Great things happen in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot during the winter. Again, Plaisirs d’hiver, our wonderful winter community celebration, was a great success. Families had a great time at all the activities in the beautiful Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima. A week later, children, teens and young adults gathered for the second annual Snow Jam. This freestyle ski and snowboard competition is unique in the area, with a snow park created by City employees on the slope of Des Éperviers Park. Thirty young people competed in three categories and wowed spectators. Congratulations to the winners of the Desjardins bursaries and a huge thank you to our partners. I would be remiss if I did not to mention the impressive project by the Grade 6 students of De la Samare School, namely the construction of a castle using more than 1,500 bricks of ice. Bravo to the students, teachers and parents for this beautiful, creative initiative. I encourage all residents to go and see the ice castle. The young people can be very proud of it!
In the Simone-De Beauvoir Street and 150e Avenue areas, we are taking advantage of the winter season and hibernating wildlife to start the embankment stabilization work. After months of effort by the City to obtain the required environmental approvals, work began this week and will continue in high gear until March 15 (or March 31, weather permitting). After a break required by the government departments involved for various environmental considerations, work will resume around June 15 and will end in September. We realize that the work will result in inconveniences because of the high volume of truck traffic. However, the work is crucial for safety in the areas involved, and we hope to complete it as quickly as possible.
Let us continue to enjoy the cold weather in our parks and on our rinks and trails. Winter in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot is so nice!