(Granby) From 1 to 3 June, Granby will host the 28th annual conference of municipal action in favor of families and seniors, organized by the Carrefour action municipale et famille (CAMF). During these three days of meetings and exchanges, 250 elected officials, employees and representatives of municipalities across the province are expected in town, where they can enjoy local innovations that will be in the foreground.
During these three days of meetings and exchanges, 250 elected officials, employees and representatives of municipalities across the province are expected to Granby, where they can enjoy local innovations that will be in the foreground.
“More than ever, politicians seeking to adapt the environments to make them favorable to healthy lifestyles. This conference is an opportunity to increase knowledge of family and elders to better meet the needs of these customers there, “said Sylvie Messier, a member of the Board of CAMF.
Year after year, the conference is also the nest of carriers and diverse initiatives. “Last year, free play was approached in the street as part of the symposium. It was a speech to move the young, but the regulation of certain municipalities was contradictory. Result, several municipalities have chosen to regulate free game in the last year, “illustrates Marc-André Plante, CEO of CAMF.
This one did not fail to emphasize the dynamism of Granby and the region in the implementation of measures to promote the development of families and inclusion of seniors in social life. “Like the Montérégie Granby is very active in the adoption of measures benefiting families and seniors. This is also one of the first municipalities to have taken steps to obtain the title Friendly Municipalities seniors. ”
The event will run under the theme “Supportive environments for the well-being of families.” As host city, Granby will take the opportunity to assert its successes in connection with its family policy, as well as many facilities the pride of the community.
“The theme of the conference joined the municipal council of values,” said the mayor of Granby, Pascal Bonin. Saying honored to host such a gathering, the elected subsequently listed a number of initiatives by registering online with the Granby family policy: dozens of parks, bike paths, hiking trails and games water, community gardens, including the “first world” accessible to blind, Miner woods, he called “Central Park” of Granby as well as discounts for families to register for activities leisure.
“When you look at what we have done over the years is outstanding, we have been very innovative in Granby,” added Mr. Bonin.
And you have to see it to believe, conference participants will among other things visit the Interpretation Centre of nature of Lake Boivin (CINLB), the Cultural Center-France Arbour, community gardens, city park Daniel- Johnson and the Granby Zoo. Y will be discussed themes such as local agriculture, the association between culture and intergenerational activities, playful spontaneity in rural areas as well as amenities promoting an active lifestyle through external workshops.
In addition, several councilors and stakeholders in the cultural and community life of the area will act as panelists at the rally to be held at the Congress Centre of the Hotel Castel & Spa Confort.
Numbers include Caroline Gosselin, founder of the Miner Heritage Farm, Francine Charland, Director of the Atelier 19 Patrice Faucher, director of recreation coordination service, arts, culture and community life of the city of Granby, his colleague Melody Poulin, Laurence Cavitte, head of education at CINLB, the councilors of Bromont and Cowansville Marie-Ève Beauregard and Sylvie Lagacé and Joanne Ouellette regional ethnic Solidarity of the Haute-Yamaska.
A workshop on social paediatrics will also highlight the social pediatrics Main Center on Main Cowansville.