Côte Saint-Luc residents encouraged to partake in province-wide Neighbours Day on June 7, 2014
The City of Côte Saint-Luc is encouraging its residents to take part in the province-wide Neighbours Day on June 7, 2014.
“Our hope is that residents will organically get together, knock on each other’s door and organize something,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “It could be a walk through the neighbourhood, a get together on someone’s front lawn or a potluck meal in the neighborhood park. It could be as simple or as elaborate as residents wish to make it.”
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,” said Councillor Allan J. Levine, who is responsible for bringing Neighbours Day to Côte Saint-Luc. “Indeed neighbours that know each other create better neighbourhoods and a stronger community.”
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 atwww.fetedesvoisins.qc.ca/registration.html.
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.