As Quebec relaxes the confinement measures and thanks to good news relating to the slowing of the pandemic in Canada, many North Shore cities are reopening with some beautiful activities for their residents and visitors.
For the water enthusiasts, a trip to la Sablière beach in Sainte Marthe sur le Lac will surely not disappoint. The beach opened on June 29th. In order to provide visitors with a safe environment, measures have been put in place. All beach users must wash their hands before entering the site, respect social distancing and the principles of respiratory hygiene. The number of visitors to the site will be limited to allow the requested distance.
As a preventive measure, boat rentals will not be possible. It is also recommended that citizens bring their own water because the fountain will be closed.
In the city of Lorraine, one can participate in a discovery pedestrian rally that will take visitors to most of the beautiful areas of the city. With family or friends, people can explore the city by answering the questions proposed in two pedestrian rallies. The 2 different routes cover the north and south parts of the city, and residents can choose the closest point to their house by consulting the rally’s maps on the city website
For the art lovers, Blainville offers the opportunity to visit the exhibition Lumière sur la Collection which, as of July 16th, is presenting a selection of works from the Permanent Collection of Works of Art and Crafts of the City of Blainville, accompanied by informative texts on the works and artists. It is interesting to note that the works in the Collection have not been presented at the exhibition center since 2007. A visit to the exhibition requires an appointment. For more information, art lovers can consult the city website.
The City of Blainville’s Permanent Collection of Works of Art and Crafts brings together more than 200 works that present a wide variety of techniques, styles and disciplines.
With the Permanent Collection, the City strives to supervise the acquisition, distribution, documentation and conservation of works mainly from artists and artisans born, living or having lived in the MRC Thérèse-De Blainville .
The main disciplines targeted are painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, engraving, works on paper (watercolor, pastel, etc.), works of public art and integration into architecture as well as works of art from fine crafts.
Sainte-Thérèse also boasts its own artistic endeavors with a new public art work called Sonata for a village, when art tells history.
In its desire to animate the Village culturally, the City of Sainte-Thérèse installed on July 8th the work Sonata pour un village by artist Isabelle Gagné, on one of the exterior walls of the Quartier Belmont. This imposing and colorful light panel can be admired at the intersection of Dubois and Turgeon streets.
It is thanks to a competition on the theme Teresian heritage: the history of pianos that the artist Isabelle Gagné stood out for her creativity and artistic approach. “Madame Gagné has managed to transpose several pieces of archives from our rich history into a vibrant and modern work, but marked by a sweet nostalgia”, said Mrs. Sylvie Surprenant, mayoress of Sainte-Thérèse.
This public art project is the second of three light panels that will be installed in the Village by 2021. In 2019, the work “Carpool” by Yannick Picard on the theme of the community was displayed on the wall of the café On. The third panel planned for 2021 will address the theme of the family and will be installed on the Maison du Citoyen.
In Saint-Eustache the corporation of the Moulin Légaré has launched its summer season to welcome visitors in a friendly and safe atmosphere with the gradual return of visits to heritage attractions and guided walking tours.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to rediscover the exhibitions presented at the Espace Muséal du Manoir Globensky, the permanent exhibition La Rébellion de 1837 dans le Comté des Deux-Montagnes and the temporary exhibition From maple to cane: looks past and present on maple syrup production which has been extended until September 27th.
Guided tours of the Légaré mill will also be offered four times a day
Finally, three commented pedestrian circuits will be offered alternately at 11 a.m., from Saturday to Tuesday, from July 11 to August 25, 2020, namely the On the footsteps of the patriots, the Historical Circuit of Old-Saint-Eustache and the Cemetery Circuit of Saint-Eustache.
“The present situation provides us with the opportunity to take advantage of the tourist attractions very close to the house. This summer, come and discover or rediscover all that Vieux-Saint-Eustache has to offer. Also, do not miss the opportunity to take a tour of the public market, every Saturday, and visit the shops on rue Saint-Eustache which are open and accessible during the last phase of the work. Local purchasing is vital! “declared the mayor Pierre Charron.
In Deux-Montagnes, residents only can enjoy an escape from the day to day stressful reality and nurture their inner calmness thanks to free yoga and tai-chi classes. The yoga classes take place every Monday at the Parc Armitage, corner chemin d’Oka and 26e Avenue with Sarra Tidjani. The tai-chi classes take place every Wednesday in the same location with instructor Sylvie Gagnon.