By Lisa Baum
“All it takes is a few people with an idea and a motivation.” So claims Patrizio McLelland, an event coordinator at Co-operative des Bons Voisins in Pointe Claire Village.
Explaining the evolution of the project, McLelland commented “at our core we wear a lot of different hats. We owe a huge part of our success to our volunteer staff and over the past three years they have really helped to shape the Co-op.”
With live music every Friday and Saturday, des Bons Voisins is becoming one of West Island’s most happening venues, and notably, the bulk of this is achieved with the assistance of a dedicated team of volunteers, or “members”. This is a totally different way of running a business.
The Co-operative des Bons Voisins is open seven days a week and will be holding an outdoor festival from 4-11 p.m. on Sept. 14 called The Happening des Bons Voisins. The festival will feature local beer, local food and local vendors and artists. For more information visit www.desbonsvoisins.com
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