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This and That in Town September 21, 2022

Community shredding event
The municipality of Franklin is holding a mass shredding on Saturday, September 24, at Antoine-Labelle Park (2555 Rue du Parc). Community members without personal paper shredders can bring their documents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and shred them on site. Proof of residence is mandatory.

Expand your horizons
Don’t miss the wonderful Festival Terre Ferme, taking place this weekend in Godmanchester. It features multicultural programming, including traditional and folk music from around the world; a produce market; international cuisine and gourmet food vendors; exhibitors of local Quebec products; artistic performances; and a play area for kids. The site will open at 10 a.m. at 2152 Rang 4, Godmanchester.

Last chance to explore Marginal Lands
It’s “the hometown show, and the very last show of Marginal Lands EVER,” says artist Alyson Champ of the final stop for her touring immersive exhibit. Stop in and wander through some extraordinary contemporary art at the Tres-Saint-Sacrement community hall (1180 Route 203) on October 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Admission is free.

100 years of farming
La Ferme Montcalm et frères of Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague proudly celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 3. Congratulations to this enduring family business!

Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited
Another evening of great music is coming up on October 7 at the Village Church (52 Lambton Street) in Ormstown. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. The elevator and entrance to the hall are on the east side of the building; donations are received but not required.

Livestock expert and author to speak in Ormstown
The extraordinary animal expert, Dr. Temple Grandin, will be giving a presentation at the Ormstown fairgrounds at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 30. Make an evening of it and then follow it up with the LBA Fall Festival weekend. Tickets for Dr. Grandin’s talk are being sold online only at for $33.95 each.

Lots going on for the MRC’s Culture Days
On Friday, September 30, the annual art exhibition opens with a vernissage at the Salle culturelle Alfred-Langevin from 5 to 7 p.m. Work from artists of all levels and in many media, reflecting this year’s theme of “Chaos,” will be shown until October 30. More info at 450 264-5411, ext. 238.

On Saturday, October 1 at the Galeries d’Ormstown you can admire the entries in the photography show and contest. Be sure to vote for your favourite between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This show runs until October 16.

Not far away, at the intersection of Lambton and Church Streets, a giant mandala is being created – and you can help! This nice family activity will run between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Le Lavandou, at 3455 Rang des Lemieux in Franklin, invites all painters, amateur or professional, to come and do their thing from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visitors can come and watch the paintings develop, chat with artists, and try their hand if they wish.

The Ormstown Library will present a demonstration of crochet from 2 to 4 p.m.; it will also host an exhibition of historic photos of the village, as well as paintings by regional artists, from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Concerning healthcare
CISSSMO presents the annual general meeting of the Haut-Saint-Laurent users’ committee, which will be held September 28 at 7 p.m. at 65 Hector Street in Ormstown. A representative from the Ormstown Medical Clinic will speak, and there will be door prizes and refreshments. The general public is welcome to attend.

Support your Gleaner…
… And find out what’s coming up for your friendly neighbourhood newspaper, at the Chateauguay Valley Community Information Services annual meeting on Thursday, September 22. The meeting will be at the Ormstown Curling Club, 7 Chateauguay Street in Ormstown, and starts at 7:00 pm. Register online at, or call 844-450-5055, extension 711.


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