Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger will host the Day of Resistance and Rural Pride 2024

Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger will host the Day of Resistance and Rural Pride 2024
Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger will host the Day of Resistance and Rural Pride 2024
Photo taken from the website of the municipality of Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger.

The Center for the Enhancement of Dignity Operations (COD) announces that the 2024 Day of Resistance and Rural Pride will be held in Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger in the MRC of Rivière-du-Loup.

The only region in Quebec to pay tribute to its rural municipalities, Bas-Saint-Laurent is very proud to honor a rural municipality that has resisted closures and demonstrated its resilience and its sustainable development efforts for its community. In the past, attempts were made to make Saint-François-Xavier-de-Viger disappear. Having been suppressed in 1892, it experienced a rebirth in 1950. Today, it is still there, alive and strong. This is why the Dignity Operations Development Center is proud to present the 2024 resistance and rural pride recognition award to this municipality because of the perseverance of its population in resisting the municipal closure plan put in place. put in place by the governments of the time in the 1960s and 1970s.

Rural Pride Day will be held next Saturday, May 25 as part of a day of activities. It will all begin at 1:00 p.m. at the parish church and end with a big musical evening from 9:00 p.m. During the day, auction, free visit, pleasures and various activities at the Community Center, inauguration of the food islands, planting of Pride trees, dinner, declaration of the Rural Pride manifesto and official presentation of the Resistance and Rural Pride 2024 prize.

Note that there will also be the award of two $1,000 scholarships from the Jean-Marc Gendron Fund. Young people aged 18 to 35 who stand out for their involvement in rural areas in Bas-Saint-Laurent can submit an application and it must be from a rural development agent or even an elected municipal official. The deadline to do so is May 16 at 4 p.m.

More details on the Fund and the day of resistance on the Facebook page of the Dignity Operations Development Center.

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