September marks the beginning or return of many a beautiful thing. For some, it’s heading back to school and getting back to a routine. For others, it’s the arrival of fall, new seasons of their favourite shows, cultural activities resuming, or Francophonie celebrations. As a family- and culture-oriented city, Hawkesbury has all of this to offer.
Dear readers, welcome back! Unlike the last few blog posts, this time we are presenting a newcomer and his family’s perspective on their first ever Hawkesbury Multicultural Festival.
Living in Hawkesbury gives you access to quality French education for your children. There are four French-language schools in the city—two elementary and two high schools—that are sure to meet your family’s needs. These schools are operated by two different school boards: the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO). Regardless of the school you choose, both of these school boards are under the responsibility of the Ontario Ministry of Education and meet the same government requirements.
Over the past few years, it’s very likely that you’ve seen new faces in Hawkesbury. This is normal because, since the beginning of the pandemic, many families have chosen to move away from major centres to enjoy more space and tranquillity
According to U.S. News, Canada is one of the best countries to raise a family, with a score of 95%! “Canada: The second-largest country after Russia, with a population of over 37 million, is known for its highly diverse demography.
In most of Canada, Christmas is traditionally celebrated in December. That said, decorations, Christmas music and specialty craft and food markets start showing up as early as November 1, and sometimes even before Halloween. The Hawkesbury region is no exception to this. Christmas is both a religious celebration, namely Christian, and a time to eat, drink and shop. It can be wonderful for some and extravagant for others.