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Naturally Sainte-Anne

September 10th | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year marks the return of the resident’s favorite event on Sainte-Anne Street! A day filled with activities to help you (re) discover the beauty of nature that surrounds our city. A diversified program has been put together to please the whole family! Mark your calendars now, the festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the program : food and eco-friendly market booths, creative and artistic workshops, awareness workshops, shows and entertainment!

In the evening, a show will be held at Lalonde Park to close the summer show series and end the day in style. The Wickerman group will perform from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Get ready for a fun-filled day, just like Sainte-Anne!

 

We strongly encourage you to bring :

Your reusable water bottles!
(A refill station will be available)

Your reusable bags!
(You will be able to carry your purchases from the food market in them)

Information and awareness workshops

Green Coalition Association
The Green Coalition is a non-profit association of groups and individuals with a mandate to promote the conservation, protection and restoration of the environment and the wise use of green and blue spaces.

Mushroom Big Bloc
An urban family farm in the heart of Montreal, dedicated to sharing the pleasure of growing, cooking and learning about mushrooms.

Éducazoo
Come and interact with domestic and exotic animals in a safe and ethical environment with Éducazoo’s passionate animators. This activity builds incredible memories while being educational and entertaining.

GUEPE
Come and meet GUEPE’s naturalist educators! You will learn more about the birds of Quebec through a discovery table and educational content.

Hydro-Québec
The Hydro-Québec team will be on hand to explain the best practices to adopt while raising awareness among young people.

Le Nichoir
Le Nichoir’s mission is to conserve wild birds as part of our natural heritage for future generations.

McGill Permaculture Club – Tilia Tips
The McGill Permaculture Club is a club for students at McGill who are passionate or curious about permaculture. Members of the club will be happy to share their knowledge and answer your questions.

Ocean Minded Inc.
Their mission is to educate about the physical, biological and ecological systems of the ocean, while emphasizing connection, responsibility and optimism for everyone.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Come meet the staff of Sea Shepherd, an organization dedicated to the protection of marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

Zoo Écomusuem
The Ecomusuem squad will be on hand to show the public animal artifacts to share their knowledge of native wildlife.

Conferences

Andrew Priess of Mediserre
Mediserre is an urban farm specializing in mushroom production. At 10:30 a.m. at the Marché Ste-Anne, Andrew Priess, will give a conference on the use of agricultural waste as a mycelium substrate to feed mushrooms. Join Andrew at his booth at the market!

Stephen McComber
The conference will be held in English only.
Registration is mandatory.

Come learn from a master gardener and renowned Haudenosaune seed keeper from Kahnawake who is steeped in his people’s agricultural roots. The conference will take place at Parc Godin from 9:30 am to 10:30am. Stephen Angus McComber, also known as Silverbear, is one of the traditional Mohawk ceremonial managers of the Mohawk Trail Longhouse in Kahnawake. The founder of the Haudenosaunee Seedkeeper’s group, Silverbear is known internationally as a traditional seedsaver, and keeper of traditional Iroquois seeds. Learning all his knowledge from his grandmother. He teaches about planting by the moon phases.

Places  are limited for this conference and participants need to register to be able to attend. To participate, please send an email to loisirs@sadb.qc.ca with the name of the conference you wish to attend in the object line. Do not forget to add your name and phone number in the email.

 Jean-Martin Fortier, farmer, author and educator
Known as a pioneer in the field of regenerative agriculture on a human scale, Jean-Martin has dedicated his life to conveying his vision for a caring agriculture. Author of the bestseller Le jardinier-maraîcher, he is recognized worldwide as an expert in bio-intensive vegetable production. His model of human-scale, ecological, and profitable agriculture has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers. Invited by Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, the author will present a conference during the event at Lalonde Park at 11:00 am. Come and learn the secrets of his micro-farm, Les Jardins de la Grelinette, and his sustainable and ecological vision for bio-intensive agriculture.


Steve Leckman
Registration is mandatory.

Come and learn from a true wilderness survival expert, Coyote Programs Director Steve Leckman.  He will demonstrate making fire with a bow drill with just the materials he can find in nature and he will discuss what every wilderness survivalist needs to know if they want to be self-sufficient in the bush. Also, he will discuss how Coyote Programs use bird language to develop leadership and awareness. In addition, he will demonstrate the different ways birds communicate and provide a small quiz on bird calls.

Steve finds a lot of hope from the magic of connecting deeply with the natural world in community. He has studied at the Tracker School, Past Skills, McGill University, and was an apprentice at the Wilderness Awareness School. He is an accomplished wildlife tracker and passionate earth skills practitioner. The conference will take place at the B Factory (65 Rue Sainte-Anne, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 1L5) at 1 pm.

Places  are limited for this conference and participants need to register to be able to attend. To participate, please send an email to loisirs@sadb.qc.ca with the name of the conference you wish to attend in the object line. Do not forget to add your name and phone number in the email.

 

Creative and cultural activities

Introduction to the art of graffiti
Let your imagination run wild and put your artistic talents to work by tagging.

And the other is also a Mushroom workshop but it’s happening at 2pm and is taking place away from the main site.

Garden bed mushroom building workshop
Co-op CultivAction and Permaculture Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue presents: garden bed mushroom workshop. Lead by Nico Schutte (they/them), co-founding member of co-op CultivAction and sole owner of the small business/grassroots foraging resource for the city of Montreal.

Come meet us at Jardins Harpell (at the intersection of du Pacific and Garden City Street) from 2 to 3 pm for an afternoon of learning about urban fungiculture. They will instruct how to inoculate the soil with mushroom mycelium to nourish the soil as well as its micro-organisms. Adding mushroom mycelium beneficially aids the remediation of soil from any pollutants or waste materials, acts as a nitrogen fixer to “feed” surrounding plants and trees, as well as yields tasty mushrooms come the end of fall! Using only a few materials (straw, compost, wood chips, and a block of mushroom mycelium) they will develop an accessibly low-tech method of cultivation that will fruit nutritious mushrooms year after year.

Redpath Museum
The Redpath Museum is an academic unit of McGill University. Its mandate is to foster understanding and appreciation of the diversity of our biological, geological, and cultural heritage through scientific research, collections-based study, and education.

Tie dye workshop
Take part as a family so that everyone can create a pair of stockings in their own image!

Sports activities

Slackline MTL
The Slackline MTL team will be present from 10 am to 4 pm. Come and test your skills in the slackline free trial zone or let yourself be impressed during one of the three shows.

Entertainment

The animations will take place on Sainte-Anne Street and the Promenade du canal.

– Strolling animation of Mona, the butterfly woman and Chipotle the caterpillar.

– Free cartoonist on site

Market and food kiosks

Our merchants will present local and unique products or services that are varied, creative, and designed with respect for eco-responsible values, either by their method of design or by their use. In addition, Marché Ste-Anne merchants will be present until 2 p.m.!

A mobile fountain (water bottle filling station)

Musical shows, presented by the SDC Rue Ste-Anne

Musical program of the day (Sainte-Anne Street) 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. : Alan Baculis with Elie and the velvets

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. : Hilary Porters with Shady Jane

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Dorian Sherwod with Soul Tree

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. : Stonda! percussion

Evening musical program (Lalonde Park, located at the corner of Sainte-Anne and Saint-Pierre)

5:00 – 8:00 pm: Wickerman

Parking

In addition to municipal parking spaces, John Abbott College and EXO train parking lots are available free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the event.

EXO train station parking :
Boul. des Anciens-Combattants, corner of the Highway 20.

John Abbott College parking :
21 275 Lakeshore Road

*Please note that the parking at Centre Harpell  and Parc Lalonde will not be available.

Our partners

Thank you to our partners!

              

Other information

Free admission
On-site parking

Contact information

Address

Animation and festivities :

Rue Sainte-Anne

Sainte-Anne Market and evening show :

Lalonde Park (corner of Lalonde and Sainte-Anne Street)

Phone

514 457-1605

Email

loisirs@sadb.qc.ca

Schedule

September 10th | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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