Saturday Is Neighbour's Day! - Celebrating the upside to living side by side

QUEBEC, May 30, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - All across Quebec, preparations are in full swing for Neighbour's Day, which will be held on Saturday, June 4. Many people will be participating in the sixth edition of this event designed to strengthen the ties between neighbours in a fun and friendly manner.

The event's spokesperson, actress and host Élyse Marquis, warmly invites communities to take advantage of this unique opportunity to "celebrate the upside to living side by side"— this year's slogan.

"Participating in Neighbour's Day is really very simple: whether you are planning your party as a "5 à 7" or a buffet, it's a good idea to ask people to bring something to eat and drink," said Élyse Marquis. "With each year's edition, this unifying event brings more people together. I think that the fact that increasing numbers of people are getting involved in Neighbour's Day across Quebec is testimony to the importance we give to friendliness and helping one another: people want to live together in a warmer, friendlier environment."

It's the people that make Neighbour's Day a success. The parties reflect the people who organize them, because everyone is free to choose the type of party they like best. Consult the Neighbour's Day website for some activity suggestions: www.fetedesvoisins.qc.ca.

Posters and invitation cards are available from registered municipalities, or can be downloaded from the Neighbour's Day website, which also provides tips and helpful advice and puts you in touch with other organizers.

An initiative of the Quebec Healthy Cities Network (Réseau québécois de Villes et Villages en santé), Neighbours' Day is supported by the Union des municipalités du Québec and the Fédération québécoise des municipalités. Its main objective is to bring neighbourhood residents closer together.

Neighbour's Day started in France in 1999 and quickly spread across Europe. Spurred on by the Quebec Healthy Cities Network, which promotes the event here, Quebec was the first region in North America to hold the event in 2006.

Source: Quebec Healthy Cities Network (Réseau québécois de Villes et Villages en santé)
Media Relations:  Roch Bilodeau - Phare Communications
  1 855-347-7622               
  rbilodeau@pharecom.ca

 

SOURCE Réseau québécois de Villes et Villages en santé (RQVVS)

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Source: Quebec Healthy Cities Network (Réseau québécois de Villes et Villages en santé)
Media Relations:  Roch Bilodeau - Phare Communications                              
  1 855-347-7622               
  rbilodeau@pharecom.ca

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