Water­ville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre plan­ning a party

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Water­ville

The Water­ville Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is cel­e­brat­ing its 5th an­niver­sary with a com­mu­nity sup­per (potluck) on Satur­day, May 7th, be­gin­ning at 5:00 pm. Dur­ing the sup­per there will be songs, drums, trapeze per­for­mances and mu­si­cians, fol­lowed by a dance from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

In 2009, a few cit­i­zens and elected of­fi­cials dreamed of hav­ing a dy­namic, cre­ative place where peo­ple could get to­gether. They imag­ined an in­ter­gen­er­a­tional space where cit­i­zens could take ini­tia­tive. In 2010, the or­ga­ni­za­tion was founded. The in­volve­ment of many vol­un­teers and the sup­port of the town of Water­ville made the dream pos­si­ble. Since then, strate­gic plan­ning, the hir­ing of a co­or­di­na­tor, the Brique des batis­seurs fundrais­ing cam­paign and more pro­jects and com­mu­nity events have taken shape, like the tra­di­tional Christ­mas dance.

In 2015, the cen­ter had more than 300 reg­is­tra­tions for var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties such as cour­ses, events and train­ing, an in­crease of 25% from the pre­vi­ous year. More and more, cit­i­zens are us­ing the com­mu­nity cen­ter for cul­tural, sport­ing and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties.

Peo­ple from the area are cor­dially in­vited to the event on May 7th where some of the per­for­mances will high­light some of the cen­ter’s ac­tiv­i­ties. The Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is at 660 rue de Cou­vent, Water­ville.

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