Mr. Chair, on July 1st, we will be celebrating one of the most important events for the riding of Montarville: the 175th anniversary of the city of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The theme “Proud of our traditions” will be the focus of this celebration for the people of Montarville. This is a good illustration of the rich history of this municipality nestled in the western foothills of Mont-Saint-Bruno.
The seigneury of Montarville was granted in 1710 to the illustrious former governor of Trois-Rivières, Pierre Boucher. The parish of Saint-Bruno, which took root there and in which a village grew, became a municipal corporation in 1845. To this day, it is one of the most prosperous localities, with a strong sense of belonging, a very dynamic community life and jealously preserved natural environments.
A whole program had been drawn up for the celebration, but the current health crisis has taken over some of the planned activities, which has in no way diminished the pride and festive spirit of the people of Montarville. On July 1st, we will have a good reason to be proud, in spite of everything.
Happy 175th anniversary to Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.