The Town of Pincourt unveiled its first cultural policy on Thursday, November 10. The event took place at the municipal library in the presence of the Mayor of Pincourt, Mr. Claude Comeau and municipal councillors, the President of the Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Julie Lemieux, and more than fifty citizens.
"The goal of our policy is to promote a committed and participatory cultural life in the Town of Pincourt. We also want to position culture as a driver of sustainable, economic, social and territorial development," said Francis Hamel, Director of Recreation and Community Services.
During the year 2021, the Town surveyed Pincourt residents to find out their cultural expectations. A committee made up of members of the municipal council, municipal employees and citizen artists was formed to develop the cultural policy that has just been unveiled.
Actions have already been undertaken in recent weeks to move from programming to action, including the establishment of Place Bellevue as a venue, programming for the Journées de la culture, the improvement of the cultural recreation offer, and cultural mediation during the Intercultural Festival and the Salon des aînés.
"The Town of Pincourt's first cultural policy is based on the municipal administration's desire to offer the population the best possible quality of life. It is within the framework of a three-year action plan that a series of stimulating initiatives will be implemented to ensure that young and old alike have access to culture," concluded Mr. Hamel.
The evening also included a presentation of the first solo album by multi-instrumentalist Judith Hung and the opening of the exhibition "Regards sur l'Île Perrot".