The City of Saint-Lambert unveils a plaque in honour of former mayor André Bourbeau
The City of Saint-Lambert proudly unveiled a plaque in honour of André Bourbeau, the former mayor of the municipality, during a ceremony at Seaway Park on June 7.
The ceremony was attended by Mayor Pierre Brodeur, City councillors Julie Bourgoin, France Désaulniers, Loïc Blancquaert, Philippe Glorieux and David Bowles, the Bourbeau family and several distinguished guests who came to commemorate André Bourbeau’s legacy to the Saint-Lambert community.
“Today’s event is very close to my heart, as I had the chance to know André Bourbeau and especially to learn from him, because we inevitably become better people when we spend time with extraordinary individuals, and André Bourbeau was one such person. It is therefore an honour to unveil this plaque, which will be an enduring testimony to his exceptional and lasting contribution to the quality of life of our city’s residents,” said Mayor Pierre Brodeur.
André Bourbeau entered public life in 1970, as a municipal councillor in Saint-Lambert. He served as the city’s mayor from 1978 to 1981, when he was elected as a provincial deputy and subsequently appointed to a number of key cabinet posts.
Among the major projects he spearheaded as mayor were the acquisition of the land belonging to the St. Lawrence Seaway to create the imposing park located there today, the acquisition of the former École Saint-Michel, which served as the city’s recreation centre until 2011, and the creation of the Marsil Museum, one of the municipality’s cultural gems until it moved to Montreal in 2013.