International Award for Vaudreuil-Dorion
The City of Vaudreuil-Dorion is proud to announce that the project ‘Je suis…’ won the ‘Prix international CGLU – Ville de MEXICO – Culture 21’ in Mexico City, in the category of local or regional government. This award recognizes cities and leading personalities for their contribution to culture. For the second edition of this prestigious award, 83 cities across the world submitted their applications in the same category as Vaudreuil-Dorion.
This honor is awarded to a city, or a local or regional government, whose policies contributed significantly to establish a bridge between the values of culture (the heritage, diversity, creativity and transmission of knowledge) and democratic governance, citizen participation, and sustainable development.
"It is with great pride that I announce that the City of Vaudreuil Dorion has won the International Prize of the CGLU Culture 21,” said a delighted Mayor Guy Pilon. “Vaudreuil-Dorion found itself in competition with several cities including Rio de Janeiro, Lyon and Liverpool, to name a few. This big honor reflects on all of us, but I congratulate Michel Vallée, without whom this project would never have emerged. Congratulations to the team of Michel and all those who participated in any way in this project. Ialso thank my council who believed in this project. I'm so proud. "
Michel Vallée, Director of Recreation and Culture and initiator of the ‘Je suis…’ project, added, "We can all be proud of this international recognition which highlights the work of a city and of the entire community in a field of action which was not known there just six years ago. The project would not have been possible without the contribution of 120 community partners including the Chamber of Commerce, the CISSMO the Commission Scolaire, the MRC, cultural, sports and community, members of the Culture Committee and VD 21 artists who have believed from the beginning. But above all else are my fellow citizens who I thank for their participation, making Vaudreuil-Dorion not only a Quebec leader in cultural mediation, but also a world leader. "