The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion awards $404,000 to its organizations
The traditional awards ceremony for accredited socio-community, cultural and sports organizations in Vaudreuil-Dorion was held yesterday evening at the Centre multisports André-Chagnon in the presence of various association representatives as well as the Municipal Council. An amount of $404,000 was awarded as financial support to the organizations who contribute so much to the growth and vitality of the City, and to certain foundations that operate on the territory.
Mayor Guy Pilon had this to say to the representatives of the 25 organizations on hand for the event: "I have said it many times and I will say it again: the citizens of Vaudreuil-Dorion have access to a rich and diversified range of cultural, sports and community services and activities thanks to all our organizations. The financial boost provided by the City through grants is essential not only for you, but also for the general population. Without your commitment, we would not be able to offer such services and activities to our residents. Every week, whether at the grocery store or at an event, citizens come to me to thank me and tell me how amazing they think our City is and how happy they are with the quality of life it provides. It’s important for me to share these positive comments with you, because, after all, you are the very soul of our City."
"The Recreation and Culture Department is the usual entry point for our organizations, but I would like to acknowledge the support of the organization’s 10 other departments, which, according to needs, contribute to the growth of the City and its organizations," added Vincent Bastien, Director of Recreation and Culture.
The $404,000 awarded during the evening comes from a funding envelope of approximately $1.5 million intended to help organizations and citizens of Vaudreuil-Dorion with sports, community and cultural activities.