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Volunteer appreciation

Published on December 5, 2019

Yesterday, at the volunteer appreciation night, we highlighted the invaluable contribution of our volunteers to the Sutton community.

Today, on this international volunteer day, we reiterate our message: Sutton is rich of all his volunteers who give their time for the good of their community. You are the energy behind so many projects and events. Thank you so much!

 

Notice to citizens – Tests on the booster pumps on Dyer Street on November 28, 2019

Published on November 26, 2019

Sectors concerned: Woodard, Sénécal, Royea, Dyer, Laplante and Principale Nord from civic number 91.

Town of Sutton wishes to notify you that tests will be made on the booster pump situated on Dyer Street, on November 28, 2019. This may cause pressure variation. We apologize for any potential inconvenience.

Please contact the public works department at 450-538-2290, for further information.

 

New exhibition in the curio cabinet

Published on November 26, 2019

The Town of Sutton has been promoting village artists via exhibitions in the Town Hall reception area since 2016. Currently, until next July, some works by Anke VanGinhoven and Qita Reindler are on display.

Anke vanGinhoven‘s pieces display the artist’s close attention to and exploration of the limits and possibilities of various techniques, from papermaking and collage to mixed media. The artist, who has lived in Sutton since 1969, has had a busy career: from the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts to Japan, her work has been featured in a variety of contexts and can now be found in numerous public and private collections, including that of the Town of Sutton. She has also been a four-time participant in the Québec government policy of arts integration in public buildings (known as the “Politique 1%”).

Also on display are some works by Qita Reindler. Using porcelain and stoneware, this talented potter makes decorative and functional pottery with an artistic and sometimes whimsical touch. She describes her work as a “moving meditation.” You will notice that the shapes of her work echo the graceful curves of the female body.

Reminder – Collections of leaves – November 22nd, 2019

Published on November 15, 2019

There will be a second door-to-door leaf collections in all the sectors on Friday  November 22nd, 2019.

Only paper bags without adhesive tape will be picked up. The bags must be placed by the side of the road before 7:00 am. The leaves will be composted at the RIEDSBM.

To consult the MRC Brome-Missisquoi leaf collections calendar, click here.

The Town adheres to the welcoming declaration of the Brome-Missisquoi MRC

Published on November 12, 2019

At the regular meeting of the municipal council of November 4th, the Town of Sutton adhered to the welcoming declaration to the newcomers of the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi.

This declaration essentially recognizes that “The MRC of Brome-Missisquoi is a welcoming and dynamic living environment where people of different nationalities and cultures can thrive”. In particular, it recognizes that “Immigrants are part of the territory’s history and its identity and that they have contributed to the development of the community for many decades. Immigrants, no matter their origin or status, are residents who actively participate in the region’s development and offer a wealth of culture along with their unique life experiences”.

As an organization, employer or resident of the MRC, you are invited to read the statements in this declaration, to support and sign it at: https://mrcbm.qc.ca/en/admin_charte.php

 

Sutton, “Allied Municipality Against Domestic Violence”

Published on November 12, 2019

At the regular meeting of the municipal council of November 4th 2019, the elected representatives passed a resolution proclaiming the Town of Sutton “Municipality allied against domestic violence”.

This gesture precedes the 12 days of action devoted each year to eliminating violence against women, which takes place across Quebec from November 25 to December 6.

Despite the adoption of a government action plan on domestic violence and all the awareness campaigns carried out in this regard, cases of offenses against the person in the context of conjugal violence persist.

As a local government, the Town of Sutton joins more than 500 Quebec municipalities, including 55 in the Eastern Townships, which support efforts to educate citizens against domestic violence.

To help women with and without children who live in such situations, there is a home in Cowansville, called Horizon pour Elle, which offers safe and confidential support and accommodation services, free of charge and confidential, in French and English to women of all nationalities.

 

 

Mini flea market at the Sutton Museum of Communications and History

Published on November 7, 2019

Have you ever wanted to handle an object in a museum? What if you actually owned one?

Well, now’s your chance! The Museum of Communications and History is doing a big clear-out of its basement! This very unique “garage sale” will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on a special antique: General store boxes, bottles, old records, sewing machines, 1930s The Saturday Evening Post collection, snowshoes and other small wonders will all be available at low prices.

Sutton’s Culture Department is currently working on a plan to infuse new energy into the amazing collection of 1,500 artifacts at the Museum, which belongs to the Town. This will involve deciding what to keep to ensure a record of local history, and making arrangements for proper storage.

As part of this process, the Museum will be returning some everyday items from the past to the community, to be loved and cared for once again. Which is where you come in.

Don’t miss this very special sale!

 

Volunteer appreciation event  

Published on November 7, 2019

On December 4th, the Town of Sutton will honour the volunteers involved in the Sutton community at a biennial volunteer appreciation event. The volunteers and organizations who have distinguished themselves in the past year will be featured at the event.

In this regard, we invite you to nominate a volunteer and an organization that has distinguished itself in Sutton during this period. To do so, please complete a nomination forms by accessing the following link: https://sutton.ca/en/recreation-and-sports/nomination-form/

The deadline for submitting a nomination form is November 24, 2019.

For more information:

Jérémy Haman
Coordinator of the recreation and community life service of the Town of Sutton
450-538-2290
[email protected]

A special mention of volunteer and organization of the year will be awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in the past year.

Reopening of the John Sleeth Center

Published on November 6, 2019

The John Sleeth Center is now reopened. All organizations housed at the John Sleeth Center can re-enter their premises with the exception of the Jardin d’enfants de Sutton. We invite you to contact the organizations directly to find out their schedules for the rest of the week.

As for the Jardin d’enfants de Sutton, it remains temporarily relocated at the Town Hall so that it can continue to offer its services.

Storm of November 1, 2019: urgent call to citizens who have suffered major damages

Published on November 6, 2019

In order to answer questions from the ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec (Quebec Ministry of Public Security), we are asking residents of the Town of Sutton, who have been affected by floods, landslides or have major damages to their property, to send us, by Tuesday, November 12th by email at [email protected] :

  • Their name, address and phone number;
  • A brief description of the damages suffered;
  • One or more photos showing the damages mentioned.

We thank you for your collaboration.

 
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