Potton Heritage Association


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Reminder: always bring your lunch and water for the excursions

Tuesday May 15th, 10:00 a.m.: Guided walk through the “Marais de la rivière-aux-cerises” (Magog). Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Jewett’s Store in Vale Perkins for carpooling, or meet at the Marsh Interpretation Center at 10:00 a.m. (69, chemin Roy, Magog). Cost: 5 $/pers. Bring your binoculars. Contact : Edith Smeesters (450) 292-0547

Friday June 1st, 9:30 a.m.: Excursion to Mount Singer. Intermediate to difficult (walk of 4-5 h). Meet in the parking lot of the Green Mountains Nature Reserve at the end of Ruiter Brook road. Contact: Frank Ruiz : (450) 292-3542

Sunday June 17th, 2 p.m.: Easy walk (a little difficult in the beginning) on an old trail across Clark’s hill. Also visiting Chapel Hill cemetery. BBQ at Carol after the excursion. Cost: 5$/pers. Meet at 2 p.m. 2685 chemin de la vallée Missisquoi. Contact : Carol Bishop (450) 292-4844

Saturday June 23rd, 9:30 a.m.: Discover Potton’s wonderful landscapes by kayaking on the Missisquoi river. Kayak rental by Kayak et Co (450) 538-4052 (25-35$). Reserve kayak early! Meet at the first boat launch just after the village on Route 243. Contact: Edith Smeesters (450) 292-0547

POSTPONED TO ANOTHER DATE TO COME Saturday and Sunday, July 14th & 15th:  Centenary of Mansonville’s Round Barn. Celebration of the 100th year of the barn, built for Robert J. Jersey in1912, will take place at the new Place de la Grange. Programme will follow in mid-June.

Wednesday July 25th, 9:30 a.m.: Excursion on the Missisquoi-Nord trails in Eastman. Intermediate walk. Meet at the corner of Westhill and Route 243 for carpooling. Contact : Frank Ruiz (450) 292-3542

Saturday August 11th starting at 9 a.m.: Potton Multicultural Festival. The Heritage Association will be in the parade, have a booth, as well as display entries in the Photo contest.  The theme this year: “Potton in Winter” showing our natural, cultural, landscape, architectural or archaeological heritage. All contestants welcome to enter before August 4th! Contact: Edith Smeesters (450) 292-0547

Saturday August 25th, 10:00 a.m.: Visit to the new trail leading down the covered bridge. After we’ll tour the constructed wetlands used to purify the sour water from Potton’s old dumpsite. Meet at the corner of Province Hill & Bellevue. We’ll then come back to the village around noon for lunch and join the concert at Place Manson.  (Bring your own lunch)  Contact: Edith Smeesters (450) 292-0547

Sunday September 9th, 1:30 p.m.: Corn roast and late lunch at the Vale Perkins beach. Bring a salad or dessert and your wine. Reserve before September 1st with Carol Bishop (450) 292-4844.

For your agenda:

September 28: Heritage Day, details to come
September 28-29-20: Journées de la culture : https://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca September 22-23, 29-30, October 6-7-8: Autumnfest, details to come

Always register with the person responsible for each activity.
Unless otherwise indicated, all excursions are free of charge for Heritage Association members, $5 for all others.