Appel aux artistes
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A call to artists for the creation of an artistic placottoir at the canal!

February 14, 2023

A call to artists for the creation of an artistic placottoir at the canal!

The Soulanges Canal is a heritage site of great importance for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. It is also a gathering place for our citizens, where the identity of the place is intimately linked to family histories, childhood, or the landscape of a welcoming land for our new residents. For artists, the Soulanges Canal can be a place of inspiration, creation and diffusion. Such is the ambition of the Parc du canal de Soulanges, which places culture and the arts at the heart of its mission.

Context and project | Parc du canal de Soulanges is currently calling on artistic collectives (existing or spontaneous) or individual artists (in visual arts or multidisciplinary) to submit an application for the collective construction of a placottoir-type stop in the Soulanges Canal Park. The concept includes public participation in the creation phase, notably through citizen workshops and outdoor creation. These workshops, held over a period of 4 to 6 weeks, should solicit the spontaneous participation of site visitors and/or the transfer of knowledge from the artist to the visitor.

The artistic direction and coordination of the project is assured by the artist Sonia Haberstich, who will be joined by 2 or 3 other artists, selected on an individual basis or as a collective.

The project will be located at the entrance of the Village des Écluses, just in front of the new Parc du canal de Soulanges office, at 2 Chemin du Canal, Pointe-des-Cascades.

The project is made possible thanks to the support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges within the framework of the Entente en développement culturel 2021-2023. We would also like to thank the ministère des Affaires Municipales et de l’Habitation for their support of the Parc du canal de Soulanges’ 2023 operations.

The complete call for applications (french only) is available by following THIS LINK.

Send your complete file(documents assembled in a single pdf document) by email to Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, Executive Director of the Parc du canal de Soulanges(direction@canaldesoulanges.ca), no later than Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

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Art et culture Community Environment

Polymer cycle, by Philippe Corriveau, inaugurated in the Nature Park!

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.

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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.

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Join our team!

May 12, 2023

Job offer!

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 for outdoor activities and the discovery of various 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 dynamic people interested in contributing to our unifying project. A stimulating challenge for outdoor, cultural, heritage and planning enthusiasts!

Join the team!

 

Animation Development Officer

  • 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.

⇒See full job posting (french only)

 

Responsable de l’entretien et de la sécurité

  • Lead the implementation of the Soulanges Canal Park maintenance department.
  • Carry out various maintenance and janitorial operations in the park, in the canal basins and in sites with a specific vocation (Pointe-des-Cascades nature park, rental kiosk, L’Embouchure, etc.)
  • Manage the entire health and safety file for the Park.
  • Responsible for emergency plans, procedures and response.
  • Research current laws and regulations, safety and design standards, industry best practices, etc.
  • Coordinate and supervise external suppliers and temporary employees required to complete the various projects under his/her responsibility.
  • Ensure the storage, maintenance and replacement of materials, equipment and tools in the park, in collaboration with the team.
  • To contribute to the maintenance of security in the Park, to the prevention of mischief and to the application of the regulations in force.

⇒See full job posting (french only)

 

Want to chat?

Send your questions or applications to direction@canaldesoulanges.ca.
Interviews will be held on a rolling basis during the months of May and June 2023.

 

Photo credit : Olivier Langevin
*French postings : Le masculin est utilisé dans le seul but d’alléger le texte.

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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

 

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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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

 

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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

 

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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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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.

Actualité 2021-07-16 Catherine Lauzon
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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

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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 2021-05-03 Olivier Langevin
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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.

 

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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

 

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Call for projects for the animation of the western mouth – summer 2021

 

March 23, 2021

Call for projects for the animation of the western mouth of the Soulanges canal – summer 2021

Stretching over 23.5 km, the Soulanges canal has had a major impact on the socio-economic development of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. Today, it represents, for the some 150,000 residents of the region (including 13,000 in the municipalities directly affected by this call for projects), a prominent heritage, cultural and outdoor space. The western mouth of the Soulanges canal is an area that is considered to have high recreational tourism potential given its location and the characteristics of the land that makes it up. The site is shared between two municipalities, in large part by the Thomas-Monro and Louis-Stanislas-Pariseau parks, totaling approximately 20,000 square meters. Although belonging to two separate municipalities, these two parks are contiguous. Located near a village center, at the crossroads of the Soulanges cycle path (200,000 passages in front of the meters in 2020) forming part of the Route verte, they constitute a window on Lake Saint-François (Saint-Laurent river) and are currently little exploited. In addition, many boaters navigate the waters of Lake Saint-François and the western mouth sector is a privileged place for anchoring.

The municipalities of Coteau-du-Lac and Les Coteaux as well as DEV would like to join forces with private projects to animate and enhance the site of the western mouth of the canal for the 2021 season in a collective and original formula.

Investments from regional partners are planned for 2021, in particular:

  • Concerts, events and / or cultural services;
  • Docking of a shuttle for thematic cruises (subject to authorization to set up a dock);
  • Free yoga sessions on Saturday mornings as part of Zen Saturdays at the Canal;
  • Site development by adding furniture and recreational items;

 

Regional organizations and businesses are invited to submit projects to animate and enhance the site this summer. The projects sought may be exclusively commercial (catering or other support service for the tourist industry), nautical, cultural, event or even combine different spheres of activity in order to create synergy.

 

All the info can be found here ➡️ Call for projects – information document

 

Main photo credit: Olivier Langevin

 

Source: Marianne Sigouin-Lebel, Canal de Soulanges project manager

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Actualité 2021-03-22 L'Art de capter par Josiane Farand
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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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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

 

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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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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

mslebel@developpementvs.com | 450 424-2262, poste 3231