Birdwatching in Pontiac

When birdwatching in the Pontiac don't forget to bring your copy of the Guide to Birdwatching Sites of the Outaouais which includes a Frequency Chart of the Birds of the Outaouais. To purchase a copy, please contact the Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais (info@coo.qc.ca).

And further more, we wish to hear from you, about birds you see in your backyard or out in the Pontiac wilderness. This information will help us better follow and understand the population fluctuations of different bird species. Many thanks and have a pleasant outing in the Pontiac natural wonders.

Gérard Desjardins
Club des ornithologues de l'Outaouais


A taste of the Pontiac - showcase for local businesses

The Action Pontiac group is forging ahead to organise an open day for Pontiac businesses, artists and all residents, on behalf of the municipality of Pontiac, under the stewardship of Councillor Inès Pontiroli. This year the event will be held on Sunday August 21 from 11 am to 4 pm, in and around the Lions Hall in Quyon. The theme will be "A taste of the Pontiac" and to that end local food producers are encouraged to book a spot and enthusiastically show us their wares: from local honey to local beef, not forgetting alpacas, cider and corn producers. Other businesses and services are also most welcome (contact Sandy St. George for details and to book a spot sandy_stgeorge@pioneerwireless.ca).

There will be music, food tasting, and an art display. We are working on having a corn roast and/or bacon-on-a-bun. Beer and wine and soft drinks will be available in the Lions Hall. Come and find out what is planned to rejuvenate the waterfront in Quyon, and about the future Parc du Saults-des-Chats de Pontiac, which is a shared project with Bristol, and other local projects. Maybe we can persuade all members of council to come and meet the people in a relaxed setting. Let's make this a memorable day!