Rain no match for ribbon
Mayor Phillipe Dutil was all smiles as the Village Relais information site was officially opened yesterday evening. The rain didn’t stop a couple of dozen of Stanstead dignitaries to attend the proceeding that was followed by a reception at Colby-Curtis.
Members of the Stanstead council, including the mayor, Philippe Dutil, and signature members of the Village-relais agreement, attended the Village-relais information area’s ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday. For the occasion, the Town welcomed every signature member of the agreement which was concluded to offer travelers services that comply with the Village-relais quality charter.
The Village-relais status brings more exposure to the Town of Stanstead and its businesses. It is also a commitment from the Town to achieve its economic development plan, to support its touristic industry and to upgrade its man-made heritage as proposed in its five-year plan.
The program’s objectives are to increase travelers’ security by offering accessible rest areas, a diversity of services and a high-quality hospitality.
The Village-relais information area is located on the side of route 143 at the Town’s border. It includes a sign indicating the travelers’ services locations. A parking and rest area will be added in the immediate vicinity, all of which will be accessible to people with limited mobility.