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This and That in Town November 1, 2023

Be there or be square

Brysonville Schoolhouse is hosting a square dance at MacDougall Hall in Ormstown (19 Lambton) on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. and everybody’s welcome.

This weekend!

Don’t forget the BMH Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar is on Saturday, November 4, at CVR from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop off on your way by:

The Genie in a Bottle Project will be collecting recyclables on Saturday, November 4, behind the Ormstown town hall (5 Gale Street, next to the fire station) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring your alcohol/wine bottles/soft drink/beer bottles or cans (emptied and rinsed), plastic bread tags, plastic pill bottles, metal lids from alcohol bottles and beer caps, aluminum and tin cans, and soft drink tabs. For information, call Shirley Cavanagh, 514-705-6667.

Huntingdon ‘flu vaccination clinics

Influenza vaccines will be given at the Huntingdon Legion (8 Fairview Road) on November 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on November 8 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Remembrance in Huntingdon

An ecumenical service, parade, and laying of wreaths will take place on Sunday, November 5. An Armistice dinner happens on November 11; get your tickets in advance. See the article on page 23 for details.

Join the Monteregie West Community Network in honouring those who gave so much. This bilingual event will be at the Wellness Centre (72 Dalhousie, Suite 201, Huntingdon) on Monday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, call 450-264-3596 or email

Remembrance Day in Hemmingford

The Hemmingford Legion will hold its annual ceremony on November 11 in front of the cenotaph followed by a wreath laying ceremony.

Military-themed displays and presentations will happen at the Hemmingford Archives (517 Champlain) starting at noon. There will also be a drawing for a beautiful quilt. All are invited.

Remembrance Day in Ormstown

The Ormstown Legion will be holding its annual Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11; see Sarah’s article for more info.

National Caregivers’ Week

This runs from November 5 to 13 to express gratitude to those who support others, day after day. Thank you all.

Ici Santé vaccination clinics

The Ici Santé health co-operative will be holding ‘flu vaccination clinics at its location beside the Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Catholic church on November 8 from 1 to 6 p.m., November 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and December 13 from 1 to 6 p.m. Clinics will also take place at the Howick pink school on November 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on November 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at the Havelock town hall on November 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.


…on last edition’s crossword! It has its proper playing field this time around, so test your brain on page 21.

Bowie fan?

Ciné Cinéma presents Brett Morgen’s film Moonage Daydream on the life of David Bowie on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. (original English version) and on Sunday, November 19, at 2 p.m. (French subtitles) at Huntingdon’s Little Green Library. A donation of $7 is suggested.

Spaghetti with the Guides

The Ormstown Girl Guides are holding a spaghetti fundraiser for next year’s trip to the Maritimes on November 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Village Church (52 Lambton Street, Ormstown). Small ones under age four chow down for free; those aged 5-11, $7; 12 and up, $15. For more information, contact Renée at 450-567-7994.

Old tubing begone

Maple syrup producers can recycle their used plastic tubing through the Agrirécup program between November 13 and 17 at the Franklin municipal garage by appointment, and at the Uniag Coopérative in Sainte-Martine from 9 a.m. to noon/1 to 4 p.m. To book an appointment in Franklin, call 450-827-2538, ext. 7.

Community sports

There is indoor basketball, walking, pickleball, badminton, fitness, soccer, and more happening at CVR. Interested? Check out the Chateauguay Valley Regional High School Facebook page – there’s a NSFB Community Learning Centres post with details on what and when.

Run, run Rudolph!

The 14th annual Rudolph Fun Run/Walk takes off on Saturday, November 25. See ad this page and get training!

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