Green Coalition Environmental Award

    The Green Coalition presented Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook with an award on May 14, for exceptional contribution to the environment. Campbell Stuart and Deanne Delaney were pleased and honoured to accept the award on behalf of all our volunteers and supporters over the last 25 years. Many of our steering committee members attended the Green Coalition’s AGM, which brought together many Montreal-area groups that aim to protect natural spaces.

    We shared the honour with the Association for the Protection of Angell Woods (APAW). Video may be viewed here.

    The Green Coalition presented an award to Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook. “It is my great honour and privilege to present Green Coalition Environmental Awards this year to two environmental groups that have set a standard for us all, ” announced award presenter, David Fletcher. He added that APAW has, “Given all Montrealers a natural treasure to celebrate,” and, “The never-say-die commitment to the saving of Meadowbrook has been the stuff of legend.

    These two landmark outcomes give heart to others with conservation goals they want to see met. Next in the immediate queue, the urgent campaign for fields of Pierrefonds West. And then beyond . . . Ile Bizard, Montreal’s east end, downtown, off-island . . . .

    Let us hope that another quarter century of doggedness is not needed to achieve the 10% conservation goal set by the Coderre administration. “

    In the news

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    Meadowbrook saved. Now onto  park! The Informer March 2015

     

     

    Les Amis at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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    A big step forward for Meadowbrook!

    The Lachine portion of Meadowbrook’s designation has been changed from “residential” to “large green space or recreational” (similar to what Côte-St.-Luc did in 2000). Meadowbrook can now be rezoned and will be protected from development.

    The Montreal Urban Agglomeration Land Use and Development Plan for the next 10 years was unveiled January 22 at a press conference held by Mayor Coderre and Mayor Copeman.

    The plan needs to be adopted by the Montreal Municipal Council and the Montreal Urban Agglomeration Council.

    Our heartfelt thanks to all who supported our efforts over the last 25 years! And, a special thanks to the hard-working and dedicated SOS Meadowbrook steering committee members past and present.

    Media coverage:

    1. Entire Meadowbrook now protected  - NDG Free Press
    2. Is overdevelopment just par for the course? – The Link
    3. Radio CKUT – February 2015 (commence à 39:00)
    4. CSL files motion to dismiss developer’s lawsuit – The Suburban Jan. 28 2015
    5. Meadowbrook supporters pleased – Montreal Gazette
    6. 10409064_10152875488620432_218694702190582901_nMontreal-gives-meadowbrook-green-designation – Montreal Gazette
    7. City a step closer – CTV
    8. Land will be preserved – CBC
    9. Un nouveau plan – 24
    10. Le plan de Montréal – Métro
    11. La Presse video
    12. Nouveau plan pour Montréal – TVA
    13. Meadowbrook sera protégé – Le devoir

    CRE-Montreal: Un incontournable pour la trame verte et bleue

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    Winter 2015 newsletter

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    Write Mayor Coderre Dec. 28, 2014 – Jan.7, 2015

    Please write a letter to show your support for preserving Meadowbrook as a green space. Here is a sample letter in French and English to get you started. For more information see the open letter to our supporters below:

    Download (DOCX, 43KB)

    Write a letter

    Please write a letter to show your support for preserving Meadowbrook as a public green space. Here is a sample letter in French and English to get you started:

    Download (DOCX, 16KB)

    Press Release: New park for southwestern Montreal?

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    2015 Meadowbrook calendars make wonderful gifts

    2015 calendar treeGet yours for $15 from lesamisdemeadowbrook@gmail.com

     

     

     

    Les Amis du Parc Meadowbrook celebrates 25th anniversary with a Danse Party Gala

    25 years of protecting Meadowbrook from development is a good reason to throw a party!Meadowbrook creatures ready to party at 25th anniversary gala

    On October 17, Les Amis did just that at Royal West Academy, who generously contributed both the auditorium and student volunteers (who were only too eager to dress in Meadowbrook animal costumes). Over 200 supporters and friends from all over the island of Montreal came for a Rock vs Disco Danse Party Gala to celebrate the group’s accomplishments and to find out what needs help from here on. The students served food, helped the dance judges, and guided winners to the door prizes donated by merchants and supporters, while the cheerful bartenders were kept busy pouring drinks for the thirsty dancers.

    Disco was declared the winner (4:3) by the comedy trio of judges, and the trophy was presented to the excellent DJ, also the sound and light expert.  Revelers had to be asked to leave at 12:45 pm, a sign the evening was a resounding success.  The Gala raised over $6,500, not including the good will that has sustained Les Amis and will be needed in the future to confront current City plans to negotiate with the developer.

    Many thanks to Daniel Boulerice, Barbara Tekker, Muffy Brown, Campbell Stuart, Irwin Rapoport, Wendy Dodge & Liz Cooper for their enthusiasm in organizing this celebration. We are also grateful for the many SOS Meadowbrook people who sold tickets and the many volunteers who stepped up to make this event a success:  Joann Egar, Sondra Sherman, Louise Legault, Andy Dodge, Patrick Asch, Rebecca Million, Una Million-Lovett,  Zoe Fargnoli Brown, Simone Faregh-Zgierski, JD Mogil, and Jacob Mogil, DJ Chris Iannotti and the Royal West Academy Environment Committee students.

    Looking forward to keeping Meadowbrook green forever!

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