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This and That in Town March 8, 2023

Calling Hemmingford artists
Organizers are looking to relaunch the Circuit des arts in the Hemmingford area in late summer or early fall. Any artists interested in participating in this open studio tour are asked to let them know by March 15: contact

On Friday, March 17, at 7.30 p.m., CinéCinéma will be presenting a free screening of Living at the Little Green Library (4 Lorne Street, Suite 103, Huntingdon). The film is a powerful meditation on life, starring Oscar-nominated Bill Nighy, and it will be presented in English with French subtitles.

Exploring the region’s potential
Place aux jeunes du Haut-Saint-Laurent and Beauharnois-Salaberry are organizing an “exploratory group stay” for post-secondary graduates and young professionals aged 18 to 35 who interested in the area and what it has to offer. It is free of charge and takes place from Friday, March 17 at 1 p.m. until Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. For more information and to apply, contact Carolanne Leblanc, or 450-264-5411 ext. 255.

Ormstown Legion corned beef and cabbage
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Ormstown Legion! The folks there will be serving their traditional corned beef and cabbage supper on Saturday, March 18, at the Legion (33 Prince Albert Street) from 5-7 p.m. for a donation of $20. Reservations are a must; reserve your tickets early by leaving a message at the branch at 450-829-2614.

CommuniT Night in Sainte-Barbe
The organizing committee invites all to the next CommuniT Night on Wednesday, March 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Centre Barberivain (471 Chemin de l’Eglise). There will be a free spaghetti supper, and folks and organizations will be there sharing ideas on how to change consumption habits to help the environment, that being the theme of the evening.

Encourage little artists
The MWCN is seeking craft supplies for its Hemmingford after-school program. You can drop off crafty stuff such as paints, brushes, glue, stickers, crayons, markers, paper, or colouring books at your nearest MWCN office.

Winner, winner…
Chicken dinner! So, mark your calendars for Saturday, March 25, as the Hemmingford Legion will be serving another delicious one. Reservations only; please call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, March 24. The meal consists of a large half chicken, baked potato, gravy, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert, all for a $20 donation. Pickup is 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall (486 Rue Champlain). All are welcome; take out or eat in, and the bar is open.

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,

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!

Humus vies for Canadian Screen Award
Humus, the documentary centred on the sustainable and regenerative practices at les Bontés de la Vallée organic market garden in Havelock, has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Original Score in a Documentary Feature. The talented composer is Delphine Measroch.

Climate change training for farmers
The Producteurs de bovins du Québec, the Centre de développement du porc du Québec, and Lactanet, in collaboration with Agriclimat, have developed three free online training sessions on adapting to climate change in the context or bovine, porcine, and forage production. While designed with agronomists in mind, the sessions are available to all producers with an interest in learning more about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestering, and adaptations to herd and crop management. The training can be accessed through the Ordre des agronomes du Québec website at

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