Potton Heritage Association

Spring and Summer Activities – 2013

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Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm
In collaboration with Cinéma Potton, we will present « Le Galet déconcertant » a Dominique Parent film, produced by Radio-Canada. A mysteriously marked stone leads to a quest to discover its story. Sutton and Potton are featured – along with some characters you’re likely to know ! Writer and director Dominique Parent will be present with cameraman Philippe Lavalette from Potton.
For more info contact Sandra Jewett (450) 292-3990.

Sunday, May 26 at 2 pm
Visit St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Mansonville, with bilingual commentary on its history and architecture by Marina Côté & Sandra Jewett. Please join us after the tour for a Potton version of « Afternoon tea » offered by the Association ! Reserve before May 20th with Carol Bishop 450 292 4844.

Sunday, June 16 at 1 pm
Guided visit to an old farm, historical barn and a walk in the fabled Brûlé of Potton. Biologist Louise Gratton will be our guide. Meet at 41 chemin Laliberté. A BBQ at Carol Bishop’s home will follow. Please reserve with Carol at (450) 292-4844. Note that this activity will cost $5.00 per person, (member or not) for the visit, as well as $5.00 per person for those wishing to attend the BBQ.

Wednesday, July 3rd at 10 am
Three hour intermediate level hike on the trails beside the Missisquoi-North river. Meet at Parc André Gagnon, north of Mansonville. Your guide will be Frank Ruiz (450-292-3542).

Saturday, July 6th, 10 am
Come to the opening of the Archeology in Potton, the Association’s exhibit in the Round Barn. Tour and shop the public market – then picnic on Place Manson while listening to the musical offering of Samedis à Potton ! Everyone welcome.

Sunday, July 7th, 10 am
Garden tour. Come visit two beautiful perennial gardens on chemin Leadville. Meet at 216 chemin Leadville. Bring lunch if you wish, for a picnic along the way.
Call Carol Bishop 450 292 4844 for information.

Thursday, July 25 at 10 am
Tour « Incomparable Potton » with your friends, as we launch a self-guided driving tour of our beautiful municipality. Meet and carpool, leaving from Parc André-Gagnon. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic along the way. Your host will be Jacques Huppertz and friends.

Wednesday, August 14th, at 4 pm
Guided visit to the Manson barn in Austin. Louise Abbott will be our guide and will show her documentary in which she recorded the dismantling and reconstruction of this barn once belonging to Lawrence Jones on chemin du lac in Potton. Neil Manson is the owner who faithfully reconstructed the building. He is a descendant of the founding family after whom our village is named. Join us in a pot luck supper – bring a dish to share and your beverage of choice.
Contact Edith Smeesters for arrangements 450 292 0547.

Saturday, August 17th 9:30 am
Five hour climb of Singer Mountain – led by Frank Ruiz. Bring water and food for this energetic excursion, difficult level. Carpool from Park André Gagnon.
For information : Frank Ruiz 450 292 – 3542

Saturday, August 24th 9:30 am
Excursion of roughly 3 hours on the trails of the Missisquoi North River, south from St.-Étienne-de-Bolton. Meet at Townhall in ST. ETIENNE DE BOLTON. Lunch at Bistro of St-Etienne. Reservations essential.
Your guide will be Frank Ruiz 450 292 3542 for information.

Saturday, September 7th, at 1 pm
One of our most popular events ! A corn roast on the lake shore at Perkins Landing! Pot luck salads and desserts will make a meal. Bring one of these dishes to share and your favourite beverage. In the case of bad weather, we’ll try again the following day : Sunday, September 8th.
Call Carol Bishop at 450 292-4844 to make arrangements – (reservations are preferred to avoid disappointment!)

Saturday, September 14th, at 10:30 am
Join us on an informal walk on the Penfield family property and in the Wilder and Helen Nature Reserve. Bring a lunch to picnic on the shores of Sargent’s Bay on Lake Memphremagog. Meet at 33 chemin Penfield, off chemin Coolidge. In case of rain, we’ll try again the following day – September 15, same hour.
For information call Carol Bishop 450 292- 4844.