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Under lockdown this year, there will be a different take on the Annual Food Drive

Sutton, November 19th, 2020. – This year, the annual Food Drive organized by the Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB) will be held differently. That being said, it will still take place! Given that demand for food has doubled during the confinement period, and remains higher than ever to this day, CAB is appealing to the generosity of the community.

However, like many other organizations, due to the pandemic and to health measures currently in place, CAB was forced to cancel its door-to-door and food bank collection. This year, in order to protect the health of thirty-odd volunteers and the public, only cash donations will be accepted during the Food Drive, which will take place from December 7th to 12th, 2020. Donors can make a donation by cheque or online via the secure CanadaHelps portal.

“Cancelling the Food Drive was a very difficult decision,” says Janna Hubacek, CAB Director. “That said, we need to protect the health and well-being of our volunteers, including the food bank team and the Knights of Columbus, who are always working hard to make the holiday season enjoyable for families and people in need. We just don’t have the space to respect social distancing.”

Did you know that…

  • CAB has been working for over 35 years to improve the social fabric of the communities of Sutton and Abercorn by offering services and supporting volunteer opportunities?
  • The organization’s food bank distributes more than $40,000 in food to more than 120 households each year, and that a third of the people served are children?
  • CAB is a vibrant space boasting a hundred volunteers who devote more than 3,000 hours per year and 3 outreach workers who serve families, seniors, the English-speaking population, and people in vulnerable situations?
  • In addition to the food bank, CAB also offers meals-on-wheels, a collective kitchen, homework help, a family resource, and a 50+ resource centre?

For further information, please consult CAB Sutton’s web site: https://cabsutton.com/

Source:
Janna Hubacek, CAB Director
450 538-1919
450 242-1302

 

Exceptional opening of the tennis courts in Sutton!

To allow our citizens to take advantage of the good weather announced for a few days, the Recreation and Community Life Service is pleased to announce that the tennis courts in the Goyette-Hill Park will be available from this Friday until Tuesday, November 10 inclusively.

Conditions regarding the use of the courts remain the same as in summer: the rules can be viewed on the Town’s website at https://sutton.ca/en/recreation-and-sports/recreation-and-sports-life/.

For any information, please contact:

Élizabeth Deit

Recreation and Community Life Coordinator : 450 538-2290 : 450 538-0930

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)

 

Thanks to all monitors and lifeguards

During this time of pandemic crisis, the Town of Sutton wishes to THANK all its monitors and lifeguards for the work done this summer. They faced all challenges brilliantly to the satisfaction of the children and those who used the services!

THANKS to all the citizens for their collaboration and understanding during this unusual summer!

Aquatic activities appreciation survey

August 24, 2020 – The survey is no longer available. Thank you for your participation.

To everyone who subscribed, themselves or their children, and participated in swimming classes or aquatic activities (aquafitness), the Town of Sutton invite you to complete this appreciation survey: https://forms.gle/WhpQYqEFweg5CYRi6.

We would like to collect your constructive comments to improve the aquatic activities we offer.

Thank you for your help!

Reopening of the Sutton Municipal and School Library on July 27th, 2020

Temporary opening hours

  • Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • The library will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

 Sanitary measures

  • Maximum of 8 citizens at a time in the library.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands when you come in.
  • Follow the arrows.
  • Keep a two-metre distance at all time.
  • Make you choice as fast as possible.
  • Wash your hands on your way out.

Other measures

  • No access to computer, nor to the tables and reading chairs.
  • We recommend you continue to reserve your books online.

In Brome-Missisquoi, we share the road and we keep our cool

Opening of the water features

The Town is proud to announce the opening of the water features! A breakage prevent to open these earlier. All citizens can now use those features… by respecting the health measures!

Aquatic activities – Summer 2020

The Town is happy to announce that we will be able to open the pool as of June 29, 2020.

To respect the Public Health guidelines, we had to change our swimming lessons schedule. So, if you are already pre-registered, please note that your place in the activity is assured, but the time slot and day might change.

Here is the new schedule:

AQUAJOGGING

Group

Day

Hour

Availability

Group A

Monday

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

20 places

Group B

Tuesday

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

10 places

Group C

Friday

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

20 places

Group D

Friday

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

20 places

AQUAFORME

Group

Day

Hour

Availability

Group A

Tuesday

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

20 places

Group B

Thursday

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

20 places

SWIMMING LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

Group

Day

Hour

Availability

Junior 7 to 10

 

Monday

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Wednesday

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

 

Junior 5 to 6

 

Tuesday

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

 

 

Junior 1 to 4

Junior 4

Wednesday

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Junior 3-4

Thursday

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Junior 3

Monday

9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

 

 

Junior 2

Thursday

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

 

 

Junior 1-2

Monday

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

 

 

Wednesday

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

 

 

Junior 1

Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Preschool

Poisson-lune

Thursday

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

 

 

Salamandre

Tuesday

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

 

 

9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

 

 

Loutre de mer

Monday

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Tuesday

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

 

 

9:05 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

 

 

Parent/Enfant

Monday

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

 

 

If you are still interested, we invite you to come on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Goyette-Hill Park at specific hour to make the payment and confirm your participation:  

  • From 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Aquajogging and Aquaforme.
  • From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for Preschool and Junior.
  • From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for all groups.

You can find fees for each activities on the following web page: https://sutton.ca/en/recreation-and-sports/recreation-and-sports-life/#ActAqua. Payment can be made by check or cash.

Health measures

Swimming lessons for Juniors 5 to 10 will be the same as usual. The instructor will stay out of the water to respect physical distancing.

For the Preschool and Juniors 1 to 4, the lessons will be in a parent-child format. Meaning, that the parent must be in the water with the child during the swimming lesson.

To eliminate sources of transmission, we will use the pool equipment as little as possible. We strongly encourage you to purchase:

  • An aquafitness belt, an aquatic noodle and aquatic foam dumbbells for Aquajogging and Aquaforme.
  • An aquatic board and a leg float “Pull Buoy” for Juniors 5 to 10.
  • A life jacket (VFI), an aquatic noodle and aquatic foam dumbbells for Preschool and Junior 1 to 4.

In addition, we ask you to avoid the changing rooms. We suggest that you already arrive in a swimsuit and carry all your things in a large bag.

To have access to the activities, you will need to:

  • Respect the rules of physical distancing.
  • Wash your hands at the beginning and the end of the activity.
  • Take a twenty (20) seconds long shower.
  • Disinfect all personal items entering and leaving the pool.
  • Follow the instructions given by the instructor.
  • Make a self-diagnosis before showing up for each lesson.
    • If you have one (1) symptom among these:
      • Start or worsening of a cough
      • Fever (temperature 38 °C and above, temperature taken by mouth)
      • Breathing difficulty
      • Sudden loss of smell without nasal congestion, with or without loss of taste
    • If you have two (2) of these symptoms:
      • A general symptom (muscle pain, headache, fatigue or significant loss of appetite)
      • sore throat
      • Diarrhea

Anyone who presents one or more of these symptoms or who has been in contact with an infected person or who could be infected should not frequent the pool and must contact the COVID-19 information line at 1 877 644-4545 and notify the responsible of the pool.

 Thank you for your collaboration.