Patrimoine L’Orignal-Longueuil Heritage has launched a new website, which will allow visitors to find everything they need to know about the historic village.

Members of the non-profit group have been working with Chabo Communications and Design for several months to completely revamp a website owned by the heritage organization. Their combined efforts have paid off, and the new version of Discovering L’Orignal is now up and running.

Creating a totally new concept to replace the (circa 2014) former site was a big challenge, said Patrimoine L’Orignal-Longueuil President Louise Bedard. Resources from the non-profit group and the expertise and guidance of Chabo Communications were combined to produce a site of which both are extremely proud.

“Our volunteer editorial committee devised a plan of attack which we’re confident will respond to the needs of our growing community,” Bedard said.

A number of corporate and individual sponsors also played a role in the success of the venture.

“Their support has been crucial at a time when fundraising events have been impossible because of the pandemic,” Bedard emphasized. “Without our sponsors we just couldn’t have done this.”

Visitors to the new L’Orignal website will find a wide range of options to learn everything they could want to know about the heritage village. Information is available on L’Orignal’s history, architecture, tourist destinations, recreation, churches and cultural activities.

The information presented on the website has been designed to be easy to access and is organized under three main key words: ‘Discover’, ‘Live, and ‘Work’. This lets viewers zero in on L’Orignal as a tourism destination, a place to call home, and a place with access to good job opportunities.

The site contains a wealth of information about the history and heritage of L’Orignal, including some ‘must see’ attractions well worth a visit – both in the village and in neighbouring communities. There is also a ‘Coming Events’ calendar.

The ‘Live’ section provides data on all the services available to L’Orignal residents. There are links to municipal services, parks, the marina, cycling routes, churches, education options, services for seniors, community organizations and professional services.

Similarly, a click on ‘Work’ will lead to useful sites for those researching employment prospects in the area.

Local businesses and organizations can make their presence known by joining the Membership Directory on the website. By doing this, they can contribute to the growth of L’Orignal and region, while at the same time raising the visibility of their own enterprise or community group.

In the summer of 2020, a bank of professional-quality photos was created for the project, thanks to the participation of local residents.