Côte Saint-Luc residents encouraged to organize their own activities for Neighbours Day on June 6, 2015

For the second consecutive year the City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging its residents to take part in the province-wide Neighbours Day on June 6, 2015

“Our hope is that residents will organize events,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “It could be as simple as gathering on a front lawn or as grand as party in a neighbourhood park. The goal is to get to know your neighbours and to create a sense of community and belonging.”

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,” said Councillor Allan J. Levine, who is responsible for bringing Neighbours Day to Côte Saint-Luc. “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.




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