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Sports et loisirs dans la municipalité de Pontiac - Sports and Recreation 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. 

Un cadeau pour les yeux:deux Jardins locaux comme sites

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Kate Aley

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Guy Faubert

Papillons, oiseaux et mélisse......Les 5 et 6 août, six des plus remarquables jardins de la région exposeront pour le Gardens and Gift Tour.  Selon la publicité, cet événement est un tour qui mettra en vedette des jardins de campagne de la partie la plus à l'ouest du Québec, c'est-à-dire la belle région du Pontiac.

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.

A gift for the eyes: garden tour features two local sites

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Kate Aley

Butterflies, birds and bee balm... on August 5th and 6th, six remarkable gardens across this region will be on show at the Gardens and Gifts Tour. According to publicity, the event is "a self-guided garden tour featuring country gardens in West Quebec’s beautiful Pontiac region".

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).

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!)

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.  

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.

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

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!

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.

P2020: How many parks are there in the MoP?

Onslow Elementary prepares to Say It With Flowers

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Kate Aley

 


Above, Onslow Home and School coordinator Stacey Johnston, [in black, center] explains the bulb planting process to eager helpers. 

It takes more than mud to deter a good gardener and the afternoon of October 16 proved it. Approximately 30 students, parents, teachers and community members assembled to help plant 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs in a new bed created on the front lawn of Onslow Elementary in Quyon. The garden will bloom as part of Canada's 150th celebrations next year.

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.

Release your inner creativity with community art lessons

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Kate Aley

Thanks to funding from the MRC des Collines, three free art classes are on offer for residents of the Municipality of Pontiac.

Each class runs from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Community Centre in Luskville. There is no need to bring anything, no prior experience is required and best of all, the classes are completely and utterly free. Experienced and enthusiastic local Get Art teachers (part of the Pontiac School of the Arts) have been chosen to teach the classes.

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.

Long-time organizers John Petty and Rick Valin, wish to invite everyone to be part of this magnificent event.

Pontiac High School

455 Maple St., Shawville

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?

This summer, the Maison de la Famille Quyon (the Quyon Family Centre) is closing one day per week for the month of June to handle some serious funding cutbacks. The Centre will be closed on Mondays, leaving staff and patrons to manage with a four-day work week.

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.

A series of petitions have been placed at depanneurs across the MRC Pontiac - including some in the Municipality of Pontiac - asking residents to express approval of the proposal: could ATVs, Quads and other small motorized vehicles have access to the PPJ, as well as other municipal back roads?

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.

"There was an entry fee to participate and we are selling food and drinks today," explained one of the organizers of the tournament, Dave Hickey. "After paying expenses, the profit from the event goes straight to the park.'

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