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Greenfield Park Centennial Coming Up

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--March 21, 2011.

Greenfield Park was established in 1911 by some of the first people moving off the Island of Montreal and followed the opening of the Southern Counties Railway which providing easy access to workers commuting to the factories around the Lachine Cannel.

Drawn by the fresh air of country living and cheap land a community soon grew up along the streams of the South Shore. Most of the early residents were from England and the name Greenfield reminded them of southern England. "Park" was added to help promote the area as a new development and to attract families who wanted to live in the country. Today Greenfield Park is part of the City of Longueuil and has a majority Francophone community, but the sense of belonging to a small town remains

With the theme of "Come Celebrate with Us," Greenfield Park will mark its 100th Centennial year with nine days of special events and activities for the whole family.

The celebrations, which will take place from July 1 to July 10, will feature local talent , homecoming activities , a community day and dinner.

For information about these activities and the history of Greenfield Park visit: www.gfpk100.myevent.com

Centenaire de Greenfield Park Centennial 2011
48 Regent St., Greenfield Park, Quebec, J4V 2T8

gpkcentennial2011@hotmail.com.