Searching For Family Members

My great great grandparents, Domitille Robidoux (06/06/1836, St. Anicet, Ontario Canada-05/25/1912, Joplin, Missouri, USA) and Antoine Chatelle (05/05/1827, Canada-05/05/1827-05/25/1912, Joplin, Missouri, USA) were my great great grandparents. Domitille and her parents resided in St. Anicet. She and Antoine married in Ogdensburg, New York. They had eight or nine children with many more to grace their […]

COOP Santé Familiale – Family Health COOP

The Family Health COOP in a non-profit organization that has offered nursing services since November 1st, 2015. Working towards optimal first line and supportive health care with respect and dignity for all. Our clinic serves the Haut St. Laurent with our base in the Howick/Très St. Sacrement municipality.

Melissa’s Sunshine Camp to Host its Third Annual Fundraiser Rally

Melissa’s Sunshine Camp to Host its Third Annual Fundraiser Rally

In the autumn of 2015, local non-profit Melissa’s Sunshine Camp (MSC) hosted its first ever rally, encouraging locals to team up and explore the village of Huntingdon. The fundraiser was such a success that it will soon host its third annual rally on the morning of Saturday, September 30th, kicking off at 24 York Street. […]

Family of seven moving to Habitat for Humanity home in Ormstown

Family of seven moving to Habitat for Humanity home in Ormstown

Kim, Kevin and their five children, Kiara (13), Christian (8), Anthony (7), Clifford (5), and Lillianna (4), like to make t-shirts. It’s a family tradition literally designed to celebrate important milestones, like starting a new school year or the start of summer vacation. Imagine the t-shirts the family are now creating as they all dream […]

Place aux jeunes opening doors to educators in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Place aux jeunes opening doors to educators in the Haut-Saint-Laurent

Following the successful pilot project launched last year connecting skilled young professionals in the agricultural, agri-food and agri-tourism sector with producers and potential employers in the Haut-Saint-Laurent, Place aux jeunes in once again looking to innovate with a project designed to attract and retain youth in the education sector. For the first time, Place aux […]

Avalon Singers Spring Concert

Avalon Singers Spring Concert

On Friday, June 2, under the directorship of Pamela Selkirk, the Avalon Singers will perform one of the most popular choral works of the 20th century, Carmina Burana, composed by Carl Orff. The text for this bold, rhythmic and rousing choral work is from a collection of poems that were written between the 11th and […]

April is Autism Month!

April is Autism Month!

April is the month of Autism. It helps educate and inform the public about Autism Spectrum Disorder. As an organization working with these people, Melissa’s Sunshine Camp wishes to inform you that as a citizen, you can participate in the “Light It Up Blue” movement.) Huntingdon Mill Across from Leblanc Patate will be lit up […]

Habitat for Humanity Home a Dream Come True

Habitat for Humanity Home a Dream Come True

July can’t come fast enough for Ormstown’s newest resident, whose serendipitous connection with the municipality long predated her being selected as the first of two new homeowners with the New Frontiers School Board’s Our House Project in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Quebec. Stacey Cater and her 9-year-old son Chase were introduced to their new […]

Exhibition “Another Point of View”

Exhibition “Another Point of View”

Exhibition “Another Point of View” by Melissa’s Sunshine Camp and the Chateauguay Valley Photo Club. For the Quebec week of Intellectual Disability, which takes place from the 12th to 18th of March 2017, Melissa’s Sunshine Camp will present the exhibition “Another Point of View”. This exhibition is made in partnership with the Chateauguay Valley Photo […]

St Edward’s Church

English Christian Church Services in Beauharnois Our historical Church sanctuary was originally built by Mr. George Brown, Seigniorial Intendant of the Ellice family. The building is still in active service fulfilling it’s original purpose of a place of Christian worship for the area’s English-speaking individuals. Services are held Sundays at 9:00 A.M. throughout the year, […]

Avalon Singers Christmas Concert

Avalon Singers Christmas Concert

After the dark days of Fall, there’s nothing like glorious music to raise our spirits. On Saturday, December 17, under the trusty direction of Pamela Selkirk, the Avalon Singers present two well-loved works from the eighteenth-century choral repertoire. In the first half of the program, the choir will sing Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s joyful Magnificat, a […]

Valley Non-Profit to Expand Services with Children with Special Needs

Valley Non-Profit to Expand Services with Children with Special Needs

Melissa’s Sunshine Camp was founded in 1993 by a mother of a Down Syndrome daughter and was named Melissa in honour of her daughter. The founding members were Mary Shewchuk, Sue Irving, Lorrayne OConnell and Nancy Gunion. This project began due to a lack of activities for children with special needs and was situated on […]

Wells are running dry – who is tracking the current drought?

Wells are running dry – who is tracking the current drought?

  This is what drought looks like. The water table is so low that our spring-fed ponds are drying up. This has never happened before. Many people’s wells are dry, all across our region and into Ontario. Occasional sprinkles of rain and morning dew have kept the grass deceptively green, masking what is going on […]

Coming Up at Grove Hall

Coming Up at Grove Hall

After the incredible success of ‘ArtsAlive!’ we took a little break in August, but now we are back at it!  The weekend of September 9, 2106, we have two exciting and different events. On Friday, we will be presenting two up and coming bands – The Damn Truth and Mountain Dust. Their promoter is a […]

Just a reminder

Just a reminder

Only twelve days left to participate in our annual photography contest having for theme… “Dream”. You could win one of the numerous cash prizes. Download and fill out the entry form available on our website at www.mrchsl.com/en/photography and send it with your photos before August 30th, 2016 to: Concours de photographie MRC du Haut-Saint Laurent […]

Branches and Roots Music Festival

Branches and Roots Music Festival

A celebration of local music and musicians! Seven days of concerts, workshops and family fun in the heart of the Chateauguay Valley September 25th – October 2nd, Macdougall Hall, Gigzz Cafe, Grove Hall, Le Riverain, Ormstown United. FEATURING: THE SKIVVIES, DURHAM COUNTY POETS, THE ROAD SCHOLARS BAND, DANIEL MCKELL, SACRED HARP SINGING, EMILY TRIGGS, SUNDAY […]

Huntingdon Rally

Huntingdon Rally

For a second year, Melissa’s Sunshine Camp has organized a fundraiser in the form of a Rally. This event will take place Saturday, September 17th at 9:00am. The start/finish point will be at their office at 24 York St. in Huntingdon.  There is a change from last year in that it will not be by […]

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