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This and That in Town May 4, 2022

HAECC spring plant sale
The Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre will be holding its spring plant sale on Friday, May 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HAAECC greenhouse, 24 York Street. Please note sales are cash only.

Boutique TO.US
Meanwhile, right next to the plant sale on Friday May 13, Boutique TO.US will be open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a selection of handcrafted items perfect for Mother’s Day. Please note sales are cash only. Bring your own reusable bags.

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.

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

VE Day ceremony in Hemmingford
Branch 244 of The Royal Canadian Legion, Hemmingford, will conduct a memorial service on Friday, May 6 at 11 a.m. to honour the 45,000 Canadian soldiers killed during World War II. The service will take place at the cenotaph at 486 Champlain Street. Students from both Ecole Saint Romain and Hemmingford Elementary School will participate in the ceremony, after which all children will be treated to lunch at the Legion Hall with hot dogs and soft drinks. All citizens are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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.

Huntingdon summer day camp registration
The Town of Huntingdon is offering day camps for children aged 5 to 12. Camps will run during the summer, Mondays to Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Information as well as registration forms can be found on the town’s website at

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

Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited is back!
It is great news that the Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited musical evenings will be back in person, starting on May 6. This event will take place at the Village Church – Church of the Nazarene (previously the Presbyterian church) at 52 Lambton Street in Ormstown. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.; the entrance to the hall and the elevator are on the east side of the building. Donations are received but not required. Hope to see you there!

Hemmingford Archives AGM
The Hemmingford Archives will hold its annual general meeting on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. This will be followed by light refreshments and an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Masks will be required. Come out and see what’s new!
The archives are staffed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On other days, they can be contacted at, or appointments can be arranged, if necessary, by calling Myrna at 514-913-0672.

Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week is taking place from May 2 to 8, under the theme Before You Weigh In, Tune In. The Haut-Saint-Laurent Social Distress Committee invites people to join in two activities as reminders of the resources that are there for all. On Thursday, May 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ormstown Shopping Centre, come have “Coffee with a Police Officer.” Talk and have coffee with a police officer and other resource people who can listen to you! On Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 10 Bridge Street, Ormstown, there will be an open house at Anchor and Wings of Haut-Saint-Laurent. Come on over, have some hot dogs and learn more about the resource.

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