Thursday, June 13, 2024
Social Notes

Quyon JILL YOUNG 819-918-0623

I hope everyone enjoyed Canada Day weekend and kept cool and hydrated. It was a scorcher! In Quyon, we celebrated a day early, on June 30. The Canada Day Committee hosted a wonderful day of events in honour of our country’s birthday. We enjoyed their delicious BBQ that was held at the Quyon Legion and the children were entertained by Little Ray’s Reptiles, as well as games and fun provided by animators from the Quyon Family Centre. The parade was held that evening and it was great to see so many decked out in red and white, especially on such a hot day. The committee marched at the end of the parade following the tradition of carrying the giant Maple Leaf to the flag pole by the Ferry for the annual flag raising ceremony. Mitchel Trudeau greeted the crowd on behalf of the Canada Day Committee, and our MP Will Amos, MNA André Fortin, Mayor Joanne Labadie and Councillor Sue McKay were all in attendance. Natasha Curley led the crowd in the singing of “O Canada” as the giant flag was raised. The fireworks at dusk by the Ottawa River were a spectacular show, the highlight of the day, drawing many oohs and ahhs from the huge crowd gathered. A celebration followed at the Quyon Legion, with Maestro Joe DJing. Big thanks to the Canada Day Committee for all their hard work and dedication in putting on these festivities for our community. It was wonderful!
On July 1, our family gathered at the river in Sand Point for a


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