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This and That in Town March 22, 2023

Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague egg hunt

Register before March 24! There are now two starting times for the April 8 egg hunt (for kids aged 0-12) taking place at the church. This event is for Saint-Louis residents only, and registration is mandatory at cocosstlouis@gmail.com; include the child’s name, age, address, and choice of 9:30 or 11 a.m. start time.

That delicious chicken dinner…

… Is almost here! On Saturday, March 25, the Hemmingford Legion will be serving it up! Reservations only; please call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, March 24. Pickup is 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall (486 Rue Champlain) and the recommended donation is $20.

CVR’s Talent Fest comes roaring back!

Chateauguay Valley Regional High School will present “A Roaring 20s Talent Fest” on March 31 at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. Order your tickets at 450-829-2381: adults, $10; seniors, children, and students, $6. Don’t miss it!

Optimist Easter bunnies

Young residents (12 and under) of Saint-Anicet, Cazaville and Dundee are invited by the Saint-Anicet Optimist Club to come and enjoy some Easter chocolate on April 2 at the Société historique Saint-Anicet (1590 rue St-Anicet). Registration before March 31 is necessary; information can be found on the club’s Facebook page, or by calling Carole Éthier at 450-822-0839 or Marcel Sévigny at 450-601-4399.

Can your kid ride a sheep?

The Ormstown Kioti Pro Rodeo (May 12-13) invites li’l cowboys and cowgirls to take part in their own special wild ‘n’ woolly event: them rough-and-tumble kids aged 3-6 can register for the mutton-busting! Entries will open April 1. Find more information on the rodeo’s Facebook page.

Do you know an exceptional young person?

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) The gala recognizes young people aged between 6 and 24 who have distinguished themselves in one of six categories: volunteer involvement; positive lifestyle; academic and social perseverance; environment; cultural action; and resilience. Nominations must be submitted by an adult either by email to galajeunesserurale@gmail.com, 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.

Honour Mark’s memory:
give blood!

The family of Mark O’Connor, who passed away last summer from cancer, is hoping many will attend the blood drive in his honour – happening April 13 at the recreation centre in Ormstown (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.). “One of Mark’s last wishes was to highlight the importance of giving blood,” says Melanie O’Connor. Héma-Québec recommends booking an appointment before coming; call 1-800-343-7264, or reserve online at www.hema-quebec.qc.ca/trois-facons-simples.en.html.

World Circus Day at the library

Magic tricks and clown acts… kids can join performer Jimmy Stratosphère for a participatory show on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at the Little Green Library (4 Lorne Street in Huntingdon). Reservations required; call 450-264-4872.

Huntingdon Legion comedy fundraiser

Are you lucky enough to have a ticket to this sold-out show? Then here is your reminder that Joey Elias and friends will be at the Legion for this dinner (6:30 p.m.) and comedy (8:30 p.m.) fundraiser for the Legion on April 8. We hear there is a waiting list, but you can always try your luck and call 450-264-3729.

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