Descente de kayak 2022
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Second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal

July 12, 2022

Second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal

On July 23 will be held the second edition of the paddle up event in the Soulanges Canal. The Parc du canal de Soulanges and the Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (COBAVER-VS), in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC), invite the public to come and paddle along the 7.5 km course with portages, allowing the discovery of the magnificent landscape and architectural ensemble that is Lock 4 of the Soulanges Canal

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022. Postponed to the next day in case of rain.

Cost: Free for participants who own their own boat. Some boats are available upon reservation ($).

Location: launch: chemin Saint-Féréol, Les Cèdres. Parking and departure of the land shuttle : Pointe-des-Cascades.

Difficulty level: Intermediate. Route: 7.5 km, with two portages totaling 600 meters.

Registration: https: //canaldesoulanges.ca/eventer/descente2022

See the Soulanges Canal from a unique perspective

As paddle sports are becoming more and more popular, the Soulanges Canal is becoming an interesting destination for paddlers. A calm waterway, it promises a recreational and contemplative practice that allows you to discover the Soulanges Canal from a new perspective.

The event will also be the occasion to inaugurate a self-sustaining course set up by the Parc du canal de Soulanges, with the docks installed for the event becoming permanent installations in the summer season in order to maximize access to the water in the Park.

Within the framework of Le Mois de l’eau, the COBAVER-VS, partner of the event, sees it as a great opportunity to make citizens aware of water issues. Whether by kayak or paddleboard, throughout the course, the event in the Soulanges Canal will allow you to learn more about the water issues that affect the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. This event is a perfect fit with their efforts to promote accessibility to the region’s waterways.

 

June – Mois de l’eau

Water Month is an initiative that is part of the Plan d’action 2018-2023 de la Stratégie québécoise de l’eau, which deploys concrete measures to protect, use and manage water and aquatic environments in a responsible, integrated and sustainable manner. From May to July, many water-related activities will take place across the province. To discover the complete list of activities and learn more about water: www.moisdeleau.org.

 

About the partners

Parc du canal de Soulanges

Created in 2021 following the signing of historic agreements between the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the ministère des Transports Quebec and the municipalities along the canal, the Parc du canal de Soulanges’ mission is to develop, enhance and animate the canal from the perspectives of heritage, outdoor activities, culture and sustainable development.

Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Founded in 2009, le Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a non-profit watershed organization mandated by the Government of Quebec to develop, update and implement the region’s Plan directeur de l’eau. and ensure consultation, planning and coordination of integrated water management in the territory.

Projet signature MRC MAMH canal de Soulanges
Activities Art et culture Community Environment Heritage

Soulanges Canal Park selected as a Signature Project for the MRCVS

The financial participation of the MAMH will allow, among other things, to support the creation of the Soulanges Canal Park organization, the improvement of recreational facilities as well as the implementation of new activities and infrastructures along the canal and the Soulanges bicycle path. These actions will be guided by the first-ever Plan d’aménagement culturel et paysager du Parc du canal de Soulanges, which will be delivered in the summer of 2022, following an architectural competition conducted in collaboration with the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec in 2021. Under the name Passengersthe plan and the projects that will result from it promise visitors and citizens a memorable experience based on the enhancement of industrial, architectural, ecological and landscape heritage.

“This is great news! I am very pleased that MAMH’s financial contribution can help the Soulanges Canal Park. This is a wonderful and historic enhancement to the revitalization of the canal area. After all these years, this is a great moment for our region. Finally, this heritage site is managed by and for our community. The Soulanges Canal is an absolutely beautiful place with great potential for development. This announcement is particularly heartwarming because this park will be part of our regional jewel and an enrichment as I have always wished” declares Mrs. Marilyne Picard, députée de Soulanges, adjointe parlementaire du ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

“Officially launched in 2021 following the signing of historic agreements between the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the ministère des Transports du Québec, as well as with the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux and with the Société de gestion Parc du canal de Soulanges, the project will create around this heritage infrastructure an emblematic place for Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Montérégie. With 120 years of history, a territory covering more than 100 hectares and a unique heritage, the Soulanges Canal Park is a regional development pole for recreation and tourism in the making,” said Patrick Bousez, prefect of the MRC and mayor of Rivière-Beaudette.

“We are very happy that the Soulanges Canal Park can finally take off! After several years of preparation, the participation of the MAMH and the MRC, as well as the support of the community, allow us to officially launch the project. The FRR will allow us to achieve our objectives of developing the canal through culture, heritage and outdoor activities. This is a great moment for the region,” says Karina Verdon, president of the Parc du canal de Soulanges Board of Directors.


About the Soulanges Canal

Opened in 1899, the Soulanges Canal links lakes Saint-Louis and Saint-François over a length of 23.5 kilometers and a width of 45 metres. The canal has 5 locks, for a difference in level of 25 meters. Closed to navigation in 1959, it crosses four municipalities in the region: Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux.

About the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM brings together the 23 municipalities in its 855 km² territory, which stretches from L’Île-Perrot to the Ontario border. Under the political direction of its prefect, Mr. Patrick Bousez, the mission of the MRC aims at consultation, planning and management of the planning and development of its territory according to the principles of sustainable development. Its role as leader and unifier with the main stakeholders in the territory facilitates the coordination of regional actions in four spheres: planning, development, services to municipalities and services to citizens. The key words of the MRC are plan, concert and act. For more information, visit www.mrcvs.ca.

Source: press release from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC, June 30, 2022

Main photo credit: Étienne Lamoureux

 

On recrute agent de développement aménagement
Activities Community Environment Heritage

Job offer! Development agent, site and amenities

Job offer! Development agent, site and amenities

Yes yes! The Parc du canal de Soulanges’ team is growing!

Through Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV), we are looking for a proactive and autonomous person, interested in contributing to a unifying project! Along the 23.5 km of the Soulanges Canal, the Park offers a stimulating challenge for anyone passionate about the outdoors and heritage.

Thanks to the work of the Agent, the park offers quality infrastructures, ensuring the safety of users, a memorable experience and the enhancement of its exceptional heritage. Join the team!

 

Functions

  • In collaboration with the general management and the Park’s team, the Agent will plan, coordinate and carry out infrastructure development and maintenance projects for users of the Soulanges Canal Park (cyclists, hikers, paddlers, heritage enthusiasts, etc.)
  • Determine needs based on projects (labour, tools, equipment and materials).
  • Propose and monitor project schedules and budgets.
  • Advise the team and collaborators on laws, regulations and best practices relating to the development of park infrastructure.
  • Ensure the price requests.
  • Monitor available funding programs and coordinate the filing of grant applications in collaboration with the Park’s director and partners.
  • Ensure a sustained physical presence in the park to properly diagnose uses and infrastructure needs.

 

You may be the one if you have the following profile:

  • Have training and/or experience in a relevant discipline: development and maintenance of outdoor sites, landscape architecture, development and urban planning techniques, construction, forestry, engineering, etc.
  • Knowledge of standards, laws, regulations governing facilities in public places.
  • Knowledge of the outdoors and parks, an asset.
  • Conceptual skills, rigor and great resourcefulness.
  • Great organizational, decision-making skills and facility for teamwork.
  • Manual skills and skills in construction, carpentry-joinery, handling of tools and machinery are assets.
  • IT: Office suite, Mapping or graphic editing software, an asset.
  • Fluency in French (oral and written).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Boat card, an asset.
  • Want to contribute to the influence of your community!

 

Working conditions

  • Permanent position, full-time (35 h), with possible seasonal variations.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid workplace – house, office and outdoors (outdoors… along the canal!).
  • Benefits of the position: contributing to a historic project, working with a dynamic and motivated team, keeping fit, generous benefits after the probationary period, continuous training, flexible hours, and much more!

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested should send their curriculum vitae, by July 10, 2022, by email to:

Parc du canal de Soulanges
Email: direction@canaldesoulanges.ca

*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
*Photo credit: Étienne Lamoureux

 

Chiens dans le Parc du canal de Soulanges projet pilote 2022
Community

Dogs: a pilot project being tested for the 2022 season

May 16, 2022

Dogs: a pilot project being tested for the 2022 season

Following an in-depth reflection carried out in collaboration with partners and users, a pilot project will take place for the summer of 2022. Dogs will be tolerated in the Parc du canal de Soulanges (and Soulanges Bike Path). Conditions (could change during the season, watch for announcements to that effect!):
➡ On the trail, please avoid the busiest periods (weekends between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.);
➡ Under surveillance and under control at all times;
➡ On a leash, maximum length of 1.5 m., retractable leash prohibited. Note: according to provincial regulations in effect since 2020 , any dog over 20 kg must also wear a halter or harness when in a public place.
➡ Held to the right, off the riding surface (path) when possible;
➡ Walk your dog OR ride a bike, not both at the same time! (only walks are allowed);
➡ Immediate collection of excrement;
➡ Courtesy and kindness are required.
The objective of this pilot project is to better document and supervise the presence of dogs in the park and to educate dog owners about minimizing the risks associated with their companion. The Parc du canal de Soulanges crosses many residential neighborhoods and we are aware that it is also a magical place for the daily outing of doggy. But we would like to remind you that having your dog with you in the park is a privilege and not a right, we hope that this pilot project will be done in harmony.
Our employees and our patrols will ensure the smooth running of the pilot project. A final decision regarding the Park’s regulations will be made during the post-mortem of this project. Watch our website for updates regarding this pilot project.
Reminder: Cyclists, please announce yourself when approaching pedestrians!
Thank you all for your cooperation!
Photo credit : Olivier Langevin
L'Embouchure
Activities Art et culture Biking Events Kayak Yoga

Return of L’Embouchure pointe festive to liven up your summer!

May 3, 2022

Return of L’Embouchure pointe festive to liven up your summer of 2022!

The partners of L’Embouchure confirm that la pointe festive will be back for the 2022 season. The ephemeral installation L’Embouchure will be in operation from July 15 to August 27, Friday to Sunday! Building on the success of 2021, when several thousand visitors visited the site, L’Embouchure will offer a diversified program and will certainly be a must for enjoying the summer in the region.

La pointe festive

This year, seven weeks of fun and discovery are being prepared! The programming and facilities will provide the perfect gathering place for young and old. The plans include: refreshment bar showcasing local products, welcoming terrace, artistic events, family day, intimate musical performances, charity brunch, sporting events, festive DJ evenings and four major shows produced by Groupe Loisir Suroît.

The big shows

Thanks to the participation of Desjardins Vaudreuil-Soulanges, L’Embouchure will stage four evenings of great shows. The series will begin on July 22, at the opening of the Festival nautique, with Kain’s performance. Subsequently, Clodelle & Petitom (July 30), Aswell (August 13) and Clay and friends (August 27) will also be on stage. Information and links to the ticket office can be found on lembouchure.ca. A season pass is on sale for $60 until May 31 (limited quantity)!

L’Embouchure

Located at the western end of the canal de Soulanges, la pointe festive takes place in Thomas-Monro (Coteau-du-Lac) and Louis Stanislas-Pariseau (Les Coteaux) parks. With a colorful look, L’Embouchure offers a relaxed atmosphere and a breathtaking view of Lake Saint-François. The canal de Soulanges park, the City of Coteau-du-Lac and the Municipality of Les Coteaux join forces with Groupe Loisir Suroît, designated representative, for the animation of the site. The initiative enhances and energizes the banks of the canal de Soulanges, in addition to enhancing the recreational, cultural and sports offer for citizens and visitors.

Programming is scalable. Special and thematic animations, performances by local artists and a host of surprises will be added over the weeks. Follow L’Embouchure on Facebook and lnstagram and watch the page www.lembouchure.ca so you don’t miss anything from the 2022 edition!

 

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Heritage

The region pays tribute to Mr. Raymond Malo

April 29, 2022

Retirement time for a great ambassador of the Soulanges Canal

Recently, we celebrated the retirement of a man who devoted his life to the development of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. After three decades in development and then as directeur général adjoint of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Mr. Raymond Malo bows out with, we are sure, the sweet feeling of accomplished duty. Raymond Malo served the region with determination, passion and patience. His interventions are always relevant, posed, strategic and often present a fair touch of humor, to be able to express his thoughts even better. I often said to myself that he was a real “legged encyclopedia”. He has traveled to the four corners of the planet and has drawn an original vision of the world around us, which he likes to share.

Mr. Raymond Malo is one of those who made progress on the Soulanges canal project. He was part of it when the MRC integrated this big and complex area as a regional park into the region’s development plan. It was quite visionary at the time, one can imagine. Twenty years later and an agreement signed with the MTQ in hand: today we have our Parc du canal de Soulanges! So much work done to get here. Raymond Malo will also bequeath us a master plan for cultural and landscape development, projecting us into the future over several decades. Now it’s up to us!

To highlight Raymond Malo’s important contribution, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges will dedicate a public space in his honor. We will therefore be pleased to collaborate with the MRC for Place Raymond-Malo, which will be located in the Parc du canal de Soulanges in order to offer a place of rest and an exceptional view of the most important built heritage of the region.

On behalf of the Conseil d’administration of Parc du canal de Soulanges, on my personnal behalf and on behalf of the Parc team and our many collaborators, thank you for everything, Mr. Malo! And happy retirement, so deserved!

Marianne Sigouin-Lebel
Directrice générale, Parc du canal de Soulanges

Photo credit: Courtesy MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges

 

camp de jour village des écluses
Activities Art et culture Heritage Kayak

A new day camp for Vaudreuil-Soulanges kids… at the canal!

April 21, 2022

L’Académie des jeunes sportifs is launching a new camp… at the canal!

In the summer of 2022, a brand new camp will be available for kids in the region! Académie des jeunes sportif, an organization already well established and recognized in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, will open a brand new specialized camp at the end of June, headquarters to be located in the Village des Écluses (Théâtre des Cascades)! In addition to enjoying a camp in a unique heritage site, kids registered will be able to take advantage of specialized activities in the arts and outdoor sectors. Among other things, they will be able to take the boards of the mythical stage of the Théâtre des cascades to practice the performing arts, as well as explore the waters on kayaks. An experience that promises to be memorable!

Académie des jeunes sportifs, created in 2005, offers specialized camps where the emphasis is on the development of kids, healthy lifestyle and the construction of the child’s social network.

The Village des écluses camp is available for “weekly” reservation, open to all (no requirement of city of residence) and there are still places available!

All the information can be found here: academiejs.com/pointe-des-cascades

 

Avis de travaux Petit pouvoir
Piste cyclable

Notice to users of the Soulanges bike path: work at Petit Pouvoir

February 23, 2022

The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) will carry out emergency work at the Petit Pouvoir des Cèdres starting February 23, 2022. The work consists of temporary stabilization of the side wall on the east side.

Details:

→ Expected duration: approximately 6 weeks;

→ Work period: no work is planned on weekends at this time. When possible, the path will be cleared to allow the circulation of pedestrians and cyclists;

→ Hindrance: closure of the Soulanges cycle path between Saint-Dominique and Petit Pouvoir.

 

Thanks for your understanding!

Source : Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)

On recrute préposés aux loisirs
Activities Art et culture Biking Environment Events Heritage Kayak Piste cyclable Yoga

Job offer! Recreation attendants (seasonal job)

Job offer! Recreation attendants (seasonal)

The Soulanges Canal Park, through Development (DEV) Vaudreuil-Soulanges, is looking for dynamic and autonomous people who will ensure the smooth running of leisure activities in the park for the summer of 2022!

The recreation attendants will be involved in many contexts, including the Soulanges bike path, boat rentals, Zen Saturdays, activities at L’Embouchure and various other projects.

Functions

  • Assist the permanent team in planning projects and events in the park for the summer of 2022;
  • Participate in the implementation of projects, including site development, logistics, maintenance, etc.;
  • Ensure reception, take statistics and photos during activities;
  • Tour the park sectors to check the smooth running of activities, security and cleaning;
  • Interact with visitors and respond to requests for information;
  • Depending on the profile, contribute to communication tools, development projects or other;
  • All other tasks aimed at helping the park team in the accomplishment of its mission.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be under the age of 30;
  • Have experience in the fields of tourism, outdoor activities, culture or community animation;
  • Attention to detail and sensitive to customer experience and security;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: teamwork skills, creativity,
    autonomy, dynamism, versatility, sense of initiative, sense of organization;
  • Want to work outside and be in good physical shape;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and be able to travel in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux;
  • Bilingualism (an asset).

 

Working conditions

Salary: $17.00 per hour
Schedule : 30 hours / week
Duration: 12 to 15 weeks
Start: Be available on weekends from mid-May. Full time starting mid-June.

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested should send their curriculum vitae, by March 13, 2022, by email to:

Soulanges Canal Park
Email: direction@canaldesoulanges.ca

*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
*Photo credit : L’art de capter par Josiane Farand

 

On embauche préposés a la location d'embarcation
Activities Kayak

Job offer! Kayak & SUP rental attendants (seasonal)

Job offer! Kayak & SUP rental attendants (seasonal)

The Parc du canal de Soulanges, through Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV), is looking for dynamic and autonomous people to rent non-motorized boats (kayaks and SUP) for the summer of 2022.

Located in the heart of Coteau-du-Lac, the kiosk welcomes local and tourist customers to help them discover the Soulanges Canal from a unique point of view: its basins!

 

Functions

  • Organize and prepare the rental kiosk, its furniture and its equipment;
  • Provide rental services;
  • Hand over equipment and accompany visitors in launching their boat;
  • Explain the nautical safety rules and make users aware of the paddler’s code of ethics;
  • Clean the various equipment according to the procedures in place and make visitors aware of compliance with health standards;
  • Promote the activities of the Soulanges Canal Park to various clienteles;
  • Answer visitors questions;
  • If necessary, organize and perform the rental service at other locations in the Park;
  • All other related tasks aimed at helping the park team in the accomplishment of its mission.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Be under the age of 30;
  • Have a good experience in customer service;
  • Be sensitive to customer experience and security;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: teamwork skills, autonomy,
    dynamism, versatility, sense of initiative, sense of organization, punctuality;
  • Want to work outside and be in good physical shape;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
  • Hold first aid training, national lifeguard or kayak level 1 (assets);
  • Bilingualism (an asset);
  • Hold a valid driver’s license (an asset).

 

Working conditions

Salary: $17.00 per hour
Schedule : 30 hours / week
Duration: 12 to 15 weeks
Start: Be available on weekends from mid-May. Full time starting mid-June.

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested should send their curriculum vitae, by March 13, 2022, by email to:

Soulanges Canal Park
Email: direction@canaldesoulanges.ca

*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
*Photo credit : L’art de capter par Josiane Farand

 

Site des Atelier Village des Écluses
Art et culture Heritage

Les Ateliers de Pointe-des-Cascades becomes the Village des Écluses

September 30, 2021

Les Ateliers de Pointe-des-Cascades becomes the Village des Écluses

The Site des Ateliers, will be reborn thanks to an agreement between the Municipalité de Pointe-des-Cascades, the new non-for-profit operator named Rendez-Vous and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV). A much-awaited moment in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the partners are happy to be able to materialize the return of this jewel on the tourist and cultural scene of the region.

Negotiations that bore fruit

It took several months to reach an agreement that suited all parties and the reality of the site. The investments to be made in the coming years, the presence of seasonal campers on the site and the integration of the whole into the Parc du canal de Soulanges are all subjects that had to be considered in drawing up the agreement. Lasting five years, this will allow the promoter group, Rendez-Vous, to breathe new life into the resort offer and to set up a cultural, food and commercial program on the riverside portion of the site.

The municipality remains the owner of the place, while DEV plays the role of support in the strategy and the marketing of the new offer. All in close relation with the Parc du canal de Soulanges and its future cultural and landscape development plan. A unifying project, around which the participants feel mobilized and optimistic. The mayor, Mr. Pierre Lalonde, says he is delighted with the signing of the agreement and the arrival of this project on the territory of Pointe-des-Cascades: “After several years of working to revitalize this historic site, I am proud to see the project take shape and materialize. By signing this agreement, we are improving our municipality’s recreational tourism offer, which will be beneficial both for our citizens and for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region”.

Joanne Brunet, general manager at DEV, agrees. “We have worked hard since its closure in 2019 to find the right developer and the right project for this majestic site. This heritage building complex is of prime importance for the Parc du canal de Soulanges, it was essential to work with a promoter whose orientations correspond to the regional vision for this site. I believe that we can say mission accomplished, ”emphasizes Ms. Brunet.

 

About Rendez-Vous and its project

Rendez-Vous was born from a group of professionals recognized in the creation and management of community and cultural places of life. “We are lovers of culture, heritage and nature, and we all fell in love with this site which brings together all our passions. We have made it our mission to revive it and make it a unique cultural and resort area in Quebec, a living environment that will bring together both the community and the people who camp there. », Underlines Jérôme Glad, one of the founders of the organization.

The Village des Écluses will fully open its doors for the 2022 season, with the development of the leisure offer, the reopening of the restaurant and its terrace, the improvement of public facilities and the organization of a series of public cultural events.

A launch event will take place on Saturday October 9, 2021 ; an ideal opportunity to see the site come back to life and learn more about the vision of this new project.

 

Source : Joint press release launched by the Municipality of Pointe-des-Cascades, the NPO Rendez-Vous and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges on September 22, 2021.

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Job offer! Animation Development Officer

November 14, 2022

Job offer! Animation Development Officer

The Soulanges Canal Park preserves and enhances the natural and heritage resources of its territory for the benefit of citizens and visitors, by offering a safe environment that encourages the practice of leisure and outdoor activities and the discovery of a variety of experiences. The main attraction of our park is the Soulanges bicycle path, a first class multifunctional network in Vaudreuil-Soulanges.

We are currently looking for a dynamic person interested in contributing to this unifying project as a development agent for animation. A stimulating challenge for anyone who is passionate about the outdoors, culture, heritage and development and wants to make a difference in their community!

Join the team!

 

Your mission

  • Plan, coordinate and document the activities and services offered to the public in the Park (cycling and other sports activities, boat rentals, heritage interpretation, cultural, event and educational programming, etc.).
  • Develop collaborative projects with local, regional or national stakeholders in recreation, culture and tourism as well as with local businesses and community organizations.
  • Collect and analyze relevant data, such as bike path and animation traffic, as well as user satisfaction.
  • Contribute to Soulanges Canal Park communications activities (social media, information requests, citizen interactions, website, etc.).
  • Monitor funding programs and coordinate the submission of grant applications in collaboration with senior management and partners.
  • The many other related tasks, aimed at making the channel shine and ensuring the proper development of our organization.

 

Profile required

  • College or university degree (preferred): tourism, recreation, regional development, cultural animation, or any related field.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience (e.g. municipal recreation, park and green space management, outdoor activities, project management, event coordination, etc.).
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative manner with various municipal, private, government and community partners.
  • Have practical knowledge and a strong interest in the field of outdoor or cultural project management.
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and on time and on budget.
  • Knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges territory (an asset).
  • Very good knowledge of French (oral and written) and good knowledge of English (oral).
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Boat card, an asset.
  • Want to contribute to the influence of your community!

 

Terms & Conditions

  • Permanent position, full-time (35 h), with possible seasonal variations.
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Hybrid workplace: telecommuting, office presence… and outdoors, along the canal!
  • Benefits of the position: contribute to a unifying project, work with a small, dynamic and motivated team, stay in shape, generous benefits after the probation period, continuous training, flexible hours, and much more!

 

Want to chat?

Apply by email at direction@canaldesoulanges.ca with the title “Application: Development Officer – Animation”.

 

Photo credit : Olivier Langevin
*The masculine is used for the sole purpose of lightening the text.

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Art et culture Environment Heritage

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges presents the new vision of the Soulanges canal

September 15, 2021

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges presents its new vision for the Soulanges canal

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC brought together its partners and media representatives to present the new vision of the Soulanges canal. This announcement marks the launch of the new era surrounding the Soulanges canal. Indeed, during the press conference, the MRC underlined the agreement it signed with the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) which allows it to set up the parc régional du canal de Soulanges and announced the winner of the project competition for the cultural and landscaping of the Canal-de-Soulanges park. With these announcements, we are truly witnessing a reappropriation of the Soulanges canal by the community.

To guide its work in recent years, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has adopted the following guiding parameters:

  • The park must be accessible to all;
  • The canal must first serve the Vaudreuil-Soulangeois;
  • The canal must become a living and unifying place, synonymous with pride for the region;
  • The canal must move from a passive stage into a dynamic space for the community;
  • The regional park and its surroundings must constitute a space with high recreational and tourist potential;
  • It is essential to maintain the navigability parameters of the Soulanges canal.

« Avec les annonces d’aujourd’hui, le canal de Soulanges entre réellement dans une nouvelle ère. La région se réapproprie enfin son plus grand joyau patrimonial pour le transformer en un lieu dynamique et vivant pour tous les citoyens de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. La mise en valeur prendra certainement plusieurs années, mais nous sommes aujourd’hui au premier jour de celle-ci » said Patrick Bousez, prefect of the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and mayor of the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette.

Signature of the agreement with the Ministère des Transports du Québec

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, the Ministère des Transports du Québec as well as the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux have signed agreements that officially allow the transformation of the Soulanges canal and its surrounding areas in a regional park. This mainly administrative gesture therefore allows the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and its municipalities to carry out more actions around the Soulanges canal. It was following this agreement that it was possible to set up the parc régional du canal de Soulanges.

During the election campaign in 2018, I put all my heart on the table by saying this; « Je vais tout faire pour que le canal soit accessible aux activités touristiques et récréatives ». Thanks to the mobilization of the community, today after more than 40 years, our government has taken an important and significant step by signing the management agreement for the development of the Soulanges canal with the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Je suis très fière de participer au développement et l’épanouissement d’un joyau qui contribue à notre enrichissement sportif, culturel et touristique dans la magnifique région de Soulanges », underlined Ms. Marilyne Picard, Member of Parliament for Soulanges.

The creation of the Société de gestion du canal de Soulanges

In order to ensure the day-to-day management of the new Soulanges Canal Regional Park, the MRC has set up the Société de gestion du canal de Soulanges, which is a non-profit organization. This is how it will ensure the management of operations such as, maintenance of works and grounds, supervision and organization of events, application of park regulations and that it will develop and implement implements the park’s master plan.

The board is made up of the general managers of the four municipalities crossed by the canal in addition to having representatives from the cultural, tourist and river sectors. Ms. Marianne Sigouin-Lebel from Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges is the director.

The winner of the project competition for the cultural and landscaping of the Canal-de-Soulanges park

In January 2021, the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Ministry of Culture and Communications launched the Project competition for the cultural and landscaping of the Canal-de-Soulanges park in order to design a vision of enhancement anchored in the environment and carried by the population. Accompanied by Ms. Isabelle Giasson, from the firm EVOQ Architecture, the competition, which was held in two stages, made it possible to receive many interesting proposals to establish a clear vision for the enhancement of the canal. After deliberations by the jury of the competition composed of eight members and chaired by Mr. Philippe Lupien, professor at the design school of UQAM, it is the team made up of the firm Collectif Escargo in collaboration with the firm Rousseau Lefebvre and of Ms. Geneviève Murray, museologist and consultant in cultural project management, who won the competition with her proposal Passagers .

Based on the theme of the trip, Passagers is a course strewn with surprises over 23 kilometers, which prompts you to come back. Each stopover becomes an adventure, a precious moment, an opportunity to learn an unusual fact, to see nature differently or to experience an amazing collective event. « Les membres du jury et l’équipe lauréate ont fait un excellent travail. Ils ont réussi à illustrer notre vision du canal de Soulanges et à soumettre une proposition qui nous fait rêver au canal de demain », underlined Mr. Raymond Larouche, president of the Table du canal de Soulanges at the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and mayor of the Municipality of Les Cèdres.

Discover the short video allowing you to experience the trip proposed by the winner:

 

About the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM brings together the 23 municipalities in its 855 km² territory, which stretches from L’Île-Perrot to the Ontario border. Under the political direction of its prefect, Mr. Patrick Bousez, the mission of the MRC aims at consultation, planning and management of the planning and development of its territory according to the principles of sustainable development. Its role as leader and unifier with the main stakeholders in the territory facilitates the coordination of regional actions in four spheres: planning, development, services to municipalities and services to citizens. The key words of the MRC are plan, concert and act. For more information, visit www.mrcvs.ca.

 

Source: press release from the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
To view the original post, follow this link: https://mrcvs.ca/vision_canal-de-soulanges/

Main photo credit: Collectif Escargo.

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Nautical weekends ( Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux )

July 21, 2021

Nautical weekends (July 24-25, July 31 & August 1 and August 7-8), presented by the City of Coteau-du-Lac and the Municipality of Les Coteaux

As part of the nautical festival, the City of Coteau-du-Lac and the Municipality of Les Coteaux, offer you a program rich in entertainment and activities that will take place over three weekends. Current health instructions will be observed throughout the festival.

Programming

July 24-25 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Introduction to sailing – Fédération de la voile du Québec
  • Paddle boards
  • Tubing towed by a pontoon on Lac Saint-François (by reservation only) *
  • Floating trampoline and slide

July 24 (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

July 25 (8:30 p.m.)

  • Cine-floating at the intermunicipal swimming pool (by reservation only) *

 


July 31 – August 1 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

August 1 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Tubing towed by a pontoon on Lac Saint-François (by reservation only) *

August 7-8 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

  • Paddle boards
  • Mini-pedalos for the little ones
  • Zipline
  • Mayak polo shirt
  • Slackline demonstration (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

August 7 (8 p.m.)

  • Musical show: Performance by Marie-Pierre Leduc (by reservation)

 

For more information, consult the website of the town of Coteau-du-Lac: https://coteau-du-lac.com/evenements/#1622463339223-3b2aea00-cdef

* To book activities , you can call the following number: (450)267-3531 or write to the following email: loisirs@les-coteaux.qc.ca

Actualité 2021-07-19 Olivier Langevin
Heritage

The Parc des Ancres – a place that takes you on a journey

July 19, 2021

The Parc des Ancres – a place that takes you on a journey

The Anchor Park, located in Pointe-des-Cascades, is an open-air museum, which is accessible year-round. You can admire a hundred boat anchors and several other artefacts related to the maritime world, while enjoying nature.

This summer, until August 15, from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm, there will be 4 guide-interpreters who will complement the interpretation plates. These will make you discover the history of 300 years of river navigation. On site, you will even see the remains of a lock in the Soulanges canal.

This is the ideal place for a picnic that will make you fully enjoy the summer!

 

Photo credit: Olivier Langevin

Actualité 2021-07-16 Catherine Lauzon
Activities Art et culture Events Yoga

Inauguration of L’Embouchure, Pointe festive!

July 16, 2021

Inauguration of L’Embouchure

After announcing at the end of June the development of an ephemeral summer terrace at the western end of the Soulanges canal, the partners of the Embouchure unveiled the program that will energize the riverside site over the coming weeks.

Four themes could bring together the different activities presented:

Zenitude

  • Zen Saturdays: free yoga sessions along the canal, every Saturday, until September 11, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Serenity at the canal, HARP & SUP at sunset: Mondays July 19 and 26, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Possibility to rent a boat.

Musical

  • Meghan Oak: Saturday July 17
  • Galiléo, Orchester symphonique de la Vallée-du-Haut-Saint-Laurent, with the three suites of the “ Water Music ”by Handel : Saturday July 24
  • Pete Fortier: Saturday July 31
  • Marie-Pierre Leduc: July 7 (as part of Nautical Weekends)
  • Guillaume Lafond: Friday August 13
  • Jay Scott: Saturday August 21
  • Denis Miron and Virginie Cummins: Friday August 27
  • Laurent Barsalou: Saturday August 28
  • Émile Bilodeau: Friday September 3

Capacity is limited for all shows. Only 250 tickets are online.
To register, visit our calendar !

Nautical

Nautical weekends will be presented on July 24-25, July 31-1 er August as well as August 7 and 8 by the Municipalité des Coteaux and the City of Coteau-du-Lac. Faced with the uncertainty of the directives that awaited the organizers for the summer, the municipalities, which had initiated the Nautical Festival in 2019, decided to burst the event by offering free activities spread over three weekends. Nautical weekends are an opportunity to give the population privileged access to water. Initiation to sailing, towed tube tours (by reservation), floating inflatable games, raft construction, loan of non-motorized boats, waterline demonstration and initiation to slackline, zip line, mini-pedal boats, musical performances on pontoon are only ” an overview of the family offer that will be deployed there. A food truck will also be on site. Details of the program can be found online on the websites of the municipalities concerned.

Regional products

The summer terrace is the perfect place to present the brewers and winegrowers of Coteau-du-Lac and the region. The 5 @ 7 Fridays Discoveries will effectively allow people to discover our flavors. Moreover, the terrace menu offers at all times, among a wider choice, beers from the Brasserie Bois Blanc and the Microbrasserie des Trois-Lacs, spirits from the Distillerie des Trois-Lacs as well as wines from the Pomona vineyard.

July 23: Bois Blancs Brasserie
July 30: Pomone vineyard
August 6: Trois-Lacs microbrewery

About L’Embouchure | The site, which is a magnificent showcase on the Soulanges canal and Lake Saint-François, offers ephemeral furniture and a summer terrace open from Thursday to Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., until September 4. Following a call for projects, the City of Coteau-du-Lac, the Municipalité des Coteaux, the Coteau-du-Lac Recreation Committee and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges have entered into a partnership with the young company Groupe Loisir Suroît to enhance the Thomas-Monro (Coteau-du-Lac) and Louis-Stanislas-Pariseau (Les Coteaux) parks

 

Source: Press release issued on July 16, 2021

Photo credit: Catherine lauzon

Actualité 2021-06-28
Art et culture Biking Heritage Piste cyclable

The western mouth turns into a L’Embouchure, Pointe festive!

June 28, 2021

Coteau-du-Lac, June 28, 2021 – The City of Coteau-du-Lac, the Municipalité des Coteaux and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges are joining forces to revitalize the western mouth of the Soulanges canal by creating an ephemeral space. Indeed, for the summer season, the Thomas-Monro (Coteau-du-Lac) and Louis-Stanislas-Pariseau (Les Coteaux) parks will become “L’embouchure, pointe festive”.

Following a call for projects launched last February, a partnership with the young company Groupe Loisir Suroît will make it possible to animate the park from July 15 to September 4. The site, which is a magnificent showcase on the Soulanges canal and Lake Saint-François, will host a summer terrace which will be open from Thursday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Fun and festive atmosphere | The summer terrace will consist of a refreshment bar whose menu will present a large selection of microbrewery beers and local wines, commercial beers, cocktails with or without alcohol, lemonade as well as ice bars from the company POP Culture. , located in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. Colorful ephemeral furniture will dress the site and flower bed games will be available at the kiosk.

Programming | The season at L’Embouchure will be punctuated by events. Musical shows, DJ evenings, happy hours, yoga sessions on “Zen Saturdays”, SUP in the moonlight, SUP-Harp, activities on the water as part of the “Nautical weekends”: the summer will be effervescent on the tip.

Some activities are already confirmed:

  • Zen Saturdays: free yoga sessions along the canal, every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Show by the Galiléo orchestra: the three suites of “Handel’s Water Music”, Saturday July 24 at 5 pm
  • Special 5 to 7 of the Bois Blanc Microbrasserie: July 23
  • 5 to 7 special from the Microbrasserie des 3 Lacs: August 6
  • Yoga-harp with Sérénité Sonore and Lucie Vachon on July 12 at 6 p.m. ($)
  • Intimate Harp & SUP concerts with Sérénité Sonore July 19 and 26 at 8 p.m. ($)
  • Boat rental (kayak and SUP) with nature discovery kayak Vaudreuil-Soulanges from Saturday July 31
  • Nautical weekends: July 24-25, July 31-August 1 and August 7-8

 

FREE activities on the water or by the water for the whole family, including:

  • Initiation to sailing
  • Tube tours on the lake
  • Introduction to diving
  • Loan of kayaks and SUP
  • Raft construction and racing
  • Floating games

 

Programming is scalable. Special and themed activities as well as outdoor shows will be added over the weeks.

 

Actualité 2021-05-26 Bouge bouge
Activities Events

Series of running races organized by BougeBouge in Vaudreuil-Soulanges!

 

May 26, 2021

First series of running races organized by BougeBouge in Vaudreuil-Soulanges!

Following the government’s announcement of a deconfinement plan, BougeBouge excitedly announces a first series of running activities in Vaudreuil-Soulanges. BougeBouge therefore offers a program of four running activities spread over a 2-day weekend that will take place in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Saint-Lazare, Notre-Dame-de-Île-Perrot and Rigaud. This project was born out of a desire by cities to encourage the development and maintenance of healthy lifestyles of their citizens, while respecting public health measures.

The DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges organization and the municipalities along the Soulanges Canal are thrilled to be involved in this dynamic project!

BougeBouge is a non-profit organization which aims to promote physical health among adolescents, young families and retirees by organizing sports activities gatherings.

 

Program of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges series

1. Pointe-des-Cascades / Les Cèdres (canal de Soulanges), June 12-13, Parc Saint-Pierre
2. Saint-Lazare, July 10-11, Les Forestiers de Saint-Lazare
3. Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, July 17-18, Boulevard Perrot / Boulevard Saint- Joseph Intersection
4. Rigaud, August 14-15, Chalet de l’Escapade / Parc Chartier-de-Lotbinière

To participate in events: https://www.bougebouge.com/evenements/

To be a volunteer: https://www.bougebouge.com/benevoles/

Source : Series launch press release in Vaudreuil-Soulanges, May 19, 2021

Photo by : Sébastien Dimaulo Team BougeBouge

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Art et culture Heritage

Unveiling of the finalists of the competition for cultural and landscaping of the canal

 

April 19, 2021

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges unveils the finalists of the project competition for the cultural and landscaping of the Parc du Canal-de-Soulanges

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is proud to unveil the finalists for the project competition for the cultural and landscaping of the Parc du Canal-de-Soulanges launched last January. The objective of this competition is to develop a development vision anchored in the community and supported by the population in order to develop a master plan for the development of the park. All the anonymous proposals received were evaluated according to the evaluation criteria provided for in the competition rules by a jury which brings together professionals from several fields. This project is supported under the 2017-2020 agreement between the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Ministry of Culture and Communications

“I am proud to see that the project competition for the cultural and landscaping of the Parc du Canal-de-Soulanges as well as the interactive online survey have generated so much interest. With the proposals that we received and the answers obtained in the framework of the survey, I am convinced that we will create a unique place of high quality for our citizens ”, mentioned Mr. Patrick Bousez, prefect of the MRC and mayor of the municipality of Rivière-Beaudette.

“At the end of this master development plan, we will finally have a clear vision of the Soulanges canal for the enhancement of its 23.5 km. These are the first steps in a transformation that will take place over several decades, but which will strongly mark our territory, ”added Mr. Raymond Larouche, president of the Soulanges canal table and mayor of the Municipality of Les Cèdres.

The three finalist teams are as follows:

  • BC2 Groupe conseil inc.;
  • Fahey et associés in collaboration with Félix Dagenais;
  • Collectif Escargo in collaboration with Geneviève Murray.

These finalist teams are now moving on to the second stage of the competition in which they will have to deepen their ideas while integrating the vision of the citizens following the survey which was carried out by the MRC and its partners and which gathered the comments of more than 800 respondents.

The MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges has already held a meeting with the finalists in order to present important historical elements related to the canal as well as the results of the consultations to ensure that the final proposals of the candidates will respect the spirit of the place of the canal. as well as the citizen’s vision.

The winner of the project competition will be known in the summer of 2021.

About the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM brings together the 23 municipalities in its 855 km² territory, which stretches from L’Île-Perrot to the Ontario border. Under the political direction of its prefect, Mr. Patrick Bousez, the mission of the MRC aims at consultation, planning and management of the planning and development of its territory according to the principles of sustainable development. Its role as leader and unifier with the main stakeholders in the territory facilitates the coordination of regional actions in four spheres: planning, development, services to municipalities and services to citizens. The key words of the MRC are plan, concert and act. For more information, visit www.mrcvs.ca.

Source : Press release of MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges, April 14, 2021.

Photo by : L’Art de capter par Josiane Farand

 

Actualité 2021-05-03 Olivier Langevin
Art et culture Biking Heritage Piste cyclable

Soulanges cycling path: the season is off to a good start!

 

May 3, 2021

Soulanges cycling path: the season is off to a good start!

The arrival of May also marks the start of the cycling season on the Soulanges cycling path. For this occasion, the cycle path is getting a makeover and presents a brand new photographic exhibition.

 

A brand new citizen exhibition on the banners of the cycling path

Launched in 2020, the Soulanges cycling path banner renewal project has taken a new step with the recent installation of new exposition. The banners extend from the entrance to the bike path in Pointe-des-Cascades to Saint-Zotique, at the rate of one banner per kilometer, for a total of 54 photographic works presented. This project is supported by Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, in collaboration with the Soulanges cycling path committee and that it is funded by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications. The project allowed 11 residents of Vaudreuil-Soulanges to share their vision of our region, while refining their photographic and artistic technique. They benefited from the professional support of artist curator Caroline Hayeur.

 

In the coming weeks, the partners will unveil exhibition panels, presenting the photographers as well as the complete collection of photos, in Pointe-des-Cascades. A sign summarizing the project will also be installed in Rivière-Beaudette.

 

The partners wish to congratulate the participants Samuel Angers, Caroline Campeau, Philippe Chevalier, Patricia Chousa, Caroline Forget, Claire Gervais, Alain Lajoie, Valérie Langlais, Nancy Lépine, Natacha Marleau and Stéphanie Toulouse for their contribution to this citizen project.

 

Sanitary facilities

Since the official opening on May 1st the sanitary facilities (toilets) of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux, Saint-Zotique and Rivière-Beaudette have been open seven days a week and cleaned on on a daily basis. Get informed before you go to the path, as the situation may change at any time.

 

The current health situation imposes strict standards on the path, including physical distancing, wearing a mask when required and abstinence from attendance if you have symptoms. For a reminder concerning the health standards in force, citizens can consult the following website: https://www.loisir.qc.ca/assets/Uploads/Nouvelles/20-085-140-13_COVID19-PaliersAlerte_mesuresLS-9avril2021_16h15.pdf

 

Asphalt work in progress

The spring paving work should be completed in the week of May 3, 2021. Emergency interventions can take place at any time during the season. The Soulanges Cycling Path Committee invites cyclists to respect the signs.

 

Photo credit: Olivier Langevin. Banner by Samuel Angers.

 

Actualité 2021-06-22 Olivier Langevin
Activities Environment Events Kayak

A first “paddling event” in the canal on July 10!

June 22, 2021

 

A first paddling event in the Soulanges canal as part of the Mois de l’eau.

The Conseil du bassin versant de la region de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (COBAVER) and Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV), in collaboration with the ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC), invite the population to come celebrate Le Mois de l’eau on the Soulanges canal with their small boat.

 

Explore the Soulanges canal in a different way

With nearly 130 years of history, the Soulanges Canal is a regional museum on the water that has played an important role in the development of navigation in Canada. Its contemplation reminds us of the technological prowess of the time.

Mois de l’eau is a great opportunity to reclaim our rivers by navigating them. Whether by kayak, canoe or paddle board, the descent of the Soulanges canal will allow you to discover it differently, while reflecting on the importance of water, its challenges and the ecological services that this resource. provides us.

  • Date: Saturday July 10, 2021. Postponed to the next day in case of rain.
  • Cost: Free. Participants must own and transport their boat. Limited places, registration required.
  • Location: Meeting point and departure point of the land shuttle: Pointe-des-Cascades
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate. Route: 7.5 km from Les Cèdres (chemin Saint-Féréol) to the heart of the village of Pointe-des-Cascades.
  • Duration: between 2 and 4 hours, with two portages on the route (including one of 400 meters).

For details and registration, visit https://canaldesoulanges.ca/eventer/descente-du-canal

Context

In recent years, a non-motorized boat rental kiosk has been located in the heart of Coteau-du-Lac and provides access to a canal basin for amateur paddlers, as well as the most seasoned. It is in this context and by noting the growing enthusiasm for paddle sports in the canal combined with the lack of accessibility to the rivers of the region that the COBAVER and DEV have undertaken to set up an activity allowing to explore several consecutive sections of the canal. 2021 will see the birth of this event, with the stated objective of transforming this activity into an annual meeting for the citizens of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and for visitors.

«Mois de l’eau Water Month is a great opportunity to kick off the event. The loss of public riparian land has reduced accessibility to the region’s bodies of water and rivers in recent years. This association with DEV at the Soulanges canal will increase this accessibility and the population’s contact with nature, as well as with the history of the region ” says Julie Cyr, director of COBAVER-VS.

June – Mois de l’eau

The Mois de l’eau initiative is provided for in the 2018-2023 Action Plan of the Quebec Water Strategy, which deploys concrete measures to protect, use and manage water and aquatic environments responsibly, integrated and sustainable. This year, Mois de l’eauwill be all about stormwater runoff. A diffuse and insidious source of pollution that affects the quantity and quality of water. For more details, visit www.moisdeleau.org or COBAVER-VS paper on the subject.

 

About the partners

Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Founded in 2009, le Conseil du bassin versant de la région de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is a non-profit watershed organization mandated by the Government of Quebec to develop, update and implement the region’s Water Master Plan. and ensure consultation, planning and coordination of integrated water management in the territory.

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges’s mission is to promote regional economic effervescence and growth. The organization has been involved in the development and enhancement of the Soulanges canal since it was given this mandate by the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges in 2017.

 

Photo credit: Olivier Langevin.

 

Actualité 2020-07-14
Activities Biking Environment Events Piste cyclable

Collective clean up chore in honor of Earth Day

 

April 14, 2021

Collective clean up chore for Earth Day

Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV) and the municipalities bordering the Soulanges bike path invite citizens to a great collective chore in honor of Earth Day. Earth Day is a great time to get involved for the planet and this collective chore is the perfect way to start the beautiful season.

The chore will be held on April 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the municipalities of Pointe-des-Cascades, Les Cèdres, Coteau-du-Lac, Les Coteaux, Saint-Zotique and Rivière-Beaudette. In order to ensure compliance with sanitary measures and control attendance, registrations are required this year. Those wishing to register are invited to do so at www.canaldesoulanges.ca. On the day of the event, bags and gloves will be provided for those who do not have them. Note that the event is postponed to the next day in the event of bad weather.

 

Sanitary measures

Departures could be done in waves, if the number of participants requires it. Information will be emailed to registrants where applicable. When registering, the names of all group participants must be indicated in the web form. The organizers wish to remind that outdoor activities are authorized in our region provided that the groups do not exceed eight people and that they wear a face covering if they do not come from the same home.

 

About the Soulanges cycling path

Official opening of the bike path is on May 1st. The Soulanges bike path is part of the green route no.5, which links the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region to Ontario and the island of Montreal. The Soulanges bike path is a 36 kilometer multifunctional trail, the first 23 kilometers of which run along the Soulanges Canal, a heritage and recreational infrastructure of prime importance for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region.

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Activities Kayak

Job offer! Kayak and SUP rental agents – Canal de Soulanges (seasonal)

March 22nd, 2021

Job offer! Kayak and SUP rental agents – Canal de Soulanges (seasonal employees)

Since 2018, DEV has been mandated to animate and enhance the Soulanges canal in the context of the creation of a regional park. Among the activities set up as part of this mandate, there is a rental kiosk for non-motorized boats (kayaks and paddle boards) in the village heart of Coteau-du-Lac. DEV is looking for dynamic and autonomous people to provide service for the kiosk for the summer of 2021. The project is being carried out in collaboration with the Carrefour jeunesse emploi de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CJEVS).

 

Fonctions

  • Provide the boat rental service, according to the standards in force;
  • Collect payments and visitor information;
  • Provide safety equipment and accompany visitors in launching their boat;
  • Control the comings and goings on the site,
  • Clean the various equipment according to the procedures in place and make visitors aware of compliance with health standards;
  • Represent DEV, the CJEVS and their partners to various clienteles;
  • Participate in the animation or monitoring of micro-events being attempted on the site or (exceptionally) elsewhere around the Soulanges canal;
  • Respond to visitors’ requests for information;
  • Occasionally, travel around the area to perform cyclist counts or other interventions on the bike path;
  • All other related tasks aimed at helping DEV and the CJEVS in their interventions in the field.

Requirements and qualifications

  • Be under the age of 30;
  • Have a good experience in customer service;
  • Have well-developed social skills to enhance the visitor’s customer experience;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: aptitudes for teamwork, autonomy, dynamism, versatility, sense of initiative, sense of organization;
  • Desire to work outdoors, good physical shape;
  • Bilingualism (essential);
  • Have a good knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region and its tourism industry (an asset);
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends;
  • Having access to a car, an asset.


Working conditions

Salary: $ 16.50 per hour
Schedule: 30 hours/week
Duration: 11 to 13 weeks
Start: training and start-up in June
Deadline: April 9, 2021

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested must send their curriculum vitae, by April 9, 2021, by email to:

DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges – Soulanges canal project
Rental agent position – kayak and SUP on the canal

info@canaldesoulanges.ca

 

Actualité 2021-03-22 L'Art de capter par Josiane Farand
Activities Art et culture Biking Events Kayak Piste cyclable Yoga

Job offer! Animation coordinator – Canal de Soulanges (seasonal)

 

March 22, 2021

Job offer! Animation coordinator (seasonal job)

Since 2018, DEV has had the mandate to animate and enhance the Soulanges canal in the context of the creation of a regional park. Among the activities set up as part of this mandate, we find a non-motorized boat rental kiosk (kayaks and paddle boards) in the village heart of Coteau-du-Lac, Zen Saturdays at the canal, the organization of various one-off events as well as the management of a brand new website to promote activities on the canal.

DEV is looking for a dynamic and autonomous person who will be responsible for coordinating field activities for the 2021 summer season.

 

Functions

  • Assist the project manager in planning activities and events at the canal for the summer of 2021 (communications, promotion, logistics, relations with suppliers and employees, etc.);
  • Prepare the kayak kiosk season and ensure the sound management of activities during the weeks of operation;
  • Manage the reception of participants and suppliers, the taking of statistics and photos, etc. during entertainment (Zen Saturdays, concerts, nautical events, occasional presence at the kayak kiosk, happy hour, etc.);
  • Ensure the complete coordination of certain internal projects (collection of traffic statistics on the cycle path, classification of the website database, etc.);
  • Depending on the individual’s profile, contribute to communication tools related to the channel (newsletter, website, blog, etc.);
  • Where applicable, be responsible for the telephone line or social media dedicated to the Soulanges channel;
  • All other related tasks aimed at assisting DEV in its interventions related to the channel.

 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Have a good experience in customer service;
  • Have experience in event coordination or project management;
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes and behaviors: autonomy, dynamism, interpersonal skills, availability, honesty, versatility, sense of initiative and sense of organization;
  • Bilingualism;
  • Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends;
  • Have a good knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region and its tourism industry (an asset);
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car;
  • University students and young people under 30 are welcome to apply.

 

Working conditions

Salary: $ 18 per hour
Schedule: 20 to 30 hours / week, depending on the period
Duration: 16 to 18 weeks (mid-May to mid-September)
Deadline: April 9, 2021

 

Apply for this job

Anyone interested must send their curriculum vitae, by April 9, 2021, by email to:

DEV Vaudreuil-Soulanges – Soulanges canal project
Animation coordinator position – Soulanges canal
info@canaldesoulanges.ca

 

Main photo credit: The art of capturing by Josiane Farand

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Art et culture Heritage

A contest for the cultural and landscape development of the Soulanges Canal park

 

January 19th, 2021

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and the Ministry of Culture and Communications recently launched a contest for the cultural and landscape development of the Soulanges Canal park. This national-level contest, coordinated by Madame Isabelle Giasson from EVOQ Architecture, will encourage a plan that enhances the canal’s importance, reflects the area’s identity, and honors the visions of local partners and citizens.

Complete documents as well as the contest timeline can be found here : https://mrcvs.ca/planification/canaldesoulanges.

For all questions related to the contest, please email concourscanalsoulanges@mrcvs.ca.

 

Vaudreuil-Soulanges Citizens Invited to Participate

The Vaudreuil-Soulanges MRC and the Ministry of Culture and Communications are inviting local citizens to express their ideas and vision for the Soulanges Canal via a survey, which will be available until March 4, 2021 at http://bit.ly/sondage_canaldesoulanges. http://bit.ly/sondage_canaldesoulanges. The survey is intended to collect information that will be passed on to contest finalists to help them develop their ideas in the second phase in the competition. We encourage you all to participate and share!

 

Source : MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges press release, published January 14, 2021.

Photo by : L’Art de capter par Josiane Farand

 

Actualité 2020-12-02 Johanne Mitchell
Art et culture Heritage

Cyprienne, Musée régional’s little mouse, visits the canal!

 

December 2nd, 2020

Cyprienne visits the canal!

 

Have you met Cyprienne the Mouse? She’s the cultural ambassador of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum, the mini leader of education services for the museum’s school programs. This busy mouse is also part of shop local campaigns all over the region of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Hero of 11 youth literature albums, Cyprienne stars in yet another adventure, launched just in time for the holidays. Guess where this latest adventure takes place? The old power dam in Les Cèdres! We thought this was a great time to introduce you to Cyprienne and the artists behind this charming project.

 

A Tiny History of Cyprienne the Mouse

The first volume of Cyprienne’s tales, Les aventures de Cyprienne, was released in 2010. Since her first adventure, Cyprienne has had a very special power: she can travel through time just by touching objects in the museum’s collection. The possibilities are endless! Cyprienne is on a mission to use her time traveling abilities to uncover the past, taking her young readers on imaginative and educational journeys through history.

 

Chantal Séguin, author

Visual arts curator and director of education services for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum, Chantal Séguin has played a vital role in the region’s cultural landscape for the past 20 years. While she has a particular affection for our beautiful region and its history, Chantal also loves the French language and its rich vocabulary, using its intricacies to share her passions through writing.

 

Johanne Mitchell, illustrator

A talented designer, Johanne Mitchell develops a variety of promotional materials for the museum. From early on, she was fascinated by illustrations for children, leading her to study children’s literature. After dabbling in watercolors, Johanne returned to the media of her youth, crayons.

 

You can find Cyprienne stories at Éditions Vaudreuil in Vaudreuil-Dorion, at hairsalon Myrage in Rigaud, at the Marché écolocal (Les Coteaux) or on their website ecolocal.csur.ca… or directly at the museum!

 

Source : Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, chef de projet Canal de Soulanges

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Actualité 2020-07-14
Art et culture Heritage

The Pointe-des-Cascades Lighthouse looks good as new

 

November 17th, 2020

The Pointe-des-Cascades Lighthouse looks good as new

 

If you visited St. Pierre Park in the heart of Pointe-des-Cascades at the beginning of November, did you notice a major landmark was missing? The village’s famous lighthouse went in for a few weeks of rest and restoration to return it to its former glory! The 50-foot structure, built in 1904 and moved to St. Pierre Park, was unassembled, moved and restored before returning home on November 12. The restoration project was the work of Entreprises LD Raby inc. in Saint-Polycarpe. According to the company, the biggest challenges during this project were the transportation of the lighthouse as well as the work required on site. The lighthouse is back and better than ever; all the rust holes were repaired, its stairs were reinforced and it was repainted according to Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) guidelines.

 

You can immediately see that the restoration did a lot of good for the century-old lighthouse. Thanks to the municipality for leading the initiative and to all those who collaborated to make this project a success. Thanks to the municipality for leading the initiative and to all those who collaborated to make this project a success.

 

To learn more about the history and use of lighthouses along the canal, visit our Heritage page.

 

Photo credit: Piero Ravatti

Source : Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, chef de projet canal de Soulanges

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Actualité 2020-07-14
Art et culture Heritage

The museum rewards projects linked to the Soulanges Canal!

 

November 10th, 2020

The museum rewards projects linked to the Soulanges Canal!

On October 21, the Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges announced the winners of the 2020 prix du Mérite patrimonial during the museum’s virtual annual general assembly. Since 1997, the prix du Mérite patrimonial has recognized the efforts of individuals and organizations working to elevate the importance of heritage.

2020 was a special year for the awards: the two prizes were given to projects that have ties to the Soulanges Canal. We would like to congratulate and highlight the extraordinary work of the winners. If you missed the news and would like more details , here are the projects honoured this year.

 

The Pointe-des-Cascades Historical Research Society and the Parc des ancres

The Pointe-des-Cascades Historical Research Society was rewarded for their enormous efforts on the new phase of the town’s Parc des ancres. The park pays homage to the maritime history of the region, and recently underwent an incredible transformation during a long-term project that concluded this year. Included in the work was the renewal of the main plaza and the installation of around 50 interpretive panels. Bravo to the whole team for this amazing project.

You can find a complete description of the Parc des ancres on our Heritage page.

 

Sébastien Borduas merges visual art and heritage

The second 2020 Prize was given to visual artist Sébastien Borduas for Passage, a work of art unveiled this fall at the Les Cèdres municipal dock. The work, made possible with financing from the Fonds d’appui au rayonnement régional (FARR) offered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, promotes the Les Cèdres identity as well as the town’s history. Making this work of art truly special is how it was conceived with the environment in mind, so that it is perfectly integrated into the landscape- it is almost as if it has always been there! The project was also recognized by the judges as an important contribution to the enrichment of Les Cèdres’ local cultural scene. Congratulations to Sébastien Borduas for this magnificent piece of art!

You can see a complete description of the project on our site’s Public Art section.

 

Photo credit: Christian Gonzalez (representation of Passage, by Sebastien Borduas)

Source : Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, chef de projet Canal de Soulanges

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Actualité 2020-07-14
Environment Events

ZIP Committee Clean-Up initiative with Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent

September 15th, 2020

ZIP Committee Clean-Up initiative

 

If you visited the west end of the Soulanges canal on September 11, you may have noticed a group of divers, volunteers and committee members from ZIP Haut-Saint-Laurent hard at work. They were all out in support of Semaine du Saint-Laurent, a week celebrating the famous river. ZIP coordinated an effort with multiple partners to clean up the riverbed and bank, in service of the greater goal of restoring the St. Lawrence River eco-system. The initiative was financed by the Fonds d’action Saint-Laurent (FASL) and the Programme maritime pour la biodiversité du Saint-Laurent in collaboration with the Government of Québec.

The clean-up was a great success. More than 50 people gave their time, removing a significant amount of trash from the waterway. We would like to thank the ZIP committee for this wonderful initiative and for their continued efforts to protect our natural environments!

For more information about the ZIP committee and its mission, please visit their website: http://www.ziphsl.org/

 

Photo credit:  Elizabeth Leroux

Source : Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, chef de projet Canal de Soulanges

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