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This and That in Town April 3, 2024

Quite the spread

The Constable, N.Y. volunteer firemen are holding their spring brunch on Sunday, April 7, from 8 a.m. until noon. Your French toast, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, home fries, coffee, and juice will cost $10 USD/$15 CAD for adults, $5 USD/CAD for the under-12 set, and under-fives are free.

Give blood, please

There will be a blood drive in memory of Mark O’Connor on April 11 at the Ormstown rec centre. Make an appointment at or 1-800-343-7264. Please give; it helps so many.

The Ormstown Butterflyway

Founding Rangers Kathryn McCully and Lesle Ann Hine will be giving a presentation at the Little Green Library, on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. Learn why pollinators are in decline, and how you can make a difference.

Don’t miss the spring farmers’ market

… in Huntingdon, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Local archaeology

The Droulers Tsiionhiakwatha Archeological Site will be holding its AGM on April 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. by video conference; you can find the link on the Facebook page.

13th Rural Youth Gala

Do you know an exceptional HSL youngster between the ages of 6 and 24? Recognize them for their outstanding volunteering, academic or social perseverance, positive lifestyle, resilience and engagement in their journey, or cultural or environmental involvement. Fill out the nomination form by April 17; more info can be found on the Gala Jeunesse Rurale Facebook page.

Pulled-pork sandwich supper

Does that sound delicious? The Guides are holding one to fundraise for their Maritimes trip on April 20 at MacDougall Hall in Ormstown (19 Lambton Street). Cost is $20 per adult, $10 for kids aged 5-11, and little ones under 5 eat for free. The meal includes a sandwich, potato salad, coleslaw, a brownie (the baked kind), and coffee or tea.

Barrie Aux AGM

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital will hold its annual general meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 8 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Ormstown Curling Club (7 Chateauguay Street).

Collection for La Bouffe

On April 27 from 10 a.m. until noon, the Scouts and Guides will be circulating throughout Huntingdon collecting food for La Bouffe Additionelle. Please have something ready to help out.

Square dancing competition

This popular event is being held on Saturday April 27 at 1 p.m. in the Industrial Building at the Ormstown fairgrounds. All are welcome to spectate and cheer: $10 for adults, $5 for children (3 to 12 years).

It’s 50 years…

… for the graduates of CVR’s Class of ‘74! Organizers of a 50th reunion for the graduating class are asking former classmates to mark June 15 in their calendars. For more information on the event, contact

Spaghetti Day

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Huntingdon County Hospital (HCH) is holding this fundraiser on Thursday, May 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brasserie du Village (45 Chateauguay Street, Huntingdon). For info, call Chantal at 450-288-4829. The $15 tickets are available at HCH or at the door. Delivery is available, call Debbie at 450-567-8606.

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