The Town of Rosemère has distinguished itself yet again at the 2017 National and International Edition of Communities in Bloom. Rosemère received a “5 Blooms – Gold” rating as well as a special mention forCountry Characterat the awards ceremony held in Ottawa on September 16. The Town of Rosemère participated in theInternational Challenge (medium) category along with the towns of Beaumont (Alberta, Canada), Brooks (Alberta, Canada) Dauphin (Manitoba, Canada), Grado (Italy), Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ontario, Canada) and Opatija (Croatia).
For Madeleine Leduc, mayor of Rosemère, these new distinctions reflect the tremendous environmental awareness of the Town and its citizens. “Every year, this competition helps to further foster a strong sense of belonging in the Rosemère community. We are so very proud of this prestigious award, which attests to the beauty of Rosemère and its notable concern for the environment,” stated Madeleine Leduc.
The evaluation carried out by volunteer judges during the summer involved all of the community’s sectors of activity — businesses and institutions, as well as the private sector (including volunteer efforts) — and took into account the following criteria: tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape and floral displays.
In the wake of their evaluation, judges Berta Briggs and Bernadette wrote: “Rosemère began as a cottage destination for Montrealers. It is now a popular residential community of almost 15,000 people on the northern edge of Montréal. Rosemère achieves a country character by carefully adhering to distinctive features. The welcome signs at the entrance to Rosemère and signs at each of the neighbourhoods feature red brick, white rail fence, conifers, and a dry riverbed. All municipal buildings including the Town Hall and even bus shelters have a colonial style with red brick. Roads meander amongst the trees and there are no sidewalks in quiet residential areas. The country charms are successfully retained in this beautiful and active town.”
About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the enhancement of green spaces. The pride, sense of community and feeling of accomplishment generated through participation are visible in communities across Canada. Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns, communities involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.For more information about Communities in Bloom, go to the organization’s website at www.communitiesinbloom.ca
Add more to your garden for Moisson Laurentides
Thanks to the generosity of our Town and its citizens, at summer’s end, Moisson Laurentides donated 278 kg of lovely spices and fresh vegetables to some of our region’s underprivileged families. The product of our residents’ gardens and public landscaping, these fresh staples brightened up the tables of those who cannot often serve them to their families — a hand up from our residents committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy healthy nutrition.
The Town of Rosemère joins Moisson Laurentides in thanking all residents who responded to our call and donated surplus fruits and vegetables from their gardens and hopes they will be back next year. This activity has become a tradition that speaks well of our community!