News and announcements

Côte Saint-Luc participates in province-wide Neighbours Day on June 10

City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging its residents to take part in the province-wide Neighbours Day on June 10, 2017
Residents who wish to initiate a neighbourhood activity can pick up from municipal buildings an invitation card to fill out and distribute in their neighbourhoods. They can also register their event at www.fetedesvoisins.qc.ca/registration.html.
Neighbours Day is the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbourhood and the people who live in it. Residents who participate will ultimately benefit from the success of their own neighbourhood event.

The first Neghbours Day took place in France in 1999 and it quickly spread across Europe. In Quebec since 2006, Neighbours Day is an initiative of the Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé, an organization which promotes and encourages the sustainable development of healthy living in Quebec. It focuses on the exchange between municipalities and the commitment of municipal decision-makers to quality of life through their ability to mobilize partners and residents to take action.

For more information on how you can participate locally, call Laura Dydyk Trihas at 514-485-6806, ext. 2005
 

Van Horne blocked at Décarie Sunday morning; use Vézina instead

The Tour de l'Île bicycle event is taking place this Sunday, June 4, 2017. Fleet Rd. will be closed from Clanranald to Décarie on Sunday from about 8:45am to 12:30pm. Other east/west access (near Décarie) will be blocked too except for Vézina. The road closures are in the Waze navigation app, so for the best detour route on Sunday morning, consider using Waze for your Android or iOS device. Or else enjoy Sunday morning at one of our beautiful parks, pools, or library. Have a great weekend!

Watch for poison ivy at Shuster Park and Trudeau Park

There is poison ivy at Nathan Shuster Park and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. There are signs up inside the park in areas where poison ivy is known to be.

We spray a non-chemical natural product three times a year (in June July and August). The spray has greatly reduced the poison ivy at those parks, but parents need to help protect their young children by keeping them away from those areas. Older kids need to be warned by parents to look out for the bright signs posted by the city.

 

Poison Ivy warning

 

 

Overnight parking tolerance

Overnight parking tolerance

The city normally prohibits parking on streets between 3 am and 6 am and residents must call Public Security to request a temporary parking permit. However, the city grants a general overnight parking tolerance on many holidays—particularly those with out-of-towners visiting or when religious observances makes it difficult to move one's car.
You do not need to call Public Security and you do not require any pass to be displayed in your vehicle for the following period:
                                                            Tuesday, May 30 at 5 pm to Friday, June 2 at 8 am.

Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

City mourns passing of Eleanor London

Eleanor London reading to kids

The City of Côte Saint-Luc is saddened by the loss of Eleanor London, the city’s founding library director, whose unique vision lives on to this day.

“When I moved to Cote Saint-luc at the age of 4, one of the first things my mom did was take me to the library where Eleanor would read books to us kids during story time,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “In 1990, when I was first elected to Council, our relationship grew as Eleanor would tirelessly ensure her library remained the best. During the last couple of years as her health was failing we stayed in touch by phone and her love for the library was always foremost in her heart. Her love for community and excellence in customer service is a legacy that continues to shine and will remain for always, thanks to all she has done for our city. She will be dearly missed.”

Before the municipal mergers of 2000, the city named re-named library to honour London.

“Eleanor London was a visionary and when she was tasked with building the library in 1966, set about to create a place where people would feel good, enriched and stimulated,” said Janine West, the current director of the library and one of many librarians London hired over the years. “She ingrained in her staff that people must feel welcome and that the library must be easily accessible and part of one’s everyday routine.”

The original location for the library was above the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre. For London, it was a calculated and deliberate choice. She understood that being near the shops that one frequented could create an easy and regular library routine for most people.

City Manager Tanya Abramovitch started her career as a librarian. She remembers her first meeting with London.

“Eleanor said to me, ‘You're hired. What job do you want?’,” Abramovitch said. “Those were pretty much the first words Eleanor London spoke to me at my interview at the library in 2001. I knew then that this was definitely a unique place. She made Côte Saint-Luc a library town and endlessly lobbied for resources to to ensure the library’s great reputation. She served the community in which she worked with a whole heart, and made a lasting difference to them. Eleanor was a visionary.”

Councillor Mike Cohen, who today is the council member responsible for the library, says he has fond memories of London going back to childhood.

“I was four years old when the first library was established on the second floor of the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre,” Councillor Cohen said. “ She was the visionary behind the library we see today, open seven days a week and the envy of every other municipality in Quebec.”

A book of condolence has been placed at the library for the public to sign.

Eleanor London in her own words

"[The library] is a place where people feel good, where they are enriched intellectually and emotionally; an open, cozy, beautiful place to enjoy reading and being stimulated. Most libraries are rigidly institutional, boring; plastic building whose very purpose is the opposite. They are built and run not for the people, their availability, their needs, their feelings and dreams." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"If you know what a good library is you can't go through a day without it.  A good library helps you with your life." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"I had this fantasy that people would walk into our library in a bad mood and walk out smiling." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"Because we want to be more than a library.  We're a community centre, a cultural centre, a place for people to hang out." - Eleanor London, 1987.

"I would like to remembered for creating from scratch a great library that people adore."  - Eleanor London, 2006.

The advice I have for the future generations of librarians is: focus on your customers. They are your raison d'être. When it comes to the client, there is no problem too big or too small for you to solved.  Just do it!" - Eleanor London, 2006..

"I wanted a place where people could come and feel at home. They do. When you walk in on a Sunday afternoon and the place is packed with kids lying on the floor, some with their feet up and sitting on top of the shelves, some playing chess, some doing their school projects, some curled up in an armchair reading science fiction, you should know that this is how a library should be." - Eleanor London, 1975.

Quebec Electoral Court Challenge

The City of Côte Saint-Luc has contributed $7,000 to a fund to challenge in court a decision by the Quebec electoral commission to enlarge our D’Arcy-McGee riding thereby diluting the relative weight of your vote during a Quebec election. 

This is a basic question of fairness. Our only remaining option is to join with our neighbours and residents in challenging the new electoral map before the courts.

We also oppose merging of the Mont-Royal riding with neighboring Outremont, which will reduce the representation from the island of Montreal at the National Assembly.

Constitutional lawyer Julius Grey has taken the case and will plead before the courts to reverse the decision.

We encourage residents to contribute what they can to help fund this important legal challenge. The city will match dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000.

Cheques should be payable to Julius Grey in Trust. They can be or dropped at City Hall or mailed to: Electoral Court Challenge, c/o City of Côte Saint-Luc, 5801 Cavendish Blvd., Quebec, H4W 3C3. We will deliver the cheques to the law offices of Julius Grey.
 

Special council meeting: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A special meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow-up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

 

Council agenda

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

The Council Chamber

Eastbound Fleet closed at Cavendish on Saturday morning, May 20, 2017

Eastbound Fleet Rd. will be closed between Cavendish and Borden on Saturday morning, May 20. Workers must repair a manhole cover. 

This means that if you’re leaving Côte Saint-Luc via the Cavendish underpass, you will not be able to turn left onto Fleet. You’ll have to go straight and follow the detour.

As always, please drive cautiously along the detour route, which includes side streets with young children who may be playing outside.
 

Fleet detour map

Pedal Boats at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park opening May 20

The pedal boats rides at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park will be opening on the weekend onf May 20, 2017 (weather permitting) and will be open throughout the summer according to the following schedule: 

May 20 to June 18:  Weekends only from 1 pm to 5 pm

June 24 to Aug. 20: Weekdays from 4 pm to 8 pm

  Saturdays from 1 pm to 8 pm

  Sundays from 11 am to 8 pm

Aug. 26 to Sept. 3: Weekends only from 1 pm to 5 pm

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park is located at the corner of Mackle and Shalom. 

Cost for the pedal boat rides is free with Fun Card or $5 per person for 20 minutes

Info: 514-485-6806, ext. 2101

Overnight parking tolerance and hours of operation for Victoria Day Monday, May 22

Hours of operation for Victoria Day Monday, May 22

 

All administrative offices will be closed. 

Aquatic and Community Centre: 8 am to 8pm (indoor pools close at 7:30 pm)

Parkhaven outdoor pool: 3 pm to 8 pm (weather permitting)

Gymnasium: 12 pm to 8 pm

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed

CSL Tennis Club: 8 am to 10 pm

Rembrandt Tennis Courts: 9 am to 11 pm

Library: 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Overnight parking will be tolerated from Friday, May 19 at 5 pm to Tuesday, May 23 at 8 am
Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of drive- ways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

Curbside waste collection: Waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

Partial indoor pool closure for May 19 to 21

Please note that the ACC competition pool will be closed to the public on Friday, May 19 from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21 from 1 pm to 9 pm for a water polo tournament. The recreation pool remains open to the public.

Blue Patrol 2017

Blue Patroller Kim Alizadeh will be patrolling the streets of Côte Saint-Luc  between May 12 to June 2, 2017 and will approach residents to raise awareness about water. This year, the mandate of a blue patroller is to encourage residents to re-orient their house gutters into a permeable surface (garden, grass etc.) in order to prevent overflow of drainage systems and to promote other means of water conservation.

In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for Kim. She’ll be wearing her recognizable blue t-shirt and take a few moments to talk with her. She does not need to enter your home.

For more information regarding the Blue Patrol, contact Juliana Costa, Environmental Technician for the City of Côte Saint-Luc at 514-485-6868, ext. 3106 or jcosta@cotesaintluc.org.

The Blue Patrol is back

Registration for July 6 Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic starts soon

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, July 6 at Meadowbrook Golf Club (8370 Côte Saint Luc Rd.). Starting times for the nine-hole course are from 7am to 10am. A buffet luncheon follows at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre (5794 Parkhaven Ave.).
 
Registration takes place at the Aquatic and Community Centre starting May 15. The cost to register is $30. Space is limited.
 
In the event of strong rain, the luncheon will still take place as scheduled but the tournament will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 11, with the same starting times
 
Côte Saint-Luc will be honouring this year Johnny Elias – a long-time volunteer and past owner of the Grand Slam Baseball School. Elias has recently agreed to loan nearly 50 years’ worth of baseball memorabilia to Côte Saint-Luc. The city will announce its plans at the luncheon on where the items will be showcased.

“Johnny was a professional minor league baseball player and later got to know players from the Expos and visiting teams quite well,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “He put together a remarkable collection over the years and we’re very excited to be able to share it with the public in Côte Saint-Luc.”
 
Côte Saint-Luc will also officially inaugurate the Pierre Brunet Parks and Recreation Bursary Fund, which is sponsored by local McDonald’s franchisee Pierre Brunet. The Fund will be used to help local families who need financial help to register their children in recreation programs. Funds will also support children with special needs. 

“Pierre Brunet has been involved in our helping our community for many years,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the co-chair of the event along with Councillor Sam Goldbloom. “This new initiative will have a direct impact in the lives of many kids in our community.”
 
The Golf Classic is open to all with participants slotted into groups of players ages 64 and younger or ages 65 and older.
 
The luncheon will include trophies, guest speakers and door prizes. There will be snacks on the golf course and souvenir packages available.
 
For more information, contact Alvin Fishman at 514-485-6806 ext. 2012 (afishman@cotesaintluc.org) or Harold Cammy at 514-485-6806 ext. 2011.(hcammy@cotesaintluc.org)

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc Mega Garage Sale on Sunday, May 28

The Côte Saint-Luc Mega Garage Sale will take place rain or shine on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Confederation Annex of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park, 6985 Mackle Rd.

There will be 60 tables set up under the roof of the Confederation Annex. Prepared food will be available on site.

Give the gift of life on Tuesday, May 9 from 1:30pm to 8pm

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Blood donor clinic takes place on Tuesday, May 9, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 8 pm at the municipal Gymnasium at 7500 Mackle Rd.

Anyone who is at least 18 years old and in good health can donate blood once every 56 days, which is six times per year. Info: www.hema-quebec.qc.ca, 1-800-343-4264

Council meeting - Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8pm

Council Meeting

 

Council Meeting

A meeting of the Côte Saint-Luc City Council takes place on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8 pm at City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

 

How to ask a question at the city council meeting

The City of Côte Saint-Luc allows both residents and non-residents to ask questions at its council meetings, however when there are a large number of questioners residents are given preference. When someone is called upon to ask a question, he or she must address the question to the mayor. A brief statement of no longer than one minute is permitted before the question and once the question is asked the mayor will respond on behalf of council. One follow-up question is allowed. No statement may be made prior to the follow-up question. Following the first question period and the remainder of the agenda of the council meeting, there is a second question period. Attendees can only ask questions about items on the agenda that evening.

 

Council agenda

View the agenda
 

Location

5801 Cavendish Blvd., Council Chamber

 

More resources

Previous council meeting minutes

Members of council

 

The Council Chamber

Spring is in the Air at the CSL Library beginning this May

Côte Saint-Luc, May 2, 2017 – This May, the CSL Library is kicks off an exciting month infused with art, history and cultural items on the menu.

On Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm Grace Powell, a Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide, will offer an in-depth look of the museum’s ever-popular Chagall—Colour and Music multidisciplinary exhibit. Her powerpoint presentation examines documentary works, including films, photographs and musical excerpts showcased at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Learn about the profound connection to music in the life and art of this celebrated artist.

On Tuesday, May 16 at 2 pm policy Director at Héritage Montréal, Dinu Bumbaru, will discuss  the early origins of Côte Saint-Luc. Learn all about the history of the city at this engaging event, also free of charge.

On Wednesday May 17 at 2 pm, Music Librarian Farah Mohammed will explore the unique musical styles of early 20th century French music from the revolutionary group Les Six. This event is free of charge.

On Thursday, May 25 at 2 pm, Dr. Harry Rosen, Professor Emeritus, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, will reveal how a successful career as an educator and restorative dentist brought him to the techniques he employs in his large-scale sculptures. His pieces are currently on display in the library’s Art Gallery.

Last but not least, join us Thursday, June 1 at 7pm for what promises to be an exquisite evening of baroque music by the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Pallade Musica. The concert A Quartet in Paris will delight music aficionados and novices alike. Don’t miss out! Tickets are available at the library’s main circulation desk. $5 in advance, $7 day of the concert.

For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.com or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.

We are repairing lawns

During the winter months, Côte Saint-Luc Public Works snow clearing trucks or those of our contractors can sometimes drive over grass near the curb. Our policy is to repair the property.

Your request needs to be received received by May 22, 2017. Any request after that date will be done in the fall when the temperature is cooler. 

Public Works crews are presently repairing the damaged areas by placing seeds and or sod depending on the damage. The work is expected to go on until May 31, 2017. 

Residents whose lawns have been repaired will receive a letter with care instructions. 

If you think your lawn was damaged during snow removal, you can contact the Public Works Department at 514-485-6868 or info@cotesaintluc.org.

72nd anniversary V-E Day commemoration ceremony on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10 am

Côte Saint-Luc, May 2, 2017 – The annual Victory in Europe (V-E) Day commemoration takes place on Monday, May 8 at 10 am at the Marymount Adult Educational Centre at 5785 Parkhaven (former Wagar High School). The ceremony will highlight the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Europe form the armed forces of Nazi Germany, on May 8, 1945.

In attendance will be members of the Brigadier Frederick Kisch Branch 97 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Mayor Brownstein, members of the Côte Saint-Luc city council, dignitaries, veterans and residents.  Also this year, in order to have children in attendance the City has decided to hold the event on a weekday. Several local schools will be present with their students.

“Côte Saint-Luc is proud to express gratitude to the men and women who have fought to liberate Europe,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein. “Our veterans contributed in ending the genocide against the Jewish population of Europe and others targeted by the Nazis. Attending this ceremony is a concrete and visible manner to honour them and to reflect on the sacrifices made.” 

This event is co-chaired by Councillors Mike Cohen and Sidney Benizri.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

Sponsor a tree at Trudeau Park for Canada's 150th

As part of Côte Saint-Luc’s re-forestation plan, we will be planting 150 trees at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park to mark Canada’s 150th birthday. To sponsor a tree, complete the form or visit City Hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

You can be part of this tree-planting initiative by sponsoring a tree for $150. Corporate sponsors will also be recognized on the plaque for $500 contributions. Tax receipts will be provided for donations. Your name—or that of a loved one—will be added to a plaque that will be permanently placed at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park. You can commemorate, celebrate and honour life events such as graduations, marriages, births, or honour the life of someone who has passed.

[Plaque examples]

  • In honour of Jesse’s Bar Mitzvah
  • To Lisa and Andrew on their wedding from Barbara and Ron
  • Happy retirement to Mark from your colleagues
  • To our beloved Suzie. Always in our hearts.

FORM: Download the form

INFO: 514-485-6800 x1801 or 150trees@cotesaintluc.org
 

150 Trees for Canada 150

Survey on the feasibility of a facility to provide access to affordable sports and leisure equipment for Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead & Montreal West

Sports Survey

A working group composed of local government and community organizations has been convened to find new and innovative ways to promote sports and physical activity in the cities of Côte Saint-Luc, Hampstead and Montreal West.

The objective is to find ways to encourage and mobilize young people and their families to adopt physical activity, in particular in overcoming obstacles in accessing sports equipment.

This social economy project is exploring the idea of a facility where local residents can access short, medium or long term equipment rentals, as well as buy used sports equipment at reasonable cost.

Survey

https://erp.coopinterface.ca/survey/start/survey-on-the-feasibility-of-a-facility-to-provide-access-to-affordable-sports-and-leisure-equipment-for-cote-saint-luc-hampstead-montreal-west-26

 

Côte Saint-Luc proclaims April 23 to 29 as National Volunteer Week in the city

From April 23 to 29, 2017, the City of Côte Saint-Luc joins communities across Canada in celebrating the county’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

“Côte Saint-Luc is home is to more than 530 active volunteers,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “This includes our first responders at EMS, our vCOP patrollers, sports coaches and officials, actors and production staff of our Dramatic Society, and the many people who donate their time at the Côte Saint-Luc Library and the Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you to everyone who gives up their time to enrich the lives of people in Côte Saint-Luc.”

In 2016, Côte Saint-Luc distributed 15 awards to its Volunteers of the Year. See the list and video at CoteSaintLuc.org/VolunteerAwards2016.

Côte Saint-Luc has proclaimed April 23 to 29 as National Volunteer Week in the city.

Trees for just $50 unti May 31 at the Eco Quartier

Until May 31, 2017, Côte Saint-Luc residents can buy trees of 1.5 to 2 meters (5 to 6 feet) at an Eco Quartier location. It's part of an effort across the island to plant trees. Each tree costs $50 or $60 for a fruit tree.

You must make your purchase on line here: https://www.unarbrepourmonquartier.org/home

Jane’s Walk neighbourhood walking tour of Côte Saint-Luc on May 6 and 7, 2017

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will host a neighbourhood walking tours on May 6 and 7, 2017, as part of the annual Jane’s Walk event across North America and the world.

Councillor Dida Berku, Janine West, library director and Carol Meindl of the Côte Saint-Luc Historical Society will be leading a tour “CSL: The Birth of a City form Farmland to Suburb” on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 11 am starting at Prud’homme Park (behind 8000 Côte Saint-Luc Rd, corner Westminster; Villa Maria metro, bus route 103 or 162). The walk is free of charge, but participants are encouraged to RSVP at jwest@cotesaintluc.org.

The Montreal-area walks are organized by the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre (www.ecologieurbaine.net/activites-et-projets/activites/promenade-de-jane).

Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally.

Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning. Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into a strong and resourceful community, instilling belonging and encouraging civic leadership.

 

 

Hours of operation for Good Friday, April 14 and Easter Monday, April 17

Hours of operation for Good Friday, April 14 and Easter Monday, April 17

 

All administrative offices will be closed.

Aquatic and Community Centre: open 8 am to 8 pm (indoor pool opens at 10 am to 7:30 pm)

Library: open 12 pm to 5 pm

Public Works Yard: Closed

Samuel Moskovitch Arena: Closed Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16 (open on Sat., April 15 and Sun., April 17)

Gymnasium: open 12 pm to 6 pm

Overnight parking will be tolerated during the following dates:
Monday, April 10 at 5 pm to Wednesday, April 18 at 8 am
Note: Vehicles are not permitted to park in front of fire hydrants, in fire lanes, in front of driveways, in no-stopping zones or anywhere else when parking is never permitted etc.

Curbside waste collection: Waste collection service is not affected by the holiday.

 

ACC pool closures on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9

The ACC competition pool will be closed to the public on Saturday, April 8 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm for a water polo game.  The recreation pool remains open to the public.

The ACC competition and recreation pools will be closed to the public on Sunday, April 9th from 5 pm to 9:30 pm for a staff training.

Household waste drop-off: extended hours

Côte Saint-Luc residents can drop off excess waste due to spring cleaning at the Public Works Yard (7001 Mackle Rd at the following dates:

Thursday, April 6: 7:30 am to 6 pm

Friday, April 7: 7:30 am to 6 pm

Sunday, April 9: 10 am to 6 pm

For more information, call 514-485-6868, ext. 3000.

Swimmers from Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics shine at Quebec AAA Championship

Seventeen swimmers from Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics (CSLA) were among the best 400 swimmers from across Quebec ages 13 to 16 who competed at the provincial AAA Championships/Canada Games trials at the Olympic pool in Montreal on the weekend of March 31, 2017.

Of the the 46 teams competing, CSLA finished 5th overall, winning 7 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals, achieving 11 national standards, which will allow the swimmers to compete on at the national level, and establishing 16 new team records. 

This competition maked the first time the Quebec Swimming Federation used a single meet to determine its Canada Games teams. The top 10 performances from elegible athletes (girls born in 2002 and after and boys born in 2001 and after) in each event were awarded a place in the Canada Games final, which was swum in the evening, before the regular provincial final.

The winner of this Canada Games final was awarded one of the 12 places on Team Quebec. Côte Saint-Luc Aquatics (CSLA) had two swimmers who accomplished this feat: Cailin Mcmurray in the 800 free and Amaya Sastron-Navarrete in the 200 IM.  

Up next for the team is the Canadian World Championships in Victoria, BC, from April 6 to 9, 2017 and the the Canadian Eastern Championships in Toronto, Ont., from April 20 to 23, 2017.

Here is a complete list of the medal winners:

Canada Games Finals

Gold
Cailin McMurray: 800 free
Amaya Sastron-Navarrete: 200 IM

Silver
Cailin McMurray: 100 Free & 200 Fly
Amaya Sastron-Navarrete: 400 IM

Bronze
Iris Pouliot:  100 Fly

Provincial AAA Finals

Gold
Vanessa Patrizi: 100 Back and 200 Back
Amaya Sastron-Navarrete: 200 Free
Oscar Cruz: 400 IM
Iris Pouliot/ Zoé Immer/ Vanessa Patrizi/ Amaya Sastron-Navarrete: Girls 13-14  4x200 Freestyle Relay

Silver
Amaya Sastron-Navarrete: 100 Free/ 200 Breaststroke
Sun Bin Kim: 100 Breaststroke

Bronze
Vanessa Patrizi: 50 Free
Iris Pouliot/ Zoé Immer/ Vanessa Patrizi/ Amaya Sastron-Navarrete: Girls 13-14 4x100 Freestyle Relay
Vanessa Patrizi/ Amaya Sastron-Navarrete/ Zo​é Immer/ Iris Pouliot: ​Girls 13-14 4x100 IM relay

 

Côte Saint-Luc mayor and councillors to take part in 2017 McHappy Day

Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, Councillor Mike Cohen and others members of city council and staff will volunteer at the two McDonald’s franchises in Côte Saint-Luc on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 as part of the cross Canada McHappy Day initiative.

The day will also mark the launch of the Pierre Brunet McDonald’s Parks and Recreation Bursary Fund. Details of the fund, including application forms, will be announced towards the end of the summer.

“We encourage residents to drop by and make a contribution,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “The donations at the two local McDonald’s will stay in Côte Saint-Luc, thanks to the new fund. It will help families who cannot afford to register their child in a program. It will also take into account requests from children with special needs.”

McHappy Day is a national fundraiser when McDonald's restaurants across Canada and their communities, employees, customers and special guests raise money together to help children in need. At the heart of McDonald’s community commitment is RMHC Canada, which is dedicated to giving sick children the one thing they need most: their families by supporting Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms across the country. RMHC provides families of sick children with a home-away-from-home or a place of peace and calm within a hospital. 

“Pierre Brunet has been a supporter of community activities in Côte Saint-Luc for many years,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is responsible for the Sponsorship portfolio. “We’re very excited that through his efforts, more kids in our community will have a chance to participate in recreation programs.”

Brunet operates 19 McDonald’s franchise on the Island of Montreal, including the two restaurants in Côte Saint-Luc. He was honoured in 2016 by the City of Côte Saint-Luc at annual Golf Classic for his continued generosity to community events over the past 30 years. 

Pierre Brunet with City Council of Côte Saint-Luc

Hydrant flushing in April may cause coloured water

Fire hydrant flushing

We will be flushing the fire hydrants across Côte Saint-Luc from April 3 to April 28, 2017. We do this twice a year to make that sure our fire hydrants work properly and also to help clear sediments from the underground pipes. After we’re done, you may notice that your water is slightly coloured. This is normal. It’s not dangerous. All you have to do is run the water until it’s clear again. 

Nous allons procéder à une inspection des bornes d'incendie à Côte Saint-Luc du 3 avril au 28 avril 2017. Nous faisons ceci deux fois par année afin de nous assurer que les bornes fonctionnent correctement et aussi afin de déloger tout sédiment des conduites souterraines. Lorsque nous aurons terminé, il se peut que votre eau soit légèrement colorée. Ce n’est pas dangereux. Il vous suffit de laisser couler l’eau jusqu'à ce qu'elle soit claire.