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Unveiling of public art behind the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

The public is invited to the official unveiling of the public art sculpture Partenaires/Reliance at Ashkelon Gardens (5851 Cavendish Blvd.) in Côte Saint-Luc on Monday, August 13 at 4:30pm.

The sculpture was created and donated to the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library by Dr. Harry Rosen. Dr. Rosen has created and donated 17 sculptures in the Montreal area including the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts, the YM-YWHA, the YWCA Westmount, the Mt. Sinai Hospital, the Institut de cardiologie de Montréal, and the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre.

“Dr. Rosen's philosophy is to donate his art to institutions to which he shares their values,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Our library was a natural fit and we had the perfect place for it in Ashkelon Gardens behind the library.”

Dr. Harry Rosen has enjoyed a successful career as a dental surgeon and professor at McGill University. He began working with stones at his country home in the Laurentians and developed his skills as a sculptor using the flat layers of sedimentary rocks, which he acquired around his country home property after breaking rocks apart with a sledgehammer.

The sculpture shows two people facing each other and holding hands as they lean backwards. The plaque inscription reads: “When communities build libraries, libraries build communities.”

“Public art has community-building potential,” Dr. Rosen said. “Not only does It create more beauty, joy, and connection in the world, but it has the ability to tell stories. In effect, it tells the library’s story. A library’s greatest asset is its ability to connect with people building relationships and creating partnerships. 

“This is the message of Partenaires-Reliance. I always felt that we humans are social animals and rely on each other. We don’t live alone. The sculpture tries conveys that message.”

Watch Mayor Brownstein’s interview with Dr. Rosen at https://youtu.be/bXlRBoODPa0. Watch the sculpture being installed at https://youtu.be/KGP1-0fzfyw. 

 

Dr. Harry Rosen and his sculpture Reliance at Ashkelon Gardens in Côte Saint-Luc.

 

Inauguration of Leonard Cohen Lane

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will officially inaugurate Leonard Cohen Lane on Monday, August 27 at 7pm in the green space connecting Marc Chagall Ave. with the Bernard Lang Civic Centre parking lot. 

“We are honouring Leonard Cohen in Côte Saint-Luc because of the influence he had through his words and music,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Arts and culture are important to Côte Saint-Lucers and adding his name to  the landscape here is another way to recognize that fact.”

District 1 Councillor Mike Cohen says that although Leonard Cohen never lived in Côte Saint-Luc, his early years were similar to many of his contemporaries who ended up in the community.

“Leonard Cohen attended Roslyn Elementary School, Herzliah High School, Westmount High School, and McGill University,” said Councillor Cohen. “He loved books and words. He combined the analytical mind needed for debating -- which he did at McGill -- with the creative mind of a writer and thinker. He is all the things Côte Saint-Lucers revere and his name will be a fine addition to the landscape of Côte Saint-Luc.”

Other artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers honoured in the city with streets or parks include Irving Layton (poet), Beethoven (composer), Chopin (composer), Banting (scientist), Edison (inventor), Euclid (mathematician), Freud (scientist), Honoré de Balzac (writer), Krieghoff (painter), Lismer (painter), Louis Pasteur (scientist), Marc Chagall (painter), Mozart (composer), Newton (scientist), Rembrandt (painter), Sabin (scientist), Schweitzer (philosopher), Sir Walter Scott (writer), and Stephen Leacock (writer).

A childhood friend of Leonard Cohen, Raphael Fleming, will attend the ceremony and talk about Cohen’s early years. Councillor David Tordjman, who holds the Library and Culture portfolio and will co-host the ceremony with Councillor Cohen, says that the Côte Saint-Luc Public Library will be putting Leonard Cohen materials on display the week of the inauguration. In addition, the library will have a special film screening of Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man on Wednesday, August 29 at 2 pm.

About Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016) was a legendary Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist. He was born in Westmount, Quebec. His father, who ran a well-known clothing store, died when he was nine. He pursued undergraduate studies at McGill University and became president of the debating union. He flirted with a legal career and attended McGill law school for a year after completing his bachelor's degree. He also went to Columbia University for a year. But literature had a stronger call than litigation.

"Let Us Compare Mythologies," his first book of poetry, was published in 1956 when he was an undergrad. The "Flowers For Hitler" poetry collection and the novels "The Favourite Game" and "Beautiful Losers" followed in the 1960s. He established himself as a poet and novelist of renown by the age of 32, Cohen decided that songwriting might pay better. Leonard cohen

A big break came in 1966 when Judy Collins recorded his standard "Suzanne," and he came out with his first album "Songs of Leonard Cohen" the same year. That was followed up with "Songs from a Room" in 1969, which included the popular "Bird on the Wire." He had a fairly steady output although his popularity dipped in the 1970s as disco, not doom, was deemed to be the treat for consumers' ears. But Cohen began a comeback in 1984 with "Various Positions," which included "Hallelujah."

 

Côte Saint-Luc to host Canada Day festivities on Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Canada Day celebration in Côte Saint-Luc has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 4pm to 10pm.

The Canada Day celebration will include most of the same activities originally planned including the fireworks and laser show, live music, Human Rights Walkway induction, inflatable games, face painting, carnival games, bubble ball and more.

“As of today, the weather forecast for July 8 is calling for a nice warm day -- basically ideal weather for an outdoor celebration,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Our Canada Day event is open to all include, including our neighbours in other cities and towns who perhaps weren’t able to attend their city’s own Canada Day event because of the extreme heat.”

For the Sunday, July 8 Canada Day schedule for events in Côte Saint-Luc, visit CoteSaintLuc.org/CanadaDay2018.

Côte Saint-Luc postponed the event of July 1 because of the warnings about extreme heat and humidity and in order to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, the public, and the various performers and entertainers.

Since the start of the heat wave, Côte Saint-Luc has added indoor programs and events, extended the hours of buildings, and waved the admission fee for the indoor and outdoor pools. Starting on July 4, city staff and volunteers will be visiting approximately 500 doors at 10 apartments that the city has determined are the most vulnerable.

 

Canada Day in CSL now on July 8

 

Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic set for July 5, 2018, tickets on sale starting May 7

The 39th Annual Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic is scheduled for Thursday, July 5 at Meadowbrook Golf Club 8370 Côte Saint Luc Rd.
 
Starting times for the nine-hole course are from 7am to 10:30am. A buffet luncheon follows at the Côte Saint-Luc Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.
 
Registration for the Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic begins on Monday, May 7 at 9am at the Aquatic and Community Centre. The cost to register is $30. Space is limited.
 
In the event of strong rain, the buffet luncheon will take place as scheduled but the golfing will be rescheduled to Tuesday, July 10 with the same starting times
 
“This year we will be honouring Joe Presser,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “Joe is a long-time community volunteer, who has been active at programming in Côte Saint-Luc for most of his life, notably at Beth Zion Congregation, the Parks and Recreation Department, the Cummings Centre Sports Celebrity Breakfast and the Côte Saint-Luc Men’s Club.”
 
The Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic raises funds for the Pierre Brunet Parks and Recreation Bursary Fund, which is sponsored by local McDonald’s franchisee Pierre Brunet. The Fund helps local families who need financial help to register their children in recreation programs. It also supports children with special needs. 
 
“Pierre Brunet has been involved in helping our community for many years,” said Councillor Mike Cohen, who is the Chair of the Côte Saint-Luc Golf Classic. “This new initiative has a direct impact in the lives of many kids in our community.”
 
The Côte Saint-Luc 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.
 
Marc Ezerzer and Hagai Brener from the Côte Saint-Luc-based Vantage Mortgage and Real Estate Group will return as event sponsors. 
 
For more information, contact Alvin Fishman (514-485-6806 ext. 2012, afishman@cotesaintluc.org) or Harold Cammy (514-485-6806 ext. 2011, hcammy@cotesaintluc.org).
 
 

Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this summer

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is gearing up for their 2018 summer production. This year, the award-winning community troupe will be presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the biblical story. The classic story is reimagined onstage as a rock musical, featuring iconic songs including “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will bring the familiar characters to Côte Saint-Luc, featuring a large cast of actors from the community and beyond. 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society’s first show of the 2017-2018 season, following past hit musical productions. Both Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can saw sold-out runs and remounted due to popular demand. In addition to the Dramatic Society’s two Montreal English Theatre Awards (for Hairspray and The Producers), the CSLDS won six BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards for their 2016-2017 season. 

“I am so proud of the award winning company we’ve built over the past seven years,” said artistic director Anisa Cameron, who will be directing the production. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat offers us an opportunity to produce a show that will embody the spirit of community theatre, while challenging our team to continue to produce excellent, artistically rich and fulfilling work. I am also thrilled that this cast will be our largest since The Producers, and that, for the first time, we will have children in our musical production.”

Performing the title role is Sam Boucher, a young up-and-comer in the Montreal theatre scene who currently studies theatre performance at Concordia. A CSLDS veteran, Sam has performed with the troupe since the age of 16, and was more recently seen as Rocky in Mainline Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show. The show also stars Nicole Arrage (Little Shop of Horrors) and Jeanne Motulsky (Hairspray and The Producers), who will both be portraying the show’s Narrator. Actors of all ages round out the cast, including a small chorus of children between the ages of 7 and 12.

"I am thrilled that we will be presenting this biblical story and supporting education in our community,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, who is the show's co-producer along with Councillor Mitch Kujavsky. “Youth are the future of our community and telling this story at schools while including children in our cast is part of our mission of bringing the joy of theatre to people of all ages.”

Tickets will be available online at CSLDramaticSociety.com, or in person at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library or the Aquatic and Community Centre. General admission is $32, with $28 tickets available for students and seniors.

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative that began in the summer of 2011 in partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc. The goal of the society is to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment where emphasis is placed on team work and camaraderie, not celebrity. 

 
CREATIVE/PRODUCTION TEAM
Producers: Mitchell Brownstein & Mitch Kujavsky
Musical Director: Nick Burgess
Choreographer: Alexia Gourd
Stage Manager: Emma Loerick
Assistant Director: Ryan Kligman
ASM: Samantha Stermer
Costume Designer: Elyse Malo
Lighting Designer: Linda Babins
Props/Set Designer: Rachel Germinario
Technical Director: Scott Drysdale

STARRING
Joseph: Sam Boucher
Narrators: Nicole Arrage and Jeanne Motulsky

AND FEATURING
Marc Ducusin, Steve Korolnek, Mitchell Brownstein, Karyn Pellatt-Caron, Craig Dalley, Edward Cohen, Justin Johnson, Eli Rubineau, Shaun Nishmas, Sam Melnick, Jonah Zoldan, Helen Gwiazda, Liz Lopez, Janet Garmaise, Ari Sterlin, Madison Bernard, Rachel Merovitz, Natasha Lilliman, Danna Nishmas, Jordana Kujavsky, Elyse Wolman, Hannah Sheffren, Cheryl Everett Rajchgot, Adena Lemieux, Toby Clark, Judy Kenigsberg, Ellen Rabin, Bev Silverman , Norm Spatz, Mackenzie Caron, Rachel Chemtob-Stadtlander, Pailey Vas, Naomi Vas , Abigail Schipper, Victoria Salama , Molly Socran
 

Côte Saint-Luc tackles social isolation of seniors with sensors and AI in proposal to Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge contest

The SHARED InitiativeThe City of Côte Saint-Luc has submitted an application to the Government of Canada Smart Cities Challenge detailing how it would help socially isolated seniors with a network of stationary and mobile sensors, and track the environmental vital signs of the city.

The Senior Health and Real-time Environmental Data (SHARED) Initiative would give participating seniors personal GPS tracking/fall sensors for their home. The sensors would monitor things like whether the person has gotten out of bed or opened the fridge in the last day. Failing to do so would trigger an alert that could be followed up by the city or other partner organizations. The SHARED Initiative would also create a city-wide sensor grid to monitor noise, air pollutants and other environmental factors.

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada. The Canadian government is offering prizes for the winning cities. In its category, Côte Saint-Luc is eligible for a $10 million prize, which will be awarded to a city that addresses local issues their residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach.

“I am very proud of the efforts of Councillor Dida Berku, who is the council member responsible for citizen engagement,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “She was able to pull together residents, people in industry, and staff to develop a Smart Cities Challenge application that addresses some of the key issues facing Côte Saint-Luc and most other cities across the country.”

A copy of the SHARED Initiative proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge is available at CoteSaintLuc.org/smartcitieschallenge.

“This was a team effort from start to finish,” Councillor Dida Berku said. “I want to thank our Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather for encouraging Côte Saint-Luc to apply, and to Mayor Brownstein and the city council for supporting it. Thanks, too, to the residents who participated in the public meetings organized by the city and a citizen’s group.

“In particular, I want to thank Charles Guerin who worked tirelessly on the project. We could not have done it without him. I also want to thank Marv Garellek and Steve Bransom of GlobeOwl Solutions, Professor Jia Yuan Yu of the Concordia Institute of Information System Engineering, and Gloria Freedman of the CIUSSS-CODIM, and the city councillors and staff who were part of the task group, in particular Darryl Levine.”

The 15 suburban municipalities urgently call for a revision of the City’s inflationary budget

WESTMOUNT, January 12, 2018 – The 15 mayors of the suburban municipalities of the Montreal Island are urgently asking the Plante-Dorais administration to revise the inflationary budget that it submitted on Wednesday of this week. To everyone’s surprise, the new budget brings in tax hikes that are, on average, twice as high as in previous years and nearly six times the inflation rate for some of the Island’s municipalities!

“This increase is both unacceptable and unfair and must be rectified out of respect for taxpayers,” stated these 15 mayors. Collectively, their municipalities represent 246,000 Montreal Island residents who pay on average 50% of their municipal taxes to the Agglomeration. These people did not vote for such draconian tax hikes,” stated Beny Masella, President of the Association of Suburban Municipalities and Mayor of Montreal West.

While many Montrealers in the City’s 19 boroughs palpably expressed their dissatisfaction over this 3.3% increase, taxpayers in the 15 suburban municipalities are feeling even more aggrieved because they will see hikes of up to 9.8% of their assessments.

These 15 suburban municipalities face average contribution increases equivalent to 5.3% of their Agglomeration budget assessments which equates to three times the 1.7% inflation rate projected for 2018. These 246,000 taxpayers are thus looking at tax increases ranging from $30 to $440 per residence.

"As mayors and public administrators, we have the duty each year to make judicious choices between expenditures and tax rates that reflect the ability of our citizens to pay. This is one of the obligations of elected officials. Ms. Plante is Mayor of Montreal but she is also the leader of the Agglomeration and, in this capacity, she must consider the impact of her decisions on all taxpayers, including those in our 15 municipalities who pay half their taxes to the Agglomeration,” pointed out Georges Bourelle, Vice-President of the Agglomeration’s Finances and Administration Commission and Mayor of Beaconsfield.

There is a recent precedent in the City of Montreal where its administration urgently revised its budget after it had been tabled, in order to lessen the impact on taxpayers’ ability to pay and to fulfil its electoral promises.

“This is what we are seeking in this first Plante-Dorais budget and we are doing so on behalf of the quarter of a million people whom we represent on the Montreal Island. Budget growth must not exceed the inflation rate, which was one of the promises of the new administration. This is the spirit in which we all prepared our own local budgets, and it is in this spirit that we are asking for a revision of the Plante-Dorais budget,” said President Masella.

Working as partners 

The mayors of the 15 suburban municipalities are partners of the City of Montreal within the Agglomeration; they are familiar with the rigorous, demanding exercise involved in the preparation of a municipal budget and are offering to help Mayor Plante revise the budget in such a way as to ensure a balanced result.

“As always, we are acting as true partners, and it is our hope that Ms. Plante will fulfil her promise to treat us as partners in turn, in a spirit of respect for all taxpayers,” said Mr. Masella. 

Thanks to a revision of the City of Montreal’s budget in 2006, it was possible to contain the budget and fulfil the promises made to taxpayers during the electoral campaign.

The Montreal Island suburban municipalities linked to the City of Montreal represent the sixth largest population in Quebec (246,000) and the second largest economic power. These municipalities include Baie-D’Urfé, Beaconsfield, Côte-Saint-Luc, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Dorval, Hampstead, Kirkland, Dorval Island, Town of Mount Royal, Montreal East, Montreal West, Pointe-Claire, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Senneville and Westmount.

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Source:    Association of Suburban Municipalities of Montreal

Information:    Astérisme, Public Relations and Communication
    Jean Maurice Duddin, jmduddin@asterisme.com
    514 771-5777

Tickets on sale for the 2018 Winter Carnival Dance

Tickets for the Saturday, February 10, 2018 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival Valentine Dance will go on sale at the Aquatic and Community Centre starting Monday, December 11 from 8 am to 9 pm daily. Tickets are available for $35 each (tax included) in advance. The dance has been sold out for the past six years, so buy your tickets early. The dance begins at 7:30pm.

There will be hot and cold hors d’oeuvres served at your table, catered full size buffet and sweet table by Blossom by la plaza, and plenty of door prizes, etc. Guests can bring their own wine.

Entertainment and music will provided by the George Thomas Entertainment Group. The event is partly subsidized by community sponsors and the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

To learn more about the 2018 Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival Valentine Dance, call 514-485-6806, ext. 2200 or email recreation@cotesaintluc.org.

 

Valentine Dance

Halloween Skating Party on Ice on Sunday, October 29, 2017

The annual Côte Saint-Luc Halloween Skating Party on Ice will take place on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm at the Samuel Moskovitch Arena (6985 Mackle Rd.).

Admission to the Halloween Skating Party on Ice is free for anyone dressed in a costume. Music will be playing while special effects take place throughout the rink.

Children will need skates to go on the ice. However, children without skates will be able to visit the activity stations—including arts and crafts, a magician, cutouts and a pumpkin decorating station. City staff will distribute candy to all participants in costumes and prizes will be awarded to those with the most creative costumes.

The event is open to all ages. Donations will be accepted for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

For more information about the event, contact the Côte Saint-Luc Parks and Recreation Department at 514-485-6806 or recreation@cotesaintluc.org.

 

 

Public Libraries Week in CSL offers something for everyone 

In celebration of Quebec Public Libraries Week 2017, join us for a compelling story of family secrets and mystery on Wednesday, October 25 at 2 pm. 

Jan Gregory presents: Ask No Questions: Family Secrets. Held in collaboration with the 14th edition of Montreal’s Intercultural Storytelling Festival, this event is free of charge and not to be missed! Join us beforehand, beginning at 1:30 pm for light refreshments.

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at Origami, now is the chance! Indra Singh will be holding a beginner’s workshop at the Library on Thursday, October 26 at 2 pm. Registration is required. The cost is $10 for library members and $15 for non-members. 

On October 24, at 2 pm, join our popular Bright Lights film Club for a screening of the film “Fences”. Witness the tour-de force 2017 Oscar-winning performances by both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. This will be followed by lively discussion led by Gayle Cohen, BFA.

Later on October 24, at 7 pm Pediatric consultant Tracy Braunstein will be holding a sleep seminar to talk to parents about the key elements needed to provide a healthy foundation of sleep for your baby. This event is free of charge.

Last but not least, on Sunday, October 24 at 3 pm, come discover the world of aviation with a Stratos Aviation pilot and get to build the best paper airplanes. Children ages 8 to 12 will learn how airplanes fly. Registration required is required. The bilingual event is free for members and cots $5 for non-members. 

Check out the library’s website during Public Libraries Week for other surprises.

Call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org for information on all our activities.

This is the nineteenth edition of Quebec Public Libraries Week with activities across Quebec from October 21 to 28, 2017.

 

Court judgment in Meadowbrook case good news for Côte Saint-Luc

A decision by the Quebec Superior Court released on Thursday affirms the position of the City of Côte Saint-Luc that the Meadowbrook land in the western part of the city can be zoned as exterior recreational.

The judgment stems from a case between Meadowbrook Group Pacific and the City of Montreal. Meadowbrook Group Pacific is also currently suing the City of Côte Saint-Luc alleging that a zoning bylaw is invalid.

“The judgement in favour of Montreal is very promising for Côte Saint-Luc, because it essentially affirms what we have been arguing for years,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “While there is still a case pending since 2002 against Côte Saint-Luc, this related decision validates many of our arguments.”

In her judgment, Judge Pepita G. Capriolo ruled that Meadowbrook Group Pacific never had a viable project because it never advanced its own project properly, the proximity to the rail yards made this project less viable, the costs of infrastructure of the project were far too high, the land's use was not sterilized, it did not prove its land had the value it alleged to have, and Montreal never acted in bad faith.

Côte Saint-Luc zoned its half of the Meadowbrook Golf Course in its territory as exterior recreational in 2001.

 

 

 

Côte Saint-Luc to consult public on Kirwan Park renovations on December 3, 2017

Consulation Parc Kirwan Park

The City of Côte Saint-Luc will hold a public consultation on the subject of renovations to Edward J. Kirwan Park on Sunday, December 3 from 3pm to 5pm, at the Aquatic and Community Centre, 5794 Parkhaven Ave.
 
All residents are invited to participate, however the city requests that people RSVP at consultations@cotesaintluc.org by December 1.
 
“The city council has designated  Kirwan Park as the next major park to renovate,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “The public consultation is one of the first steps, but there will be other opportunities for the public to provide input and participate.”  

An important part of the consultation is to get feedback on whether to build a large chalet to accommodate multi-purpose use, such as for a camp, or to build a more modest chalet with bathrooms, or something in between. Another key element will be safety, especially around the Wentworth Ave. and Blossom Ave. entrances to the parks.
 
While this is subject to feedback from residents, our initial belief is that the focus of the renovations will be on the central part of the park, between the baseball diamonds and the playground.
 
The budget allocated for the renovation of Kirwan Park will only be decided when the city budget is adopted in December.
 
 

Canadian Open DanceSport Championships return to Côte Saint-Luc on Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium is home to 2017 Canadian Open DanceSport Championships and World DanceSport Federation events competition on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1pm to 11pm.

This is the sixth consecutive year that DanseSport Québec is holding the events in Côte Saint-Luc.

“I watch this event every year,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “It’s truly a magical sport and a dance event.”

The Canadian Open DanceSport Championships will be presented by DanseSport Québec and provide an opportunity for some of the best dancers to compete for the title of Canadian Open or WDSF Open Champion.

Dancers of all ages, from juvenile to senior, and from all regions of Canada, the United States and Europe, will present the judges and spectators with their best efforts in both Latin and standard styles of dance. The elegance of the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep will be showcased, with dancers dressed in elegant ball gowns and tailcoats. In addition, the sensual and invigorating rhythms of Latin music will liven up the atmosphere, as dancers perform the Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.

Tickets can be purchased online at dansesportquebec.com/main/cco/home or at the door. For more information, call 514-418-8264 or visit their website.

The Côte Saint-Luc Gymnasium is located at 5794 Parkhaven Ave. in the City of Côte Saint-Luc.

Cavendish Blvd. underpass and overpass work this summer and autumn

Major work on the Cavendish Blvd. underpass -- including the Heywood and Baily overpasses -- will run from July 4, 2017 to late November 2017, which will mean reduced lanes over the course of the project.

The Cavendish underpass was inaugurated in June 1965. This work is the most substantial rehabilitation of the structure since 1993.

“This is a major project on one of our most important arterial roads in the city,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We waited to launch the project until after the school year to minimize the inconvenience to motorists. We are receiving an infrastructure grant from the federal and provincial governments to cover the major cost of this work.”

Key facts:

  • The underpass will be reduced to two lanes in either direction, except during a few brief periods when one side of the other will be reduced to one lane.
  • There will be no impact on the southbound Cavendish left-lane turn onto Fleet.
  • Both lanes of the Baily Rd. overpass will be blocked to traffic, and a detour will be in place..
  • The eastbound lane of the Heywood Rd. overpass will be blocked, however local access to the Mt. Sinai will continue. The westbound lane will remain open.

The work is part of a $2.7 million investment -- largely funded by a TECQ infrastructure grant. The work is being carried out by Construction Dimco.

The work to the underpass and overpasses includes the following, which will enhance the safety of motorists and pedestrians:

  • Replacement for the expansion joints on the overpass roads
  • Repair of the lower retaining walls and joints
  • Repairs of the central columns and replacement of the elastomeric bearing devices supporting the Baily and Heywood overpasses
  • Minor repair of the slab of the underpass deck and the walls
  • Full repair of the stairs on the south-east side (leading to Baily Rd.)
  • Replacement of sidewalks
  • Replacement of all handrails
  • Replacement of the lighting system
  • Painting of  the repaired walls
  • Replacement of guardrails on the overpasses roads
  • Paving and membrane of the overpass roads

Motorists should expect traffic delays caused by these closures and plan their route and time accordingly.

The city will post updates about the project at CoteSaintLuc.org/CavendishRoadWork and on social media.

 

New wildlife sculpture garden and plaque honouring Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire mark Canada 150 celebrations in Côte Saint-Luc

UPDATE

Newly-renovated Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park is home to Côte Saint-Luc’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada on July 2, as the city honours the Canadian general who saved tens of thousands people, unveils a one-of-a-kind wildlife sculpture garden, and plays host to thousands of residents and visitors.

“We’re putting the finishing touches on our renovation of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park and our Canada Day celebration will be the first of many memorable events at the park over the coming years,” Mayor Mitchell Brownstein said. “We’ll be joining thousands of communities across the country marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.” 

The main Canada Day event begins at 4pm at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.) with the official unveiling of the Shalom Bloom Sculpture Garden. 

“Ten life-size bronze sculptures of wildlife animals were donated to the city by Canadian artist Shalom Bloom, who lives in Côte Saint-Luc,” said Councillor Ruth Kovac.

The Canadian citizenship ceremony takes place at 5pm at the Aquatic and Community Centre at 5794 Parkhaven Ave.

“At 9:30pm, Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a plaque on its Human Rights Walkway for Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d), who is a celebrated advocate for human rights, especially in regards to child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen. “In 1994, Gen. Dallaire disobeyed a command to withdraw UN forces from Rwanda and remained to fulfill the ethical obligation to protect those who sought refuge. More than 32,000 people were directly saved by Gen. Dallaire’s actions.”

Mayor Brownstein will kickoff the fireworks and laser light show at 9:45pm.

The master of ceremony for the event will be Dan Laxer of CJAD 800. The event co-chairs are Councillors Kovac and and Nashen.

A boat and airplane exhibit takes place from 10am to 1pm at the park.

See the schedule at http://cotesaintluc.org/canadaday2017.