Cheryl Dolan and Jean Côté
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC – Quyon was full of hustle and bustle from June 30 to July 2 at the Quyon Fairgrounds for the Pontiac Country Festival organized by the municipality, Quyon Community Association, Pontiac Equestrian Association, Les Blés d’Or de Luskville et amis de Pontiac, Quyon Lionettes and Quyon Lions Club.
The Quyon Legion offered a free BBQ on June 30 before the town’s traditional Canada Day parade. Games, a bouncy slide, face painting, vendor and food concessions, lots of live music and the antics of the unicycle man entertained parents and children alike. The day ended with a fireworks show.
The Bles d’Or de Luskville et les amis de Pontiac and the Quyon Lionettes served breakfast at the Quyon Community Centre on July 1, while the Quyon Lions Club hosted another on July 2.
The return of the horse pull on July 1, in conjunction with the Eastern Ontario Draft Horse Pulling Association, featured 17 teams of horses competing in two classes – light and heavy. Things got off to a great start, but a downpour cut it short.
The first Family Gymkhana was held July 2 in collaboration with the Pontiac Equestrian Association featuring a variety of riding tests and traditional equestrian competitions. The winners were: André Thérien on Cowboy in the 18 & over category; Kaylee Boyd on Gingersnap in the youth under 18 division; and Félix Robertson on Chicalinda in the 11 & under division.