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MAY 2012 Vol. 7, No 2


                    LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 1
                                                LIFE IN
Council room                                    PUBLICATION
Borough Hall                                    Ville de Montréal Communications Division                 IMPORTANT NOTICE
13665, boulevard de Pierrefonds                 Pierrefonds-Roxboro
                                                BOROUGH HALL                                            Municipal buildings
                                                13665, boulevard de Pierrefonds                           will be closed on
JUNE                                            Pierrefonds (Québec) H9A 2Z4
                                                                                                          Monday, May 21
Monday, June 4, at 7 p.m.                       BUSINESS HOURS
                                                Mondays to Thursdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                    for Victoria Day,
JULY                                            Fridays: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.                              on Monday June 25
There is no regular council meeting in July     Fridays, all departments close at noon.              for la Fête nationale and
                                                They also close for lunch between 12 and
AUGUST                                          1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays except                  on Monday, July 2
Monday, August 6, at 7 p.m.
                                                for the Citizen Services Office, which remains
                                                open during lunch hour.
                                                                                                          for Canada Day.
To ensure that the question period during       TELEPHONE
Borough Council meetings proceeds smoothly,     A phone number easy
residents who wish to address council           to remember:
members are asked to register with the                                                             PRINTING
Borough Secretary before the meeting.                                                              Imprimeries Transcontinental
                                                FOR PUBLIC SECURITY, PLEASE DIAL
The Borough Secretary will be in the council    514 630-6300.                                      GRAPHIC DESIGN
room as of 6:45 p.m. to record your name and                                                       Fig. communication graphique
address, and the nature of your question.       For recreational and cultural activities, please
During the question period, you will be asked   continue to dial the numbers published in the      REGISTERED WITH
to address your question to the members of      following pages.                                   Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
council.                                                                                           Library and Archives Canada
Note                                            FAX
No photographic cameras, movie cameras,         514 624-1300                                       CIRCULATION
recorders and similar apparatuses, except                                                          24,600 copies
those used by the secretary, may be used        E-MAIL, WEBSITE AND TWITTER
without the mayor’s authorization (By-law
CA29 0046).                           
Dates for Urban Planning Advisory Committee
meetings will be announced on the borough’s
                                                Life in Pierrefonds-Roxboro is published           The Municipal Magazine is printed on paper
electronic billboards and website.
                                                four times a year.                                 containing 10% post-consumer recycled fiber.
Montréal City Hall                                                                                 The Publi-sac bag is biodegradable*
275, rue Notre-Dame Est                                                                            * Source Publi-sac Ouest de Montréal
Mondays, June 18 and August 20, at 2 p.m.                                                
Public question period starts at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                   PHOTO BOTTOM COVER: Boogie Wonder Band
                                                   MESSAGE FROM MONTRÉAL MAYOR

                                                   While Montréal’s winter is becoming just as lively as every other season, no one is sad to see our
                                                   parks turn green and bike paths reopen. Getting the most out of summer, however, starts with a bit
                                                   of tidying up!
                                                   The city will devote much money and energy to this year’s effort, as it has consistently done in the
                                                   past. We will allocate some $56 million to the boroughs for all clean-up activities, including the
                                                   traditional spring drive. Montréal will also contribute some $10 million to such specific actions
                                                   such as new equipment, staff and inspectors.
                                                   I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather in a city that, with the support of all our boroughs, goes all
                                                   out to make the warm season as delightful as possible. Each of us can help even more by pitching in.

                                                                                                             Gérald Tremblay
                                                                                                             Montréal Mayor

To inquire about works, activities or events       It is certainly a great pleasure to welcome          For any additional questions or if you wish to
in Pierrefonds-Roxboro at any time, you may        you to the Borough Hall for the Borough              help us serve you better, simply dial 311. Our
want to access our website or subscribe to our     Council meetings held every first Monday of          communication agents at the Citizens’ Office
Twitter page at              the month and as well to the Urban Planning          will gladly assist you or forward your inquiries
Earlier this year our website was revamped.        Advisory Committee (UPAC) held at various            and comments to the appropriate services. For
At        times during the year, as they are subject to        any questions, solutions are often at 311.
you’re kept up-to-date on what’s happening in      the citizens and entrepreneurs requests. The         Finally, for any infraction concerning dogs,
Pierrefonds-Roxboro. Borough administration,       UPAC is mandated by the Borough Council to           parking, nuisance or public order and security
Council Members and I, always care to offer        provide opinions on the applications submitted       in parks, Pierrefonds-Roxboro’s Public Security
you a high-quality service, and this together      to it in matters of land use planning and            can be reached at 514 630-6300. The call
with the employees who daily face many             development. During these public meetings,           dispatch centre will simply forward your
challenges. Among them is the one to inform        you can learn more about construction                request to our agents.
you as soon as possible about works, seasonal      projects, Overall Development Plan and
                                                   Implementation and Architectural Integration         All in all, for Council members and I, it is
and daily operations, as well as occasional                                                             very important to offer you a high quality
emergency services or various ad hoc advices       Plans. We invite you to attend these meetings
                                                   which are publicized with the help of all our        service and for that, we can certainly count
to citizens. In addition to the seven billboards                                                        on the professionalism of Pierrefonds-Roxboro
that we have installed, social media are a         communication tools. For sure we are always
                                                   pleased to meet you, and that is why we              employees. It is with the collaboration of
handy source of information for those who                                                               everyone that we can achieve our goals and
wish to join our Twitter; within few clicks you    established the Citizens’ Saturdays. Without
                                                   appointment, every last Saturday of the month,       ensure that: in Pierrefonds-Roxboro,
can find out very quickly and automatically                                                             life is great!
ongoing operations and upcoming activities in      from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Borough Hall,
your borough.                                      you have the opportunity to have a private
                                                   meeting with a Borough Council member. This
                                                   is an invitation to all.
                                                                                                             Monique Worth
                                                                                                             Borough Mayor

                                                           LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 3

                                 Adaptation of Pierrefonds-Roxboro’s infrastructures
                                 and installations
                                 Already in 2002, Ville de Montréal started up a plan to develop universal accessibility for all
                                 citizens. In 2005, the Quebec Government requested that all municipalities put in effect such a
                                 program, ensuring the respect of professional and social integration for every disabled person.
                                 Therefore, we began to gradually notice the installation of access ramps, reserved parking spaces,
                                 lower sidewalk curbs and other adjustments, improving circulation for wheelchairs and strollers.
                                 In November 2011, our Borough Council adopted a resolution to that effect.
                                 Since then, our borough started the elaboration of its own action plan and soon, an access ramp,
     Catherine Clément-Talbot    more integrated to our site plan, will be installed at our Borough Hall. Other examples of improved
          Borough Councillor     accessibility can be observed at our East Community Centre and at the Marcel Morin Community
                                 Centre where new facilities have been introduced. Also, few sports installations such as Brook Park
                                 in Bois-de-Liesse District (east section) and Héritage-sur-le-lac Park in Cap-Saint-Jacques District
                                 (west section) now have a special floor-covering which allows young handicapped to play as easily
                                 as other children. These improvements were realized following the suggestion of a devoted citizen
                                 of our borough.
                                 Pierrefonds-Roxboro is really dedicated to better its services to residents. We encourage everyone
                                 to take advantage of these improvements.
                                 Meanwhile, your suggestions are always welcomed and appreciated.

                                 Games installed on a mat allowing persons
                                 in wheelchairs to move between the structures
                                 in Héritage-sur-le-lac Park.


                                 After a relatively easy winter, spring is once again upon us. Spring is a time of rejuvenation and excitement:
                                 a time to get out and celebrate the warmer weather and opportunity to be one with nature.
                                 Our borough, thanks to the tireless work of our employees, obtained 4 Fleurons in 2011 for the “FLEURONS
                                 DU QUÉBEC” program. A wonderful achievement and one that we want to maintain! Please visit the
                                 “Fleurons du Québec” website to find out more about the program and to
                                 understand what it means for our community.
                                 This season is also a time for us to consider our spring cleaning. We would ask you to inquire with our
                                 administrators what items you are allowed to put out for collection. Please consider removing the weeds
                                 that tend to grow between the sidewalks and the street since the street sweeper passes on occasion
                                 and has limited capabilities. This practice can significantly reduce the visible eye sore of weeds growing
          Dimitrios (Jim) Beis   sometimes a foot or two higher than the sidewalks. It will also beautify our streets and neighbourhoods.
          Borough Councillor
                                 As you may know already, an on-going issue is that our local businesses on occasion allow their outdoor
                                 premises to deteriorate and become littered with garbage. Although we have our inspectors who work very
                                 hard to ensure this does not happen, they cannot be there all the time. For this reason we are asking for your
                                 support to advise us when you see this so we can mobilize the appropriate services to correct the situation.
                                 Lastly, please take advantage of all our nature parks, park playgrounds and recreational activities offered
                                 by our incredible staff and volunteers. A list of services and resources can be found on our website
                        or by calling 311.
                                 Have a wonderful spring and summer!

                                          LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 4

                         SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012,
                         AT EUGÈNE-DOSTIE PARK, IN L’ÎLE-BIZARD

    4:30 to 9:30 p.m.    Inflatable games, face painting, lighted necklaces,                Shuttle service offered at two service
                         temporary tattoos, caricatures, hotdogs,                           points (round trip):
                         poutine and various beverages*                                     •	 From	Gérald-Godin	College		
                                                                                               (15615, boul. Gouin Ouest);
       5 to 6:45 p.m.    “Dance” Zone: Line dance with animation                            •	 From	the	Pierrefonds-Roxboro		
           6 to 8 p.m.   Animation of fanciful characters and street drums show                Borough Hall
                         with KUMPA’NIA                                                        (13665, boul. de Pierrefonds).
       7:30 to 9 p.m.    “Dance” Zone: Varied dance styles with animation                   Montée de l’église will be closed
         7 to 11 p.m.    “Teen” Zone: Arcade, address and challenge games                   between 6 p.m. and midnight, from
                                                                                            rue Cherrier to boul. Chèvremont.
            9:15 p.m.    Musical show: Les BB (1st part)
               10 p.m    Fireworks                                                          On-site:
                                                                                            No pets. Glass containers and
           10:30 p.m.    Musical show: Les BB (2nd part)                                    alcoholic beverages will not be
        11:15 p.m. to    Ambient music
            midnight                                                                        Refreshments,	beer	and	food	will	be	
                                                                                            sold on the premises.
* In case of rain, some activities will take place in the L’Île-Bizard
  Sociocultural Centre.

                                                 FROM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, AT 4 P.M. TO SUNDAY, JULY 1,
                                                 AT 11 P.M. INCLUSIVELY
                                                 Residents	of	Pierrefonds-Roxboro	may	purchase	tickets	to	the	fair	at	a	preferential	
                                                 rate for 3 days only: Tuesday, June 5, Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7,
                                                 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the Borough Hall, 13665, boul. de Pierrefonds.
                                                 For the reduced rate of $14, the first 3000 children born between July 1, 2000
                                                 and July 1, 2011 may redeem their ticket on one day of their choice (between
                                                 June 27 and July 1) to enjoy all the rides, as many times as they wish on that day.
                                                 Adult tickets can be purchased at the rate of $23 during the same period
                                                 (cash only).

                                                 Identification papers that show your address and the child’s medicare card
                                                 will be required, without exception, to obtain a reduced rate ticket.
                                                 Tickets are not available for sale before June 5 or after June 7.
                                                 Residents and non-residents may purchase tickets at the regular rate on-site
                                                 at the fair grounds.
                                    FREE OUTDOOR SHOWS
                                    FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
                                     BRING YOUR CHAIRS
                                       CANCELLED IN CASE OF RAIN

                                                                                                                                                                    Photo : Valérie Baron
EARLY JAZZ BAND                        ISABEAU ET LES                                                              SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Date                                   CHERCHEURS D’OR                                                             Date
Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m.            Date                                                                        Tuesday, July 31, at 7 p.m.
                                       Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
Location                                                                                                           Location
Pierrefonds Library grounds            Location                                                                    East Community Centre
13555, boul. de Pierrefonds            Pierrefonds Library grounds                                                 9665, boul. Gouin Ouest
                                       13555, boul. de Pierrefonds
Information                                                                                                        Information              Information                                                       
                                                                                       Photo : Martine St-Pierre

RICHARD CARR                           CAMPBELL CONCERT:                                                           THÉÂTRE LA ROULOTTE:
Date                                   DIXIEBAND                                                                   PETER PAN
Tuesday. August 7, at 7 p.m.           Date                                                                        Date
                                       Tuesday, August 14, at 7 p.m.                                               Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m.
Pierrefonds Library grounds            Location                                                                    Location
13555, boul. de Pierrefonds            Héritage-sur-le-lac Park (West end of                                       Grier Park (rue Meloche, corner of des Cageux)
                                       boulevard de Pierrefonds via rue du Palomino)
Information                                                                                                        Information      Information                                                       

                                               LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 8
                                                                                                  FOR EVERYONE
                                                 Lessons for juniors and adults, beginners,
                                                 intermediates and advanced.
                                                 Information and registration
                                                 Royal Pierrefonds Tennis Academy
                                                 514 626-1334
                                                                                                  12421, rue Pavillon, Pierrefonds
                                                                                                  Toni Viola, 514 928-7001
OPEN PAINTING WORKSHOP                           Hillcrest Park (1 court)
                                                 Munro Park (2 courts)                            Pierrefonds Park
For amateur or semi-professional adults          Parkinson Park (1 court)                         355, ch. de la Rive-Boisée, Pierrefonds
wishing to acquire training in oil and acrylic   No reservation, first come first served.         514 696-1139
painting on any support. Registration on site.   If busy, maximum one hour wait.                  Roxboro
                                                 Free of charge!                                  53, avenue Georges-Vanier, Roxboro
                                                 Roxboro Park                                     Sergio Arione, 514 684-9584
Thursdays, from 1 to 4 p.m.
                                                 (5 courts Har-tru clay)
Location                                         From May to October                              Thorndale
Pierrefonds Cultural Centre                      Junior academy, ladies interclub leagues,        14921, rue Oakwood, Pierrefonds
13850, boul. Gouin Ouest                         juniors and men’s interclub run by a Tennis      Theresa Long, 514 500-9743
Information                                      Canada Level 3 coach, round robins and           Valleycrest
514 683-1474                                     recreational evening leagues.                    4600, rue des Cageux, Pierrefonds
                                                 Pierrefonds-Roxboro residents play for free on   Mara J. Khan, 514 626-8821
                                                 Saturday evenings.
                                                 Information                                      13207, rue Desjardins, Pierrefonds
                                                 514 542-0660                                     Laura Logan, 514 626-4049

                                                                                                  LA SOCIÉTÉ D’HORTICULTURE
                                                                                                  ET D’ÉCOLOGIE DE
                                                                                                  The S.H.E.P. is getting ready for the summer
                                                                                                  and gardening season that will soon be upon
                                                                                                  us. Several activities will take place throughout
                                                                                                  the summer such as our plant auction held on
TENNIS COURTS                                                                                     Wednesday, June 6 (open to all), one organized
                                                                                                  tour, a plant exchange, etc. It’s not too late to
George Springate Sports Centre                                                                    register.
(6 courts)                                                                                        From September to May, we offer conferences
Open daily (including holidays),                                                                  every second Wednesday of the month, from 7:30
from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Weekdays, before 6 p.m., the school and
                                                 NEIGHBOURHOOD POOLS                              to 10 p.m. You can also take advantage of
                                                                                                  your membership throughout the year by
lessons have priority. Free of charge!           Each pool is run by a group of volunteers who    getting discounts at many of our sponsor’s
                                                 ensure the safety of members, run the pool’s     stores.
IN MUNICIPAL PARKS                               activities and recruit members and staff.
Alexander Park (3 courts)                                                                         If horticulture and ecology interest you,
Aragon Park (2 courts)                           To communicate with one of the neighbourhood     contact us!
Brook Park (2 courts)                            pools, call the volunteer at the number listed   Location
À-Ma-Baie Park (2 courts)                        below.                                           Marcel Morin Community Centre
Duval Park (2 courts)                                                                             14068, boul. Gouin ouest
Greendale Park (1 court)
                                                 Late June to early September                     Information
Grier Park (4 courts, 2 of which are available
to the public free of charge, from                                                                514 624-1671
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.)                                                                      

                                                         LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 9

SUMMER SPORTS                                     SOCCER FOR MEN                                     WHAT’S UP WITH REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
                                                  (18 years old and over)
You would like to practice a sport this summer,
communicate with the appropriate association
                                                  514 808-4625
                                                                                                     WEST ISLAND CITIZEN
listed below.                                                                                        ADVOCACY
                                                  TRACK AND FIELD
BASEBALL                                          West Island Track and Field Club                   The tradition continues with West Island
514 620-2255                                      (5 years old and over, men and women)              Citizen Advocacy’s Annual Garden Tour on                           514 685-9501 or 514 620-7043                       Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.
                                                                     This year’s event features new gardens in
BASKETBALL (outdoor)                                                 the West Island.
Stephen Hall                                                            Tickets are sold at $20 each and all proceeds
514 626-6044 or 514 994-5245                                                                         will benefit West Island Citizen Advocacy.                           For information on any sport, call the borough’s
                                                                                                     Information                                         Sports, Leisure and Installations Division
                                                                                                     514 694-5850 or 514 631-9151
                                                  at 514 624-1429.
Extreme North Shore
514 683-6111                                      PIERREFONDS                                        WEST ISLAND RELAY
                                                  TOASTMASTERS CLUB                                  FOR LIFE
                                                  People who get ahead in life are those who         Join Donna Saker from The Beat 92.5 on
CRICKET                                                                                              June 15 in the fight against cancer!
                                                  can communicate effectively. Wouldn’t you
Cricket Montréal
                                                  like to develop this priceless skill? Now you
514 688-8054                                                                                         We need your help!
                                                  can. Toastmasters will show you how to listen                                                                              We are looking for participants, volunteers
                                                  effectively, think on your feet, and speak
                                                  confidently. You will learn valuable leadership    and cancer survivors for the West Island
FOOTBALL                                                                                             Relay for Life to be held on June 15, from 7 p.m.
                                                  skills. Be a success at home or on the job.
Scott MacDermot                                                                                      to 7 a.m., at the George Springate Sports
514 500-0376                                      Schedule                                           Centre, 13800, boul. de Pierrefonds.                            Tuesdays, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
                                                                                                     The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for
                                                  Location                                           Life is more than just a fundraiser. It is a
KARATÉ                                            Marcel Morin Community Centre
West Island Acadamy of Martial Arts                                                                  non-competitive, fun-filled event that brings
                                                  14068, boul. Gouin Ouest                           family, friends, and colleagues together to
Sensei Yogen San
514 717-1099                                      Information                                        celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved
                                                  514 624-1449                                       ones lost to cancer, and fight back in the hope
LAWN BOWLING                                                           of finding a cure for this terrible disease.
Pierrefonds Lawn Bowling Club                                                                        Information
(14 years and over, men and women)                                                                   514 255-5151
Open house: Thursday, May 24,                     AN OPEN AIR GYM                          
from 2 to 5 p.m.
Tony Robinson                                     Cardio Plein Air offers Cardio Muscle Toning
514 620-0942                                      and Cardio Stroller classes at Bois-de-Liesse
                                                  and Cap-Saint-Jacques Nature Parks and at
SLOW PITCH (LOBBALL)                              Grier Park. These small group classes (10 to
Jeff Wiseman                                      15 participants) are personalized and ensure a
514 835-3970                                      complete training and excellent aerobics while
                                                  you socialize and take advantage of the great
SOCCER FOR JUNIORS                                outdoors. Come and workout with us outdoors
514 696-2505                                      (four seasons) with dynamic and certified                              instructors.
SOCCER FOR LADIES                                 NEW: Cardio Plein Air at Cap-Saint-Jacques
(19 years old and over)                           Nature Park and at Grier Park:                                      514 634-1015                                 

                                                  Cardio Plein Air at Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park:
                                                  514 363-7755

                                                         LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 10
CARREFOUR DES AÎNÉS                                   THE WEST ISLAND                                    ACTIVITIES
DE PIERREFONDS                                        50 + CLUB
                                                      For information regarding the Club activities,
                                                                                                         FOR SENIORS
                                                      please contact
                                                      Mrs Diane Doonan 514 937-5351
                                                      or Mrs Joann Murphy 514 630-7285.
                                                                                                         CLUB DES AÎNÉS
                                                      THE ROXBORO 60 + CLUB                              SAINTE-SUZANNE
                                                      WILLOW PLACE INN AND
                                                      THE HUDSON THEATRE
                                                      Bus trip to Willow Place Inn and Hudson
Photo :             Schedule
                                                      Wednesday, May 16
A bilingual meeting place where seniors               Leaving the East Community Centre
50 years of age and over can participate in           at 11:15 a.m., returning at 4 p.m.
more than 25 activities plus special events,
while making friends with their peers in a fun,       THEATRE
safe and peaceful environment.                        Bus trip to Upper Canada Theatre
Schedule                                              Schedule                                           Photo :
Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.          Wednesday, June 27
Location                                              Leaving the East Community Centre                  CARD GAMES
Marcel Morin Community Centre                         at 10:15 a.m., returning at 4 p.m.                 Schedule
14068, boul. Gouin Ouest                                                                                 Thursdays, from 1 to 5 p.m.
                                                      THOUSAND ISLANDS
Membership fees                                       Bus trip to Gananoque, Ontario and                 Location
Resident of Ville de Montréal: $25                    Thousand Islands. Lunch and supper with            East Community Centre
Non-resident of Ville de Montréal : $35               Quebec Tour Co. included.                          Information
Information                                           Date                                               Mrs Pierrette Lefebvre, 514 695-6466
514 624-1449                                          Wednesday, July 18
                                                      Mrs Anne Kowal, 514 624-5018                       HOME AID SERVICE
                                                                                                         A non-profit organization offering the borough
                                                                                                         seniors home aid services such as dusting,
ONE PHONE NUMBER TO REACH THE PIERREFONDS-                                                               vacuuming, cleaning and washing floors,
ROXBORO’S PUBLIC SECURITY CALL DISPATCH CENTER:                                                          bathrooms and windows.
                                                                                                         We need bilingual employees.
514 630-6300                                                                                             Hourly rate
For calls about municipal by-laws breach concerning:                                                     From $10 to $14
•	 Dogs;	                                 •		 Nuisances	and	order;                                       Membership fees
•	 Parking;	                              •	 Behaviour	in	parks;                                         $12 per year
•	 Private	snow	removal.
Feel free to contact Public Security Call Dispatch Center, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.                514 624-1448

Officers are also first responders and vehicles are equipped with defibrillators. The staff is trained
to assist the work of police officers and firefighters in emergency situations.
For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
For other matters: environment, sewers,
water supply network, lawn watering, etc.,

please dial

                                                              LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 11
                                               East Community Centre
                                               9665, boul. Gouin Ouest
                                               $175 per week; daycare available: $3 per hour
                                               514 683-3332
                                                                         BROOKWOOD BASKETBALL
                                                                                                 CAMP “FUN”DAMENTAL &
CABARET KIDS DAY CAMP                                                                            SKILLZ
                                                                                                 For girls and boys born between 1996 and
                                                                                                 2005. Reduced price for the second and the
5-TO 14-YEAR-OLDS                                                                                third child!
If you wish to become an actor, Camp Cabaret
is the right place to be!
                                                                                                 July 2 to 6, July 9 to 13, July 16 to 20 and July
Drama, dance, glee, voice training,
                                                                                                 23 to 27
improvisation, art and swimming courses all
                                                                                                 Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
taught by professionals.
C.I.T. Program
$75 per week
                                               PIERREFONDS SOCCER
                                               ASSOCIATION SUMMER
                                               For girls and boys from U8 to U15, players will
                                               receive a t-shirt and a soccer ball.
                                               July 2 to 6: AA and A only
                                               July 9 to 13: all levels
                                               Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                               Daycare: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m.        Photo : Pierrefonds Baseball Club
NEW:                                           Rive-Boisée Park                                  PIERREFONDS BASEBALL
                                                                                                 DAY CAMP
                                               CHALLENGER CAMP
New program including live performances.       For girls and boys from U14 to U18,               For girls and boys aged 8 to 16 years old.
We build confidence in each camper.            players level: Elite AAA                          Registration fees include: T-shirt, player’s
Places are limited.                                                                              evaluation and player’s notebook.
Dates                                          June 25 to 29 and July 2 to 6                     Dates
1st session: June 25 to 29                     Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                   June 25 to 29, July 2 to 6, July 9 to 13
2nd session: July 2 to 6 and July 9 to 13      Daycare: 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.        and July 16 to 20
3rd session: July 16 to 20 and July 23 to 27                                                     Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
4th session: July 30 to august 3 and           Location
                                               Grier Park                                        Daycare: 7 to 9 a.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m.
    August 6 to 10
5th session: August 13 to 17                   Information                                       Information
                                               514 696-2505                                      514 620-BALL

                                                      LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 12
PIERREFONDS                                      WEST ISLAND TRACK AND
                                                                                                      PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
DAY CAMPS                                        FIELD ATHLETIC CAMP                                  FOR 2-TO 5-YEAR-OLDS,
A dynamic camp that offers exciting programs
                                                                                                      STARTING SEPTEMBER 2012
                                                 6 YEARS OLD AND OVER
for 4-to 15-year-olds. 35 years of experience                                                         A pre-registration evening for preschool
offering safe, fun and affordable programs       Dates
                                                                                                      program, fall session, will take place on
in our community. We also offer specialized      June 25 to August 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                                                                                                      Tuesday, May 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the
camps in dance, soccer and swimming. Six         Location                                             Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850, boul.
great locations to better serve our community.   George Springate Sports Centre                       Gouin Ouest.
Note                                             Information
Job opportunities for students aged 16 years     514 685-9501 or                                      You must bring:
and over.                                        514 620-7043                                         •	 $25	(cash);
                                                                      •	 Child’s	Medicare	card;
Information                                                                                           •	 Cheque	book.
514 624-1430                                              

                                                 A VACANT HOUSE, A TRIP OR ON VACATION?
                                                 THE PROJECT “OWL” IS FOR YOU!
                                                 Public Security is implementing a pilot project this year to increase the security of vacant houses
                                                 in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
                                                 In addition to improve the security level of your home during your absence, the “Owl” project
                                                 will deter criminals by ensuring increased security agents presence and a special surveillance
                                                 of your house.
                                                 Whether you are on vacation abroad or on a business trip and you need to leave your house
                                                 unattended for a short period of time, 7 to 21 days, this is what the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough’s
                                                 Public Security is offering you:
                                                 •	 On	foot	patrol	of	your	residence	perimeter	and	terrain;	
                                                 •	 Verification	of	doors	and	windows;
                                                 •	 Report	any	anomaly	to	the	police,	to	your	alarm	center	and	to	you	in	the	case	of	a	suspicious		
                                                     presence or activity: alarm, mischief, breaking and entering, etc.;
                                                 •	 Free	your	house	of	all	accumulated	advertisements	that	might	indicate	to	criminals	that	your		
                                                     home is vacant.
                                                 Before you leave, contact the Public Security call dispatch centre at 514 630-6300, to be put
                                                 into contact with a Public Security Agent.

                                                        LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 13
ACCESS TO ACTIVITIES                               COST OF ACTIVITIES
Resident and non-resident library members          All activities are free of charge unless stated
as well as all members of the Montreal Public      otherwise. Your membership card must be
Libraries Network are welcome to participate       presented at the door.
in the Pierrefonds and Roxboro public libraries
activities. However, in case of limited places,    REGISTRATION
priority will be given to Pierrefonds-Roxboro      Registration prior to the activity is compulsory   Membership at the libraries is FREE
residents.                                         for all our activities. Registration may be done   for Ville de Montréal residents.
                                                   by phone or in person.                             Enjoy all the services we offer!

PIERREFONDS                                                                                           ROXBORO PUBLIC
PUBLIC LIBRARY                                                                                        LIBRARY
13555, boul. de Pierrefonds                                                                           110, rue Cartier
514 620-4181, extension 2203
                                                   SPECIAL ACTIVITY FOR                               514 684-8247
Bus routes:
                                                   CHILDREN                                           Bus routes:
68 / 201 / 205 / 208 / 209 / 409 / 468 / 470       GAMES OF GLORY: AN OLYMPIC CELEBRATION             206 / 208 / 209 / 409
Opening hours                                      IN TALES AND VERSE                                 Opening hours
Mondays to Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.            (For 5-to 12-year-olds and their parents)          Mondays to Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.                         with Carol-Ann Hoyte and                           Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.           Elizabeth Macdonnell                               Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Holidays - closed                                                                                     Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victoria Day: Monday, May 21                                                                          Sundays: 1 to 5 p.m.
Fête nationale du Québec: Sunday, June 24                                                             Holidays - closed
Canada Day: Sunday, July 1                                                                            Victoria Day: Monday, May 21
                                                                                                      Fête nationale du Québec: Sunday, June 24
SERVICES                                                                                              Canada Day: Sunday, July 1
Wireless Internet
Wireless Internet is available free of charge to                                                      SERVICE
all library members.                                                                                  Wireless
Le Portillon                                       The countdown to the London 2012 Summer            Wireless Internet is available free of charge to
Pierrefonds Public Library has a delivery          Olympics is on! This dynamic librarian duo         all library members.
service: “Le Portillon”. Are you housebound?       brings athletics and arts together in this
This service is for you! Novels, non-fiction       interactive and innovative presentation. Join
books and talking books right to your door!        them as they pay tribute to the wide world         REGULAR ACTIVITY
Sign up by calling at 514 620-4181,                of sports through performing poems, telling
                                                   tales, and maybe even more!
                                                                                                      FOR ADULTS
extension 2203, it’s free!
                                                   Sunday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m.                       ENGLISH BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
                                                   Compulsory registration                            Discussion on a book chosen by the
BOOK SALE                                                                                             participants
                                                                                                      Last meeting:
The book sale will be held on Friday, May 25                                                          Monday, May 28, at 1:15 p.m.
and on Saturday, May 26, at the Pierrefonds
Cultural Centre, 13850, boul. Gouin Ouest.                                                            Compulsory registration
                                                                                                      Date is subject to change, registered
All books are on sale for $1.                                                                         participants will be notified.

                                                           LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 14
                                                 SUMMER IS COMING!
REGULAR ACTIVITY FOR                             THE 2012 TD SUMMER READING CLUB
CHILDREN                                         (For 3-to 13-year-olds)
                                                 The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Club
FRENCH STORY TIME                                is “Imagine”. This event will feature books
(For 2-to 5-year-olds)                           notably about knights, princesses, monsters,
                                                 witches as well as other fantasy related
Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.                  activities!
Compulsory registration
                                                 Come to the Pierrefonds and Roxboro public
                                                 libraries to enjoy a program full of adventure
                                                 with exciting stories, various activities
SPECIAL ACTIVITY FOR                             and games!
CHILDREN                                         The Reading Club is offered thanks to the
                                                 TD Bank Financial Group, with the collaboration
SEASON STORY TIME                                of Library and Archives Canada.
(Bilingual activity, for parents and children)
                                                 Registration begins at the end of June.
Summer: Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m.
Compulsory registration                          SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
                                                 The Pierrefonds and Roxboro public libraries
                                                 will be offering summer activities for 3- to
                                                 12-year-olds. Our program will be available in
                                                 June in the Children’s section of each library
                                                 and will provide you with information regarding
                                                 our schedule of events.

                                                        LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 15
BY-LAWS                                JUST A REMINDER…

WINTER SHELTERS                                                                                       NEED A PERMIT OR A
After receiving many complaints from its
snow-clearing crews, the Borough took a count      Please note that the non compliance with           Montréal Construction and Conversion of
of all snow shelters and noticed that most         legislation on temporary shelters is considered    Buildings By-law (11-018) is now in effect in
of them are non-conforming to article 64 of        an offence for each not respected requirement      Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
Zoning By-law CA29 0040. Generally, these          and is liable to a fine.
winter garages did not respect the distance                                                           PERMITS
from the curb, the street or the sidewalk.                                                            It is prohibited to do without a permit:
                                                                                                      •	 Building	construction;
In Pierrefonds-Roxboro, it is permitted to         CALLS FOR TENDERS                                  •	 The	alteration	of	a	building	under	the		
install a single winter garage, a single winter
doorway shelter and a single winter tunnel on                                                              Building Code of Quebec;
                                                   In accordance with article 477.6 of the Cities
a landsite between November 1 and April 15.                                                           •	 The	modification,	replacement	or	addition		
                                                   and Towns Act, the Borough of Pierrefonds-
All shelters must meet the following                                                                       of a component of the building that is
                                                   Roxboro publish a list of all contracts dated
requirements:                                                                                              subject to zoning regulations, a site
                                                   April 1, 2011 and thereafter involving an
•	 Shelters	must	be	installed	at	least	at	                                                                 planning and architectural integration or
                                                   expenditure of at least $25,000 in the
     2.5 m from the edge of the street or of the                                                           other municipal by-law;
                                                   government of Québec’s Electronic Tender
     roadway and at least 1 m from                                                                    •	 The	relocation	of	a	building;
                                                   Notice System (SÉAO).
     the sidewalk;                                                                                    •	 The	installation	of	a	mobile	home;
                                                   SÉAO is a Web application through which            •	 Compliance	of	a	building.
•	 The	structure	of	these	shelters	must	be
                                                   Quebec buyers publish procurement notices
     covered in a tone of white fibrous
                                                   which allows suppliers to consult, order and       However, no permit is required for normal
                                                   have a free preview of tendering documents         maintenance of a building, renovating a
     canvas, waterproof and fireproof;
                                                   (source:                                 bathroom or kitchen, replacement of roofing
•	 The	materials	used	for	the	winter	shelter		
     must be well maintained;                      For more information,                              asphalt shingles, replacing doors and windows
•	 The	maximum	height	of	a	winter	shelter	         please visit the page « Calls for tenders »        (habitation group).
     is set at 3 m.                                of the borough’s website:
                                                   CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION
Minimum distance between the shelter                                                                  A certificate of authorization is needed for the
and the sidewalk                                                                                      following:
                                                                                                      •	 Cut	down	a	tree;
                                                   NO STOPPING                                        •	 Build	or	install	an	in-ground	or	
                                                                                                           above-ground pool, or an inflatable pool of
                                                   In order to improve traffic flow, the no parking        more than 600 mm high;
                                                   zones became no stopping zones on                  •	 Install	or	relocate	a	fence,	a	low	wall,	or	a		
                                                   boulevards de Pierrefonds and Gouin Ouest.              retaining wall;
                                                                                                      •	 Build	or	install	an	accessory	building		
                                                                                                           (shed, pergola, etc.);
                                                                                                      •	 Install	or	replace	an	accessory	equipment		
                                                                                                           (heat pump, air conditioning, propane
Illustration: Éric Massie                                                                                  gas tank);
                                                                                                      •	 Install	or	replace	a	heating	back-up	device		
Minimum distance between the shelter                                                                       or a chimney;
and the curb                                                                                          •	 Remove	or	install	an	outdoor	heating	
                                                   Failure to comply with this new signage is
                                                   liable to a fine of $85.                                oil tank;
                                                                                                      •	 Move	or	transport	a	building;
                                                                                                      •	 Install	or	modify	a	sign;
                                                                                                      •	 Restore	or	stabilize	river	banks;
                                                                                                      •	 Landfill	or	clearing;
                                                                                                      •	 Install	a	communication	antenna	of	more		
                                                                                                           than 50 cm in diameter;

Illustration: Eric Massie

                                                           LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 16
                                                 CURBS, SIDEWALKS,
                                                 CULVERTS AND DRIVEWAYS
                                                 A certificate of authorization delivered by
                                                 the Borough’s Construction and Building
                                                 Inspection Department is required to modify
                                                 or reconstruct street curbs and sidewalks
                                                 or install culverts.
                                                 For information regarding driveways, or other,
                                                 please feel free to contact the Borough by
                                                 dialling 311.

                                                 The certificate of authorization application
•	 Install	or	replace	a	water	or	sewer	pipe		    must be submitted to the Permits Division.         ADDRESS AND HOURS
   connection;                                   A certificate of location is required. Following   Permits Division, Engineering Section:
•	 Replace,	install	or	modify	a	sewage		         the issuance of the certificate, an agent of       Borough Hall
   treatment system (septic tank);               the Engineering Section will estimate the          13665, boulevard de Pierrefonds
•	 Add	or	modify	a	driveway	entrance.            works’ cost and proceed with the marking.          Pierrefonds
                                                 The citizen will be informed of the cost by
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY                         phone. The payment must be done at the             Mondays to Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
No person may hold a business office in a        Engineering Section.                               and from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
residence or commercial premises without first                                                      Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
                                                 Curb cuts are made by a contractor hired
obtaining a certificate of occupancy.
                                                 by the Borough. Curbs and sidewalks
For more information,                            reconstruction, as culverts installation,
consult our website at:                          are made by the Borough’s Public Works             DUMPING REFUSE ON         Department.                                        VACANT AND BUILT LOTS
or dial 311.
                                                 WAITING PERIOD                                     It is forbidden for anyone to place, deposit or
                                                 A delay must be considered between the             leave on a vacant or a built lot – whether he
                                                 request and issuance of the certificate.           owns the lot or not – mud, concrete, ashes,
                                                 After receiving the payment, works will be         circulars, cement, containers, waste, scrap
  OBTAINING A PERMIT OR A                        accomplished in approximately:                     iron, manure, gravel, newspapers, paper,
  CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION IS                •		 Three	(3)	weeks	for	curb	cuts;                 stones, liquid manure, rubbish, rocks, sand,
  IN YOUR BEST INTEREST                          •		 Six	(6)	weeks	for	curbs	and	sidewalks		        stumps, demolition materials, dangerous
                                                     reconstruction;                                domestic waste, nauseous substances or
  Obtaining a building permit or a               •		 Six	(6)	weeks	for	culverts	installation.       any other similar material or objects causing
  certificate of authorization ensures                                                              insalubrity. Offenders are liable to a fine.
  your compliance with any future by-law         COST
  modifications. This document provides          Certificate of authorization: $50;
  you with peace of mind, because it will        Curb cuts: $51 to $63 per linear meter;
  confirm that you have vested interests,        Curb reconstruction: $85 per linear meter;
  solving any dispute or delay that could        Sidewalk reconstruction: $110 per
  arise during a housing transaction.            linear meter;
                                                 Culverts installation: $140 per linear meter.
  that there can be delays while issuing         Prices are tax free. They are subject to change
  permits and certificates and the delays        without notice.
  may vary according to the amount of
  clientele and the permit type. So submit
  your projects as soon as possible!

                                                         LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 17

                                                   WOODSTOVE AND
                                                   FIREPLACE CHANGEOUT
                                                   To encourage Montreal Island residents to get
                                                   rid of their old stoves and fireplaces, the
                                                   Feu Vert Program offers financial incentive
                                                   to those who remove or replace conventional
                                                   wood-burning appliances
FENCE MAINTENANCE                                  For more information,
                                                                                                    BY-LAW CONCERNING WILD
                                                   Dial 514 871-VERT (8378) or
Maintenance of hedges, lawns, flowerbeds           consult our website at:             ANIMALS
and gardens starts with the arrival of warmer      Note
weather. Please do not forget to take the time                                                      It is prohibited to feed pigeons, gulls, sea
                                                   A certificate of authorization issued by the
to maintain your fences. A coat of paint or                                                         gulls as well as small wild animals such
                                                   Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro must be
stain may be required, or some of the boards                                                        as squirrels, skunks, racoons, rabbits and
                                                   obtained before beginning works.
or even a section of the fence may need to be                                                       others, in a manner that would encourage
replaced.                                          The grant application must be completed          them to gather and cause inconveniences to
                                                   before December 31, 2012.                        neighbours or damages to nearly buildings.

NUISANCE AND ORDER                                 PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS                          RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING
To maintain order and ensure citizens’ peace,      AGAINST SEWAGE                                   POOLS SAFETY
it is forbidden to use bells, whistles, chimes     OVERFLOW
or other noise producing items or machines                                                          A swimming pool must be enclosed or fenced
(such as radios, sound-systems, televisions or     The Building protection against sewer overflow   in a manner to protect its access. A hedge or
musical instruments) outdoors between              by-law (11-010) is applicable to:                bushes do not constitute an enclosure.
11 p.m. and 7 a.m.                                 •	 A	new	building;
                                                   •	 A	building	where	work	is	carried	out	for		    The enclosure or the fence must meet the
                                                       the transformation of a plumbing system      following provisions:
                                                                                                    •	 Be	at	least	1.5	meter	in	height;
OBSTRUCTION                                            (changing the plumbing or adding devices
                                                                                                    •	 Prevent	the	passage	of	a	spherical	object		
                                                       in the basement);
OF THE                                             •	 A	building	which	has	undergone	an		                10 centimetres in diameter;
PUBLIC ROAD:                                           overflow or a flood.                         •	 Have	no	fixture,	projection	or	open	parts		
                                                                                                         enabling it to be climbed;
BASKETBALL                                         Moreover, it is prohibited, according to this    •	 Any	door	in	the	enclosure	must	be		
HOOPS                                              bylaw, to evacuate stormwater towards the             equipped with a self-closing and
                                                   sanitary network or to maintain such an               self-latching passive security device
Article 14.10 of By-law 868                        existing facility.                                    installed on the inside of the enclosure.
specifies that “No person
may, unless authorized by the                                                                       An enclosure is not required for an above-
person responsible for the                         For more information,                            ground pool surrounded by an integrated
maintenance of a public                            consult our website at:                          fence if the height of the pool wall and the
road, impede by means of                                   integrated fence is at least 1.5 meters.
an obstacle the traffic on a                       or dial 311.                                     However, the following conditions apply:
public road”. Therefore, it is forbidden to put                                                     a) Any ladder or steps providing access to
or install basketball hoops in the street and                                                           the pool must be surrounded by an
on sidewalks. Violators will receive a notice                                                           enclosure and by a gate of at least
from Public Security asking them to move                                                                1.5 meter high, fitted with an automatic
the basketball hoop and install it on their                                                             closure and an automatic locking device;
private property within 48 hours. At the end                                                        b) Should the above-ground pool be
of this period, the Public Works Department                                                             accessible by a terrace or a patio
will remove the hoop and will store it at the                                                           connected to the ground by steps or stairs,
municipal garage. If it is not claimed within                                                           access to the pool must be prevented by
48 hours after arrival at the garage, it will be                                                        one of the following methods:
disposed of.

                                                           LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 18

                                                                                                    THE USE OF PUBLIC PARKS
                                                                                                    To ensure that everyone can enjoy our parks, it
                                                                                                    is forbidden to:
                                                                                                    •		 Deposit	trash	anywhere	except	in		
                                                                                                         containers provided for that purpose;
                                                                                                    •		 Bring	animals	except	Seeing	Eye	dogs;
                                                                                                    •		 Ride	a	bike,	drive	a	truck,	a	motorcycle,	a		
                                                                                                         car or other motorized vehicle;
                                                                                                    •		 Consume	alcoholic	beverages;
•	 The	top	of	the	stairs	or	steps	must	be		       Anyone who has put in a new lawn can obtain       •		 Enter	or	stay	in	parks	between	11	p.m.		
   closed by a gate of a minimum height of        a permit allowing daily watering (except on            and 6 a.m. except to participate in or
   1.5 meter, fitted with an automatic closing    Mondays) between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., for a             attend planned recreational activities;
   and an automatic locking device;               period of three consecutive weeks. A permit       •		 Use	golf	clubs;
•	 A	fence	must	be	placed	across	the	terrace,		   must be requested at the Citizen’s Office         •		 Throw	stones	or	other	projectiles,	
   patio or platform so as to block access to     of the Borough Hall, 13665, boulevard de               by hand or by using an instrument, except
   the pool.                                      Pierrefonds. Proof of purchase for sod or seeds        when participating in a sport, in an area
                                                  will be required.                                      especially designated for that purpose.
In addition to these provisions, the provincial
by-law pertaining to residential pool safety      ROXBORO SECTOR
requires that a pool be completely separated      The use of the municipal water supply for the     GARAGE SALES
from any building by an enclosure or a fence of   watering of lawns is permitted between 8 p.m.
at least 1.2 m in height.                         and 11 p.m. as per the following schedule:        PIERREFONDS SECTOR
                                                                                                    Only objects that have been used or were
                                                  From May 15 to June 15 and                        acquired to be used for domestic purposes
                                                  from September 2 to 15
THE USE OF WATER                                  •		 Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays
                                                                                                    by the occupants of the home or building can
                                                                                                    be sold. No one may conduct a garage sale
                                                      for residents of building bearing             without a permit.
PIERREFONDS SECTOR                                    even civic numbers;
The use of water for watering lawns, gardens,     •		 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays             Garage sale permits are valid for two days.
flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants is            for residents of buildings bearing            No more than two permits can be delivered per
permitted between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.,                 odd civic numbers.                            calendar year for the same address. Permits
from May 15 to September 15, on the                                                                 can be delivered for two consecutive days.
following days:                                   From June 16 to September 1                       Sales take place only between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
•		 Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays               •		 Wednesdays and Fridays
                                                      for residents of building bearing             Permits can be obtained, free of charge, by
     for occupants of houses or buildings
                                                      even civic numbers;                           filling out an application form at the Citizen’s
     bearing even civic numbers;
                                                  •		 Tuesdays and Thursdays                        Office of the Borough Hall, 13665, boulevard
•		 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
                                                      for residents of buildings bearing            de Pierrefonds. Permit holders must respect
     for occupants of houses or buildings
                                                      odd civic numbers.                            traffic by-laws, particularly those relating to
     bearing odd civic numbers.
                                                                                                    street parking, and also follow the Borough’s
                                                  WATERING IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON                 instructions on posting garage sale signs.
WATERING IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON                                                                   Anyone contravening the provisions of By-law
MONDAYS.                                                                                            No. 847 is liable to a fine of up to $300.

                                                                                                    ROXBORO SECTOR
                                                                                                    The same rules apply but a permit is not
                                                    Information about any changes                   required
                                                    to allowed watering days or
                                                    temporary watering restrictions
                                                    will be announced on our
                                                    electronic billboards and on our

                                                         LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 19

PROBLEMS?                                                                           GRAFFITI VICTIM?
If your sanitary sewer system malfunctions, please communicate with                 A free seasonal graffiti removal service is offered by
the Public Works Service by calling 311 and ask for a camera inspection.            the Borough to owners of commercial and residential
                                                                                    buildings if the graffiti is visible from the street.
THIS FREE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE DURING WORKING DAYS                                  Residents can fill out the form available at the
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.                                                                Citizen’s office, or by calling 311, or by sending an
                                                                                    e-mail to
Sanitary sewer and drainage problems are easily confused. Improper                  or go to
connection of a pump or other drainage equipment, surface water
seepage and roof drains can all cause damage due to water build-up,                 Don’t forget, according to municipal by-laws,
or a sanitary sewer back-up in the basement.                                        homeowners are required to clean up, at their
Interior and exterior garage drains, floor backrushes, cleanouts, sump              expense, all graffiti on their property, not visible
pumps and back pressure valves must be installed according to                       from the street.
standards and checked periodically. This type of equipment must be
easily accessible in case of emergency and well maintained in conformity
with the Quebec Plumbing Code to avoid damage to your property.
For information
on applicable by-laws, call the Urban Planning and Environment Division
at 311.

Water from a broken main often causes considerable damage to
the street and property nearby. Repairing a water main is always
inconvenient for residents because it is impossible to know the length
of time the water supply must be turned off. The type and depth of the
breakage and the presence of gas lines or other mains can all be factors
contributing to delays.


After it is repaired, a water main must be flushed and sometimes
disinfected with chlorine to prevent rust and/or contamination. When
water service is restored, it is recommended that you run the cold water
tap in the bathtub until the water is perfectly clear. You should also run
a rinse cycle in your washing machine (make sure it is empty!) to avoid
rust- or chlorine-related damage to clothing.
In any case of rust-coloured water, do not use hot water – or use as
little as possible – to avoid damage to the water tank. Also, run the
cold-water tap in the bathtub for about 30 minutes; that faucet is not
protected by filters.
Your own hot water tank also may be the source of rusty water. To avoid                                Sign on borough truck
this problem, most manufacturers recommend that the tank be rinsed
once a year.
In spite of all these precautions, discoloured water still occurs
occasionally. If the condition persists after you have run the water for
fifteen minutes or so, please call the Borough Public Works Department
for assistance by dialling 311.

                                                              LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 20
      Garbage, recyclables, household hazardous waste and green waste

SUN    MON     TUE     WED       THU     FRI      SAT
                                                                  GREEN WASTE COLLECTION CONTAINERS
                1       2        3        4       5
                                                                   THE ONLY ACCEPTED CONTAINERS ARE
6      7        8       9        10       11      12               paper bags, unwaxed cardboard boxes
                                                                    or any other reusable rigid container.
13     14       15      16       17       18      19
                                                                  Plastic bags will no longer be picked-up.
20     21       22      23       24       25      26

27     28       29      30       31
                                                                   Small branches are no longer accepted
                                                                         in the green waste collection;
                                                                  please do no put them in the containers
                                                                 or in the paper bags. For more information,
       JUNE                                                                see pages 22, 24 and 25.

SUN    MON     TUE     WED       THU     FRI      SAT

                                         1        2

3      4        5       6        7       8        9

10     11       12      13       14      15       16

17     18       19      20       21      22       23

24     25       26      27       28      29       30

       JULY                                                  NOTES
SUN    MON     TUE     WED       THU     FRI      SAT        Recyclables
                                                             Dates in this table apply to residential sectors and schools.
1      2        3       4        5       6        7          There is no collection of recyclables in businesses and
8      9        10      11       12      13       14         Garbage
                                                             For buildings of 9 units or more, schools and businesses,
15     16       17      18       19      20       21
                                                             the collection is performed twice a week, on Mondays and
22     23       24      25       26      27       28         Thursdays.
29     30       31                                           Containers must be placed in front of the building, after 8 p.m.
                                                             the night before and no later than 7 a.m. the day of pick-up.


       AUGUST                                                               Collection of recyclables and garbage West of
                                                                            boulevard Saint-Jean.
SUN    MON     TUE     WED       THU     FRI      SAT

                        1        2       3        4                         Collection of recyclables and garbage East of
                                                                            boulevard Saint-Jean.
5      6        7       8        9       10       11

12     13       14      15       16      17       18                        Green waste collection.

19     20       21      22       23      24       25                        Household Hazardous Waste collections.
                                                                            See page 22 for hours and locations.
26     27       28      29       30      31

RECYCLING BIN                                                  HOUSEHOLD                            CONSTRUCTION AND
NEW PROPERTY                                                   HAZARDOUS WASTES                     RENOVATION SCRAP
Any new resident of a newly constructed                        (HHW) COLLECTION                     MATERIALS
single-family or of a building of 8 apartments
or less can obtain, free of charge, a recycling    Household hazardous wastes are not accepted      If you wish to dispose of such materials
bin for a period of one year following             as household garbage or bulky items, nor as      (restricted to wood, plaster, rubble, stone,
his or her move.                                   recyclable materials. They must be brought       concrete, asphalt shingles and metal):
                                                   to the locations, on the dates and times         •		 Call	the	Citizen’s	Office	at	311;
To obtain a recycle bin, you must call 311.        indicated below.                                 •		 A	Borough	representative	will	visit	you	and		
                                                   It is strictly prohibited to deposit hazardous        provide a cost estimate for the pick-up;
MOVING                                                                                              •		 Pay	the	amount	of	the	estimate	at	the		
The recycling bin is owned by the Ville            wastes on city land, at all times.
                                                                                                         Borough Hall;
de Montréal. If you move, the recycling            If you cannot wait for the next collection,
container must stay at its original address.       inquire with local merchants. Paint retailers    There is a $30 service charge and a fee of
                                                   often accept left over paints and garages        $53 per square metre for all types of materials.
Note: Every recycling bin’s serial number is       usually take used oils and old tires.            Refuse must be placed on the pavement
registered and is related to a specific address.                                                    in front of your property on a surface that does
                                                   Ville de Montréal Ecocentres enable you to
                                                   dispose of your HHW anytime free of charge.      not exceed one metre deep or block a catch
                                                   A proof of residence “Ville de Montréal” and     basin.
RECYCLABLES:                                       a proof of identity with photo are required to
HOW TO POSITION THE                                access to the Ecocenters.                        The deadline for pick-ups of scrap materials
                                                                                                    is the last Friday in October. The service is
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS                               The closest Ecocenters are:
                                                   Acadie, Côte-des-Neiges and LaSalle              not available during the winter months.
BIN FOR COLLECTION?                                      514 872-0384.
                                                   The entire Ecocenters list is available on:
Recyclable bins collection is now mechanized.
Therefore, you should respect the following
instructions:                                      SCHEDULE IN THE WEST ISLAND
                                                   Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, September 16          BRANCH COLLECTIONS
                                                   Municipal garage                                   A FIRST STEP TO SLOW
                                                   300, rue Surrey, Baie-d’Urfé                       THE EMERALD ASH BORER
                                                   Saturday, June 2, Sunday, June 3,
                                                   Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7          Do not put tree branches, whatever
                                                   Parking behind the City Hall                       the species, size or dimensions, in the
                                                   451, boul. Saint-Jean (via Civic Centre            green waste or garbage container during
Image courtesy of the borough of Saint-Laurent
                                                   Avenue), Pointe-Claire                             collections. All branches must be put to
•	 Place	the	bin	at	the	curb	the	day	before		                                                         pick-up separately.
                                                   Saturday, June 9, Sunday, June 10
   collection after 8 p.m. or on collection day    Saturday, September 29 and                         The branches will be picked-up free of
   before 7 a.m.;                                  Sunday, September 30                               charge on the condition that the citizen
•	 The	bin	should	be	placed	on	your	property,		    Fire Station                                       calls 311 and gives his address to a
   wheels and handle facing your home.             13795, boul. de Pierrefonds, Pierrefonds           Social Communication Agent.
   Never place the bin on the sidewalk
                                                                                                      For more information on the emerald
   or street;                                      Saturday, June 16                                  ash borer and the actions taken by the
•	 Place	the	bin	at	15-30	cm	(6-12	inches)		       Borough Hall                                       Ville de Montréal and the Borough of
   from the curb (important during                 350, montée de l’Église, L’Île-Bizard              Pierrefonds-Roxboro to preserve our
   snow removal);
                                                                                                      urban forest, please see pages 24 and 25
   Leave a clearance of at least 1 m (3 ft)        Saturday, October 13                               or visit the website:
   around the container;                           Sociocultural Centre                     
   The recycling bin should be easily visible      490, montée de l’Église, L’Île-Bizard
   and accessible to the operator at all times;
                                                   Hours Saturdays and Sundays
MISPLACED BINS WILL NOT BE EMPTIED.                9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The borough has launched its first Strategic Plan for Sustainable
Development last January.
The creation of this plan was initiated following the elaboration of the
Ville de Montréal’s main Plan which invited boroughs to identify local
issues and to develop their own local action plan.
Thanks to the financial contribution of the Government of Canada and
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Green Municipal
Fund, the borough was able to hire Aecom, a company specialized in              It suggests various solutions concerning air quality and greenhouse gas
sustainable development among other areas. Aecom acted as a guide               emissions reduction, transport (cars, public transit and active modes),
and accompanied the borough during the procedure that lasted several            energy efficiency, protection and accessibility of green spaces, social
months.                                                                         diversity and revaluation of declining economic sectors.
In addition to using a specialist, the borough has involved citizens,           The first of the 100 actions to take, is to set up a follow-up committee;
representatives of social, cultural and community groups, businesses            it was accomplished this spring. This committee will monitor and
and professionals in the community and many employees of all                    implement various activities to raise awareness among the public and
departments.                                                                    municipal employees. You will read about the committee work progress
A vision of the community’s future was developed from workshops on              and actions taken by the municipal administration under the Sustainable
various topics. Short, medium and long term objectives and actions have         Development tab of the Life in Pierrefonds-Roxboro future releases.
been also identified.                                                           Meanwhile, you might consult the Strategic Plan for Sustainable
The borough’s strategic plan is composed of a portrait and a diagnosis          Development on the Borough’s website homepage at
on the current situation, identified issues, the Borough Council vision,
statement and a three-year (2012-2015) corporate and local sustainable          under the following logo A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.
development action plans.

                                                                                Mayor Monique Worth (center), Urban Planning Director, Pierre Rochon (on the left
                                                                                of Mrs. Worth) and Robert Chicoine of the company Aecom (on the right) during
                                                                                the press conference held on January 10.

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ENVIRONMENT                                                 THE GREEN [LINE]
                                                    CONCRETE ACTIONS TAKEN
WHAT’S GOING ON?                                    AND ASH MORTALITY
In July 2011, Ville de Montréal has confirmed       To limit the spread of EAB, all ash trees in         monitoring (debarking) on public ashes
the discovery of the Emerald ash borer (EAB)        which the infestation has been confirmed             and installation of traps in the borough are
in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve                were cut down during winter and the wood             projects taking place in order to follow the
borough. Remember that EAB is an invasive           has been destroyed to make sure the larvae           spread of EAB and to adjust our reaction
exotic insect that has killed millions of ashes     could not develop into adults. Moreover, a           accordingly so as to be able to reduce the
in Ontario and the United-States. Since this        natural insecticide will be injected in all ashes    mortality rate of ashes.
discovery, Montréal boroughs have intensified       located in the vicinity of the infested trees. The   Remember that the Montréal urban forest
their monitoring activities to get a better idea    insecticide, called Treeazin, is a preventive        is composed of 20% of ashes which are on
of the extent of the infestation.                   treatment that also affects the reproduction of      public property, without counting the ashes
This monitoring has allowed us to discover          adult insects.                                       on private properties, and that the EAB is a
7 other infested sites, one of them being           With the exception of dangerous trees,               threat to all ashes, healthy or weak, mature or
located in the Saint-Laurent Borough.               the cutting down of public ash trees has             young. Those trees contribute in a significant
Because of this discovery, the Canadian Food        been postponed until fall, as well as issuing        matter to the quality of the urban environment.
Inspection Agency (CFIA), as of this spring, will   permits to cut private ashes in order to             The loss of thousands of ashes would have
apply regulatory measures in order to prevent       prevent the spread of adult insects. Branch          a major impact on the air and water quality,
the dispersion of EAB to non infested areas.                                                             as well as on property values and citizens’
As a result, a ministerial order that will                                                               health (see text on the beauty of trees).
prohibit, without permission, the movement
of ash tree material and firewood of any
species outside of Montréal Island is already                                                            YOUR COLLABORATION
planned. This measure will bring changes                                                                 IS ESSENTIAL
for arborist’s activities and could have great
consequences on municipal activities such as                                                             The cooperation of citizens and arborists is
waste, branches and green residue collections.                                                           essential. Whoever observes symptoms similar
We will keep you informed of the situation.                                                              to those caused by EAB are encouraged to
                                                                                                         report it to CFIA at 1 866 463-6017 or at the
                                                                                                         Green Line of the borough.
                                                    Ash leaves


Coppery green colored beetle of 7 to 14 mm          The larva, composed of bell-shaped segments,         The symptoms and signs of an infested tree
in length by 3 mm in girth. Adults can be           is flat and cream in color. It matures under the     are the withering of the crown, branch dieback
observed between mid-May and the end of July        bark of the ash trees.                               and dying of leaves, the presence of S-shaped
but are difficult to see.                                                                                galleries beneath the bark, D-shaped exit
                                                                                                         holes on the bark and the abnormal growth
       THE PREVENTIVE CUTTING DOWN OF ASH TREES DOES NOT ALLOW THE                                       of shoots on trunk. Infested ashes usually die
                      ELIMINATION OF THE POPULATION.                                                     after 2 or 3 years.

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EAB trap
                                                    THE BEAUTY OF TREES
For more information                                IN THE CITY
on EAB and on infestation symptoms: or    Our urban forest is increasingly viewed as
                                                    a vital, living component of our municipal
                                                    infrastructure. The city’s many trees buffer
                                                    the impact of urban development, create
CAN I TREAT MY ASH TREES                            beneficial micro-climates, improve air quality,
TO PROTECT THEM?                                    decrease reflected light, reduce noise and help
                                                    keep soil erosion in check.
Actually, we find three (3) pesticides that         •	 According	to	Tree	Canada	Foundation	(TCF)
are registered in Canada for the treatment              statistics, a mature tree absorbs about
of EAB on ash trees. All of them are systemic           2.5 kg of carbon per year and a healthy
insecticides that are injected in the tree trunk.       tree entraps up to 7000 dust particles
They are used as a preventative measure or              per litre of air;
when the infestation is at a low level. When        •	 A	mature	tree	can	provide	a	daily	ration	of		
the infestation is at a higher level, the cutting       oxygen for four persons (TCF);
down of the tree is recommended, followed by        •	 The	location	of	a	tree	close	to	a	house		
the proper precautions to dispose of the wood           can reduce air conditioning demand
in accordance with CFIA requirements.                   by 30% (Michigan State University,
Among those pesticides, two of them are                 Urban Forestry);
synthetic insecticides, Acecap 97 and Confidor      •	 A	mature	tree	can	draw	450	litres	of	water		
200SL, for which a temporary permit for its             from the soil and release it into the air in
use is required as indicated in Pesticides use          the form of water vapour (TCF), thereby
By-law 04-041. These products are toxic for             cooling the ambient air;
pollinators and other organisms that feed on        •	 During	the	growing	season,	a	sugar	maple		
the flowers and seeds of the tree. They cannot          with a trunk measuring 30 cm in diameter
be used during blooming period.                         can remove the following quantities of
                                                        heavy metals from the ambient air:
The other pesticide, called TreeAzin, is a              60 mg of cadmium, 140 mg of chrome,
biopesticide approved by the municipal                  820 mg of nickel and 5200 mg of lead;
By-law. Toxic for aquatic organisms, it cannot      •	 Trees can enhance residential property
be used nearby an aquatic environment where             value by an average of 18%
contamination is possible. The frequency of             (US Forest Service).
the treatment is every two years.
                                                    For more information,
These pesticides are commercial products            please visit:
that can only be applied by professionals.
You can get more information from members
of arboriculture associations like the
Société internationale d’arboriculture
du Québec:

                                                           LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 25

THE ECOLOGICAL                                       Please note that the compost area will not
                                                     be accessible by car. Therefore, remember
                                                                                                         To ask for a pesticide use permit or for
                                                                                                         questions concerning alternatives to pesticides
GARDENING DAY                                        to bring your containers, wheelbarrows and          and ecological gardening,
                                                     shovels. A scout troop will be available to help    please contact the Green Line at
This year, the borough, in partnership with          you out.                                            514 624-1215 or at
the Éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro and                                                       
the Société d’horticulture et d’écologie de          INFORMATION KIOSKS:
Pierrefonds (SHEP) will hold its                     •	 Éco-quartier	Pierrefonds-Roxboro
ECOLOGICAL GARDENING DAY                             •	 SHEP
on Saturday, June 2, 2012, from                      •	 Ecological	gardening	and	alternatives	
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while quantities last)             to pesticides
in the parking lot of the Borough Hall,              •	 Emerald	ash	borer
13665, boulevard de Pierrefonds.                     •	 Waste	collection
                                                     •	 Ferme	D-3-Pierres
On this day, you will be able to acquire
                                                     •	 Water	saving	with	the	Blue	Patrol
free compost, woodchips and plants
(tree seedlings, perennials and annuals,             For more information,
vegetables for children). You will also be able      please contact the Green Line
to get information about ecological gardening        at 514 624-1215
and the protection of our environment by             or the Éco-quartier Pierrefonds-Roxboro
visiting our kiosks. A rain barrel and a compost     at 514 752-0778.
bin will be drawn among the participants.
This event is open to all residents from the
Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro (please bring
proof of residency) and will take place rain
or shine.

Home composting is easy. To encourage you to get started, the borough           LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT IS JUNE 8, 2012.
invites you to buy a compost bin at a reduced price of $30.                     Quantities are limited.
To be eligible, you must be a resident of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro               The compost bins will then be distributed on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
borough. To get your compost bins (maximum of 2), you must first pay            at the Pierrefonds Cultural Centre, 13850, boulevard Gouin Ouest.
the above mentioned amount at the Borough Hall, during business hours           An information session will start in French at 6:30 pm and in English
(cash, check, credit or debit) – or by depositing a check made out to           at 7:30 pm. The composting program is realized in partnership with the
Ville de Montréal outside of business hours – in one of the deposit boxes       Société d’horticulture et d’écologie de Pierrefonds.
located next to each entrance door to the Borough Hall, 13665, boulevard
                                                                                For more information, please contact the Green Line.
de Pierrefonds.

     Send or bring this coupon, along with your payment before noon on June 8, 2012.
     First come, first served!



     E-mail (important if available):

     Telephone (daytime):                                             (evenings):

     Number of compost bins:                  1 ($30 )                      2 ($60 )

     Distribution on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.                        No refund and no distribution after this date.

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13, rue du Centre-Commercial, Roxboro              MONTRÉAL BLUE PATROL
514 752-0778                                       ACCOMPLISHMENTS:                     •	 Since	2010,	the	patrol	has	spread                                               awareness among more than 13,500
Opening hours                                         citizens, stores and entrepreneurs;
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:          •	 In	2011,	the	patrollers	audited	
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.                                     260 institutions on the Island of Montreal,
Wednesdays: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.                          the majority of which were schools and
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed                         municipal buildings, these results were
                                                      compiled by the Ville de Montréal to
                                                      determine problem areas in which water
                                                      consumption may be easily reduced;
THE PIERREFONDS-                                   •	 The	blue	patrol	will	contribute	to	achieve		
ROXBORO BLUE PATROL                                   several objectives from Montréal’s
                                                      Sustainable Development Plan for 2010-
                                                      2015 by informing the citizens and the
                                                      ISI on how to recuperate and use rainwater
                                                      and the importance of water protection;
                                                      the blue patrol will contribute to reducing     In order to succeed, all these activities require
                                                      the production of potable water by 15%          strong participation from the community.
                                                      between now and 2015 based on values            For example, community gardens were created
                                                      from the year 2000.                             long ago in Montréal to offer city dwellers a
                                                                                                      chance to grow their own vegetables at a low
                                                   We would like to encourage citizens to support     cost. However nowadays community gardens
                                                   the Blue Patrol, and to encourage them in          are considered more like a hobby even if
                                                   their activities, as well as to stay informed of   they remain directly related to the growing of
                                                   the water conservation solutions that they are     vegetables.
For the third consecutive year, the éco-quartier                                                      This recreational activity also offers
                                                                                                      educational, social and environmental
Pierrefonds-Roxboro is coordinating the blue
patrol: An environmental awareness patrol
                                                   URBAN AGRICULTURE IN                               advantages.
specializing in water conservation and the         PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO                                The éco-quartier hopes to be involved with
reuse of rainwater. This year’s patrollers have                                                       the borough in the creation of many projects
the following mandates:                                                                               promoting urban agriculture among the
For citizens:                                                                                         citizens of Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
•	 Set	up	kiosks	and	go	door	to	door,	to		                                                            Citizens, community groups, schools and
    create awareness among citizens                                                                   daycares of our community that are interested
    regarding conserving potable water                                                                in participating in these sorts of urban
    resources and reusing rain water;                                                                 vegetable garden projects are invited to
•	 Conduct	mini-audits	on	the	management		                                                            contact us and express their interest in taking
    of rainwater by residential property                                                              part in this project. Citizens are also invited
    owners;                                                                                           to sign up and reserve a spot in a community
•	 Inform	citizens	living	in	areas	often		                                                            garden in their neighbourhood.
    subjected to sewers backing up, that the
    Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro offers a                                                           Gardening committees may also be created to
    free inspection service to help owners         In its Strategic Sustainable Development Plan,     brainstorm and come up with more ideas on
    solve this problem.                            the Borough plans to favour and encourage          how to increase and improve urban agriculture
                                                   urban agricultural activities, such as:            in Pierrefonds-Roxboro.
For Industries, stores and institutions (ISI):
•	 Create	awareness	among	ISI	about	legal		        •	 Vegetable	gardens	in	schools;
    requirements regarding water conservation      •	 Community	gardens;
    and metering their consumption of              •	 Balcony	gardening	containers;
    potable water;                                 •	 Green	walls:	with	grape	vines;
•	 Conduct	water	usage	audits	in	some	ISI	to		     •	 Urban	agriculture	supported	by	the		
    evaluate water usage and identify where it          community (organic locally produced
    can be reduced.                                     vegetable baskets).

                                                           LIFE IN PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO • 27
                                                                                       FOR A BETTER QUALITY
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT                                                                     OF LIFE!

Our main objective is to break Youth             DIVORCÉS DE L’OUEST                                THE INTELLECTUALLY HANDICAPPED
isolation. For the past 4 years, the community   (also for widowed and single people)               (WIAIH)
organization AJOI has been trying to establish                                                      WIAIH’s Recreation Department provides a
and maintain intervention services,              A support group whose mission is to help           variety of recreational programs all year long
outreach/street work for 12-to 25-year-olds      members weave a social web and break away          for individuals with an intellectual disability
at risk and/or in difficulty.                    from loneliness.                                   or autism. Within the Recreation Department
Services                                         Services (in French)                               we have a program to integrate West Island
Listening, support, accompaniment,               Conferences, personal development sessions,        residents with special needs into recreation
referral, etc.                                   social and sporting events                         programs. We are always in need of dedicated
                                                                                                    individuals to lend a hand.
Information                                      Information
514 674-1270                                     514 697-2882 or 438 390-7736                       Information                                                                514 694-6531
ARTHRITIS WEST ISLAND SELF HELP                                                           
ASSOCIATION                                      TERRASSE SOLEIL
Our Mission is to inform, educate and support    HOUSING COOPERATIVE                                WEST ISLAND’S CARREFOUR
those suffering from any of the more than 100    Three contiguous buildings of 230 apartments       JEUNESSE-EMPLOI
forms of arthritis. We also offer specialized    offering families, couples or individuals secure   The Équi T-É project puts school success first
exercise classes and a pain management           and comfortable housing. One or two bedroom        for high school students who are holding a
course both by a certified physiotherapist.      apartments are available at a reasonable rate.     part time job. Sympathizing employers can
                                                 A few hours of volunteer work doing simple         be Équi T-É certified by implementing in their
Information                                                                                         businesses various work study conciliation
514 631-3288                                     chores could diminish some administrative
                                                 costs.                                             tools recommended by the Équi T-É project.
                                                 Information                                        This year, Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi has
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE                           514 683-4112                                       spread awareness concerning the issues of
Building community success, one family                                                              conciliation among 2500 students in many
at a time!                                       WEST ISLAND ASSISTANCE FUND                        participating schools. The project offers,
                                                 A non profit organization that offers assistance   in addition, the possibility for conciliation
Family Resource Centre mission is to provide     to the West Island residents.                      challenged students to have individuals
a variety of services to improve the lives of                                                       meetings to talk about their issues.
children who have behavioural problems and       Food bank, thrift store, bric-à-brac, collective   Information
learning difficulties and to support families    kitchens and workshops.                  
and professionals by offering them programs
and information sessions.                        Information                                        WEST ISLAND COMMUNITY SHARES
                                                 514 683-0456                                       If you or someone you loved needed help, could
514 685-5912                                                                                        you count on your community?
                                                                                                                 Our mission is to make sure help is available,
                                                                                                    right here on the West Island, to anyone who
PIERREFONDS COMMUNITY PROJECT                                                                       needs it. We do this by raising crucial funds for
Summer Day Camp for 6-to 12-year-olds                                                               35 West Island charitable organizations that
Schedule                                                                                            offer vital services to residents in need. Be a
4 days a week                                                                                       hero in your community by donating today!
Registration: Thursday, June 21, at 9 a.m.                                                          Information
Note                                                                                                514 695-8694, extension 103
Children must be eligible for membership.                                                 

514 684-5995

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