is a full line of eateries. And summer is the
“Hawkesbury? Sure I’ve heard of
best time to indulge in guilty pleasures.
Hawkesbury. That is the port out there in
Do your taste buds tingle at the mere
mention of poutine? Do you get all hot
when you imagine the scrumptious texture
of the perfect fried potato?
is a wonderful place, to visit. But do you
Seriously, if you could bottle the
tantalizing combination of the smell of
that there is also a Hawkesbury in Ontario?
French fries, fried onions and vinegar, you
Of course not, because confusion can lead
be reading this column while someone was
to an opportunity, a chance to explain to an
fanning you, as you lounged on the beach,
outsider just how much Hawkesbury has
on your own private tropical island.
simply looking for some variety to spice up
Visions of all sorts abound at this time of
While you are compiling your list of why
You may be thinking of going to the
your life, local farmers’ markets are just
year, particularly if you have access to a
you love Hawkesbury, the rest of us will
about reaching their prime.
move along and start preparing for the
One highly anticipated event that is
Not long ago, Ontario agriculture
show is projected on the nights when we
official arrival of summer.
bound to make waves is the July 6, 7 and 8
minister Ted McMeekin toured Prescott-
are not being bombarded by severe storms.
Of course, the season effectively arrived
Ottawa River Festival, that is taking place
Russell, preaching to the converted about
Have you noticed that “weather events”
long ago. There are ripe strawberries to be
in the many waterfront municipalities in
the merits of supporting local producers.
have turned particularly violent and
picked; wild birds are already having their
It is encouraging to note that a recent
second broods; you have been mowing the
Check out www.festivalprescott-
survey of households in Ontario showed
Unfortunately, despite all the best plans,
lawn every three days; and parts of the
that 92 per cent of consumers preferred to
the weather can singlehandedly wipe out
garden are reaching mid-July status.
This is one of the few activities in this
buy meat, fruit and vegetables that come
Now that the National Hockey League
district that involve several municipalities.
fromOntario farms. “They said that Ontario
have to make hay while the sun shines.
season is finally over, we have one less
Remember that this time last year everyone
produce is the most nutritious, the best-
reason to watch TV.
was getting pumped up about the
tasting, and the safest in the world,” he said.
your radio to a big-city station, and listen to
With apologies to the few Devils’ and
International Plowing Match and Rural
Still, there is more work to be done on the
the reports about traffic jams. And now
Kings’ supporters around here, the playoffs
Expo in Chute-à-Blondeau. That turned
consider the lack of congestion on the roads
lost their interest for most avid fans weeks
out to be a huge success. A key to that
“The farmers have been saying to me
in this region, where we are ten minutes
success was the massive cooperative effort
and my staff team here that we need to
away from everything. Remember to
There was some hockey-related
mustered by the various movers and
continue to tell our story,” he said, “because
mention that the next time you meet
excitement when the Canadiens were still
shakers in this district.
it’s a good story, that the Ontario Foodland
somebody seeking directions to the port.
looking for a new head coach. But that all
If organizers of the river festival can get
brand is a good brand, that it’s a strong
fizzledwhenBobHartleywas named bench
everyone to row in the same direction, this
springboard for us to do more on the
no doubt will be a hit as well. And if this
education front, and to have more people
Flames. Legions of Habs’ and Senators’
cooperative movement can be maintained
The new Centre Chrétien Viens et Vois
fans are no doubt rushing out to buy Flames
and carried over to other region-wide
location at 429 Mary St., Hawkesbury will
most nutritious, safest food in the world.”
paraphernalia. Sorry. Bad joke.
celebrations, the future for tourism
be inaugurated Saturday, June 16 at 10:30
It is time to start stocking up because
With the impending approach of
development in the area looks promising.
a.m. The program includes welcoming
unofficial party season will soon be kicked
As Hawkesbury Mayor René
reasons to be happy — school will soon be
Berthiaume has noted, awareness of the
of the congregation by Line Lacroix,
Apart from your own personal social
out, boats have returned to the water, pools
economic potential of the river, one of our
addresses by MP Pierre Lemieux and
calendar, you have St-Jean-Baptiste,
and tennis courts are open again, golf
most valuable resources, ought to lead a
HawkesburyMayor René Berthiaume and
Canada Day, and Multiculturalism Day,
courses are absolutely gorgeous, fire flies
greater awareness of the fragility of the
a guided tour. The new premises are
plus all of the other festivities that are held
dance inmeadows, butterflies are abundant
watershed, and the need to protect it.
located in the former L’Ascension church
in communities of all sizes across eastern
and you can hear the crops growing.
The Ottawa is a great place to chill on a
which the group recently bought. The
Ontario and western Québec.
lazy hazy day.
former Centre Chrétien Viens et Vois
Sit back, kick back, relax and think of
If you do not grow your own, or are
At the risk of sounding like a PR hack,
location on Lansdowne Street is being
your favourite summertime outing.
one of themany attractions inHawkesbury
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