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This and That in Town February 8, 2023

Eat, dance, and find romance

The Saint-Anicet Optimist Club is holding a Valentine’s supper and dance on February 11 at the community centre, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 and are available from Carole Ethier at 450-822-0839 or 579-920-0737.

Ormstown Valentine’s dance

On Friday, February 10, there will be a dance for those aged 18 and up at the Ormstown rec centre, from 7 to 11 p.m. DJ Fritz will be supplying the tunes.

Don’t forget
the Saint-Stan winter carnival

…on February 11. Activities run from 1-4 p.m. at the “parc-ecole,” and the supper and folk dancing ($20) take place at 4:30 p.m. at the community hall (221 Rue Centrale). To reserve tickets, call 450-373-8944, extension 206. More info is available on the Municipalite de Saint-Stanislas-de- Kostka Facebook page.

Get your swoon on for Elvis

Elvis Reimagined, with tribute artist Sylvain Leduc, will take to the CVR stage on February 11. The doors open at 7 p.m. and there will be snacks and a cash bar, so 18+ please. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by phone at 450-829-2381.

The Little Green Library AGM

The annual general meeting of The Little Green Library will be held on Sunday, February 12, at 1 p.m. in the library, which is located at 4 Lorne Street in Huntingdon.

Firefighters fundraise with spaghetti

The Howick Fire Department is cooking up a spaghetti supper on Saturday, February 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Howick Elementary School. Tickets are available from Kent McRae at 514-796-0727; adults are $15, 2-12 years $7.50, and kids 4 and under are free.

Picnic in style

… On a picnic table built by the Ormstown Scouts! These industrious youngsters are building eight-foot-long picnic tables as a fundraiser, and you can order one – just do so by February 15 with a deposit of $200 (total cost is $400). For information and to order, call Cory Ovans at 450-807-1115.

Shootin’ hoops to help the hospital

Howick Elementary School is holding a charity basketball tournament on Friday, February 17 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Chateauguay Valley Regional High School (CVR). This year’s event will raise funds for the Barrie Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. There will be a cash-only canteen on site. If you would like to donate, or contribute to the canteen, please contact Miranda at

Free cinema screening

Huntingdon’s film club, Ciné Cinéma, will be presenting a free screening of Décision de partir, the French-language version of Decision to Leave, a South Korean romantic mystery directed by Park Chan-wook. This event will take place on February 17 at the Little Green Library (4 Lorne Street) at 7:30 p.m. More information can be found at

Disco rollerblading

A ‘70s-themed rollerblading activity is happening on February 18 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the Ormstown recreation centre. This is another fundraiser for the Scouts’ trip to Florida this summer. For all ages, but the event is aimed at school-aged children. Snacks will be available and there will be a prize for the best costume! Scooters are welcome. $10 at the door.

Farm business conference day

Les Agricultrices de la Montérégie-Ouest and the Réseau Agriconseils Montérégie are holding a farm business conference day on February 22 at Marc Besner’s sugar shack (102 Chemin du Ruisseau N, Coteau-du-Lac). The event is free for Les Agricultrices de la Montérégie-Ouest members and $25 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased via the Réseau Agriconseils Montérégie website’s events page.

Seeking stories of the Valley

The Chateauguay Valley Historical Society is seeking stories about anything historical, so long as it is about our Valley, for the 2023 journal. Contact them via the website,

Got an Irish air for St. Pat’s?

Organizers are looking for new musical talent for an Irish Musical Evening which will be held at the Huntingdon Legion on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Acts “must be something IRISH” and could also be singing, dancing, or poetry reading. Anyone interested in performing can call Diane Carson (450-264-3960) or Kathleen Hackett (450-264-9385).

Community coffee breaks in Ormstown

On Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. the Village Church of the Nazarene (52 Lambton Street) is offering free coffee and muffins. Everyone is welcome; bring a pack of cards, a guitar, some knitting – and bring a friend!

Friendly reminder to stick to the trails

To snowmobilers and ATV-ers: the UPA would like to remind you to be sure to pay for access to marked trails, to stick to the trails for your own safety and to protect farmland, and to get permission from farmers to cross their property. It’s a great winter for riding, so have fun, but please respect the land and ride responsibly.

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