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es were given and veterans honored. “I served for five and a half years during the last war,” said 90-year-old veteran, Rene Bertrand. “I served three and a half years in the North Atlantic, and 14 months fighting the Japanese in Burma.” For those that have sacri!ced Andy Cadieux of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 472 said there were approx- imately 34 large wreaths and 50 small ones laid to rest at the foot of the cenotaph. Among those who spoke at Tuesday’s ceremony, Gilles Demers, a delegate for Grant Crack, the Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament, thanked those who have protected our country. Hawkesbury Mayor Rene Berthiaume was at the podium as well. “For those that have sacrificed, we have a duty to remember the continued sacrifices that are being made by our Canadian soldiers and Canadian people and for keeping our style of life and our freedom.” In the closing remarks, Capt. Louise Ryder Cousineau of the #57 Cadet Corps thanked everyone who attended and for honoring the men and women and all those who give their lives for peace and freedom. In the above photo, the parade began the Remembrance Day Ceremony in Hawkesbury on Tuesday morning.

HAWKESBURY | Hundreds stood silently under the half-massed !ags as they gath- ered to honour Canada’s veterans at the cenotaph in Hawkesbury on Tuesday. “It’s going extremely well,” said Pierre Lemieux, the Member of Parliament for the riding of Glengarry, Prescott & Russell. “I am very impressed by the number of people present here today to honour those who have given their lives for our freedom. I am especially impressed by the presence of our youth.” During his speech, Lemieux said that this year is especially touching considering the events that have taken place recently, and the recent loss of local soldiers Nathan Cirello and Patrick Vincent. “We are Cana- dians. We live in freedom, yet freedom comes at a price,” said Lemieux. “Our sol- diers have fought for freedom and have made us proud.”Lemieux thanked everyone for attending and gave a special thanks to the youth of the community. “When we are gone, wewill pass the torch to you.”Lemieux is a retired Lieutenant Colonel having ser- ved in the Canadian army for 20 years. The Hawkesbury police station was the backdrop for the ceremony as speech-

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to allow the outgoing warden of the United Counties a last opportunity to raise money, through the banquet ticket sales, for one or more favoured charities in his or her area before stepping down as warden. The banquet proceeds are added to the money raised earlier in the year during the annual Warden’s Golf Tournament, and the total sum dedicated to the selected charity or charities. The intended recipients for Jean-Paul St- Pierre’s !nal gesture as warden are Centre Urgel Forget, the Royal Canadian Legion branch in Russell for their projects, the Autism Association, and the Embrun Food Bank. The speci!c amounts each group will receive will be announced at a later date. Madeleine Meilleur, Ontario’s current attorney-general and long-running minis- ter responsible for Francophone a"airs, began the host of verbal tributes to St- Pierre, whom she described as“a great man” whose passing shocked and saddened her. “Jean-Pierre embodied a constant desire to help,”Meilleur said. ‘We all knew him as a

man of such great dignity and a passionate politician. He was a born leader who always brought people together.” Meilleur forwarded the “best wishes and sympathy of the premier” to the St-Pierre family before concluding her time at the podium. “I respect this simple and humble man,” she said. “His warm presence brought joy to all.” Glengarry-Prescott-Russell’s two senior government representatives, MP Pierre Lemieux and MPP Grant Crack, each took their turn in praising St-Pierre’s “hard work” and dedication towards “bringing commu- nities together” during his time on Russell Township council and also on the counties council. Speaking on behalf of the counties council, Mayor François St-Amour of the neighbouring Nation municipality, regaled the audience with several tall tales about St-Pierre’s passion for golf and music, es- pecially for Hank Williams songs. He was rewarded with laughter as he explained with a smile why St. Pierre didn’t receive requests to sing his favourite songs. “JP was passionate about his family, golf, and music, and he was known to dabble in politics,” St-Amour said. “But most of all he loved to talk about what his grandchildren were up to. Thank you for sharing JP with us.” Coun. Pierre Leroux stepped up as spokesman for Russell Township council at the banquet. He reminisced about how St. Pierre served as an example of what an


EMBRUN | Golfer jokes and chuckling criticisms about his debateable singing talents were some of the highlight sto- ries about Jean-Paul St. Pierre that enter- tained listeners at the Annual UCPR War- den’s Banquet. During a brief, tear-choked speech, Jo- celyn St-Pierre, wife to the late mayor of Russell Township, explained why her hus- band, who was warden this year for the United Counties of Prescott-Russell, would have wanted the annual warden’s ban- quet to go on even though he himself had passed away without warning in October. “He would be so proud to see the out- come of this evening, and seeing everyone coming together,” she said, !ghting back tears. “Thank you, all of you, from my child- ren and myself.” The tradition of the Warden’s Banquet is

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elected o#cial should do. “I think his greatest attribute was his abi- lity to listen,” Leroux said. “He would give you his undivided attention.” Mayor Robert Kirby of East Hawkesbury had the last word with his Toast to theWarden.“He was always fair in his decisions, and fun to be with.” Madeleine Meilleur, Ontario’s attorney- general and minister responsible for Francophone a"airs, recalled with a"ection some of her encounters with the late Jean-Paul St-Pierre during the Annual UCPR Warden’s Banquet Saturday evening at the Embrun Community Centre. Meilleur was one of several high-ranking dignitaries o"ering !nal tributes to the memory of Russell Township’s mayor and warden for Prescott-Russell counties, who died last month.

police beat During the week of November 3 to November 10, Hawkesbury OPP o#cers responded to 207 occurrences. Five break and enter incidents were reported. Four incidents of as- sault and !ve incidents of theft were reported. There was one impaired driving related incident. Out of these 207 occurrences, 18 were concluded with accusations. Impaired driver During the afternoon of November 4, at approximately 3:30 p.m., OPP O#cer Constable Lauzon was sent to investigate a motor vehicle collision on County Road 17 at the Highway 34 exit ramp. The investigation revealed that the driver had lost control of his vehicle and rolled over the in the ditch. Speed and alcohol were a factor in the collision. Further investigation revealed the driver had a blood alcohol level over the legal limit, and was driving with a suspended license. The driver was also found to have a suspended license and marijuana was found in his possession. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to hospital. Bertram Legallais (44 years old), of Hudson, Quebec was charged with possession of a Schedule II substance, driving while impaired, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving under license of another ju- risdiction while suspended in Ontario, and driving while under suspension. His vehicle was seized for 7 days and his driver’s license was immediately suspended for 90 days. He was later released with a promise to appear in court on November 26 in L’Orignal. Break and enter A break and enter was reported on November 3 at the Hills Meadows Golf Course and Driving Range on County Road 10. Constable Simon Beaudreau investigated the matter. The investigation revealed someone broke into the Vankleek Hill business some- time between October 1 and November 3. Two buildings were broken into where food, various electronic items and toys were stolen. The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Simon Boudreau at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1888-310-1122. A break and enter was reported at 8:30 p.m. on November 3 at a Nelson Street West residence in the Town of Hawkesbury. Constable Jonathan Bouchard investigated the matter. The investigation revealed that someone broke into the residence via a base- ment window sometime over the Halloween weekend. Various electronics and tools were stolen. The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Jonathan Bouchard at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310- 1122. A break and enter was reported on November 9 at the Maximum PowerSports store located on Tupper Street, shortly after 6:30 a.m. Constable Pascal David responded to the call. The investigation suggests that someone broke into the business early Sunday morning, sometime after 1 a.m. Two motocross motorbikes were stolen amounting to close to $12,000. The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Pascal David at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122. A break and enter was reported during the afternoon of November 9 at a County Road 10 residence located in the Nation Municipality. Constable Eddy Saardi investiga- ted the matter. The investigation revealed that someone gained access to the residence by breaking in through a basement window sometime between November 8 and 9. Two chainsaws and two ri$es were stolen. The matter is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Constable Eddy Saardi at the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632- 2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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Chute-à-Blondeau Dîner spaghetti organisé par le Cercle des fermières de Chute-à-Blondeau, le di- manche 30 novembre de 12h à 14h au pro!t de la paroisse Saint-Joachim. Billets dispo- nibles auprès des membres ou Nicole au 613-632-0028. Dalkeith Brunch at Dalkeith Recreation, Sunday, November 15, from 9 am to noon. Info : 613- 874-2748. Fournier Souper de Noël et soirée de danse en ligne et sociale du club Le Reveil de Fournier, le samedi 29 novembre à 18h à la salle municipale de Plantagenet Sud. Musique et animation par Marie-France et Martin. Bienvenue a tous. Concert de Noël avec l’organiste Sharon Adams, le dimanche 30 novembre à 15h à l’église de Fournier, suivi d’un souper spaghetti à la salle de Plantagenet. Réservations : Marie-Claire Fournier au 613-524-5208 ou Calixta Nicolas au 613-524-5493. Grenville Dépouillement de l’arbre deNoël duCentre communautaire Campbell le 14 décembre, de 13 à 16h, en compagnie du Père Noël. Animation et spectacle par la troupe du Baluchon magique. Inscription avant le 1er décembre. Info. : 819 242-9173 ou Francine 819-242-3596. Craft Fair, at Grenville Elementary School, 184 Principale Street, on Saturday, November 15, from 10 am. to 3 pm. Amazing variety of crafts, unique gift ideas, snack bar and Bake table. Info: Tammy Hoane at 819-242-3230. Le club FADOQ V’Là l’bon temps de Grenville organise une sortie avec voyage à Québec : spectacle de Noël avec la famille Dion * Claudette et Daniel Dion sur scène* et la fête des vins du Québec. Transport en autocar de luxe, service d’un accompagnateur et plus encore. Date limite pour réserver, le 14 novembre. Info et réservations : Denyse Woodbury au 819-242-4406. Voyage à l’Hôtel Parc à Magog, organisé par le club Amitié sans frontière, du 5 au 7 décembre, avec comme thème, Fêtons Noël. Réservations : M. Berniquez au 819-242- 7179, Mme Labre au 613-632-9147 ou Mme Dinel au 819-242-7179. Hawkesbury Souper poulet cacciatore des Chevaliers de Colomb le vendredi 14 novembre, de 17 à 19h, à la salle de la rue William. Info. : 613-632-2633. La Bibliothèque publique de Hawkesbury présente L’Heure du conte le vendredi 14 novembre, à 18 h 30. A breakfast in aid of“ la Paroisse Saint-Pierre Apôtres de Hawkesbury“ will be organized by the Knight of Columbus , L’Ascension council, branch # 9952 , November 16, at St- Pierre Apôtre Parish , 470 Main Street , Hawkesbury, from 8h30 AM to 12h00 PM. Parking is available at École Paul VI .For information,call Daniel Léveillée at 613-677-6353. Programme de jour pour les aîné(e)s à Hawkesbury o"ert par les Services communautaires de Prescott et Russell. Activités, transport et repas chauds fournis. Info: Nicole Langevin au 613-632-0939. Réunion mensuelle des Filles d’Isabelle Ste-Bernadette Soubirous mardi le 18 novembre, à 19h, au sous-sol de l’Église St-Alphonse de Hawkesbury. L’Orignal Concert de Noël à l’église de la paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste de L’Orignal, par la chorale paroissiale, le dimanche 7 décembre à 14h. Entrée libre. Les pro!ts iront à la réfection du plancher de l’église. Bienvenue à tous! Marché de Noël, les 15 et 16 novembre, à l’école élémentaire catholique Saint-Jean- Baptiste à L’Orignal, entre 10h et 16h, au 35 rue Longueuil à L’Orignal. Dix-neuf nouveaux !"#$!%$&'(!)*+,,!-.'-"!/*+/'./'#"!-.'$012+!,'03*"',.$'.%4!%/$&'5%/"1.'-"!/*+/.&'6.$/3'$*"' 0,!2.&' Organisé par Patrimoine L’Orignal/Longueil Heritage. Info : Claudette Landriault au 613-675-4688 ou Louise Bédard au 613-675-2237. Plantagenet Atelier, Succession et !scalité en rapport avec le boisé familial présenté par Chantal Gagné (directrice principale – !scalité chez BDO) le mercredi 19 novembre de 18h30 à 21h00, au local Scout de Plantagenet (550 rue Albert) Atelier organisé par Boisés Est et ouvert à tous. Réservations obligatoires : Jean-Claude Havard au 613-673-3089 ou le 17 novembre au plus tard. Vankleek Hill Déjeuner mensuel du Club du Réveil de Vankleek Hill, le dimanche 30 novembre entre 8h30 et 12h30, au 122 rue Bond. Bienvenue à tous. Info : 613- 632-6797 ou 613-678- 3334. Senior’s Christmas Gala at Vankleek Hill Community Centre, on Tuesday November 25 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Supper / Entertainment. For tickets: Sandy at 613-678-2690 or Helen at 613-675-2069.

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Raymond Legault, d’Alexandria, a reçu l’Ordre du mérite des caisses populaires de l’Ontario 2014. Ce prix couronne 45 ans de services en tant qu’administrateur à la Caisse populaire de la Vallée. Au !l des ans, M. Legault a siégé sur di"érents comités de la caisse, en plus d’en assurer la présidence pendant près de 11 ans. Pour le remercier, Desjardins a versé 2000$ à la Fondation Franco-ontarienne (FFO) en son nom. Ce montant a été partagé entre les Fonds FAREO et le Fonds Desjardins Thomas-Blais. Ci-dessus, lors de la remise, Normand Fortier, président de la FFO, Stéphane Trottier, représentant de la Fédération des caisses populaires de l’Ontario, M. Legault et Marie-Michèle Laferrière, directrice générale de la FFO. «Je tiens à remercier Raymond Legault pour tout le temps et l’énergie qu’il a consacré au conseil d’administration. Nous avons un bon CA aujourd’hui et c’est grâce aux e"orts qu’il a fait pour recruter des bonnes personnes qui apportent leurs expériences et opinions au pro!t de tous», a déclaré Guy Boyer, président du conseil d’administration de la Caisse populaire de la Vallée. Tourisme Prescott-Russell Tourism combines a workshop session for local entrepre- neurs with its annual general meeting Nov. 20 in Hawkesbury. It will be the third an- niversary session for the regional tourism promotion and development group. This year’s annual general meeting includes presentation of an updated strategic plan for tourism development in the Prescott-Russell region covering the !scal period from 2015 to 2018. Tourism group convenes Beau’s All Natural Brewery showcases its new cuisine partnership addition at the Ot- tawa Wine and Food Festival over the Nov. 7 weekend. The Vankleek Hill-based regio- nal craft brewer is now partnered with The Locavore Chef” Bruce Wood to develop appropriate culinary connections between the company’s certi!ed organic beers and the results of that partnership will be on display during the weekend wine-and-food festival with Beau’s craft brews paired with Monte Cristo sandwiches, dark-beer-baked gingerbread, and house-smoked trout. !1Ě/ŏ.!3!.5ŏ3%*!ŏ"!/0ŏ/$+3/!

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Plus de 700 visiteurs au Salon des Artisans STÉPHANE LAJOIE

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CHUTE-À-BLONDEAU | Le Centre commu- nautaire de Chute-à-Blondeau était plein à craquer pour la deuxième édition du Sa- lon des Artisans organisé par le Cercle des Fermières, du 7 au 9 novembre dernier. Plus de 700 visiteurs sont venus admirer le travail des artisans et les ventes engen- drées par cet achalandage sont de bon augure pour l’an prochain. «Nous avions 44 kiosques sur deux étages et c’est de valeur que l’on n’ait pas un gre- nier! Les artisans ont vendu pour 22 000$ de produits et œuvres, a indiqué l’organi- satrice en chef, Lyne Charlebois. Ce chi!re est vraiment impressionnant pour nous et une belle récompense pour tout le travail de ceux qui ont participé à la réussite de l’événement.» Tables remplies d’œuvres originales, de pièces confectionnées à la main ou de délicieuses gâteries, la variété était au ren- dez-vous. «C’est bien de voir des exposants de Brownsburg, de Saint-Eustache et de Rigaud en plus de ceux du coin, a con"é la visiteuse Renée Duhaime, qui a déjà com- mencé son magasinage des Fêtes. C’est une belle occasion de faire des trouvailles et d’encourager les artisans, qui n’ont pas toujours les moyens d’avoir leurs produits en magasin.» Dans les allées, la passion pour l’artisanat était un véritable pont intergénérationnel entre les fermières et les nouvelles adeptes de la création. «Cela fait un an et demi que je crochète et j’ai commencé par faire des créations pour mes enfants et les autres mamans, a con"é Stéphanie Duval, propriétaire de Mima Crochet de Hawkesbury. Maintenant, je suis associée avec des photographes qui me demandent des bonnets, tuques et fou- lards pour les sessions de photos de bébés. J’essaie d’apporter une touche moderne et funky au crochet, comme le bonnet de pi- rate avec la «patch» noire ou ceux pour Noël avec le cache-couche rouge et blanc.» Le Salon des Artisans est l’endroit pour découvrir des créations qui joignent l’utile à l’agréable, comme les repose-cuillères de l’artiste Manon Sauvé de Vankleek Hill, réa- lisés avec des bouteilles fondues, des tissus recyclés de l’atelier-boutique Tricycle de Lachute aux couvre-chefs réversibles faits à la main par l’artisane-couturière Michèle Gendron de Rigaud. La créativité et la qua- lité vont de pair. «Se démarquer est une motivation et une inspiration, a rajouté Ginette Bellehumeur, de Hawkesbury, qui crochète des colliers extensibles en métal. Ce qui est fascinant

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HAWKESBURY | All-day Sunday the Hawkesbury General Hospital Founda- tion goes live on air with a radiotelethon broadcast from the Robert Hartley Sports Complex and it promises to be quite the show. Starting at 10 a.m., special hosts Bobby Lalonde, Tanya Lapointe, Gaëtan Pilon and Manon Séguin will set the stage and create a welcoming ambience as they invite resi- dents and all passersby to drop in, enjoy the show, and also display their own special generosity in support of the hospital foun- dation. The show goes out live through TV Co-

geco Cable 11 and also courtesy of two radio networks, Planet Lov 104.9/102.1 and The Jewel 107.7/92.5, !nishing up at 8 p.m. During the day, a variety of artists, singers, and others will share their talents, including the long-awaited Dany Bédard. Show organizers hope to present a dis- play of talent that will appeal to everyone, including the very young, thanks to an af- ternoon visit from Micpo the Magician, at 2 p.m. Around noon, the Latreille Family, well-known thanks Radio-Canada show Un air de famille, will provide their own special brand of heartwarming musical entertainment.

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Diane, Doric, and Dakiel Latreille will perform as part of a radiotelethon airing on Sunday from the Robert Hartley Sports Complex. Cérémonie à Chute-à-Blondeau

Toastmasters open house next Monday Les Orateurs Toastmasters is holding an open house November 17, at 6 p.m., at the Hawkesbury Royal Canadian Legion. Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, to practice a second language or exercise one’s brain, Toastmasters o#ers participants an opportunity for improvement. Chris Ford, past international president of Toastmasters International, will be giving a speech. Division Governor Tim Halderson will also be present and will give a Toastimonial. Marianne Vancaemelbeke, president of the Hawkesbury club, will deliver a speech in French titled Une bombe dans les seins . Un peu plus de cinq ans après la mort en Afghanistan du soldat Patrick Normand, la communauté de Chute-à-Blondeau commémorera la mémoire de la cinquantaine d’anciens combattants du village ce samedi, à 19h30. La cérémonie s’amorcera à l’église Saint-Joachimpour ensuite continuer à l’extérieur avec la vigile aux lampions. Des couronnes seront alors déposées au cénotaphe communautaire, une tradition dont les citoyens sont !ers.






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teur Thierry Vrain et l’ingénieur Tony Mitra, et de leur poser des questions.» Le Dr Vrain parlera de l’évolution du gé- nie génétique, de ses tangentes et de son impact sur la société. Il dé!nira aussi les e"ets d’aliments transgéniques, notamment sur la santé humaine. M. Mitra, pour sa part, discutera de la situation des OGM à l’internatio- nal et au Canada, passera en revue ce que les autres régions du Canada font pour créer des zones sans OGM, et comment cela est abordé au niveau municipal et provincial. Le Dr Thierry Vrain

est un ex-ingénieur en génie génétique et chercheur au sein d’Agriculture Canada, tandis que Tony Mitra est un journaliste, activiste et citoyen interpellé par la sécu- rité alimentaire, les OGM et la santé. «C’est un sujet qui ne laisse personne in- di"érent et peu importe leur opinion sur le sujet, les gens sont invités à la conférence pour mieux comprendre l’impact des OGM sur notre santé et le monde agricole», a rajouté Mathieu Cameron. La conférence commencera à 19h et devrait durer envi- ron deux heures avec la période de ques- tions du public.


«La conférence se déroulera dans les deux langues et les gens peuvent y assister gra- tuitement, a indiqué le maître de cérémonie de la soirée, Mathieu Cameron. C’est une occasion pour tous ceux qui ont des questions sur les aliments

ALEXANDRIA | Les aliments génétique- ment modifiés sont un sujet dans les sphères agricoles et scientifiques et il est facile de s’y perdre avec les percées de la science et la désinformation. Le 19 novembre, au Glengarry District High School d’Alexandria, une grande conférence bilingue, organisée par la tournée pancanadienne Genetically

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2 e Rachel Campbell, 12 ans, d’Alexandria. 3 e Phillippe Summers, 12 ans, de Glen Robertson. Instrumental - niveau jeunesse 1 e Lauren Roberts, 13 ans, de North Lan- caster. Groupe - niveau jeunesse 1 e Camille Vidad et Emma Vidad, 13 et 11 ans, d’Alexandria. Chant - niveau avancé 1 e Kathlene Sauvé, 13 ans, de Green-Val- ley, également nommée gagnante toutes catégories. 2 e Sabrina Beauchesne, 16 ans, de Saint- Isidore. 3 e Isabelle Larocque, 14 ans, de Glen-Ro- bertson. Instrumental - niveau avancé 1 e Cameron Summers, 15 ans, de Glen-Ro- bertson. 2 e Qattani Legroulx, 17 ans, d’Apple Hill. 3 e Savannah Lapensée, 13 ans, de Cor- nwall. Groupe - niveau avancé 1 e Sarah et les Rhubarbes avec Liam Anderson, Daryl Blondin, Noah Boulay et Sarah Caddell. 2 e Summer Camp Rock avec Noël Camp- bell, Rachel Campbell, Cameron Summers, Philippe Summers et Isabelle Larocque. 3 e MacLeod Fiddlers avec Samuelle Doiron, Heather Flipsen, Ryan Flipsen, Robyn Howes, Danielle Leonard, Shelby

ALEXANDRIA | Une cinquantaine de par- ticipants ont séduit le public dans le cadre du Concours de talents Est ontarien qui s’est tenu à Alexandria, samedi dernier. L’événement organisé par le Centre cultu- rel Les trois P’tits points d’Alexandria, a mis une fois de plus en évidence l’émergence d’une relève artistique bien en santé dans la région. Pour la première fois, une catégorie pour

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La grande gagnante de la soirée, Kathlene Sauvé de GreenValley est entourée de Joël Doiron, représentant du comité du Tournoi de golf de la PPO S.D.&G. et de Sophie Ranger, présidente du Centre culturel Les trois p’tits points.

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sieurs prix ont été décernés au terme de ce concours, qui a récompensé trois jeunes par catégories. Grâce au soutien !nancier, du détachement de S.D.& G. de la Police provinciale de l’Ontario, des bourses ont pu être remises aux récipiendaires. Le détache- ment organise annuellement un tournoi de golf à cet e"et. «Le but est d’encourager les jeunes à participer aux activités de la région», a fait valoir le représentant du détachement, Joël Doiron. «Merci aux bénévoles qui ont travaillé à mettre sur pied cette superbe soirée. Dé- cors, animation, photographie, tout s’est déroulé à merveille. C’est tellement de pré- paration mais regardez le résultat. On voit certains jeunes d’année en année et quelle surprise à chaque fois. Des enfants de 4 à 18 ans ayant la volonté de toujours s’améliorer, nos futurs adultes, nous en sommes !ers» a pour sa part conclu la directrice générale des Trois p’tits points, Nicole Geo"rion.

Chant - niveau débutant 1 e Kamylle Poirier et Anabelle Ménard , 7 et 9 ans, d’Alexandria. 2 e Phaedra Pacaud, 6 ans, d’Alexandria. 3 e Camille Tardif, 7 ans, d’Alexandria. Instrumental - niveau débutant 1 e Nathaniel Nadeau, 8 ans, d’Alexandria. 2 e Maeve Lalonde, 8 ans, d’Alexandria. 3 e Sonny Pacaud, 7 ans. d’Alexandria. Chant - niveau jeunesse 1 e Cédric Legris, 12 ans, de Saint-Pascal- Baylon.

les quatre à cinq ans a été ouverte pour per- mettre aux petits enfants de faire leurs pre- miers pas sur la scène. Ces petits anges ont arraché bien des soupirs d’admiration. La soirée animée par Marie-Josée Laroc- que a donné lieu à de belles surprises mais pour ceux qui la connaissaient déjà, peu ont été étonnés de voir la jeune Kathlene Sauvé, de Green Valley, sacrée grande gagnante de cette soirée. Depuis deux ans, cette jeune !lle, qui n’a que 13 ans, impressionne par la solidité de ses prestations, tant par son chant que ses qualité de guitariste. Plu- Sabrina Beauchesne de Saint-Isidore s’est classée en 2 e position dans la catégorie Chant avancé dans le cadre du Concours de talents Est ontarien.

Stang, et Taylor Young. Groupe - Danse avancé 1 e Sarah Caddell.

Éditions David lance la deuxième édition du concours de création littéraire Écrire pour se raconter. Que l’on soit un écrivain timide ou une passionnée de l’écriture, il est temps de sortir sa plume ou de brancher son ordinateur. Le concours s’adresse à la population francophone de l’Ontario. Il invite tous les amateurs à écrire un court texte sur le thème suivant: Racontez un événement qui a façonné votre identité. Le texte, comptant de 750 à 1500 mots, pourra être amusant ou dramatique et devra se démarquer par l’originalité de son sujet ou par la forme choisie. Au mois de février 2015, un jury sélectionnera une cinquantaine de textes parmi ceux reçus et les ga- gnants verront leurs écrits publiés dans un recueil tiré à plus de 1000 exemplaires. Les intéressés peuvent s’inscrire et télécharger leur texte sur le site Web www.sera- Un guide de rédaction peut être consulté sur le site Web. La date limite pour soumettre un texte est le 1er janvier. *2%00%+*ŏ14ŏh.%2%*/ŏ)0!1./ŏ !ŏ (Ě*0.%+ŏ".*`%/

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Under the direction of Ian R. MacLeod, The MacLeod Fiddlers won third place for Advanced Group in Concours de Talents held last Saturday at the École secondaire catholique Le Relais in Alexandria. Shown from left to right are Samuelle Doiron, Heather Flipsen, Ryan Flipsen, Robyn Howes, Danielle Leonard, Shelby Strang, Taylor Young. The event was organized by The Centre culturel Les trois p’tits points.

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VANKLEEK HILL | Phil Arber has lived in a lot of places and has had his hands in a lot of pots. He has done everything from build- ing a small town in James Bay, to hosting a Christmas Fair inVankleekHill. Surprisingly, the man doesn’t think he has a story to tell. “I don’t know why anyone would want to know anything about me. I am not news,”Ar- ber said, in protest of our interview request. “There are plenty of other people in the com- munity that aremore interesting thanme,”he added. However, he did agree to meet with us to discuss about what seems to be his pas- sion: getting things done! “I got a long of things I want to get done,” he said. “I don’t su!er fools right along. That is my biggest downfall.”Among many other things, Arber has been the owner of the Arbor Gallery in Hill for the past 15 years. Al- though not involved in the day-to-day busi- ness of the gallery, Arber is involved in other activities such as The Speaker Series. “I don’t run the visual and gallery part. It is run by an independent board,” he explained. “There are a lot of other things that go on at the gallery that I am involved in, like The Speaker Series.”The Speaker Series runs eve- ry winter for 14 weeks, from January to April. “Our speakers are a number of local people with stories to tell. Some speaker topics are from ideas that I have in my head for which I "nd the appropriate people. The Speaker Series is an appropriate vehicle for that to happen.” Arber also runs an antique business as well as Excellent Events, which hosts seve- ral events throughout the year, such as the Christmas Craft Fair in Vankleek Hill, on November 28, 29 and 30, and The Highland Christmas Craft Fair in Maxville, on Novem- ber 21, 22 and 23. “We run 13 events in Van- kleek Hill and area throughout the year,” Arber boasted. “We put on festivals, trade shows, fairs and things like that.” Excellent Events is operated with the help of volunteers and occasionally an adminis- trative assistant. “There are no committees or groups but there are a lot of volunteers,” Arber explained.“I hatemeetings so we don’t have any. If you have a meeting, everyone is entitled to their opinion and rightfully so. If we had meetings, I’d be obliged to listen to everyone’s opinion. So, we don’t have com- mittees or meetings. You could say that it is a benevolent dictatorship,” he said, tongue- in-cheek. Some of the other events hosted by Excel- lent Events include the Festival of Flavours, the Vankleek Hill Horse and Buggy Parade and the Champlain Commercial Fair. “There are three reasons I do what I do,” said Arber. “One; it needs to be done in my own very humble opinion. Two; what we do always has the name of Vankleek Hill attached to it in an e!ort to promote the village as a go-to destination. Three; I try and make what other people refer to as a living.” From events to farming Arber moved to the area in 1973 and star- ted a farm, turning it into an organic farm in 1981. “I operate the 200-acre farm and rent some land out as well,” said Arber. Originally from Stoney Mountain, Manitoba, Arber has lived in Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Jamai- ca and James Bay, to name a few. “I lived in Montreal for two or three years after being transferred from an engineering company in

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The Arbor Gallery in Vankleek Hill is one of the many ventures that Phil Arber is a part of.

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