“The Venetian Ball” themed White on White event returns to Rosemère. In the picture Municipal councillor René Villeneuve, the president of the Regroupement des artistes de Rosemère (RAR) Caroline Foley, Mayor Eric Westram and Fernand Proulx, President of the Corporation de Développement Culturel et Sportif de Rosemère (CDCSR)

The City of Rosemère announced the return—after a two-year pause—of the White on White cultural event, June 10-12, at Pioneer Park. With “The Venetian Ball” as its theme, the event is being organized by the Rosemère Artists Gathering (RAG) and is financially supported by the city, the Corporation de développement culturel et sportif de Rosemère (CDCSR) and several other sponsors. The city also provides assistance for setting up the event as well as for the loan of equipment and personnel for the technical aspects of the activity.  Mayor Eric Westram is pleased to once again be welcoming this summer event that showcases local artists:

“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to hold a cultural event like White on White on our territory. We have said it before and we will continue to say it in the future: culture in Rosemère is of the utmost importance. We hope to see a large number of residents here, all dressed in their best white clothes,” he stated. As usual, White on White is a free event that presents an original, diversified program, including a number of interactive workshops:

“The advantage of this event is that it is suitable for both adults and families with young children. We want to make culture accessible to everyone, regardless of their age. I would like to warmly thank Eric Girard, MNA for Groulx; Luc Désilets, MP for Rivière-des-Mille-Îles; the CDCSR, the City of Rosemère as well as all the sponsors for their great support,” said Caroline Foley, President of the RAR.

An exhibition will also be on display in the library’s atrium as well as on the grounds of the Recreation Department. On Saturday, the traditional Supper in White will be back. Tickets are $35 each and will be on sale at Rosemère’s municipal library, starting May 2, 2022.

The events

On Friday, June 10th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m there will be mood music and visitors can visit the outdoor trail and the exhibit in the atrium. On Saturday, June 11th from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m there will be Interactive activities, a tour of the site, artistic and musical activities, the Inauguration of Floréats en Arts and a supper in White at 7 p.m. (white clothing and ticket purchase required). Finally on Sunday, June 3d from 1 p.m. to  4 p.m. there will be artistic creation workshops for everyone a tour of the site and exhibition, artists at work outdoors, mood music and a face painting booth for the young Rosemerites.

Regroupement des artistes de Rosemère

The Regroupement des artistes de Rosemère, commonly known as the RAR, is a non-profit organization for emerging artists, semi-professional and professional, in the visual arts as well as in the arts and crafts. The mission of the RAR is to promote the gathering of artists from Rosemère and the surrounding area in order to exchange and share ideas and new techniques, through the presentation of exhibitions, workshops, conferences and to promote the artists of the RAR within the population. The RAR was founded by Mrs. Madone Simard, President of the Sociocultural Committee of Rosemère on March 15, 1994. She is now an honorary member of the association.