Friday, July 12, 2024
Social Notes

Social Notes – June 12, 2024

Quyon - Jillian Young

Congratulations to Jill McBane, my predecessor in writing the Quyon social notes, as she has retired as the owner of Boutique Shawville Shooz. Wishing you a wonderful retirement, Jill. We look forward to meeting the new owners, Stephane and Michelle Landry, as they take over the much-beloved local shoe store. Best wishes to all.
Congratulations to Liam Queale and his Darcy Gee Gees hockey team that won the RESQ trophy this year.
We have birthday wishes going out to Juniper Young, as she celebrates on June 17. Blessings to all who are celebrating special occasions this week.
Homegrown Garden Centre has concluded another successful spring season, as their last day was Sunday, June 9. Kudos to Lindsay, Ryan, and their staff for helping meet all of our gardening needs with big smiles and terrific advice. We look forward to seeing them open again in September for fall planters.
This coming Sunday, June 16, is the day to treat all of the wonderful dads out there. Whether it be with a delicious barbecue, a round of golf, a day of fishing, or whatever they enjoy most, may it be a fantastic day for all of them. Happy Father’s Day.

Waltham - Helen Perry

I hope that everyone survived those hot days that we had on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. On Wednesday during the night, we lost power for about four hours.
We have also been getting a lot of rain the last few days. Let us hope that this won’t be the weather pattern for this summer.
On Saturday, Larry and I took in Village en Fête in Fort Coulonge. They had a few booths with information from different organizations, crafts, baking and a food concession. There was a bouncy castle and the Fort Coulonge Fire Department was there and gave the children rides in the fire truck. For a fee, you could take a helicopter ride and have an aerial view of the Chutes Coulonge and the beautiful scenery of Mansfield and Pontefract. It was unfortunate that Mother Nature did not co-operate as there were intermittent showers. It was nice to meet people and socialize.
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. I sure hope that all fathers manage to enjoy some R&R. Let us lift up a silent prayer for those who are no longer with us.
If you are looking to treat dad to a delicious supper, this coming Sunday is the Annual Bazaar Supper of Fort Coulonge. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Community Hall. All are welcome.
Have a good week everyone.

Shawville - Lyse Lacourse

Congratulations to the Municipality of Shawville for the successful fishing derby that was held on Saturday at Mill Dam Park.
Want to learn how to play bridge? You can play or learn on Tuesday’s from 10:00 a.m. til 12:00 p.m. at St-Paul’s Anglican Church Hall.
Our deepest condolences to the Prezeau family on the loss of Samantha on Saturday, June 1, at the age of 54. She was the wife of Rebecca and the stepmother of Sarah and Heather. She was the sister of Nathalie (Eric) and Paola (Alain).
Our condolences to the Ambridge family on the loss of Edward on Saturday, June 1, at the age of 81. He was the husband of Sandra and the father of Don and Scott.
Our thoughts and prayers for the La Salle family on the loss of Cecile on June 1, at the age of 71. She was sister of Marie-Paule (Leonard), Philippe (Brigitte) and Daniel (Helene).
Save the Date - There will be a blood drive on June 20 from 1:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall at the Shawville Faigrounds. Donating blood saves lives.
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16. Happy Father’s Day to everyone celebrating.
Happy 92nd belated birthday to Nora Mousseau-Findlay who celebrated her birthday on June 10.


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