Mapping out a cultural plan
The public will have a chance to participate in the formulation of a cultural plan for
A series of consultation meetings has been organized as part of the process to define
a vision, objectives and actions for cultural development in the future. Meetings will be
held with both cultural stakeholders and the general population. The consultations will
be open to the public, and participation of the regional population will play a key role in
defining the plan and the cultural vision of the counties.
The schedule is as follows:
The people of East Hawkesbury and Champlain are invited to a session at the
Champlain municipal hall, Pleasant Corners Road, March 7 at 7 p.m.
For Alfred-Plantagenet and Hawkesbury, the meeting will be held at the Plantagenet
hall March 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the Hawkesbury town hall.
For Casselman and The Nation, the meeting will take place at The Nation town hall
in Casselman Friday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please confirm your attendance by phone or e-mail address with Chantale Ladouceur
at (613) 675-4661 extension 8108/ firstname.lastname@example.org or Sylvie Leclair at
(613) 675-4661 extension 8102/ email@example.com.
In addition, an online survey is available through the cultural plan website to collect
your thoughts and comments : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/
You can follow the progress of the plan on the United Counties Facebook page or obtain
more information about the project on the cultural plan website at: http://www.prescott-
In partnershipwith the UnitedCounties of Prescott and Russell, the eight municipalities
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and the consulting firmNovita, a work team has been established to plan and develop the
plan. “The plan will focus on the development of a global vision of culture for the United
Counties while also highlighting cultural strengths in each of the eight municipalities,”
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the team says. The project is one of the prime recommendations of the Economic
Development Plan for Prescott and Russell. “This initiative is a great opportunity for
cohesion among all municipalities and the United Counties, which is one of the core
objectives of this plan,” organizers say.
The Hawkesbury Ontario Provincial Police detachment is looking for motivated
A blooming good idea
and dedicated students who are interested in helping out their community and are
considering a career in law enforcement.
“Explorers play a vital role in public events and are invaluable in helping out with
them in storage for the winter.
the O.P.P.’s community policing objectives,” explains Constable Pierre Dubois,
‘It’s just a question of time and logistics,”
Program Director and Community Services Officer for the Hawkesbury O.P.P.
Bercier said.They plan to make a formal
request to the municipality for assistance
To be considered for a position, a prospective member must comply with all of the
As the saying goes, no one ever gets a
from the public works department with
following criteria: 14-17 years of age (hiring age, members may continue to age 21);
second chance to make a good first
installation andupkeep of the flower baskets.
full-time student having his 12th grade, or on the way to receiving his diploma while
impression. Two of the newest members
They have already sounded out individual
keeping an average of 60%; no criminal record; resident of the Hawkesbury region;
of Alfred’s village core are putting their
members of council and received off-the-
member in good standing in the community; able to communicate in French and in
heads together with a plan to help make
record support for their project. “They adore
the first impression visitors to their area a
the idea,” Bercier said.
Aspiring members should be available to come to the regular meetings that are
She is a former Alfred nativewho lived for
usually held every last Wednesday of the month. Plus they should be available to
Mylène Bercier of Eau Bizlou restaurant
awhile in the Laurentide region before
partake in other meetings, activities and outings during the year.
and Serres Quenneville of the Greenhouses
returning to her home town to start a
In addition to helping out at community events, Explorers are exposed to police
garden supply centre are launching a
restaurant. One of the strongest memories
training and learn to become effective leaders.
grassroots beautification project for the
she has about the Laurentides is all the flower
A copy of the application form is on the Explorers’ website at
beds set up along the main street. It made the
basic idea: flowers are beautiful to see.
areamore attractive to tourists and shewants
Between them they have invested some
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to see the same benefit for Alfred.
The two business owners plan to contact
of hanging baskets and the ornamental
the Alfred Horticultural Society for support
flowers to sit inside them. Now they want
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and other ideas on beautifying the village
to see if they can get some help hanging the
core sector. They also plan to solicit other
baskets in place along the main street come
businesses, both commercial and
the May long weekend in spring and
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keeping the flowers watered and cared for
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“Wewill get this done,” Bercier said. “One
it’s time to take the baskets down and put
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