- Municipal Council
Town of Mount Royal, April 22, 2009 – As part of Earth Day, on April 22, 2009, Town of Mount Royal’s Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee will meet with several dozen students from Académie St-Clément, Carlyle School and the west and east pavilions of École St-Clément. Beginning at 15:30, the linear park along the east side of the railway between Graham Boulevard and Wicksteed Avenue will be the site of a ceremony marking the end of a competition to give the park a name. Schoolchildren from the participating educational institutions will be present to submit their suggestions.
Launched in mid-March, the Name One of Our Town’s Green Spaces contest relied on the cooperation of the staff of local primary schools to sort through, select and submit ten proposed names per institution. Coming up with the names could be done as part of a class project. It was understood that the names should have a connection with Town of Mount Royal’s heritage or the environment and be accompanied by a text around 100 words long explaining the choice.
The proposed names will be submitted in the linear park on April 22, Earth Day 2009. “We were looking for an opportunity to involve local young people in raising awareness of the importance of green spaces, and this occasion was ideal,” said Councillor Philippe Roy, who heads the Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee.
The name of the linear park will be chosen by the committee members and Town Council. The official announcement of the winner is planned for June 2009, and the Town will install, at the park’s entrance, a toponymic sign bearing the park’s name.
Town of Mount Royal also reminds residents that April 22 is the entirely appropriate date on which this year’s yard trimmings collection will begin. The collection service has just been extended to 2,400 residential addresses in the Town.