The Gleaner
Arts & LifeThis & That in Town

This and That in Town April 5, 2023

Easter hours for area health services

The CISSSMO’s holiday closures for Good Friday (April 7) and Easter Monday (April 10) are as follows: the Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown, the Anna-Laberge hospital in Chateauguay, and the Suroit hospital in Valleyfield are closed both days, including for blood testing and imaging, but their emergency departments remain open. The Huntingdon CLSC reception and nursing services will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed for the lunch hour) on Friday, except for blood tests and psychosocial services. The same applies on Easter Monday, but only until noon. The Saint-Chrysostome CLSC will be closed both days.

Release the “coco” hunters!

On Saturday, April 8, the Easter Bunny and the Huntingdon Optimists invite young Easter egg enthusiasts to the Huntingdon Arena (1567 Fairview Road) for a “chasse aux cocos.” The fun runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Nomination deadline for Rural Youth Gala

The 12th edition of the Rural Youth Gala will take place on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at CVR (1597 Route 138A, Ormstown). Nominations must be submitted by an adult either by email to, or directly to Maison des jeunes Huntingdon. Information and the nomination form is on the Facebook page: Gala jeunesse rurale – Rural youth Gala. Applications must be submitted by April 11.

Activities with the MWCN

The Montérégie-West Community Network’s (MWCN) Huntingdon office invites you to join presenter Linda Janes as she tells the story of the Quebec Tartan, on Thursday, April 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wellness Centre (72 Dalhousie Street, Suite 201). As well, there will be an Art Hub seasonal crafting session on Tuesday, April 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the centre. Call 450-264-3596 or email to reserve your spot and get a supply list.

Fiddler’s Fancy

This gala concert will take place on April 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hemmingford Historical Archives (517 Champlain). Buy your tickets in advance at $10 each, and hurry, because there is a limited quantity! To do so, call the Archives (450-636-8686), Myrna (514-913-0672), or Gérard (450-247-2949), or email

Spaghetti for S.A.B.E.C

A benefit for the Service d’Accompagnement Bénévole et Communautaire (S.A.B.E.C.), in the form of a spaghetti meal, will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Bar du Village (45 Chateauguay Street) in Huntingdon. Tickets are for $15 each at Bar du Village and the S.A.B.E.C. office (1493 Rte 138, Godmanchester). S.A.B.E.C. is a volunteer-run non-profit that offers drives to medical services. For info, please call 450-264-1131.

Pancakes in Franklin

The Franklin firemen are cooking up their annual pancake supper on Saturday, April 22, starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door at Vergers Hillspring (1019 Route 202). Kids under 5 can chow down for free; tickets for those aged 6 to 10 are $10 each, and $18 for those 11 and over. All are welcome! More info at

Ormstown 4-H square dance competition

Come watch, listen, cheer, and tap your toes on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. as this traditional favourite takes to the floor of the Industrial Building at the Ormstown fairgrounds. Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 each, and $5 for children aged 3 to 12 years. Everyone is welcome, and there will be dancing for all at the end of the competition. Organizers say, “Please dress for the weather – it could be cool, even inside.”

Dwight Baird’s 45+ years of art

A retrospective exhibition of selected paintings and drawings by artist Dwight Baird, who grew up in Huntingdon, will be shown during April and May at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall (10 King Street, Huntingdon). The two-day vernissage is open to all, April 22 and 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Got a spring in your step…

…and a desire to dance? Put them both to good use at the Spring Fever “old-school” dance party coming to the Ormstown rec centre on April 28 from 8 p.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be licensed, but it is mainly BYOB. Cost is $5 at the door, with proceeds going to La Bouffe Additionnelle in Huntingdon.

Don’t forget…

The Ormstown Scouts will be collecting empty bottles on April 8; see the article in this edition. And make sure your calendar is marked for the Earth Day Forum in Ormstown on April 22 at the Ormstown rec centre – there will be a large array of things to see and learn as well as some great speakers.

Latest stories

This & That in Town September 20, 2023

The Gleaner

From The Gleaner Archives September 20, 2023

The Gleaner

John Ryan Cartoon September 20, 2023

John Ryan

Leave a comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

Follow by Email