The borough of Lachine has been an ambassador for the Fête des voisins for several years now. The
objective of this event is to promote a sense of belonging and security as well as mutual aid, in
addition to bringing generations and various communities together.
The concept of a Fête des voisins (a party for you and your neighbours) is simple: residents organize an event in their neighbourhood in order to create links between people who cross paths on an everyday basis. The location is easy to find: the yard of a house or building, the street, an alley, the park, etc. You are free to choose the format you like. In 2022, the Fête des voisins is June 4.
How to organize a Fête des voisins
Register on the website of Espace MUNI, the organization that is overseeing the event in Québec. Once you register, you will have the opportunity to receive, by email, the various downloadable promotional tools, including promotional posters, invitation cards, the Fête logo as well as banners and images for social networks. You will also have access to a downloadable guide on how to organize a Fête des voisins.
Apply to occupy public space
You would like to hold the party in a park or a public space or you would like to block off a section of the street during your Fête des voisins? You must fill out the application for a certificate of authorization for a Fête des voisins (name of form: Demande de certificat d’autorisation Fête des voisins) and email it to: mailto:[email protected] or bring it to the permit counter at Borough Hall no later than May 20. It isn’t necessary to apply for a permit for an event held on private property.
About the Fête des voisins
For several years now, the borough has been facilitating the organization of the Fête des voisins as an ambassador of the event, notably by participating in the promotion of this event which is part of an international movement.
The Fête des voisins was first held in France in 1999 and then quickly spread to Europe. Spurred on by the Réseau québécois de villes et villages en santé, Québec joined the movement in 2006.