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Job offer! Agent de développement – Parc du canal de Soulanges

September 27, 2021

Job offer! Agent de développement – Parc du canal de Soulanges

The Parc du canal de Soulanges, through Développement Vaudreuil-Soulanges (DEV), is looking for a dynamic, proactive and autonomous person, interested in contributing to a large-scale project. The Parc du canal de Soulange is a signature attraction for Vaudreuil-Soulanges by offering multiple activities for citizens and visitors. Identified as one of the regional priorities, the establishment of the regional park is supported by many municipal, institutional and private players. Reporting to the director of the Parc du canal de Soulange, the Agent de développement will have the main challenges of:

Summary of tasks and responsibilities

→ Assist the general manager in the procedural and operational structuring of the park (budget, policies, etc.).
Propose new initiatives for visitors and citizens.
Plan, coordinate suppliers and / or take charge of the deployment of activities according to the established budget.
→ Contribute to the planning and implementation of communications and marketing strategies.
Respond to requests for information about the Soulanges canal and the Soulanges cycle path.
Establish active links and participate in meetings with stakeholders in leisure and culture, with regional or national organizations and various partners.
Collect and analyze relevant data, such as traffic on the bike path and events.
Monitor trends for programming planning.
All other related tasks aimed at interventions related to the canal.

Requirements and Qualifications

College or university diploma (preferred): tourism, recreation, regional development, cultural animation, or any related field.
Two years of relevant experience (eg: recreation, culture, outdoors, events or project management, etc.).
Great organizational and communication skills.
Ability to lead a new project on time and on budget.
Ability to work with various municipal, private, government and community partners.
Knowledge of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges territory (an asset).
Very good knowledge of French (oral and written) and good knowledge of English (oral).

Terms & Conditions

Temporary position (6 months – possibility of extension).
Full time 35 hours / week (variable depending on the period).
Be available to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.
Competitive salary.
Hybrid workplace – teleworking and outside (in the open air, along the Soulanges canal).
Travel to plan (own a car).

Apply for this job

Apply by October 24, 2021 by email, including your resume and cover letter, to direction@canaldesoulanges.ca with the title “Application: Agent de développement”.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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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.

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.

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

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