La Croisee Easter Egg Hunt – Was Fun!

Last Saturday was a wonderful day.  

Many families and friends came together for the "first ever" La Croisee Easter Egg Hunt. 
Over 125 children took part sharing the adventure, fun, prizes and loop goody bags.
And like all of our community events, it was simply born by the flow of an idea supported by residents and volunteers. 

Our community offers thanks to a generous and encouraging  local sponsor for this event,                            Béatrice et chocolats  -  located at 101 rue Principale, Gatineau (Vieux-Aylmer)

 

(Photos were a courtesy of William Pryor from the Bulletin d' Aylmer Bulletin)

                                    Special thanks goes to Corinne Canuel-Jolicoeur for creating this event.  Thank you, Corinne!
...and thanks to the Community Association support team, Laura Parpalita, Annic McGuire and Larry Prickett for help planning, advertising and material support.                                                                             Thanks to Angela Haggar and Lyne Forget-Lanthier for registration desk help, to all our Association Street Representatives for getting the invitation out, and of course, to our many volunteers who help with set-up on the day of the event.

We also offer our thanks to the Aylmer Heritage Association for sharing part of their space for our registration evenings. Thank you, Micheline, for your generosity, time and effort. 

And a very special thanks goes to Lewis Lehman, Manager of the Gatineau Golf Club.   Lewis generously allowed us to share the beautiful outdoor venue of the Club house.
It obviously made the difference.  Thank you, Lewis!
(A little La Croisee secret: The Club Bistro breakfast eggs benedict are awesome and the patio on a summer evening is pure, relaxing bliss.)

And most of all, the day would not have been possible without all our residents and friends who came, supported and made this non-profit community event another success!

 

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“Traffic Calming” – our community approach

Like most communities, La Croisee has a maximum traffic speed limit of 40 km/hr, - for a reason. 

Many residents and families instinctively know what that reason is. It is mainly this - nine out of ten (that's  90%) - of unprotected pedestrians (including children walking, biking) when hit by a car travelling at 60km/h would be killed. And approximately 80% of unprotected pedestrians would be killed at 50 km/hr.  

It’s clear “traffic calming” measures in our streets is a question of life or death.

       Source: “Speed management: a road safety manual for decision-makers and practitioners.”  Geneva, Global Road Safety Partnership, 2008” 

So - what to do?

Research shows that in order to reduce the cruising speed on residential roads, the problem must be addressed in 3 simultaneous ways:

  • educating the community
  • police reinforcement
  • physical alterations to the roadway.

By working on these three elements the City of Gatineau,  the police department and our residents, all together, can create a calming “safe zone”, where drivers proceed slowly throughout the community. The La Croisee Community Association and our Street Representatives will be helping with this initiative in the coming weeks. 

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Street Traffic Safety

 

If you live in La Croisée, you can make a difference - here.

 

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