Free, free and more free Christ­mas time and time to spare, money too

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some free or al­most free sug­ges­tions to have fun dur­ing the Hol­i­day Sea­son.

is free in most mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, even in­door skat­ing at the Pat Burns Arena is free for res­i­dents of Stanstead, Stanstead East, Og­den and Ayer’s Cliff on Wed­nes­days (10:30 am to noon) and Satur­days (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm). Check the sched­ule on the Town of Stanstead’s web site, stanstead.ca. Good luck if you can find it, so call: (819) 876-7181.

through the snow and down the hills. There is ab­so­lutely, as in not a penny to pay, to slide down the hill at the Stone Cir­cle in Stanstead.

in Coat­i­cook, but with some pay­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. Like throw­ing snow­balls Ja­panese style for a mere $5.75. For the Ja­panese it’s no longer snow­ball-throw­ing, but Yuki­gassen. Do­ing it at home is not so hot any­more when you can say “Yuki­gassen”. It’s close by and most ac­tiv­i­ties are af­ford­able. Horse rides, moun­tain bik­ing and a lot more. There are lot more win­ter ac­tiv­i­ties at the Gorge, most on the French page of their web­site.

there’s ski­ing. For those who like the sport, Stanstead is al­most heaven. In less than an hour, on both sides of the border, you have world class ski­ing. Two or three hours of travel and you’re in ski heaven. as free can be, a walk in North Hat­ley. Bishop’s Univer­sity and the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke have a pool where you can swim for a small fee.

Afree carol con­cert by the ex­cel­lent Choeur des gens heureux at St. Édouard in East­man, next Sun­day at 3:00 pm. Do­na­tions sug­gested.

ga­lore! At 33% less than in Mon­treal! No an­noy­ing ads or self­pro­mos for apps! At La Mai­son du Cinéma in Sher­brooke, for those who haven’t been there yet, am­ple free park­ing is al­ways avail­able. All the block­busters are in English.

and shop­ping. What about Que­bec’s and Ver­mont’s Gen­eral Stores? They are free to en­ter but it’s hard to re­sist spend­ing money there. Four Gen­eral Stores in the re­gion have made made it into the His­to­ria se­ries on Gen­eral Stores, ‘Ma­gasin Général’: J.B. LeBaron, in North Hat­ley; Ma­gasin Général du Vil­lage, in Bon­sec­ours; Jewett, in Pot­ton; and F.G. Ed­wards in West Brome.

a bit more than an hour’s drive from Stanstead, there is Prince Arthur Flour in Nor­wich, the cook’s dream des­ti­na­tion.

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Coat­i­cook’s Parc de la Gorge has some new ac­tiv­i­ties planned for the win­ter sea­son.

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