On June 11, we held a joint news conference in Des Éperviers Park to announce the programming for Perrot Fête, the festival we are hosting in collaboration with L’Île-Perrot on July 12 and 13. The idea of a joint festival was first raised a few years ago. In 2018, after the show by Isabelle Boulay as part of Notre-Dame en Fête, the mayor of L’Île-Perrot, Pierre Séguin, and I announced that, in 2019, the two towns would be working together and combining their resources to offer our residents a spectacular joint festival. I am very happy that Mr. Séguin welcomed my proposal to hold a combined event and thus create effective collaborations between the island’s two communities, always with the goal of improving the quality of life of our citizens. I invite all residents of our two municipalities and the surrounding area to take part in the activities and, especially, the giant slide, which returns this year to Des Éperviers Park, and the shows by Raffy and 2Frères at Des Citoyens Park.
At the June meeting, the town council passed a motion of thanks to Simon-Gabriel Pouliot. This employee of the NDIP aquatic centre demonstrated outstanding bravery and courage during an event that occurred in early June. A canoeing trip by a group of young people took a turn for the worse when the wind kicked up on the lake. Thanks to Simon‑Gabriel’s composure, he was able to reassure the participants while waiting for help to arrive. Bravo Simon‑Gabriel and thank you very much!
Last summer, we held the first council meeting outdoors in Des Éperviers Park. Since it was a truly positive experience, we are pleased to do it again in 2019 in order to meet residents who do not normally attend our monthly meetings. In July and August, we will look forward to seeing you in the magnificent natural meeting place of Des Éperviers Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and come join us to learn more about municipal and democratic life in Notre-Dame!