First edition of La Grande marche: a Success!
Rosemerites came out on October 18 to march for healthy lifestyle habits at Rosemère’s La Grande marche, supported by the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie. More than 350 people attended this community event, which followed the same path as Rosemère en santé.
Walkers wore their most colourful clothing and fluorescent glasses to brighten up the festivities. Rosemère Mayor Eric Westram was delighted by the tremendous public response to this first event: “I’m thrilled to see how excited residents are to be part of La Grande marche. The great turnout shows how interested you are in the activities put on by the Town and how important you feel it is to promote a healthy lifestyle and make Rosemère an active community.”
Over the course of the same weekend, more than 100 other towns and cities across Quebec held their own versions of La Grande marche. The total number of participants province-wide was close to 75,000.