Category Archives: Community Partnership

La Croisée – learning road safety and having fun, too!

After having to postpone due to bad weather, many neighbours, friends, and organisations came together for our 4th Annual Community Bike Day on Saturday May 20th.

This year, more organisations joined our event but once again, Velo-Service provided guidance on bicycle maintenance. The Gatineau Police Bike Patrol division provided lessons on riding safety while the Director of Mobio-O, Jean-Maxime Lemerise, was present and offered his support. Our event was also registered with United Nations Global Road Safety Week- 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland who provided a lot of information on shared, global initiatives about road safety.

Road safety, managing speed in our neighbourhood, bicycle maintenance, safety and fun, all together made this a great day in the park. And like all our community events, it was simply born by the flow of ideas supported by residents and volunteers. 

Our community offers thanks to many generous and encouraging local sponsors and supporters for this event: Velo-Service, Gatineau Police Department, Pro-Cycle Bicyclette, Mobi-O, Provigo, IGA, The General Store and the City of Gatineau.

Special thanks go to Melanie Brassard (Street Representative) and Annic McGuire (Planning Director) who led coordination of this event.  ...and to our Community Association support for planning, advertising, and material support.
Also, thank you, to all the event volunteers who contributed in so many ways, from set-up to registration, music, food and bike route safety, - thank you: Angela Hagar, Chad Butler, Cristi Parapalita, Gilles Gougeon, Joelle Cléroux, Gaston Gagnon, Louisa Olvera, Lise Boileau, Anne Martinet, Louis Martinet, Dina Exantus, Gaston Gagnon, Lyne Forget-Lanthier and Tracy McCulloch.

A special thanks also goes to Velo-Service and the Gatineau Police Department for their education initiatives with children regarding bicycle safety and maintenance.

And most of all, thanks to all our residents and friends who simply came out and had fun together. 



Community Christmas Event

Sunday, December 4th   8h30 - 16h00  Gatineau Golf Club,  160 rue du Golf,  Aylmer

Our annual  Christmas Tree event, in support of the Aylmer Food Centre, will be held Sunday, December 4, from 8:30 am to 4:00pm. at the Gatineau Golf Club . Last year we collected over 800 pounds of non-perishable food for the Centre.

The premium "Fraser Fir" Christmas trees are the best in our region. These trees will stay beautiful for over six weeks. You can leave them wrapped outside until you are ready to decorate.

Our community price is $10.00 per ft, with a $10.00 discount if you bring a donation to the Food Bank.   Don't forget to bring food donations for the Aylmer Food Centre!

Santa Claus will also be there for Christmas photo opportunities (..there is lots of room to land his sleigh at the Golf course.) Photos with Santa will be available from 9:00 to 10:00 am ($5:00 ea).

To reserve a tree or to get more information, register here.