Spring and Summer Activities 2014

Discover our Historical and Natural Heritage

Excursions are free of charge to Association members
$5 required from non-members

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Sunday, May 11th, 10 a.m.
Mother’s Day! Outing for the entire family and friends with no fee for non-members. Daffodils and early Spring flowers growing in Vi Bielski’s garden. Vi is a natural garden architect with life-long experience. Then to Edith Smeesters’ garden. Edith is the author of several books on ecological gardening. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of both gardeners. Bring your lunch and beverages. Meet: 216 Leadville. Information: Carol 450-292-4844 or Janine 450-292-3780.

Saturday, May 24th, 10 a.m.
Visit to Fullerton Pond accompanied by Gérard Leduc. Hike of 4 km in the Green Mountain Reserve, ( www.rnmv.ca ). The terrain is flat. Bring your lunch. Fee of $5.00 per person for a day pass. Meet: Parc André-Gagnon.
Information: Carol 450-292-4844.

Sunday, June 1st, 1:30 p.m.
Free Lecture at Mansonville Town Hall. A lecture, in English, will be given by Historian James Manson, a descendant of the original Manson family. The topic will be the Ruiter brothers and their involvement with the revolution and settlement in Mansonville. Sandwiches, coffee and tea will be served. You may bring your own beverage. Information: Carol 450-292-4844.

Saturday, June 14th, 1:30 p.m.
Walk on a trail and in the woods with Louise Gratton, director of science and stewardship for Nature Conservancy and scientific advisor for the Appalachian Corridor. Topic: “For better or worse, how nature changes nature”. Meet: near 87 chemin Etang Sugar Loaf. Fee: $5.00 towards the excursion. $10.00 towards the BBQ at Carol’s.
Bring your own beverages.Reservations: before June 7th at Carol’s 450-292-4844.

Weekends from June 21st to October 12th
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


An extensive exhibition: “The Landscapes of Potton – Our Collective Cultural Heritage”.
Free Admission. Information: Hans Walser 450-292-3566.
On line: info@pottonheritage.org.

Saturday, June 28th, 10 a.m.
Visit to Potton Springs,  discovered around 1828, by Nathan Banfill. The sulphurous waters were thought to be of therapeutic value. Gérard Leduc will be our guide. Meet: Corner of ch. Potton Springs and ch. Schoolcraft. Bring your lunch. Information: Carol 450-292-4844.

Sunday, July13th, 1:30 p.m.
Easy climb to Hawk Mountain, property of Potton born Kurt Steinbach, son of Herman Steinbach who settled here in 1929 from Germany. Meet: ch. Bellevue and ch. Steinbach. Bring finger food to share and your favourite beverage and a blanket. Information: Janine Sourdif 450-292-3780.

Saturday, September 6th, 1 p.m.
One of our most popular events! A Corn Roast on the lakeshore of Perkins Landing! Pot-luck salads and desserts will make a meal. Bring your own dishes and your favourite beverage, In case of bad weather, we will try again the following day, Sunday September 7th.
Reservations: Janine Sourdif 450-292-3780.


Excursions are free of charge to Association members,
$5 required from non-members

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