The school year is drawing to a close, and our little ones will soon be on vacation. Here in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, summer is already well underway, having begun in early June with the return of our highly popular outdoor activities. For example, yoga and Zumba classes are off to a great start with over 75 and 200 participants, respectively, in the most recent sessions. For me, the coming of summer also heralds our beautiful summer community celebration, Notre-Dame en Fête. In 2018, you will see that we have made a special effort to invite performers who will delight all residents, young and old. To kick off the festivities on July 11, Natalie Choquette will captivate the whole family with her show Diva by Night at Des Éperviers Park. On July 13, we will be welcoming a very special guest for the Fiftysomethings’ Dance: Gilles Girard will be at Carrefour Notre-Dame to perform the greatest hits of Les Classels. To wrap things up on Saturday, July 14, the young and the young at heart will brave the giant slide at Des Éperviers Park. I have gone down it myself each year and, believe me, it’s worth going to try it out. Younger children will also be invited to discover the Rocky Mountains with Arthur L’aventurier at Des Éperviers Park at 3:30 p.m. and, in the evening, the whole family will not want to miss the performance by superstar Isabelle Boulay on stage at Pointe-du-Moulin Historic Park. And the day will end with the traditional fireworks, which will amaze young and old alike. Extraordinary programming for all of us to celebrate our pride in being residents of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot!
In closing, a word about the NDIP Day Camp: I am very proud to say that we are receiving a lot of rave reviews about our municipal day camp. Many of you have commented on our cheerful, well-trained staff and the variety of outings, among other things. Again this year, enrolment is up sharply and new groups have had to be added to meet the demand. Congratulations and best wishes for a great summer to the entire team at the NDIP Day Camp. And, above all, thanks to them for taking good care of our “heirs” while we work to secure their future.