The concept of local development, put forward for thirty years in Verdun, has created citizen mobilization and above all contributed to developing a sense of pride and belonging in our community. We have brought together business people and citizens around the same objective. After promoting for a few years the slogan I have my heart in VerdunVerdun Luv became our benchmark ten years ago to continue to energize our community and nurture this synergy between business people and residents.
The Verdun Luv column is published weekly in Metro IDS-Verdun.
A great volunteer… for 10 years!
The Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs heritage church has been able to count on the friendly Pierre Rousseau for more than ten years to prepare religious ceremonies, manage volunteers and give readings. At the same time, Pierre is modestly remunerated to coordinate the finances and accounting of the parish.
The Little Foxes are on the right track
The Défi des Petits Renards has already raised $43,425 out of a goal of $125,000. Meet Mélodie Daoust, clinical coordinator at the Verdun Community Social Pediatrics Center. Remember that this center, certified by the Dr Julien Foundation, helps children aged 0 to 14 whose development is compromised or at risk of being so.
Young tennis players invited to L’Île-des-Sœurs
Justus Agbo and Sarah Kennedy welcome the 70 young people taking part in the tennis camp at the Île-des-Sœurs tennis club on a daily basis. This camp is for players aged 5 to 13 years old.
Honi Honi, for six years on the Well
Sunny has been the owner of the Honi Honi, poké & sushi restaurant for six years, a friendly restaurant that deserves to be known and which is open every day, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunny can count on a team of 10 employees to serve customers.
Astrid and the smile of the gods
Meet Astrid Panou, one of the members of the dynamic team that welcomes you to Bagel St-Lo. A student at École Secondaire Monseigneur-Richard, she began her 4e high school and intends to be part of the student council. The name “Astrid” comes from a Scandinavian language and means “divine beauty and faithful to the gods”.
Promote local purchasing!
Jan Towarnicki and Violette Abd El Malek, CEO and Deputy CEO of AutoGestion Verrières I-II-III-IV-V, like to encourage all the restaurants on the island, starting with Ben & Florentine.
Postal sorting by day, cycling by night
After working for eight years at the Saint-Laurent postal sorting center, Verdunois Danny Chevalier moved closer to the house and has been a postman for 13 years for Gordon, Rielle, Richard, Godin, Bannantyne and Monteith streets. Father of three boys aged 8 to 13, Danny likes to cover his distances on foot, but it is undoubtedly the bike that gets the favor of his children.
Santerre exhibits at Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs
The Verdunois Éric Santerre, in the company of his parents Ginette and Marcel, during a mini-exhibition of his works, which visitors were able to admire before the 8e free concert of Wednesdays in music of Verdun. Éric Santerre’s unconventional journey has made him one of Quebec’s neo-surrealist painters in high demand today.
For the love of gastronomy and pastry
Greg Lessard, his sister Liana Settels-Lessard and their mother Claudia Settels (absent from the photo) have been running the famous rustic Sweet Lee’s bakery on Promenade Wellington since 2013. A company that hasn’t really stopped making sweets and meals during the pandemic and which has about fifteen employees.
What to do at Verdun?
Denise St-Pierre, volunteer at the Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs heritage church, reminds you that you can find at the entrance of the church a lot of information on the shows, exhibitions and concerts presented in Verdun territory. this summer. Bonus: a list of neighborhood restaurants!