On March 24th , the announcement of the launch of the committee for the L’Île-Perrot 350th took place. For the occasion, the four mayors of the island and partners from all communities were brought together via Zoom.
Lise Chartier, president of the committee for the 350th and of the Société d’histoire et de généalogie de L’Île-Perrot, wished to emphasize on the island’s past. She mentions that the L’Île-Perrot seigneury was founded in 1672 and that October 29th , 2022 will mark its 350th anniversary. Mrs. Chartier thanked all the partners who have helped the committee over the past year to implement this great celebration.
“We would like to thank our partners such as Desjardins, the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CACVS) and the towns on the island who allowed us to create this committee”, says Mrs. Chartier.
An investment that will leave marks
Invited for the occasion, the deputy for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Peter Schiefke announced an investment for one of the legates of the 350th . Mr. Schiefke mentions that an amount of $ 24,900 will be paid to the committee responsible for the festivities so that it can carry out a permanent project at Pointe-du-Moulin. This is an exhibition called L’Île-Perrot : animée par la mémoire collective.
Lise Chartier specifies that the project will be a sound and light presentation that will go into detail in the past of the old seigneury.
“We are happy that our exhibition is here to stay, explains Mrs. Chartier. It will benefit all the people of the region and they will be able to learn a little more about our island.”
Help from the population
Being still far from the 2022 festivities, the committee asks the population to help them in the creation process. In fact, people are asked to vote for the logo of the 350th . According to Marie-Jacinthe Roberge, responsible for development and community relations at the city of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, an artist from the region designed two logos for the island’s anniversary.
“Both represent the spirit we have in mind for the festivities, she says. However, we want to leave the last word to the citizens.”
In order to vote for one of the logos, you must go to https://pincourt.cocoriko.org/ and create an account. People have until April 14th to make their choice.
Asked about the activities surrounding the festivities, Mrs. Chartier wanted to invite the population to submit their ideas.
“I invite you to send your ideas to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org, concludes Mrs. Chartier. We can’t wait to hear from you and we want the celebration to represent you.”