The schedule for the 48th edition of Canada Day celebrated in Deux-Montagnes, was announced at a press conference held yesterday at City Hall. The Mayor of Deux-Montagnes, Mr. Denis Martin, and the President of the Canada Day Committee for MRC Deux-Montagnes, Mr. Tom Whitton have invited the entire MRC population to gather in large numbers on Monday, July 1st at Central Park in Deux-Montagnes.
“It is an honour for the City of Deux-Montagnes to be a partner for Canada Day, an event which always brings together citizens of the region. For all who accept the invitation, it is the ideal moment to celebrate our pride in being Canadian though a variety of activities in our image,” declared Mr. Denis Martin, Mayor of Deux-Montagnes.
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For his part, Mr. Tom Whitton mentioned, “Deux-Montagnes is, by far, the best place to celebrate Canada Day on the North Shore or in the Greater Montreal Region. I must thank our partners, the City of Deux-Montagnes, the Government of Canada, Desjardins – Caisse de Saint-Eustache/Deux-Montagnes, Selection Deux-Montagnes and Groupe JCL (L’Éveil/Nord-Info) for their substantial contribution to our memorable cultural event.”
As in years past, a parade will kick off the celebrations. The parade will start at the Royal Canadian Legion at 11 h 45, leading to City Hall, where our national anthem, “O Canada” will be sung. The parade will then continue on to Central Park. In naming a Parade Marshall for 2019, the Committee is honoured to recognize not a single person, but all of the employees of the three front-line departments which protected Deux-Montagnes from the flood water all through this past spring:
- Public Works and Technical Services Department
- Deux-Montagnes/Sainte-Marthe-Sur-Le-Lac Intermunicipal Fire Department
- Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes Police Force
The Festivities – New Activities
Starting at 12:30pm, many family activities will be offered: face-painting, train rides, horseshoes tournament, etc. New for 2019 – pony rides and a giant bubble workshop.
Live music featuring artists from the region will be presented from 3pm right up to midnight. The headlining band is Persuasion, a tribute to Santana, not forgetting, of course, the spectacular fireworks display, presented by the City of Deux-Montagnes, which will fill the sky at 10:15pm.
A Place for Teens and Young Adults
Thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, a new sub-committee of teens and young adults was form to organize different activities targeting their age group : Virtual Reality Gaming Station, an Escape game, a « Chill Zone », as well as giant games, including Jenga, Foosball and Hungry Hippos.
The complete schedule is attached to this press release and can also be consulted on the Committee’s web site at www.celebrationcanada-mrcdm.ca
“Again this year, the Caisse Desjardins of Saint-Eustache/Deux-Montagnes is happy to be a partner in Canada Day. As a cooperative, the Caisse has as its mission to contribute to the social and economic well-being of our society, and being a part of festivities in our community is another concrete example of our contribution,” underlined Mr. Neil Hawthorn, Director General of Caisse Desjardins.
Ms. Ginette Collin, Director General of Selection Deux-Montagnes, also expressed her pleasure to contribute to Canada Day, “At Selection Deux-Montagnes, all is in place to offer a stimulating retirement in a life framework well anchored in the local community. Let us share special moments during this day. Happy Canada Day to all! »
Finally, we must also highlight the support from our major sponsors for the event: Benoit Charette, Provincial MNA for Deux-Montagnes, Lanthier & Beatty Construction and RTS Installations.
If you would like to volunteer for the day, please contact Christine Neumayer at 514 827-1361.