March 23 2017

Place des jeunes

The Town and the CDCSR join forces to foster healthy lifestyle habits among young people

Rosemère, March 23, 2017 – The Town of Rosemère and the CDCSR (Rosemère Cultural and Sports Development Corporation) are pleased to announce a partnership that will benefit young Rosemerites. As a result of this partnership, some $700,000 will be invested in outfitting dynamic premises dedicated to healthy lifestyle habits for our youngsters. It includes a $350,000 contribution from the CDCSR towards the implementation of this project. Construction work will begin as soon as weather permits (thaw period) and will be carried out over a period of approximately twelve weeks.

Christened Place des jeunes and supervised by dynamic counsellors from the Option jeunesse organization, this gathering place will include an all-new skate park allowing youngsters to enjoy skateboarding, in-line skating, push scooter and BMX-type biking. It will also feature rest areas, a shelter from inclement weather as well as picnic tables, making it a gathering place for the community as a whole. The configuration of this new space meets the needs of future end-users, since it was established further to group discussions and consultations with the youths.

"We are most grateful to the CDCSR for its generous contribution, which makes it possible to give considerable scope to this project that seeks to foster healthy lifestyle habits among young Rosemerites. They will have a place of their own — a safe, fun and trendy gathering place of which we are quite proud,” stated Rosemère mayor Madeleine Leduc.

"The CDCSR’s mission is to offer additional recreational, cultural, sports and community services. The Place des jeunes project is fully consistent with our mission and we are very proud of this partnership. Over our 34-year history, we have proudly participated in a number of community projects such as the Maison des Jeunes, the Community Centre, the Hamilton House and many others,” noted Fernand Proulx, President of the CDCSR.

Place des jeunes is part of the conceptual framework of Charbonneau Park, which consists of civic poles (Town Hall and Public Works), nature (pond and the Mille-Îles River shoreline), sports facilities (natural and synthetic soccer fields, bocce ball court and outdoor skating rink) as well as events (shows, festivities and family happenings).

It should be recalled that the production of a master plan for the development of Charbonneau Park has been a priority of the Leduc administration, which has made this green space a family and intergenerational facility that plays a central role in the town.

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