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Exceptional interest in the eco-grazing sheep project

The mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is pleased to announce that, thanks to the thousands of residents who participated, the eco-grazing project with sheep at Edgewater Park throughout the summer was a huge success!

“This initiative is part of the City’s guidelines in terms of respecting the environment. The large number of residents who participated confirms the importance our community places on sustainable development,” stated the mayor.

The sheep were a peaceful and fascinating animal presence in the park that everyone enjoyed. The small flock sparked as much interest in animal care as in their impact on a green space in the heart of the city.

During their stay, the sheep grazed on grass and helped maintain the park in a completely natural manner. A shepherd was there at all times to watch over the flock and answer questions from visitors young and old. Over one hundred residents came to the park every day to watch, pet, and feed the sheep.

A series of educational activities with sheep was also offered throughout the six-week project: knitting near the flock, a story hour, yoga, creative workshops, a picnic, and a shearing and spinning demonstration. In all, nearly 400 people took part in these activities.

“These results show the interest garnered by this unique project that everyone was able to enjoy. We care about developing new projects that ensure biodiversity continues to thrive in our area and about constantly improving the services we offer to the community,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.

Due to the popularity of the project, the City is examining the possibility of renewing it in 2019.


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca