Richard asked me to join him while he was covering the opening of the Chute-a-Blondeau community centre and we got to sit at the Media(s?) table. Very exciting.
It had a great view, right at the front. We got to see Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell...
...presenting a Canadian flag to Mayor Kirby from East Hawkesbury.
And there was Jean-Marc Lalonde, Member of Provincial Parliament presenting a Franco-Ontarien flag and an Ontario flag to the gang.
I was trying to jazz up the photo from a different angle but not sure it worked so well.
After a few scintillating speeches, we headed outdoors to the official ribbon cutting ceremony where Richard was working hard.
I on the other hand was too busy picking out bits of Habs memorabilia in the crowd. The photographer standing in front of me sported a camera strap with a Montreal Canadiens 100 year logo...
...and one of the youngest celebrants was in his Bleu, Blanc et Rouge regalia. (Go Habs go!)
Okay, so back to work, Ronna. The centre itself is a lovely edifice with plenty of room for social activities.
But for me, I prefer the look of the old one that sits beside it. There's a certain charm to this building, don't you think? If these walls could talk and all that. It's slated for demolition. Progress...