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District 2 Meeting Summary -June 2, 08

Spring Fair a Gigantic Success

During the mandate of this city council a number of new activities and programs have been introduced. Two years ago we presented our first Emergency Services/Public Safety Day. Last year a garage sale and Public Works Day debuted. This year we rolled everything into one on Sunday, May 25 for our maiden Spring Fair.

The Fair actually included four major events along a stretch of Mackle Rd. including Emergency Services Day, a mega garage sale with 60 vendors, the Public Works Carnival and Eco-Action Day. At Emergency Services Day in the parking lot across from the Beth Israel Beth Aaron synagogue residents got to meet members of EMS, police, fire department, public security, vCOP, and other services. Kids enjoyed the police horses, EMS van, the colouring booth and more.
The mega garage sale at the Confederation Annex building behind the Samuel Moskovitch Arena had 60 tables to browse. Residents were also invited to bring their old electronic devices for proper disposal and donate clothes. Anyone who donated an old bicycle to SOS-Vélo was entered in a draw to win an EcoVelo recycled bicycle.
The Public Works Fair, in front of the Public Works building on Mackle Rd. supported the Missing Children’s Network. A donation gave kids access to barbecue food, real vehicles, inflatables, face painting, flower planting, arts and crafts and more. Parents received a booklet with their child’s photo and fingerprint on site.
At EcoAction Day at the Public Works building residents learned about recycling and curbside compost collection, got free garden compost and could drop off household hazardous waste. Dr. Joe Schwarcz, a resident of Côte Saint-Luc, was a special guest speaker. Kids learned about composting and how to make a zero-waste lunch.
Congratulations to the organizers. As a councillor I enjoyed the day immensely.

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