Sunday 17, 2017.
When I was a know-nothing student in Australia, we were shown the Terry Fox T.V. movie (The Terry Fox Story, 1983) for religion class....
As I knew nothing about almost anything at the time, I didn't even understand it was all true.
Now I know a few more things and now Terry Fox is and will always be my true hero.
Written by the wonderful Ian Tamblyn and brought to life by the equally wonderful Theatre Wakefield, A Summer... A Fair is a short play that will stay in your memory forever.
Part historical drama, part musical comedy and 100 percent heart, the play takes place in 1944 at the famed Cantley Picnic.
You know that it Must Have Rained A Lot when you acquire a spontaneous pond (Mountainview Turf, 5th Concession, Quyon) and a huge blue heron immediately turns up.
He didn't look all that happy to be there, but still: Nice Heron.
As with almost everything else, honey is best when it's grown locally. Large companies usually blend honey from many places; only really local honey has all the delicious freshness of home.
There is fresh and there is local... and then there is something that elevates the concept one step beyond. Audrey Lapointe (above) is all of these things and more. The young entrepreneur, based in Gatineau, is growing seasonal crops including garlic, potatoes, herbs and a variety of vegetables from her half-acre plot based at Élevage Fabie in Quyon.
I know, I do understand. You're zooming down the 148 on your way to work or the cottage or the depanneur or something and then...
There's some massive agricultural --- THING ---- in front of you... Doing something like 2 km/hr... And...
CAN'T HE MOVE IT?
Or GET OFF THE ROAD?
It's always satisfying and reassuring to be able to make something new out of something old. That's what students of the Easy Mosaic class will discover in this two-day course offered by the Pontiac School of the Arts, August 14th and 15th.
A hops party, hosted by Pontiac Hops in Luskville, gave visitors a chance to learn a little more about this successful new commercial enterprise.
Above, Pontiac Hops co-owners Anthony (right) and Jimmy Nugent.