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This and That in Town April 6, 2022

Huntingdon CRC reopening
The Huntingdon Craft & Recreation Centre reopens its doors on Thursday, April 7, at the Huntingdon Legion at 8 Fairview Road. Come on out and socialize; there will be bowling on the Wii, card games or board games, ceramics painting, and guests can bring their own crafts. The CRC will be meeting weekly on Thursdays throughout the month of April from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and it is open to anyone interested in joining; however, organizers are asking that participants be adequately vaccinated and that masks be worn.

Soccer registration
The Hemmingford Sports Association has opened registration for the summer 2022 soccer season. For full details, age groups, and registration, go to The Howick Soccer Club is also taking registrations for the summer season online at For more information, call 450-825-0192 during the day, or 450-825-2311 on evenings and weekends.

Athelstan Cemetery Co. AGM
The Athelstan Cemetery Company will hold its annual general meeting at 8 p.m. on April 19, at the home of Donald Elder, 307 Ridge Road in Hinchinbrooke. For any questions, please call 450-264-3828.

Free Ambioterra workshop
Ambioterra is currently offering a free workshop on assessing the health of the Montérégie forest from the perspective of climate change. In this workshop, participants will discover the challenges facing the region in terms of protecting the forest environment and biodiversity, particularly those related to climate change and the adaptation measures to be implemented. This free workshop is held in virtually over Zoom. Several dates are to come, depending on the number of interested parties. Reserve a workshop spot by email at, by phone at 450-637-8585, via the Ambioterra Facebook page, or at

CISSSMO holiday closures
All CISSSMO services will be closed over the holiday weekend of April 15 to 18 except for emergency services at the Anna-Laberge, Suroît, and Barrie Memorial hospitals. The emergency services at the CLSCs of Chateauguay, Huntingdon, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, and Napierville will be open on these days. Visit the website for specific hours, at

Easter activities
An Easter Egg Hunt is being organized in Saint-Chrysostome on April 17 at Cécile Rochefort Park. Children aged 5 and under are invited to arrive between 9 and 10 a.m., while those between the ages of 6 and 10 may participate from 10:15 to 11 a.m., and those 10 and older from 11:15 to noon.

The Huntingdon Optimist Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at a location yet to be determined on April 16 at 10 a.m. Once settled, the location will be posted to the organization’s Facebook page.

The Ormstown Legion will be hosting an Easter activity on April 16 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event will include an Easter egg hunt, crafts, snacks, and surprises. The activity is free for children; however, parents should reserve via the Legion’s Facebook page.

The Huntingdon Ecumenical Community will be hosting a way of the cross procession starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church on Good Friday, April 15. An ecumenical sunrise service will take place on Easter Sunday, April 17 at the gazebo in front of the CHCH, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Purse drive update
After a month of collecting purses and items for her purse drive, Everything but the Kitchen Sink, Lori Belair-Boyle’s final tally is 187 purses. She organized the drive to donate purses and items to women’s shelters around the Montérégie for Women’s History Month. The original goal was 100 purses, so she is very pleased with the outpouring of support.

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