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This and That in Town June 1, 2022

Collection of hazardous household waste in HSL
The first of four Haut-Saint-Laurent collections of household hazardous waste (HHW) will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the municipal garage in Saint-Anicet, 5001 Route 132.
Those living in Dundee, Elgin, Franklin, Godmanchester, Havelock, Hinchinbrooke, Howick, Huntingdon, Ormstown, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome, Sainte-Barbe, or Très-Saint-Sacrement may bring their HHW, electrical devices and electronics, as well as small- and medium-sized household appliances or refrigerators (less than 50kg). All materials collected will be recycled or disposed of appropriately and safely.
Only household products will be accepted. Any agricultural, industrial, or commercial waste, tires, or medication will be refused. It is strongly recommended to bring proof of residence. Further info can be found on the MRC website, mrchsl.com/services/gestion-des-matieres-residuelles.

Al-Anon meetings
The Al-Anon meeting location has changed. Meetings will now be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 33 Prince Street in Huntingdon, at the usual time, 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Have you got your Aladdin tickets?
CVR’s Performing Arts Department presents Aladdin on Thursday, June 2nd at 8 p.m., Friday, June 3rd at 8 p.m. and as a Saturday matinee on June 4th at 2 p.m. Seats are limited, so please call the school at 450-829-2381 to reserve. All audience members are asked to wear masks during the performances.

Let’s visit our seniors!
The 6th edition of the Haut Saint-Laurent Let’s Visit our Seniors Challenge will take place from June 1 to 30, wherein individuals, families, groups from all sectors are invited to visit seniors. The Challenge suggests sharing a snack or a meal; playing a game of cards or a board game; enjoying flowers, photos or recipes; going for a short walk or taking some light exercise; enjoying music, singing songs, or watching a show together.
Participants are encouraged to register their visits on the www.enbonnecompagnie.org website, on the Facebook page, or by phone with Donna Cormier at Un Coin chez nous (450-826-4425 or 514-237-6118). They will then have a chance to win Visit the Haut-Saint-Laurent packages, or a basket from the HSL Seniors committee.
The Let’s Visit our Seniors Challenge team and the Sûreté du Québec cadets will be at the Ormstown shopping center on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and at the Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market on the same day from 2 to 6 p.m. They will be handing out purple ribbons and encouraging acts of kindness to mark the International Day Against Elder Abuse.

Skatepark activity day
Ormstown’s new skatepark will host an activity day on June 18. The fun begins at 9 a.m. with skateboarding instruction for kids under age 7; at 10 a.m. there will be another beginner course for kids aged 8 and over. At 11 a.m., there will be an intermediate class for those with a good base in skateboarding. After the lunch break 1 p.m. there will be a “skate jam.” The event will conclude at 3 p.m. with some closing words and door prizes. Skaters must wear a helmet, elbow and knee protection, and running shoes. The event is free.

Ormstown Rugby
Ormstown rugby is not just for men or adults. “Mini-rugby” is booming in Ormstown, and there are now many kids between the ages of 6 and 12 playing for the Saracens. The younger teams do not play contact rugby. Following the pandemic hiatus, the Saracens did not have enough women to register a team in the league, but a few Lady Saracens are playing with the Montreal Barbarians for this season. The Saracens are hopeful they will be able to field a full women’s squad next year. Anyone interested in rugby can contact the Ormstown Saracens at o.saracens.rfc@gmail.com. Senior practices take place on Mondays and Thursdays at CVR, while youth and minis practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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