J.M Barrie's classic tale of Peter Pan, came to life at the Théâtre des Petits Bonheurs, in Lachute, during a three-day run from June 1-3, that catered to the region's families, by presenting a show that was largely performed by children, for children.
The child actors ranged in age from four-year-olds to teenagers and they featured such budding talents as William Lépine, who played the iconic role of Peter Pan, opposite Joannie Lacroix as Wendy and Johanne Desr
On May 17, around 60 members of the Morin-Heights Bridge Club were treated to an evening of jazz at the Saint-Eugène Church.
Matthieu Bélanger on clarinet and base-clarinet, was accompanied by a guitarist and pianist who filled the rafters of the church will the soothing sounds of soul music, which had the audience dancing in the aisles and tapping their feet to the music.
LACHUTE – Anti-Liberal protesters have been heating-up Lachute's streets since May 25, banging pots and pans and calling for the 'defeat of Quebec's Liberals'.
The group of citizens are calling for a repeal to Bill 78 and they demand that the Liberal Government end the tuition strike by ceding to all of the students demands and lowering, tuition - or possibly financing it completely.
(Links to Youtube Video and Photo Soundslide follows at the end of this article.)
If you talk to any of Amy Cooper's zumba followers, they all agree: there is something indescribable about her classes.
There are a few men who show up at the Grenville Community Centre on Monday and Wednesday evenings for an hour of the non-stop Latin-based dance exercise workout called zumba. But mostly, it is a sisterhood of women who have discovered a certain "something" at these classes.
The annual Remembrance Day ceremonies took place across eastern Ontario and western Quebec in November, and this year saw a good turnout in towns like Hawkesbury, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill, L'Orignal and Brownsburg.
See below for The Review's photo gallery of the local ceremonies.
The 11th edition of the Relay for Life was held in Maxville on Friday, June 3, welcoming 163 teams and 375 survivors to the village's fairgrounds for the annual 12-hour remembrance ceremony and celebration.
This year, the Relay for Life raised $470,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. The event was assisted by 350 volunteers, and saw a total of 2,817 luminaries placed around the track.
Oktoberfest, hosted by Beau's All-Natural Brewery, arrived in Vankleek Hill on October 2 and 3 and brought about 5,700 visitors to the town's fairgrounds. Over 150 kegs of beer were sold to raise $26,000 for the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, United Way, and Canadian Organic Week.
The 63rd annual Glengarry Highland Games came to Maxville on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. Several thousand spectators attended the event, which culminated in the massed pipe band performance that featured 1,357 participants.
Audiences came from far and wide to enjoy the music, dancing, heavyweight competitions and more. See below for our photo and video coverage of the successful event as well as a list of the competition results.
The 10th annual Relay For Life took place at the Maxville Fairgrounds last Friday, June 4, with 174 registered teams and 390 survivors taking part in the 12-hour awareness and fundraising event organized by the Canadian Cancer Society. This year's event raised $545,000, the Society's highest amount to date.
See below for a multimedia soundslide of the evening's event, including interviews with several Relay team leaders and survivors.
The Pleasant Corners Public School (PCPS) Playground Enhancement Project has been a dream of Tara MacWhirter and her devoted committee for almost five years, and on Saturday, May 29, committee members and over 200 volunteers saw the culmination of their hard work transformed from a dream into reality.
(See below for a multimedia feature showcasing the hightlights of the Build Day.)
What sort of treasure hunt has six million members worldwide, is played across the globe, and employs both the internet and Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to let participants hide, seek and report their finds from any place at any time?
The answer is geocaching, a high-tech form of treasure hunt wherein players hide a "cache" - often a small container filled with a logbook and other small items - in a relatively obscure location, and post its geographical coordinates online at www.geocaching.com. Worldwide members can then use GPS-enabled devices to access the locations and background information behind each cache, and can decide to "hunt" for them at their own convenience.
Many local geocachers are members of the Geocachers of Eastern Ontario group, including Hawkesbury-area resident Ian Mitchell, who met with The Review for a geocaching hunt around Vankleek Hill this spring. See below for a soundslide on the experience.
Renowned songstress, Nanette Workman brought her intimate and interactive live performance to a sold-out crowd at the Bonnie Glen Pavilion in Alexandria on Saturday, May 15. The concert, which was organized by Le centre culturel les trois p'tits points in Alexandria, featured Nanette and her entire band of musicians.
Get the crowd's perspective - watch the video below.
The Essentials, a Toronto-based a cappella quartette, dazzled the crowd at the Maxville Music Festival, which took place over the weekend. Local churches were used as the venues for the music festival, which served a chance to enhance local cultural life by bringing a wide-variety of musical acts to the area.
It was a packed house for the 12th annual recital of Ian and Ashley MacLeod''s music students last Friday evening at Laggan Public School. Fiddle and piano students and groups of fiddlers performed at the concert, where Audrey Johnson MacDonald was emcee.
Graduation bursaries were presented to fiddle and piano students who will complete high school this year.