December 1, 2022
The Cycle Polymer Work, by Philippe Corriveau, inaugurated in the Nature Park!
A new work, Le Cycle Polymère, created by artist Philippe Corriveau, now stands in the Pointe-des-Cascades nature park. Peter Zytynsky, Mayor of Pointe-des-Cacades, accompanied by Isabelle Poirier, Assistant Director General and Martin Champagne, Coordinator of Sports, Recreation, Culture and Community Life for the municipality were present. Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, Executive Director of the Soulanges Canal Park, Julie Lemieux, President of the CACVS and Daphnée Lecours-Tessier, representative of the Haut Saint-Laurent ZIP Committee were also on hand with artist Philippe Corriveau. The purpose of this work of art is to raise awareness of the impact of plastic on the local wildlife of the St. Lawrence.
The Upper St. Lawrence ZIP Committee would like to thank the St. Lawrence Action Fund (SLF), through the St. Lawrence Marine Biodiversity Program, in collaboration with Advantage St. Lawrence, the new maritime vision of the Quebec government. The project was also made possible by a contribution from the Community Interaction Program, linked to the St. Lawrence Action Plan 2021-2026 and implemented by the governments of Canada and Quebec, as well as the municipality of Pointe-des-Cascades. The Upper St. Lawrence ZIP Committee thanks the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges for its financial support and coaching services.
The origin of the project | In the fall of 2021, the Upper St. Lawrence ZIP Committee held a clean-up day at the Pointe-des-Cascades nature park. “In one day alone, more than 500 kg of garbage was removed from the banks of the St. Lawrence River. This beautiful result was possible thanks to more than a dozen people who came to contribute to the cleanup, explained the project coordinator and biologist Daphnée Lecours Tessier.
Following this chore, some of the plastic waste was given to the artist to integrate into this work of art. The work in Pointe-des-Cascades is part of the triptych in the making, The Polymer Cycle, created following the various cleanups in 2021 organized by the Upper St. Lawrence ZIP Committee. In fact, one work is installed in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, another in Les Coteaux and one in Pointe-des-Cascades. The Great Blue Heron, installed in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, is also part of the circuit of works.
About the Upper St. Lawrence ZIP Committee
The Upper St. Lawrence ZIP Committee is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support, through regional cooperation, actions aimed at protecting, rehabilitating and enhancing resources and uses related to the St. Lawrence River, in a sustainable development perspective.
About the CACVS
The Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is the organization responsible for regional cultural development in consultation with the various sectors. Thus, the CACVS works in concert with the municipal, social, economic, environmental and cultural world, for the development of arts and culture in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.