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After a very rainy spring, summer has finally arrived and is sure to be fantastic. And in Mount Royal, we are ready to make the most of the balmy days and nights coming our way.
Now that the warm weather is here, the flowers and trees in our 30 some parks and dozens of other green spaces are greeting the sun with joy. Be sure to visit all our outdoor spaces around Town to fully appreciate this beautiful show. New this year: a magnificent tropical display awaits you at the municipal pool. A stone’s throw away, our dog run is always popular, regardless of the season. July is just around the corner: for cooling off, the water games in Mohawk Park are hard to beat. That said, the Reginald J. P. Dawson Library is also a perfect place for spending a few hours and keeping cool when the temperature starts heading for new highs.
The return of summer also sees the return of our Mount Royal Celebrates series of shows and concerts. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the series is bringing back several favourite groups. It will also feature, for the first time in Mount Royal, Shakespeare in the Park’s touring production of Much Ado About Nothing put on by Montreal’s renowned Repercussion Theatre. We are delighted to host this professional theatre company, and I hope the turnout will be large when they pay us a visit on July 27.
The days until July 6, when Mount Royal Celebrates kicks off with the group Rebound, will be filled with all kinds of activities. Every year, Townies gather by the thousands for Summerfest and its beautiful fireworks; this time around, it will be held on June 28, starting at 17:30, and all families are invited to join the fun behind the Rec centre. Then, a mere few days later, we will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, as 150 new Canadians will take their oath at Town Hall at 11:00 on July 1 in collaboration with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Be part of the celebration: feel free to drop by and wish a warm welcome to our new fellow citizens and taste the traditional Canada Cake!
The library’s 50th anniversary celebrations are continuing throughout the year and I encourage you to stay on the lookout so as not to miss any of the coming activities. All are in keeping with the meetings with authors, children’s celebrations, various kinds of performances and other surprises that have already marked the year at this venerable institution.
While you are enjoying our facilities and activities across the Town, we will be hard at work to make them better. In particular, Schofield and Darling parks will be receiving new playground modules. In addition, a basketball and pickleball court is currently being installed near the arena and curling club and, as you probably know, Daoust Park is getting a makeover.
To one and all, enjoy the summer!