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This and That in Town May 3, 2023

Mental Health Week is May 1-7

The Haut-Saint-Laurent Social Distress Committee is holding two activities this week. On Thursday, May 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Galéries Ormstown, you can have a coffee with a police officer and others who will listen. On Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be an Open House at Anchor and Wings (10 Bridge Street, Ormstown) with hot dogs, beverages, and door prizes; come see what it’s all about.

The Hemmingford Market

On Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hemmingford recreation centre (550 Goyette Street) will be THE spot for artisans, art, maple syrup, baked goods, and apple cider! Fresh produce will be available at future markets. More info can be found at the Marché Hemmingford Market Facebook page.

CommuniT Night

Don’t forget on Tuesday, May 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. there is another CommuniT Night! This one is being held at Heritage Elementary School, 21 King Street, in Huntingdon, and the theme is “Let’s get active!” There will be a free meal (Mexican taco salad with a Quebec maple and sweet potato dessert!), information booths, and activities. No reservation is required.

Athelstan Cemetery meeting

The annual meeting of the Athelstan Cemetery Co. will take place on May 10, at 7:30 pm. at the home of Douglas and Joy Grant (3020 Shearer Side Road, Elgin).

Plant some baby trees

It’s “Tree and Forest Month,” and there will be a free tree distribution in Ormstown on Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St-James church (19 Church Street, Ormstown; the site is also accessible by the town hall parking lot at 5 Gale Street). Ambioterra, in collaboration with the municipality, invites all to participate in this 12th year of free tree distribution as part of its “My tree, my forest, my future!” campaign. For info, call 450-637-8585, or check out

More great music in Hemmingford

The Hemmingford Friday Night Coffeehouse is happening once again on Friday, May 19 at 549 Rue Frontière, with featured musicians Stewart Burrows and Alice Packard, from 7 to 9 p.m. Pay what you can; everyone is welcome!

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 at 7600 Chemin de la Pointe-Fraser, Dundee. All members are called to attend, and non-members are also welcome. Attendance is also possible via Zoom. Registration is required by phone at 450-264-5908 or by email at

Meet the Deputy’s team

There will be a “Portes ouvertes” event at the Sainte-Martine office (177 Rue St-Joseph) of MNA Carole Mallette on Friday, May 19 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Art in Huntingdon

The Little Green Library (4 Lorne Street) shows Pat Walsh’s paintings until May 27, and Dwight Baird’s work can be seen on weekends in the Salle Alfred Langevin (10 King Street) until mid-May.

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