Rachel Garber

From Saint-Isidore to Eaton Corner!

Expo 2018 at the Atelier Auckland opens Friday, June 1st, showing the works of four artists: Greg Ferland, Robert Peloquin, Sylvain Dodier and Luc Pallegoix.
Painter and sculptor Greg Ferland divides his time between East Angus and Montreal. Working for more than 30 years, his work has been exhibited in both North and South America.
Born in Winnipeg, Robert Péloquin now lives in Cookshire-Eaton, where he pursues his sculptural work in glass and other materials. He co-founded Surface Design, specializing in contemporary furniture and accessories using glass, granite, and medal.
Sylvain Dodier is a poet and multidiciplinary artist who describes himself as a “cultural polyglot.” He and Luc Pallegoix are the proprietors of the Centre of Art and Nature at the Atelier Auckland.
Pallegoix came to Quebec from France in 2002 with a background in contemporary dance, and his work spans illustrations for youth and photographic works such as the “Queer Deer” suite.
The vernissage is from 5 to 9 p.m., and the Atelier Auckland is located at 15 Principale Street, Saint-Isidore d’Auckland. Info:
Also opening on June 1st is the terrace of the Atelier Auckland. A place to relax and exchange with others, it’s a French garden surrounded by the art gallery, fields and forest trails, and it’s open all summer on Fridays, 5 – 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, 1 – 9:30 p.m., and Sundays 1 – 5 p.m. Info:

A 500 Card Party is at the Bulwer Community Center, 254 Jordan Hill Road., on Thursday, June 7, at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for cards, lunch, and prizes.

Bestowed at the Johnville Community Centre on Friday, June 8, will be the 2018 Outstanding Townshippers Awards, the Young Townships Leader Award, and the Excel in the Estrie Essay
Challenge awards.
The Essay Challenge was put on by Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth project, and its winners this year are Junia Goddard and Sunny Skelling Brooks, students at the Alexander Galt Regional High School. Junia hopes to be a journalist and Sunny, an emergency room or neonatal care nurse.
The Outstanding Townshippers and the Young Townships Leaders have not yet been announced. The awards will be presented during Townshippers’ Association’s 39th AGM at 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Centre is located at 62 Jordan Hill, Johnville. The event is open to the public.

The Sawyerville Community Garden offers a workshop by Yvan Perreault on Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9, visiting four local farms to discovery edible wild plants, mushrooms and nuts. The cost is $40 for one day, or $25 for a half-day. Info: Chantal Bolduc, 819-889-3196 or

Stammtisch is a friendly get-together hosted bilingually around a dinner table at the Atelier Auckland, 15 Principale, Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton. This month it is on Saturday, June 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. Reservations required. Info:

Under the direction of Shanti Legault, the Chorale Dud’ili’d’Ham of Dudswell is to sing at the Bishopton United Church, 54 Main, Bishopton, on Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. The doors will open at 1:45 p.m. The event is a joint “roof-raiser” for the church and fundraiser for the choir. A light lunch will be served. Tickets: $10/adults; free/age 15 or younger. Info: Wendy, 819-884-5417.

Chez Nous / Home Place is the theme of an art exhibit by Linda Hoy, Stuart Main, and Denis Palmer this summer at the Foss House of the Eaton Corner Museum, 374 Route 253 in Eaton Corner.
Linda Hoy, photographer, hails from Huntingville and Sand Hill. She focuses on nature and people at sporting events, community events and weddings. This is her first exhibit.
Stuart Main, oil painter, was born in East Angus. He worked for 30 years as an illustrator in Montreal with his work appearing in the Reader’s Digest, the Gazette and other publications. He began painting landscapes in oil in 1975 and is inspired by spring and fall colours and by Quebec’s rural architecture.
Randboro resident and watercolourist Denis Palmer has been drawing and painting the people and events of his community since he arrived here in 1979. He has taught art for many years and has a degree in architecture from McGill University. He authored Homage to a Rural Life/Hommage à la vie rurale.
The vernissage is on Sunday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit can be viewed during the Museum’s opening hours, Saturday, June 2, to Sunday, August 5. The Museum’s opening hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only in June, and Wednesday to Sunday in July and August. Info: 819-875-5256,

On Wednesday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. a Colour Café will be at the John-Henry-Pope Cultural Centre, 25 Principale West, Cookshire.

Bi-weekly frozen meals-on-wheels will continue throughout the summer. To order, contact Diane Grenier at 819-238-8541 or during the opening hours of the Centre d’action bénévole du Haut-Saint-François: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., or Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

United. Sunday services are at the Cookshire United Church at 9:30 a.m. and the Sawyerville United at 11 a.m. Info: 819-889-2838 (listen to message).
Baptist. In Sawyerville, the Sunday worship service is at 9 a.m. in French, and 11 a.m. in English. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. in English and French. Info: 819-239-8818.
Anglican. On June 3, Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. in Bury, and at 11 a.m. in Cookshire in the theatre of the Manoir de l’eau vive, 210 Principale East. On June 10, the service is at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Peter’s Church, 45 Principale West. Info: 819-887-6802.
Do you have news to share? Call 819-300-2374 or email by June 4 for publication June 13 and by June 25 for July 4.

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