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A word from the mayor
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Dear residents,

The 2019 edition of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges S.O.U.PE. Festival was a huge success. Your council members and I are very proud of this wonderful achievement and would like to thank everyone who made this magnificent event possible. Thank you to the soup makers, partners, volunteers, city employees and, of course, the thousands of festivalgoers who consumed these delicious soups! Plan to attend the 9th edition already being organized for September 13, 2020!

We recently received a request from the Service de sécurité incendie to purchase 27 new respiratory protective devices. The Council obviously attributes a great deal of importance to firefighter safety. Given our plans to build a new fire station within our boundaries and our desire to continue the collaboration with VIP, we approved the request on the condition that should the fire safety agreement terminate, Ville de L’Île-Perrot will reimburse us for the full amount of NDIP’s contribution.

On September 10, we unveiled Les Vivres, a work by artist Philippe Corriveau on the Brideloup wharf. As part of our efforts to revitalize this sector and the Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal heritage site, we wanted to enhance the experience for the growing number of visitors to the site due to the success of our river shuttles. The work consists of seven benches and interpretation panels recalling the historical importance of Brideloup wharf at a time when there was no bridge connecting L’île Perrot to the opposite banks. I would like to acknowledge the valuable collaboration of Lise Chartier in this public art project. Her extensive knowledge of the area’s history was key to the realization of this work. I encourage everyone to visit this magnificent site and discover the rich history of Brideloup wharf.

Staying with the revitalization file, the city also wants to give new life to the old Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde gymnasium. We have organized a consultation of residents to identify together a community-building use for this gymnasium. The consultation will be held on October 1 to discuss the various possible scenarios. Register now through the Guichet unique (guichetunique@ndip.org) as space is limited.

Your mayor,