Two landmarks in Grenville are now named after prominent people in the village.
On Saturday, August 20, the youth centre on rue Tri-Jean was renamed after late Mayor Luc-Grondin, who passed away in November of 2018. For the dedication and plaque unveiling, Mayor Pierre Thauvette and the village council were joined by members of Grondin’s family, Argenteuil-La Petite-Nation Member of Parliament Stéphane Lauzon, Argenteuil Member of the National Assembly of Québec Agnès Grondin, who is a cousin of the late mayor, and MRC d’Argenteuil Prefect Scott Pearce.
The park beside the Grenville Canal in the centre of the village has been named in honour of the Desforges family. The family has been part of the community for more than 80 years. Members of the Desforges family have served on the village council and are also well known as owners of the Maison funéraire Desforges funeral home.
The decision to name the park after the Desforges family was undertaken by Grenville village council in 2020 but the unveiling of the new sign and plaque took place on August 20. Several members of the Desforges family joined Mayor Pierre Thauvette and the village council for the occasion. Lauzon, Grondin, and Pearce also attended.