• The Marathon without violence for the benefit of female violence victims

  • Have you gotten a fire permit yet?

  • Loyalty program; briefing organized by the Chamber of Commerce

  • The Committee's parent-child activities day 0-5 years Saturday in Luskville

  • Cégep Heritage College New Bursary program

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The Marathon without violence for the benefit of female violence victims


On Saturday, May 14 the Cégep de l'Outaouais will host the Marathon without violence.   The police foundations students organized the family and non-competitive event to raise funds for 7 of the Outaouais shelters that provide assistance to female victims of violence, including EntourElle, here in Pontiac. Ashley Nadeau from l'EntourElle:

The event will take place may 14 from 9AM to 3PM. EntourElle hope that a large number of participants from the Pontiac will go to support the cause of ending violence against women. Participation fees apply as this event as it is a fundraiser. 

Have you gotten a fire permit yet?


The Pontiac fire Association reminds residents of the necessity to touch base with their municipality prior to a starting a fire on their property.  

A fire permit is required for the majority of municipalities. Firefighters also remind residence that it is imperative to monitor a fire anytime and make sure you have the ready means to extinguish the fire. Great vigilance is required at all times during a burn. 

Loyalty program; briefing organized by the Chamber of Commerce


There is a new incentive for shopping locally in the Outaouais. The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce has jumped on board. On May 5 The Pontiac Chamber of Commerce invites its members to attend a briefing on a loyalty benefits program, allowing consumers to accumulate points for the shopping at local merchants.  

This program has been implemented everywhere in the Outaouais and the loyalty program strategy is to encourage local shopping.  

The Pontiac Chamber of commerce has given its support to this program. The marketing information session will take place at the Harrington Community Centre located on Allumettes Island at 6 pm.  

For more information, visit the Pontiac Chamber of commerce website or follow the link below https://www.freebeespoints.com/fr 

The Committee's parent-child activities day 0-5 years Saturday in Luskville


The 0-5 years Committee invites children from ages 0 to 5 and their parents to a morning of activities taking place at the Luskville Community Centre Om May 2 between 9:30AM and 11:00AM for a pizza party. Among the activities, will be songs, crafts, games, fairy tale read out loud, everything is free including transport, if necessary. 

Cégep Heritage College New Bursary program


Yesterday Cégep Heritage College handed out its first two bursaries under the new bursary program to a couple of deserving students at the Campbell’s Bay campus. Keena Turner from Chapeau and Darleen Robinson from Clarendon received two hundred dollars each to cover tuition and books for next year’s semester. As part of the application process the two students had to write a short essay on the obstacles in their lives, it was their essays on the struggles that both women felt that got them the Bursary:

The new Bursary program is funded and organized by the Heritage College Foundation. The Foundation Manager and the Campaign Coordinator Nicole Lefebvre spook to CHIP about the Bursaries being handed out this year.

The Director General of Cégep Heritage College, Michael Randall, said that this initiative has been in the works over the past 2 years.

The Bursaries are available for students returning to Cégep Heritage College for another semester. Out of the 14 Bursaries being handed out, 4 of them went to students who come from the Pontiac, two who attend in Campbell’s bay and two Pontiac residence who attend in Gatineau 

The Knights of Columbus Sea Pie Community dinner in Fort-Coulonge for the Hall


It's Facebook official, the Knights of Columbus will organize a Community sea pie dinner prepared by the students of the culinary vocational training program of the Pontiac Centre. A short written Facebook message stated that this is a fundraising activity for the Hall. The event will take place on June 18-19 and will start at two times; 4PM and 6PM. More details will be coming soon; this activity will take the place of the traditional Bazaar. The event will be held at the Parish Hall. 

Everything is in place for the RS Ranch Rodeo


Mansfield’s RS Ranch presents the 3rd edition of its Rodeo to be held on May 21 and May 22. Several competitions and activities will be part of this year’s Rodeo. The owner of the Ranch RS Suzie Carrier says that there will be pony rides, petting zoo, singing competition, lumberjack race and many others activities:

Area riders who wish to participate in the rodeo are invited to register as soon as possible since there are still a few places.

There is over $ 3000 in prizes up for grabs this year. RS Ranch Rodeo is on May 21 and 22. 

Public meeting to improve the supply of affordable housing for seniors in Pontiac


A public meeting will be held on May 9 at 7 p.m. in order to improve the supply of affordable housing for seniors in the municipality of the Pontiac. A local development Committee was set up to create a cooperative housing project. The Committee wishes to invite the residents of the municipality to the first public meeting to share ideas concerning this project. The meeting will take place at the Luskville Community Centre on Monday, May 9 at 7 pm. For more details, people are invited to visit the website of the municipality of the Pontiac or their Facebook page. 

The Pontiac was well represented at the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association AGM


Yesterday, the Pontiac was very present at the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association AGM held in the town of Renfrew.  

This year, an event at the Pontiac Conference Centre was nominated for an award in the Special event of the year award category for the association’s tourism award; the Night of Memories held on January 30. Jane Toller, owner of the conference centre and president of the Pontiac Tourism association was at the event and said that aside from being nominated, her presence was important to make connections with a region that has a lot in common with our own.  

Jane Toller also added that the Night of Memories represents something that the Pontiac owned.  

Also at the event was Art Pontiac’s Kate Aley who, at the request of Tourism Association, was invited to AGM to get the participants involved in an artistic fashion. Kate Aley explains.  

The winner of the Marilyn Alexander Tourism Champion award was Cheryl Reid, Business of distinction award went to Sands on Golden Lake, Special event of the year award is There Is Art in Your Woodpile. This was the 3rd award ceremony for the association. 

2 arrested for drug trafficking in Shawville


The Sûreté du Québec major crimes investigations proceeded to the arrest of two people, last Friday, during a highway stop in the Shawville area, in connection with drug trafficking. The police seized nearly 200 tablets whose substance is similar to of the opiate synthetic, more than 28 grams of cannabis and an amount of cash. Dominic Dubeau, 31 years was arrested and remained detained following his first court appearance. A 53-year-old woman also was arrested and then released on summons. 
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