Environmental activities

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion wishes to be an actor of change by offering its population educational activities concerning the environment.

Activities are reserved for Vaudreuil-Dorion residents, unless otherwise indicated. Reservations are required for most activities.

Les Écodécouvertes

Date Theme Conference speaker Location
January 18, 7 p.m. 

J'aime ma poubelle,
mais je la quitte

Jour de la Terre Library
February 21, 7 p.m.  Start seedlings L’Atelier paysan Library
March 27, 7 p.m. Electric cars CAA Québec Library
May 11, 7 p.m. Eco-friendly lawn Edith Smeesters Library
June 5 juin, 7 p.m. Garden herbalism Le Semoir Library
October 22, 1:30 p.m. Eco-friendly decor With Vanessa Sicotte from Damask et dentelle Centre multisports André-Chagnon
November 22, 7 p.m. Zero waste event MOTIO Library

See the Calendar section of the website for full conference details. 

Registrations 

Online or by phone at 450 455-3371, option 1

Horticultural Fair

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has been organizing the Horticultural Fair since 2020. Citizens are offered a distribution of compost, wood chips, ecological grass seeds, shrubs and small trees and more. Once planted, these plants will contribute to the greening and beautification of the city.

In 2022, the Horticultural Fair will be held on May 14 and 15, 2022 at the Municipal Arena. Compost will also be available at the Seguin fire station on the morning of May 14.

Registration

By appointment:

  • Distribution of shrubs, small trees and seeds (maximum of two shrubs per residence)
    Cost: $10/shrub (online payment when booking)
  • Self-service compost and wood chips
    Second distribution location (May 14 - FULL): 5130 Harwood Road (at the intersection of Montée d'Alstonvale)

Consult the full description of shrubs (in French). 

Registration starting on April 25th, 9 a.m. (online)
Citizen's card mandatory
Registration will close on May 10 or until availability depletion.

Chasses aux trésors

Since 2020, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has been organizing the Chasse aux trésors to give a second life to objects. Citizens are invited to drop off furniture or other objects at the curb that they wish to give to the next person. On a first-come, first-served basis, interested parties will be able to take possession of these treasures, free of charge.

Chasse aux trésors will be held September 11, 2022. Citizens must register before September 8 with the Environment Section at environnement@ville.vaudreuil-dorion.qc.ca or at 450-455-3371, option 1.

Citizens must mention their address and the objects they plan to offer: furniture, appliances, toys, dishes, cultural objects (music, literature, art), electronic devices, bathroom objects, tools and materials or other. The addresses collected, including the type of items donated, will be posted on the City's website the Friday before the Chasse aux trésors.

It is important to note that all items not collected must be picked up by 9 p.m. that evening. In case of rain, the decision to take the items outside or not is up to the participants. Thank you for your understanding.

Household hazardous waste and unprotected sharps will not be allowed to be displayed at the curb during the event, which will take place rain or shine.

Year of the garden

The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion has answered the call of the Fleurons du Québec and the Canadian Garden Council by declaring 2022 the Year of the Garden. The Year of the Garden aims to highlight the vital role of gardens and gardening on our quality of life at home, in our communities and across Canada. Everyone is invited to plant plants with red in them to express their pride in gardening and to join in the Year of the Garden 2022 celebrations.

Herb Planting and conference at Gannaiden Garden 

  • Saturday, June 4, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.   
  • Jardin Gannaiden (3045, montée d'Astonvale, Vaudreuil-Dorion)
  • Online registration starting April 19

Children are invited to come and build their own herb garden, accompanied by their parents or grandparents. The planting activity will be preceded by a conference given by Laurence Fauteux on the theme of urban agriculture. Families will then be able to visit and spend time in the Gannaiden garden. All materials for the activity will be provided by the City (pots, trowel, soil and herb plants).

Decorating pots and planting strawberry plants

  • Saturday, June 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
  • Le 405 Park (405 Saint-Charles Avenue, Vaudreuil-Dorion) 
  • Online registration starting April 19

Children are invited to come and decorate a pot in which they can then plant a strawberry plant as part of the Garden Day celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2022. All materials for the activity will be provided by the City (pots, trowel, soil and strawberry plants). It is recommended that you bring an apron for your child. 

 

Environmental awareness officers

Every year, from May to August, environmental awareness officers travel the streets of the City to answer citizens' environmental questions. They educate, inform and advise the public on environmental protection, in addition to leading various environmental awareness activities.

Réparothon

The Réparothon is held every year in October. This free activity offers citizens the opportunity to discuss and repair various objects. The offer changes from year to year. In 2023, the Réparothon will be held on October 2 at the Centre multisports André-Chagnon.

Kiosks on location:

  • Aiguisage CL (knife sharpening - maximum of 3);
  • Cercle des fermières (simple clothing repair);
  • Informa-Tech (repair of tablets and cell phones*);
  • L'Actuel (quiz on their services and donations accepted);
  • PC-Teck (solving computer problems);
  • Tricentris (good recycling practices);
  • City of Vaudreuil-Dorion (library, Le Lab and environment section).

* Only Iphone cell phones can be repaired on site. The others will be repaired later and will have to be picked up a few days later at the store, except the Iphone 12 and later models that cannot be repaired during the Réparothon.

Citizens are invited to bring in their used books for minor repairs. In collaboration with the Lab, they will also be able to give a second life to their old clothes through digital printing. To do so, they will need to bring clothing or pieces of fabric, as well as their images in digital format on a USB key. Citizens will also have the chance to dispose of their old batteries, ink cartridges, small electronic devices, corks and pencils at the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion's kiosk (environment section).

Information

For more information, contact the Environment Section by email or at 450-455-3371, option 1.

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