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This & That in Town July 26 2023

Sign up for Ormstown-wide garage sale

On September 2-3-4 there will be garage sales across the municipality of Ormstown. Register yours now to get on the list; email the, or call Colette at 450-829-2625 ext. 213.

Fantastic festival

Don’t forget, the Club Optimiste de Saint-Anicet is having its Corn Fest this weekend, July 28-30… check out the Facebook page for details.

Historic Russeltown Church

The Russeltown Church’s annual celebration will be held this Sunday, July 30, at 2:30 p.m. Visit this 1826 building located on Route 203 in Russeltown Flats. More info at

Great live music

Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited is back on Friday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Gigzz Music-Resto in Ormstown (31 Bridge Street), and it will also be hosting an outdoor concert in Howick on August 19 – watch the Facebook page for details.

Saint-Louis Family Festival

This fun day is happening in Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague on Saturday, August 5, starting at 11 a.m. at Parc-école Omer-Seguin.

Antique vehicle show

The brand-new Festival de Voitures Anciennes in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Chateauguay (Rue Ste-Marie) is on August 5, starting at 9 a.m. Free admittance; for info, call 514-233-1742… and see the article in this edition!

Franklin memorial service

The annual memorial service at Christ Church cemetery in Franklin Centre (Route 202) is on Sunday, August 6, at 2 p.m.

HHW collection

The third collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) for MRC residents will take place on Saturday, August 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Franklin municipal garage, 1570 Route 202. Only household products will be accepted. Any agricultural, industrial, or commercial waste, tires, or medication will be refused. Further info can be found on the MRC website.


Save the dates, August 12 and 13, for a “throwback to Old Home Week and the Apple Festival” in Hemmingord. And yup, you can learn more in an article in this edition.

H’ford firemen make breakfast

The Hemmingford Fire Service Annual Breakfast takes place on Sunday, August 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire station (576 Route 202). Adults eat for $15; kids under 10, $5.

Concert for Ukrainian relief

A benefit concert to support Ukrainian relief, featuring singer Maryna Krejcarova, will take place on August 13 at 3 p.m., at St. James Anglican church (19 Church Street, Ormstown). Donations accepted at the door. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 514-222-9433.

Ice Cream Sundae Social

More sweet treats can be found at the Huntingdon United church on Thursday, August 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. Adults, $10; youngsters 5 to 12, $5; and under 5 are free. Takeout is available.

Corn roast and dance in Saint-Chrys

There will be a corn roast, hot dogs and more, and a dance at the Saint-Chrysostome community centre (400 Rang St. Antoine) on Saturday, August 19, starting at 4:30 p.m., organized by the Club de l’age d’or de Saint-Chrysostome. $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for kids 12 and under.

The CVAA show is coming up…

The Chateauguay Valley Antique Association show and tractor pull is on August 26 and 27 at 1743 1st Concession, Rockburn. Don’t miss this favourite event – there is so much to see and do, all for only $5 admission. Find more information on the website,

Droulers archeological site

Discover flint knapping with Mathis Arthur during your visit to the Site Droulers (Centre d’Interprétation du Site Archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha, 1800 Chemin Leahy, Saint-Anicet); demos happen every Saturday and Sunday in August. Also, on Saturdays at 11 a.m. you can help dig on one of the most important Iroquoian archaeological sites in North-East America. Reservations required; details and info on the Site Droulers Facebook page.

Woolgathering and Terre Ferme

Hemmingford’s Pinehill Wool-gathering will happen again this fall on the weekend of September 9-10, and the third edition of the Terre Ferme Festival in Godmanchester takes place on September 15-17 – save the dates!

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