Welcome to the Baie-d’Urfé Citizen’s Association website
The Baie-D’Urfé Citizens’ Association was formed in 1947 and incorporated in 1960 to foster and promote citizenship among residents of the Town of Baie-D’Urfé and further the recreational, cultural and social interests of our Town’s population.
Our Association is a public forum that promotes citizen engagement, free association and civil society. We cooperate with Town Council in promoting the general interests and welfare of the community and with other organizations that support similar endeavours in Baie-D’Urfé. The Baie-D’Urfé Citizens’ Association organizes recreational and social events for the people of our town. We also publish two periodicals for Baie-D’Urfé residents and businesses: the monthly News and Views/Entre-Nous magazine and the Baie-D’Urfé Directory. Additionally, we administer the Nancy Friedman Youth Citizenship Awards, named after a former editor of the News & Views magazine, and presented to graduates of our three local elementary schools.
- Baie-d’Urfé is a suburban town located west of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada.
- Our volunteer association was formed in 1947 by a handful of civic-minded residents to promote and maintain in residents an interest in their town’s affairs, prompting and engaging citizenship among the residents of our town by furthering the recreational, cultural and social interests of our residents.
- The Association was founded on April 8th,1947 and included four committees.
- The Citizens’ Association also launched a local monthly newspaper, the “News & Views”, a purely voluntary effort. Many families were concerned with problems regarding garbage pick-up, speeding, bad roads, and snow removal. The “News & Views” started as the vehicle to inform citizens and resolve such town problems.
- The first membership list of the Citizens’ Association included names of people who were not living in town, but were summer residents. Towards the end of 1947, when the list was updated, it was decided to include, with the names of those who had left town to serve in the forces, their regimental number, rank, decorations, status, etc… It was important then to remember those who had served their country.
- In 1947 the Association arranged a Saturday morning train stop at Baie-D’Urfé for Montreal bound shoppers. A babysitter list was arranged through the “News & Views”. Signposts indicating excursions into fields were also installed for visitors.
We invite you to learn more about our Association by exploring our website.
Executive Committee 2021
The Association’s Executive committee meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at the Fritz Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. The Annual General Meeting is held in February.
- Elizabeth Benoit Williamson: Chairperson
- Jack Toyota: Vice Chair
- Inès Forgue: Secretary & Social Media Coordinator
- Linda Tait: Treasurer
- Richard Gregson: Editor
Members at large
- Laurie Fearon: Directory advertising
- Andrea Gilpin:
- Suzanne Dutoy: Mothers’ Day breakfast
- Jamie Bitensky
- Diane Tetrault
- Lara Ali: Member at large-Social Media Coordinator
- Diane Weiss