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This & That in Town November 15, 2023

Smile Cookies and Moisson SO

The Moisson Sud-Ouest food bank has been chosen as a beneficiary of Tim Horton’s Holiday Smile Cookie campaign. Funds raised will help feed even more people experiencing food insecurity in our region. Until November 19, the Holiday Smile Cookie will be available at participating Tim Hortons in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Ormstown.

Ici Santé vaccination clinics

Ici Santé is holding walk-in ‘flu vaccination clinics at the Howick pink school (63 Lambton Street) on November 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; at the Havelock town hall on November 30 from 1 to 4 p.m.; and beside the Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Catholic church on December 13 from 1 to 6 p.m.

Spaghetti Popote

The Popote Mobile is having a spaghetti fundraiser on November 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brasserie du Village (45 Chateauguay, Huntingdon).

Howick Craft Fair

This annual favourite happens this Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Howick Elementary (5 Lambton Street). It will be a hybrid event featuring both indoor and outdoor vendors.

Antique toys in Howick

Also on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. come and enjoy refreshments while viewing the Heritage Treasures Museum’s collection of toys and games at 70A Lambton Street. Info at

Wear your favourite shirt

The Ormstown Scouts are hosting a “Hawaiian Rollerblading Night” at the Ormstown rec centre (87 Roy Street) on November 18 from 4 to 10 p.m. Kids 12 and under must come with an adult; helmets are mandatory. Admission is $10, with a discount for youth groups.

Spaghetti with the Guides

The Ormstown Girl Guides are holding their spaghetti fundraiser for their Maritimes trip on November 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Village Church (52 Lambton Street, Ormstown). Kids under age four eat for free; ages 5-11, $7; 12 and up, $15. For info, contact Renée at 450-567-7994.

Upcoming H’ford events

The last Hemmingford farmers’/artisans’ market for the year will be at the recreation centre (550 Goyette) on November 18. On November 19, there will be a family art afternoon at the community hall (476 Frontière) to fundraise for the Cookie Walk (20$ per project): there will be a half-and-half raffle table, hot drinks, treats, no art skills required, please register at or 514-793-2794. As well, the Hemmingord Christmas Market is on December 2, and the Children’s Party is happening December 9; both are at the recreation centre.

A Taste of History

The Chateauguay Valley Historical Society invites members and friends to hear Roland Viau speak about the Irish and the Beauharnois Canal (1842-1845) on Sunday, November 19, at the

Ormstown Legion (33 Prince Albert Street) at 2:30 p.m.; admission is free, donations are appreciated.

Stock up on local food

The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market will be in Saint-Stanislas de Kostka on November 19, at the Centre Socioculturel (221 Rue Centrale) from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

National Genealogy Week Nov 18-25

The Chateauguay Genealogical Society invites all to an open house, Tuesday, November 21, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond-Laberge Library (25 Maple Boulevard). For information visit the website,

Dundee’s Christmas Fair

This takes place on Friday, November 24, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 25, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Dundee town hall (3296 Montée Smallman). This year, all proceeds will go to the Communic-Action Project.

Ormstown Legion craft market

There will be several vendors on site (33 Prince-Albert Street) on Nov 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., come do some Christmas shopping! Enjoy lunch from the Legion’s kitchen and support the Ormstown Guignolée by helping light up the tree. Other surprises too…

Rudolph reminder

The Rudolph Fun Run to benefit La Bouffe Additionnelle is on Saturday, November 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Ormstown rec centre (87 Roy Street). Wear something red or green! For information, contact Grace at 450-825-2488 or Darlene at 450-801-3513.

Music for the season

Brysonville Schoolhouse hosts a Christmas Concert on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown church in Howick (920 Route 138).

Christmas Farmer’s Market

The Ormstown rec centre (87 Roy Street) hosts the Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market Christmas event on December 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m… it’s not to be missed!

Christmas dinner for seniors

The Saint-Anicet Optimist Club welcomes seniors for a Christmas dinner on December 8 from 11 a.m. at the Saint-Anicet community centre (1560 Rue St-Anicet). Reservations necessary (call Brigitte Leduc, 450-567-7401). $15 for members aged 70 and over, $20 for non-members aged 70 and over,

$20 for accompanying persons.

Songs for Ukraine

There will be a Christmas concert on December 10 featuring soprano Maryna Krejcrova, with the proceeds shared between the Ukrainian relief effort and Ormstown’s St. James Anglican church. The concert will be held at the church (19 Church Street) and will begin at 2:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $25; those wishing to attend should reserve their seats as there is a limited number available. To reserve, please call Cindy at 514-222-9433.

Franklin kids’ Christmas

The municipality of Franklin is organizing a “Christmas morning” event for children on December 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the recreation centre (2555 Rue du Parc). There will be activities, brunch, crafts, and a visit from Santa!

Saint-Anicet Christmas tree

The Saint-Anicet Optimists’ children’s event which will take place on December 10 at 1 p.m. at the Saint-Anicet Historical Society (1590 Rue St-Anicet). Kids aged 10 and under, living around Saint-Anicet, Cazaville, and Sainte-Agnès-de-Dundee, are invited to register with Sylvie Tourangeau (450-370-2131) or Michèle Plouffe (450-544-1144) or email; the registration deadline is November 17.

It was ‘shoddy’ of us…

… to not remind all and sundry that the recent ‘flu vaccination clinics at the Huntingdon Legion required Clic-Sante appointments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and hope everyone got their jab nonetheless.

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