Clubs & Associations
The Mattice – Val Côté Auxiliaires is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a meal to bereaved families after a ceremony at the St-François-Xavier Church.
This project has been viable since 1978 thanks to donations of $2, given at the Caisse Alliance of Mattice after each death, and to a team of volunteers who prepare meals.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic fraternal service organization dedicated to charity, unity, fellowship and patriotism. They are dedicated to mutual aid through an internal insurance system, to the promotion of the Catholic Church and to social welfare through community volunteering and charitable public works.
Knights of Columbus members show their commitment and support to a variety of causes. Our most valiant efforts - past and present - include charitable activities, service to the Church, providing insurance and welfare services, and providing financial support to members and to their families in times of illness.
The Club Bienvenue, located at 171 Mgr Proulx Avenue in Mattice, is a non-profit organization. Incorporated in May 1978, it has approximately 135 members.
The Club offers several activities including bingo on Monday evenings, soup every Tuesday at noon, a musical evening every Tuesday, a monthly supper as well as line dancing. There are also several weaving looms for members who wish to make beautiful dish towels, dishcloths, blankets, and placemats.
The club hall is available for rental.
To become a member of the Club or to reserve the hall, please contact Claude Plamondon at 705-372-3864.
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Mattice Sno Devils Snowmobile Club
The Mattice Sno Devils snowmobile club was incorporated in November 1986. It is a member of the Northern Corridor, the association that governs all snowmobile clubs between Greenstone and Cochrane, including Hornepayne. The Northern Corridor represents District 15 at the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC).
The Mattice Sno Devils club is in operation thanks to the commitment of its numerous volunteers. The Club is responsible for the preparation, signage and maintenance of approximately 150 kilometres of primary and secondary trails located between Opasatika and Hallébourg.
The Club is presently managed by a team of seven people:
Guylaine Coulombe, President
Pauline Rodrigue, Vice-President
Amélie Lacombe, Secretary-Treasurer
Yvan Blais, Director
Jacques Alary, Director and Groomer Coordinator
Steve Brousseau, Director
Claude Plamondon, Director
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Have yourselves a great winter on our trails!
The first edition of the Missinaibi Winter Carnival took place in 1970. For many years, the Missinaibi Carnival was considered one of the best and largest winter carnivals in the country, comparable to the Quebec City winter carnival. People from the entire region would come to Mattice to encourage participants or to take part in various carnival activities, to admire the wonderful setting and enjoy the great outdoors amongst friends. Amongst the most popular activities were competitions held inside the ice palace, snowmobile races, sleigh rides, tribute bands, wine cellar evenings, an annual draw for a pickup truck, hockey tournaments, traditional dinner, and more.
Organizing an annual event of such magnitude obviously meant countless hours of preparation for members of the organizing committee and a load of work for the volunteers that would lend them a hand during the course of the activities that were scheduled over a period of 10 days.
In 2006, in order to secure the ongoing presence of the winter carnival in Mattice, the Group of Community Organizations (known as the R.O.C.) was formed. From then on, the carnival organizing committee has been comprised of representatives of various local organizations including but not limited to the Municipality, the UCFO, the Knights of Columbus, the Mattice Minor Hockey Association, the Mattice Sno Devils snowmobile club, the St-François Xavier Parish, the St-François Xavier Catholic school, Club Bienvenue, and the Teen Centre - with the preparation work shared amongst members of their respective teams. A terrific example of local collaboration and support!
In February 2020, a few weeks before the pandemic changed everything, the community of Mattice was once again energized by the celebrations surrounding the 50th edition of the Missinaibi Carnival!
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Our circle of "Union Culturelle des Franco Ontariennes" has existed since 1953. This organization has three levels: local (Mattice), regional (from Cochrane to Mattice) and provincial (six regions).
The goals of the organization are to promote the development of women in our changing society, and to maintain our cultural heritage with a strong emphasis on craftsmanship.
Our meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the Gérard Lemieux Hall. Members are invited to share ideas and exchange patterns and recipes. There is also an exhibit of handcrafted items made by members.
We hold an annual event where our artisans exhibit their masterpieces, with a sale and a gift bingo.
If you are interested in our organization, we invite you to join us. You can attend three meetings to determine your interest in our group before becoming a paying member.
We hope to see you!