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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.

Cheers to the volunteers: breakfast club celebration

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Kate Aley

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!

Bristol Market back in action

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Kate Aley

Despite a slow start due to cool weather, the Bristol Farmers Market is back. Farmers and gardeners across the Pontiac are ready to serve you with the best of the region's finest meats, veggies, jams and pies, just to name a few of the delicious products on offer.

The market is open every Friday from 1 pm to 6 pm at the intersection of Ch. Aylmer and Hwy. 148. Make an effort and support our marvelous market gardeners and producers.

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.

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