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This and That in Town May 17, 2023

Great music in Hemmingford

Everyone is welcome to the Hemmingford Friday Night Coffeehouse on Friday, May 19 at 549 Rue Frontière. The featured musicians, Stewart Burrows and Alice Packard, will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission: pay what you can. 

The Ormstown Saracens Rugby season is underway!

New players are welcome, no experience necessary. Mini rugby (U8-U14) practice at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at CVR; junior rugby (U16 & U18) is starting soon. The senior men’s home opener against Brome Lake is May 20 at CVR. Follow on Facebook or visit for more info.

CISSSMO holiday hours

Area hospitals will be closed on Monday, May 22, except for the emergency departments. Huntingdon CLSC reception and mobile nursing care will run from 8 a.m. until noon. Saint-Chrysostome CLSC is closed for the holiday; Chateauguay CLSC services will be available from 8 a.m. until noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. except for lab services.

Mark your calendar for
Saturday, May 27…

…as the Hemmingford Legion will be serving another delicious chicken dinner! To reserve yours call Lise Brown at (514) 705-2192 by Friday, May 26. The meal consists of a large half-chicken, baked potato, gravy, coleslaw, dinner roll, and dessert, all for a $20 donation. Pickup 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall at 486 Rue Champlain.

All kinds of treasure

The Rockburn Presbyterian church is kicking off the garage-sale season at the church hall (2460 Rockburn Sideroad) on May 27 and 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Proceeds go towards the church. The church is also hosting a plant sale on May 27 at Linda Rennie’s house (1781 1st Concession) from 9 a.m. until noon. Proceeds go towards Résidence Elle. 

Why not make a ‘garage-sale day’ of it…

…as there will also be a sale in the residents’ park of the Huntingdon County Hospital (198 Chateauguay Street) on May 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In case of rain, the sale will be held indoors.

Wildlife Reserve AGM

The annual general meeting of the Friends of the Lac-Saint-Francois National Wildlife Reserve will take place on Sunday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the Great Migrators Pavilion, 7600 Chemin de la Pointe-Fraser, Dundee. Registration is required by phone at 450-264-5908 or by email at

Spaghetti supper to benefit
St-Joseph’s Parish

Come to the parish hall (13 York Street Huntingdon), Friday, June 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. for spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread and dessert. For those under age 11, $7.50; 12 and over, $15. Tickets on sale at the rectory (call 450-264-5403) from church wardens, or at the hall on the day (call 450-264-5293).

Saint-Anicet neighbourhood party

On Saturday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the municipality of Saint-Anicet in collaboration with Une Affaire de Famille is holding a “Fête des voisins.” This is a family event with activities for all, taking place at the community centre park (1560 Rue St-Anicet).

Paging all piano players

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent is seeking musicians to help launch the public pianos coming to Franklin, Saint-Anicet, Saint-Chrysostome, and Sainte-Barbe this summer. Chosen musicians (MRC residents only) are to offer public performances lasting approximately 30 to 40 minutes and can apply with CV, website, audio sample, titles, and desired location. Application deadline is June 5 at 11 a.m. Selected musicians will be announced on June 9; successful candidates will receive $500. Applications must be sent by email to the attention of Nancy Brunelle, MRC cultural development officer, at For info, call 450-264-5411, ext. 238.

Collection of HHW in HSL

The first collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) for MRC residents will take place on Saturday, June 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the municipal garage in Saint-Anicet, 5001 Route 132. Only household products will be accepted. Any agricultural, industrial, or commercial waste, tires, or medication will be refused. Further info can be found on the MRC website.

Dress up as your favourite superhero and race!

“The Superhero Sport Challenge shines a spotlight on the hero in all of us,” says the Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Facebook page. The municipality is hosting a cycling or running challenge on June 10 from 9 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. 2, 5, 10, or 15 km distances are offered; start point is the Halte des Villages du Parc régional de Beauharnois-Salaberry. There will be small gifts for participants, and refreshments will be available. Registration is online before the event at:

Participatory paintings

The Ormstown Municipal Library is holding an unusual interactive exhibit of paintings by local artist Tara Koury. The exhibit runs until June 30.

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