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This and That in Town November 30, 2022

Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited brings another evening of great live music with talented local musicians on on December 2 at the Village Church, 52 Lambton Street in Ormstown. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Christ-mas Market is on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 140 Rue Principale. More than 30 exhibitors will be there!

The LBA Christmas Village lights up the Ormstown fairgrounds on December 2 and 3 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Don’t miss it!

The Hemmingford Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hemmingford Recreation Center, 550 Goyette. Santa will be there from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market will be hosting two Christmas markets: Sunday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ormstown Recreation Center; and Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Saint-Anicet Community Center.


CommunauT invites all to a community evening on Thursday, December 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ormstown Rec Centre (87 Roy Street). The theme will be “A stress-free Christmas” with many helpful ideas, activities, a free spaghetti meal, and SANTA!

Autoharp and 12-string guitar: Libby & Cal return to the stage at Gigzz Musique-Resto in Ormstown on December 10. Open mic starts at noon, followed by a set from the Ottawa duo.

A Christmas party for Huntingdon kids, put on by The Huntingdon Optimist Club, will happen behind the Huntingdon town hall on December 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, where Santa will have presents for kids under 12! Want to help? Please bring a gift for a child between 0-12 years of age to the Huntingdon town hall or C.J. Kyle before December 9.

Enchanted Christmas in Ormstown: Come to festive Lambton Street on Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 7 p.m. Bring the whole family!

The Huntingdon Recreation Association’s general assembly of members is taking place on Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. in the École Arthur-Pigeon auditorium.

St John’s Anglican Church in Huntingdon welcomes everybody to Christmas services: on December 11 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a reading of Christmas lessons and a carol sing, and on December 24 at 2 p.m. there will be a celebration of holy eucharist.

Abby Stonehouse from Howick wants to jolly up your holidays with Comedy on Demand, a production company that brings stand-up comedy shows to you – they bring the tech and talent; you supply the location. Info at

Correction: An error slipped into the article entitled The Valley Remembers in the November 16 edition of The Gleaner. The bugle call identified as Reverie should have been Reveille. We apologize for any confusion.

Operation Nez rouge is a “go”! The support campaign lifted off on November 25. Since 1984, “Operation Red Nose” has promoted smart choices through a non-judgmental volunteer ride service; it also raises awareness concerning impaired driving and responsible consumption. They say that whether you are a volunteer or you make use of the service, you will be certain to end up with unforgettable memories! Get more information at or 418-653-1492.

Your festive and culinary Gleaner: You can share your holiday greetings in the upcoming annual Christmas supplement – no sticking stamps or writer’s cramps. Send your message to, or by Facebook Messenger, by December 5. You can also share your recipes in The Gleaner! Submit them by December 5,and be entered in a draw for a free subscription.

Remembering victims of femicide: On December 6, the 12 Days of Action organizing committee will distribute 1000 candles to be lit in memory of the victims of the École Polytechnique shooting, and all women and children killed by domestic violence this year. Candles will be distributed between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m at Galéries Ormstown; IGA Bergeron, Huntingdon; BMR and both dépanneurs in Sainte-Barbe; Métro Charrette and the Proxim pharmacy in Saint-Chrysostome; and Marché Tradition Saint-Anicet. Those people receiving candles are invited to light them, take a picture, and post on social media with the hashtag #residenceelle. There is also a white ribbon awareness campaign. For more info call Marie-Josee Leduc, 450-2664-2999, ext. 221, or Anik Derepentigny at ext. 222.

The flu still exists, says Quebec, and the flu vaccine is available for free to all aged six months and over. You can make an appointment or get more information at, on Clic Santé, or by calling 1-877-644-4545 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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