Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Recreation Division's mission

To provide a diversified array of services and programs to citizens and city organizations related to recreation, culture and community assistance aimed at ensuring the well-being of the individual and the growth of the community.

Recreation division

Did you know that

  • This department has 15 permanent employees and 85 temporary seasonal employees at your service.
  • We provide invaluable support to 88 community organizations as well as local and regional recreational activities.
  • We directly provide services such as the library, summer animation programs (day camp and child care services), the municipal pool, outdoor skating rinks, spring break activities, summer performances, workshops, lectures as well as a wide range of various seasonal activities.
  • We actively and readily take part in the success of the major events of our partners such as “Fireman Day”, “Winter-Fest” and “Aquafun Day”.
  • We enjoy an efficient partnership with the merchants, churches and schools throughout our community.
  • We are able to provide access to a multipurpose community centre, the Omni-Centre, as well as external premises, thanks to agreements concluded with three elementary schools, a high school and local churches.
  • The Omni-Centre is a reception room able to greet 225 persons (can be split into 3 rooms) a secondary room for 60 persons, a conference room, a space for pre-schools, and a modern gym fully equipped with changing rooms.
  • Over 11.4 km of bicycle paths, including the path along 5th Avenue, are available from May to October.  Among these 11.4 km, 2.8 km are part of the Trans-Canadian “Route Verte” network of bicycle paths.  Other kilometres are under construction on the East side of Forest avenue and on the South side of de l’Île boulevard.
  • A network of wooded parks with paths is currently under development.
  • This also represents a network of parks that include 3 water accessible areas, 3 hockey rinks, 2 skating ovals, 12 marked soccer fields, 5 ball fields, 4 tennis courts, 1 “pétanque” and shuffleboard court, 1 winter slide, a beach volleyball court, a skateboard park and a synthetic soccer/football field, listed FIFA one Star.