Party In Les Tanneries June 5th!!

There will be bands playing, an art exhibition, film, lots of food, activities, raffles, etc…

Cette fête s’autofinancera par la vente de billets ($5.00) pour le grand Tirage (incluant le prix d’une soirée pour 2 personnes au restaurant le Bitoque avec le maire du sud-ouest Benoit Dorais) et par la vente de billets pour la nourriture et les prix de présence (10 billets pour $5 = 10 chances pour les prix de présences en plus de pouvoir les échanger pour de la nourriture)  
(Valeur total des prix $700)

Réservez vos billets pour le grand tirage le (nombre est limité)
Pour plus d’Info: 514-440-2288 ou


Montreal, May 25th 2009

People from the Village des Tanneries are trying to reclaim their lives in the year following a public consultation process designed to assess the environmental impacts of the planned Turcot reconstruction.

The Ministry of Transport’s plan caused a great deal of turmoil, stress and uncertainty for the estimated 400 residents who live on the western fringe of St-Henri, many of whom are still facing possible expropriation. Students, single parents and seniors joined the ranks of social activists, urban planning experts and public health officials to denounce the many health, environmental and social impacts of the Quebec Ministry of Transport’s proposal.

‘The experience of the past two years has been incredibly intense… In many ways rewarding, but truly exhausting’ admits Jody Negley, co-founder of the local citizens’ committee (CCVT) …’Many of our community projects and summertime activities fell to the wayside as we fought to save the neighborhood. We need to shift gears’.

To this end, the CCVT is hosting a community block party to which all Village des Tanneries residents and supporters are invited: The ‘Fête des Voisins Solidaires’ on Saturday June 5th (1pm to 10pm) is to take place in the front parking lot of the 780 rue St-Rémi, the one hundred unit loft building still under threat.

Negley and fellow organizer Lorraine Krupa, a chef by profession, agree that the community is overdue for a celebration: A roster of bands will perform live on stage; a bazaar, a BBQ as well as a group photo exhibit and film screening about Turcot will take place. Local businesses and merchants are contributing food and $700 in prizes. Lucky winners will win supper with the borough mayor Benoit Dorais at restaurant Bitoque, luxury spa treatments, gift certificates as well as hourly door prizes. Proceeds of the two hundred raffle tickets to be sold will help finance 2010 summer projects in the Village des Tanneries.

For more information contact or 514-934-4540

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