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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. 

Improved access to food security here, where we live

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Kate Aley

As of last month, the Maison de la Famille Quyon (MdlFQ) is the new host of the Sharing Store, a place for people who are experiencing food-related problems to get discounted groceries

The new site is a step forward for the Store, which has been operating from a small room in the corner of the Beach Barn, that was proving ineffective in a number of ways.

Health and Social Services Bursary Program

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With funding from McGill, Connexions is pleased to offer the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program.  The Bursary provides financial incentive for students from the Outaouais region pursuing full-time studies in health and social services at a Quebec government-recognized educational institution to return to (or stay in) their region to work and serve their communities after completing their studies.

This bursary aims to reach students with English and French language skills who are pursuing full-time studies in the area of health and social services and who have demonstrated a commitment to, and involvement in, their community.

See below for eligibility guidelines and contact us for more information.

Posted by Pontiac2020.ca on Monday, April 10, 2017

Bright eyes: date for Bonhomme de Lunettes set

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Kate Aley

The Maison de la Famille Quyon has set a date for the visit by the Bonhomme de Lunettes.

Wednesday May 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bring your health care card and a recent copy of your optical prescription to get great deals on sensibly-priced eyewear.

Call the Maison for your appointment: 819 458 2808. Open to everyone!

"Good vision is not a luxury": discount glasses for Pontiac residents

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Kate Aley

Life becomes limited if you can't see properly.... Can't see the chalkboard, can't cross the street, can't read warnings, can't drive a car.

With this in mind, Catherine Beaudet, Director General of la Maison de la Famille Quyon, has organized a visit from a team of optometrists working with Bonhomme a Lunette, a Montreal-based organization specializing in low-cost eye ware.

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.

Breakfast time! Volunteers sought for important role at school

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Helene Belilse

Are you an early riser? Do you like to work as a team? Do you adore milk mustaches and jam on little fingers? Then you must join us as a volunteer at the Breakfast Club at Notre Dame de la Joie school in Luskville.

It makes everyone feel good!

For more information, call Hélène Bélisle, volunteer co-ordinator, at 819 455 9416 or email helenebelisle9@hotmail.com

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.

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.

The Maison de la Famille de Quyon: a garden in our midst

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Kate Aley

The Maison de la Famille Quyon (MdlFQ) held its Annual General Assembly on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 pm at their building on Clarendon Street in Quyon. As usual, director general Catherine Beaudet wrote a beautiful foreword to the AGM notes. Here it is in full.

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?

People, get ready: planning for disaster as a community

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Kate Aley

We all know that being prepared for an unexpected emergency as individuals is vital. How to be prepared as a community seems less clear. I asked communications agent Dominic Labrie about what we now have in place to help keep the people of Pontiac safe.


Pontiac2020.ca: Does the Municipality currently have a disaster plan?

Municipality of Pontiac (MoP): Yes, right now it is in phase 1.

P2020: When was it created?

Alain David: giving the gift of life, literally

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Kate Aley

We frequently hear about lives saved by organs from deceased donors, but far less about a quiet but remarkable group: live donors. 

Breckenridge’s Alain David is in his first week of recovery after having his left kidney removed and given to a total stranger whom he will never meet. This decision to undergo the operation was not a spontaneous one.

Breakfast Club: the most important part of your day

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Kate Aley

Luskville's elementary school, Notre Dame de la Joie, needs your help. The daily Breakfast Club (organised by the non profit organsiation Club des Petits Dejeuners) requires more volunteers to help prepare and serve breakfast to 95 students at the school every morning.

The State of Kate: Appawatiskat's broken heart

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Sometimes you just wish so hard for a magic wand --- and a magic carpet --- to rush to a place to do a thing. If I had those two objects, I would rush to Appawatiskat with hundreds of canvasses, a million brushes and enough paint to fill a swimming-pool. I would magic up a tent and hold 24-hour painting workshops for ever. Art is not the answer to everything but it's a huge step towards understanding and coping with almost anything. Art can soothe your broken heart. Good luck and much love, Appawatiskat. Don't give up. I am praying hard for you.

This Omnivore's Dilemma: Pontiac Style

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In my younger years I tried to be a vegetarian. I was embracing the back-to-the-land dream of self-sufficiency, earth sheltered houses, that sort of thing. I tried cooking my way through the Moosewood Cookbook and indeed there are delicious recipes in there that I still use. But inevitably I would go to my parents’ for dinner.

Le CISSSO coupe les vivres au RADAT

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Le Droit

Les hommes marginalisés de l'Outaouais perdent une adresse où se réfugier. La Ressource d'aide et de dépannage pour alcooliques et toxicomanes de Luskville (RADAT) ferme ses portes à la fin du mois.

Le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais (CISSSO) a annoncé jeudi qu'il met fin à la reconnaissance et au financement de l'organisme communautaire. Sa subvention était de 93 000$ par année.

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Jamie Reid

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Greffe de poumons annulée : espoirs déçus pour une famille de l'Outaouais

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TVA Gatineau / Ottawa

Jamie Reid, 46 ans, un résident de Luskville, dans le Pontiac, n'a plus que de très minces chances de survie.

Les autorités médicales ont dû annuler, à la toute dernière minute, la greffe de poumons qui aurait peut-être pu le sauver.

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Deux heures sans service dans le Pontiac

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Mathieu Bélanger
Le Droit

Des milliers de personnes, peut-être 15000, ont été coupées du monde pendant une nuit, la semaine dernière, dans le Pontiac. Plus de téléphone, plus d'Internet.

Une population entière n'avait même plus accès aux services d'urgence du 9-1-1. Il était impossible pour le centre hospitalier d'accéder à ses bases de données informatiques hébergées à Gatineau.

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Journée d’informations et d’activités gratuite pour les Proches aidants d’aînés et les aînés en pe rte d’autonomie

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TAAC MADA

Le 12 août 2014, de 10h30 à 14h00, le Centre de Santé et des Services sociaux du Pontiac et la Table autonome des aînés des Collines organisent une journée d’activités pour les Proches aidants d’aînés et leurs proches en perte d’autonomie.  Les participants pourront échanger, participer à une épluchette de blé d’inde et profiter d’un repas sur le BBQ gratuitement!

L’activité aura lieu au Centre Communautaire situé au 2024, Route 148 à Luskville.  Nous offrons du transport adapté aux participants dans le besoin. S’il-vous-plait, veuillez en faire la demande lors de votre inscription. La date limite d’inscription est le 23 juillet 2014.

Pour avoir plus d’informations ou pour s’inscrire à la journée, contactez Brandi Hahn au 819-647-3553 ou au 819-647-2743, poste 225.

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Tamy Boucher T.S.,
Responsable du Projet SOS proches aidants des Collines
Table autonome des aînés des Collines
(819) 457-2121, poste 242
sosprochesaidants@gmail.com
 

 

Free Workshop and BBQ For Caregivers of elderly persons and for Seniors

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TAAC MADA

On August 12, 2014, from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM, the Centre de Santé et des Services Sociaux du Pontiac and the Des Collines Seniors’ Roundtable invite caregivers and the seniors who are cared for to come and participate in a special day for free! Corn Boil, BBQ and a discussion workshop will be part of the programme for the day. The activity will be held in the Community Centre located at 2024, Route 148, Luskville.

We offer transportation for participants in need. Please make the request during registration. Registration deadline is on july 23, 2014.  To register for the activity or for more information, please contact Brandi Hahn, 819-647-3553 or 819-647-2743, ext. 225.

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Tamy Boucher, Social Worker
Project Manager of SOS Des Collines Caregivers
Des Collines Seniors’ Roundtable
(819) 457-2121 ext. 242
sosprochesaidants@gmail.com

 

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