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Flavours of Pointe-Claire

New cookbook hits the shelves with help from the community

On Wednesday evening the mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, launched Flavours of Pointe-Claire, a cookbook created with the help of community members to mark the 50th anniversary of Pointe-Claire’s Public Library.

“This book is a reflection of the generous, diverse, cohesive, and inclusive community in which we live. Some people explained the history of their recipes while others shared their dish with Library staff. This unique project is not only about sharing recipes. It has also been a way for residents to come together and tell their stories,” said Mr. Trudeau.

The goal of the book, which contains more than 130 recipes from nearly 100 Pointe-Claire residents, is to highlight the community’s partnership in a project where everyone cooperated, shared, and got involved.

The book is on sale for the modest price of $15 at the Public Library (Central and Valois branch), the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, recreation buildings, and City Hall. All proceeds will go to the West Island Palliative Care Residence, which is renowned for its quality care.

“This facility plays a major role in ensuring people have a certain quality of life during a key period,” notes Mayor Trudeau. “For us, it’s a great way to give back to the community.”

“This community-building project gave residents a chance to share their favourite recipes. More than half the books are already gone. So get yours soon, because they’re flying off the shelves,” said Mr. Trudeau.

Source: City of Pointe-Claire
Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca