Summer fun: Free Activities in VSP

Summer fun: Free Activities in VSP

Throughout the summer of 2023, children and adults will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities and enjoy outdoor performances in the parks and public squares of the Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough according to a recent borough announcement.

The program includes various sports and recreational activities, outdoor reading, outdoor performances, and exhibitions offered by the “Hors les murs” program of the Parc-Extension broadcasting hall and the Claude-Léveillée Cultural Center. All activities are free.

Libraries Outdoors

Books in the Street

For ages 2 to 12 kids with a backpack full of books and a relaxed atmosphere, they have everything they need to enter the wonderful world of reading. From late June to mid-August, the “Books in the Street” animators will meet children in four parks in the borough.

For ages 0 to 5, floating Books start from late June,  where toddlers and their parents can borrow floating books at any time, combining the joy of water with the pleasure of reading. Inquire on-site with the staff at the wading pools.

For ages 0 to 13 the borough offers Roulivre (Rolling Books) which is a book-filled van stops at various locations in the borough every week, allowing children aged 13 and under to borrow books and immerse themselves in stories. During the warm season, readers can enjoy reading and browsing outdoors as the Roulivre team sets up outside whenever the weather is favorable.

Spotlight on Artists

Outdoor Performances

From June to September, the “Hors les murs” program of the Parc-Extension broadcasting hall and the Claude-Léveillée Cultural Center offers unique and refreshing cultural events. Residents are invited to go and discover dance, theater, circus, and music performances, as well as movie nights in different parks throughout the borough, including the newly developed Dickie-Moore Park.

A public piano will be accessible to everyone starting from July 6, bringing joy to budding musicians and virtuosos. The public piano is located near the Saint-Michel Library in François-Perrault Park, and concerts are scheduled every Wednesday evening. Moreover, a one-of-a-kind show will be presented on August 24 on the large ball field of Jarry Park. Join us in large numbers for this spectacle that combines theater, music, and baseball!

Lastly, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra will be performing at Jarry Park on July 28, a major event not to be missed!

Youth in the Spotlight

As part of the Youth Crime Prevention Strategy of the Borough, numerous projects by partner organizations supporting young people aged 12 to 25 have been added or enhanced throughout the territory. These projects will facilitate the implementation of physical and cultural activities, the addition of equipment for young people, the hiring of interveners, and support to improve the social inclusion of young people.

From June to September 2023

Animation activities will take place in René-Goupil Park, Nicolas-Tillemont Park, Champdoré Park, De Sienne Park, François-Perrault Park, De Turin Park, De Normanville Park, Leman Park, Jean-Marie-Lamonde Park, Saint-Roch Park, Howard Park, and Dickie-Moore Park.