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This and That in Town January 11, 2023

27 animated shorts and popcorn

The World’s Smallest Animation Festival is back, and it’s happening on January 14 at the Centre Barberivain in Sainte-Barbe (471 Chemin de l’Egise) at 7:30 p.m. You can still reserve your seat by calling 450-264-4872 or emailing There are 27 films to be seen, and some surprises, and popcorn at half-time. Attendees also get to choose the winner of the 2023 People’s Choice award. Organizers would like to thank all their partners, including the National Film Board of Canada.

Can’t cross that

Here’s a reminder that the Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague lift bridge will be closed from January 16 to February 27 while it gets its cables replaced and some TLC. The Seaway is closed for the winter, so at least you know you won’t be waiting for any boats at the Larocque bridge.

Winter carnival on the Grimshaw

There will be a winter carnival on Saturday, January 21, at the stables of Lac des Pins Campground at 2155 Grimshaw Road. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. Caleche rides will be offered from noon until 4 p.m., and a concert as well as a dance will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a bonfire, food truck, bar, inflatable games, and sliding. Sounds like fun? Check it out!

The Ormstown Open is coming – Hurry hard and register!

The Ormstown Curling Club hosts the Ormstown Open curling tournament on Feb 17 and 18. There will be a “Points-spiel,” cash prizes, and supper and snacks are included for players (if you attend for supper only, it’s $20). Two games are guaranteed for each team, and there will be a cash bar. Entry fee is $240; for registration information contact Shawn,, by February 3.

Need the urgent care clinic? Make an appointment 

The Clinique Médicale Ormstown reminds us that as of January 1, appointments are only available online or by phone; they say, “Do not wait outside the clinic.” Appointments can be made online via RVSQ ( 24 hours before, but only by those who have a family doctor at the clinic. Those who do not, or those without internet access, can call 450-859-9185 as of 9 a.m. to be seen that same afternoon. The clinic also remind us that the number of spots is limited.

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