The Mayor’s November Breakfast - Youngsters in the Spotlight!
ROSEMÈRE, November 25, 2019 – The Mayor's most recent breakfast took place on Saturday, November 23 at the library, with youngsters as the theme! A number of families turned out to inaugurate the new Youth section of the library, honour an athlete and award the prize to our winner of the Ride, walk, run, the library’s fun! program.
Signing of the Golden Book
The Town took this opportunity to honour Melina Giorgi, a young athlete from Rosemère, who distinguished herself on the national scene with her teammates from the Performance Synchro synchronized swimming club, when she won the Canadian gold medal in the 13-15 combo event at the SYNC competition held in Gatineau, July 17-20 of this year. Melina's determination and perseverance make her an inspiring role model for young people.
Inauguration of the Youth section of the library
Following a few weeks of renovations, the Town was very proud to officially inaugurate the new Youth section of the library. For the occasion, and much to the delight of the children, there was a magician and a candy bar. Brighter, more spacious and more modern, these new facilities have been redesigned to create an inviting environment for young people.
Winner of the Ride, walk, run, the library’s fun! program
At the close of the breakfast, the Town took the opportunity to announce the winner of the Ride, walk, run, the library’s fun! program: Florine Lescut won a $500 gift card awarded jointly by Sports Experts Rosemère ($250) and the Town of Rosemère ($250). Once again, this initiative—which aimed to raise awareness of the importance of adopting healthy lifestyles, while including this with their visit to the library—proved to be very popular! In fact, the Ride, walk, run, the library’s fun! program will be back again in 2020 for its third year.
The program is very simple: Residents who visit the library are given a Ride, walk, run, the library’s fun! loyalty card, which is stamped by an employee at the circulation desk each time they ride, walk or run to the library.
"As a child-friendly municipality, we want to put more initiatives like these in place to encourage the development of our youngsters and recognize their achievements. With the new Youth section of our library, we don't just want young people to be proud of their library, we want them to set foot in it as often as possible! Reading is so important to their development," emphasized Rosemere Mayor Eric Westram.
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