Friday, June 14, 2024
Social Notes

Shawville: Lyse Lacourse

This past week has been a week of firsts for my family. We had a virtual reunion of the Lacourse’s on Easter Sunday, from as far away as the Yukon, Larder Lake, Kanata West, Fort William (Quebec), Green Lake and finally Shawville. It was a heartwarming get together to see everyone. Technology has come a long way.
Again, thank you to the frontline workers: doctors, nurses, PSWs, kitchen staff, cleaning staff, restaurant employees, delivery people, truckers and everyone serving the frontline - thank you, thank you.
While teleworking this past week, I heard several sirens and was concerned that something had gone wrong. To my utmost pleasure it was a tribute to all the frontline staff at the Pontiac Community Hospital. I also saw through Facebook that the CLSC frontline workers in Fort Coulonge received a similar tribute.
Holy Week was celebrated by watching Fr. Justin Bertrand, who went live, with a mass and stations of the cross every day. For those masses that I could not virtually attend there were ample of services on YouTube.
On Easter Monday, the Gregory Clan is gathering from Montreal in several parts of the city, Larder Lake, Sudbury, Shawville and Kanata. Again it warms the heart to see the people near and dear.
Every day this community has shown what wonderful people live here through acts of kindness, thoughts and encouragement.
We can do this.
Unfortunately, this week also brought the cancellation of the Shawville Fair which is totally unheard of but it is the time we live in. I would be really interested if this was the one and only time this has happened.

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