorénavant...

Posted by Municipalité de Pontiac / Municipality of Pontiac on Monday, October 3, 2016

Stargazers unite: free telescopic events coming up

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Kate Aley

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.

Luskville Falls trail renovation complete

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Kate Aley

Repairs made to the Luskville Falls area - which required the closure of both the trail and the parking area this spring and summer - are now complete, according to National Capital Commission (NCC) spokesperson Jasmine Leduc. 

"All the work that was planned had been completed," she told Pontiac2020.ca this morning. "All the areas of the trail are fully open."

Join the Marathon of Hope this Sunday

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Kate Aley

In 1977, Terry Fox lost his right leg to osteosarcoma; it had to be amputated six inches above his knee.

In 1980, Terry started his Marathon of Hope, dipping his prosthetic leg in the Atlantic Ocean off the Newfoundland coast. And we know how the rest of the story goes.

This year, Shawville's Terry Fox Run celebrates it's 36th year.

Running strong: amputee shares inspiration from Terry Fox

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Photo courtesy of the McIntyre Family

Tom McIntyre was not an athlete before he lost his leg. But the former trucker and present-day farmer hopes to undertake a full marathon this fall, if he can.

McIntyre, based in Renfrew, Ont., explained this transition to Pontiac2020.ca by phone last week.

Organizing kids activities is no child's play: under-5's community group celebrates first year

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Kate Aley

From left, some of the members of the PMP and Comite 0-5 ans: Mark Bradley with Maxim Beaufort-Bradley, Myriam Pipon, Sylvie L'Heureux, Sophie Hunter and Camille Bradley with Tianna Beaufort-Bradley.

They say it takes a village to raise a child and the Parents de la Municipalite de Pontiac (PMP) are determined to create and support that village. The group, backed by a number of provincially-funded groups as well as other local community partners, held their first Annual General Meeting on August 4 at the Community Centre in Luskville.

Launched mid-June in 2015, the PMP's activities have included dancing lessons, workshops on body image and healthy eating, as well as a story-telling hour and a picnic event. PMP organizers estimate at least 40 to 50 families have been part of this years activities.

Rocking the recreation park

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Kate Aley

Last week, a series of large, gray boulders were placed along the perimeter of the road leading up the east side of the Luskville Recreation Park in an effort to keep cars in the parking lot and off the grass. A double row of boulders was also added on both sides of the driveway that enters the park directly from the Hwy. 148 across a small causeway. 

Family Centre cuts back hours to compensate for funding cutbacks

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Kate Aley

Everyone understands austerity: paring back luxuries and comforts to the bare essentials in order to make it through hard financial times.

But what does it mean when essential services that help some of our most vulnerable population must endure reduced funding?

Add a Q to the PPJ? ATV group hopes to gain access to bike trail

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Kate Aley

Since it's inception, the Pontiac Pacific Junction (PPJ) trail was a place bikes and hikers could travel with no fear of meeting another kind of vehicle, not even a horse. But now a group of Quad Clubs are asking for that to change.

Playing ball to benefit park

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Kate Aley

Twenty teams took part in a three-day fundraising ball tournament at the Luskville Recreation Park on April 22, 23 and 24.

Made up of players from across the region who use the ball fields thoughout the playing season, the event was created to help the Municipality of Pontiac maintain and improve the park.

Falls trail will close again this summer

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Kate Aley

According to Jasmine Leduc, media spokesperson for the National Capital Commission, the Luskville Falls trail will close again for three months this summer. Although many improvements to the car park, picnic area and trail were completed both last year and this spring, work still remains to be undertaken on the trail itself.

NCC falls trail improvements close to completion

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Kate Aley

I ducked under the locked gate and walked to the Luskville Falls trailhead the other day, before the Return Of The Snow. The new gravel in the car park is lovely and deep and, although there are barriers at the stop of the first step of steps going downhill, they are pushed to one side.

UPDATE: Entrance to Luskville Falls restricted this spring

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Kate Aley

The access to the Luskville Falls is currently blocked for renovations to the picnic area, the car park, the climbing trail and the access road itself. According to the sign, these areas are actually closed to the public. However the day I was there, several cars were parked along Ch. Hotel de Ville: I assume the people had walked along the road to the falls regardless. In a related topic, the sound of water on rock right now sounds like a passing train.

*UPDATE: I called the NCC today -- third number lucky! -- and have this update. The rehabilitation of the trail is almost complete and  . . .

Pontiac Snowmobile Drivers Association's Event

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Pontiac Journee du Rafting Family Day

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