Art and Culture

The auction of objects from the Sutton Museum will continue on Sunday November 29, 2020

As announced in our short publication of November 12, a Dutch auction of about 150 items from the Sutton Museum of Communications and History was held online last week. It will be repeated on Sunday, November 29 at 5 p.m. on the site: https://www.jakibi.com/buyer (click on: Musée de Sutton).

Almost half of the items have been sold, but there are still some very interesting ones for collectors, antique enthusiasts or even decorators. So, you may find an old phonograph, old televisions, projectors from the 1950s or sewing machines, including a child’s Singer sewing machine in perfect condition. Check the list of objects and place a pre-bid!

To know more about a Dutch auction and the details of this sale, visit the following site: https://join.jakibi.com/howdoesitwork or contact Éric Bordeleau by email at [email protected].

 

The MRC Brome-Missisquoi publishes an Atlas and a web series on our landscapes

The MRC Brome-Missisquoi has unveiled its book, “ATLAS DES PAYSAGES, clés de compréhension et d’action sur le paysage régional” (Atlas of Landscapes, keys to understanding and acting on the regional landscape) the first of its kind at the level of an MRC in Quebec. This rich document, produced by the Les Mille Lieux cooperative, takes stock of our regional and local landscapes from a social, historical and geographical perspective, to make it a tool for action and reflection in the decision-making process of cultural, tourist, planning or development projects. The book can be viewed and downloaded online at: https://mrcbm.qc.ca/common/documentsContenu/Atlas%20des%20Paysages%20de%20Brome-Missisquoi.pdf.

A web-series in five episodesIn addition, the MRC also presents the “Paysages en série” (Landscapes series) project. The five-episode web series showcases each of the five major landscapes characterized in the Atlas: Basses-terres du Saint-Laurent, Piedmont des Appalaches, Barres et sillons appalachiens, Mont Brome and Massifs appalachiens. Sutton’s artist, Stéphane Lemardelé, and his multidisciplinary team travelled through our territory to immortalize residents and landscapes with the help of drawings and videos. The results are magnificent illustrations and images in which we can see several notable residents, such as author Louise Penny and artist Raoul Duguay. The first two episodes are already online. Sutton’s landscapes feature in the 5th episode, about the Massifs appalachiens, to be released on December 3rd. The full series is available at the link: http://paysagesenserie.com/.

Return to no-contact loans at the municipal and school library

Sutton Municipal and School Library
19 Highland Street, Sutton

As of November 13, 2020, until announced otherwise, you are not allowed into the library.

You can make your reservations in three ways :

Your books will be prepared within 24 hours and you will be notified by phone to pick them up at the door or at the loan counter.

Please call us if you need more information or help.

Opening time: from Monday to Saturday 10–12 a.m. + Tuesday and Thursday 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Auction of objects from the Sutton Museum on November 15, 2020

Organized in collaboration with la Maison des encans de Montréal (Montreal Auction House), an online sale of numerous objects from the Sutton Museum of Communications and History will take place on Sunday, November 15, starting at 7 p.m. on the site: https://www.jakibi.com/buyer (click on Sutton Museum).

This Dutch auction is a reverse auction: during the live auction, the more time passes, the lower the price! So, you can wait, but then you run the risk of having the lot stolen from you. You can also as of now pre-bid according to the maximum amount displayed. If no one bets higher than you during the live auction, you will win the lot.

A total of 147 lots are on sale as part of the reorganization of the Museum’s inventory. The majority of these objects come from the large collection donated to the Town by one of its citizens, Mr. Edmund Eberdt, in 1998.

For more information on the principle of the auction, consult page https://join.jakibi.com/howdoesitwork or contact Eric by email at [email protected].

Reminder of the collection of dead leaves

If you cannot practice leaf recycling, a door-to-door dead leaves collection is planned for November 6 in Sutton, as announced in the article “What to do with your dead leaves?” » on page 3 of the Town of Sutton Bulletin August 2020. The bags must be made of paper only, free of any adhesive tape and placed on the side of the road before 7 a.m. the same morning.

The Brome-Missisquoi MRC has just published the collection schedule by municipality and reminds us that it is also possible to bring dead leaves (in paper bags or in bulk) to the Cowansville and Bedford ecocentres: read the schedules and information by clicking on this link.

 

Reminder to non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Sutton – Application for financial support

Non-profit organizations, recognized by the Town of Sutton according to its Policy on Recognition and Support for Community, Cultural, Recreation and Sports Organizations (in French only), have until November 13, before 4:30 p.m., to apply online for a financial support for a one-off project achievable in 2021.

General eligibility criteria

  • Be a duly constituted non-profit organization or cooperative: submit a copy of the annual update statement from the Quebec Enterprise Register (REQ) and, in the case of a first request, submit a copy of the letters patent;
  • Have its head office on the territory of the Town;
  • Present activities, a significant part of which takes place on the territory of the Town;
  • Clearly demonstrate their ability to implement the agreement (experience, expertise, etc.);
  • Present a balanced budget;
  • Submit a single request to the Town to avoid any duplication between the cultural service and the recreation and community life service.

Links for application forms (in French only)

 

Pilot project with Hydro-Quebec

The inlfux of requests and the enthusiasm of local artists regarding the beautification project of certain Hydro-Quebec electrical boxes were incredible. Thank you to all the artists who have already expressed their interest!

We invite artists who are interested, but who have not contacted us yet, to do so before September 30th. The selection process will begin shortly and will be completed in early October.

To participate and for more information, you can contact Karine B. Fortin, project manager of museology, at the following email address: [email protected]

Rail safety

Every year, more than 2,100 North Americans are killed or seriously injured in railway crossing and trespassing incidents. Almost all of these incidents are preventable – but that starts with knowing how to act safely around tracks and trains. Operation Lifesaver (OL), a national not-for-profit dedicated to rail safety, has developed some easy-to-follow tips that will help protect you and your family and friends. You can find more rail safety tips and resources at operationlifesaver.ca and by following OL on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

New opening hours of the Sutton School and Municipal Library as of Saturday September 12th, 2020

We will finally resume our regular business hours on Saturday, September 12th. You are undoubtedly aware that because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of volunteers, we were forced to review our operations of the Library  You will find, hereafter, our new schedule starting September 12th, 2020 :

  • Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For your information:

  • You always have the option of returning your books in the blue box drop outside the library.
  • However, access to our computers and reading rooms is prohibited until further notice.

Looking forward to seeing you!

A blue line to make the Blue Muse speak!

You may be wondering what is the blue line that just appeared on the sidewalks in Sutton?

Well, this is the layout of the new Blue Muse Fun Tour. You can discover this tour by following the blue line! You can explore the artistic and historical village with many stops along the way, all within easy walking distance.

To make the course accessible to all and add dynamism to it, we have drawn this line on the ground. It allows you to follow the route easily. Furthermore, you can also obtain the route map via the Ondago mobile application or obtain a paper version of it. To add to the fun, there is also a family rally available on the town’s website and at the Sutton Tourist Information Office.

This beautiful project was carried out thanks to the participation of the Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Below is the information about the tour:

https://sutton.ca/en/discover-sutton/heritage/heritage-tours/

We also talk about it in the municipal bulletin of August 2020:

https://sutton.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Bulletin_August_2020-web.pdf

You can also get information from the Sutton Tourist Information Office.

Happy exploring!