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We love talking about the lovely town of Hudson where we are located as well as anything else that pops into our head!  We hope you enjoy reading our blogs as they appear....sometimes frequently....sometimes less so when we get very busy.  

So, as an introduction to our hometown here's a potted history of Hudson.

The Town of Hudson lies on the Lake of Two Mountains (part of the Ottawa River) and is an off island town west of Montreal. A ferry from Hudson takes you across the lake to Oka famous for its cheese and beautiful scenery.  Hudson has a majority English speaking community although many people are bilingual, and is the home of an eclectic mix of people; artists, professionals, executives, retired, entrepreneurs, famous and not so famous families.  

The town centre is home to an equally diverse set of stores and businesses including crafts stores, restaurants, a village theatre, clothing stores, speciality food stores, and many more.  It is home to a Comedy Festival, Music Festival, Classic Car Show, a St Patrick's Day Parade and our new Canadian film festival.   We have a Film Society, Opera Society, Theatre events as well as our Theatre Expansion.  What a super project.  Le Nichoir ( a unesco site ) and our historical society. 

We are a pesticide free community, we love our animals and embrace everything green.  

The Hudson Yacht Club established in 1909 caters to young and old alike with its array of regattas and events. Hudson also hosts the famous Finnegan's Market - open Saturdays from the beginning of May until the end of October every year - a flea market with stalls showcasing local crafts, antiques, locally produced foodstuffs, jewellery, plants, well as a place to buy a hot dog or burger for a handy lunch.  On Thursday during the Summer we have a farmers market. 

What we do have is something intangeable.  A community spirit second to none. During the flooding last spring, young and old gathered at the fire station to hand fill sandbags.  Locals donated their time and effort.  Local businesses donated time money and food for our volunteers

This is Hudson!