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This and That in Town May 18, 2022

Important public meeting: Transfer of services from the Suroît Hospital to Vaudreuil
Citizens and organizations are invited to attend a public information meeting concerning the results of an impact study on the transfer of ten services from the Suroît Hospital to the new hospital being built in Vaudreuil.

Last March, the Save the Mother and Child Centre and regional mission of the Suroît Hospital coordination committee commissioned the Institut de Recherche et d’Information Socio-économique (IRIS) to complete the impact study, when they learned no such study had been conducted prior to the decision to relocate the services. That decision was announced as part of the 2017 unveiling of a clinical plan.

The creation of a new clinical plan is now underway, thanks in no small part to pressure from different sectors and institutions, as well as from the general population of the Haut-Saint-Laurent and Beauharnois-Salaberry MRCs.

According to the group working to safeguard access to regional health care, the impact study could play a key role in informing this new review of the health care services offered by the CISSSMO.

All are invited to attend the public meeting. meeting, which will be held May 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 410 Victoria Street in Valleyfield. Please reserve your place online at www.cdchsl.org/sauvons-nos-soins-de-sante-a-valleyfield/, or by leaving a message with the name, phone number, and email of the individual who will attend at 450-373-4504.

The Little Green Library is 50!
The Little Green Library in Huntingdon will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in June. Among the activities planned in celebration of this milestone is a slide show, which is now being presented in the exhibition area. It features books and documents from the library’s collection that showcase some of the defining events from the past five decades. Volunteers have worked hard to identify the literary, cultural, social, and political events that have marked history at the local, national, and international level. The exhibit is open to the public.

Mobile produce market rolls into Hemmingford
The Caravane des Cultures will be bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to Hemmingford every Friday. This excellent initiative will begin on May 20 and continue until Sept. 30. Be sure to stop by and buy some good fresh produce from the Caravane on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Old Convent, 549 Frontière Street.

Mmm… Muffins
Muffin morning at the Huntingdon United Church has returned on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and enjoy a coffee, a home-baked treat, and some lively conversation.

Hinchinbrooke Fire Brigade pancake breakfast
The Hinchinbrooke Volunteer Fire Brigade will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast on Sunday, May 22 from 8 a.m. to noon, with pickup at the fire station in Athelstan. Tickets are available from the firefighters for $20.

Running and walking in Saint-Timothée
La Fondation des Ressources Alternatives du Sud-Ouest, or FRAS, is proud to be holding its 13th Défi FRAS run/walk event in person on June 4. The activity, which has been held virtually for the last two years, will take place in the beautiful Parc des Îles Saint-Timothée. This is a family-oriented event and is suited to both seasoned runners and those “taking their first strides.” Funds raised go to support community organizations involved with clients who have autism or intellectual disabilities. Participants can choose from the well-marked trails of one, five, or 10 kilometres, and they will have free access to the beach after the race. There is a corporate challenge as well, which involves teammates sharing their distance while paired with a person with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum. The deadline for registrations is May 30 at midnight, at www.lafras.com/défi-fras.

Hemmingford Legion chicken dinner
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 28, as the Hemmingford Legion will be cooking another delicious chicken dinner. To reserve yours, call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, May 27. Each meal consists of a large half-chicken, baked potato, gravy, coleslaw, dinner roll, and a delicious dessert, all for a $20 donation. Pickup will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall at 486 Champlain Street.

Spartans basketball camp
Registration is open for students in grades 5 through 8 to take part in the CVR Spartans basketball camp. The cost is $120, and the camp will take place June 27, 28, 29, and 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Chateauguay Valley Regional High School. Info and updates can be found on Instagram, @BasketballCampSpartans.

Advance tickets are available for the fair
Advance tickets for Expo Ormstown in June, as well as for Dr. Temple Grandin’s talk during the Fall Festival in September, are available now via the website: expoormstown.com. Be sure to check out the whole website for information on all the exciting LBA events happening this year!

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