Plaisirs d’hiver 2021

Plaisirs d’hiver (Winter pleasures) is an event that aims to offer winter activities to the citizens of Sutton.
This year, the Town of Sutton wishes to offer winter-themed activities online as well as encourage individual and family outdoor activities by offering places and times for them.
Plaisirs d’hiver will take place from February 5 to 12, 2021.

Schedule for the event

Date Hour Type of activity Instructor Targeted Audience Details
Outdoor activities Ice skating
to the Goyette-Hill Park
N/A Everyone Ice path lit until 8 p.m.
Max 8
Ice rink lit until 8 p.m.
February 5, 2021
7 p.m. Launch show: Plaisirs d’hiver (French/English) Linda Bruce & Petronella van Dijk, professional storytellers from Estrie Everyone
Broadcast of two winter stories and announcement of the winners for the snow sculptures competition. The show will be broadcasted on the town’s Youtube channel : Petronella van Dijk in french at 7:15 p.m. & Linda Bruce in english at 7:45 p.m.
February 6,2021
9 a.m. – noon Writing workshop: La beauté est dans les petites choses (French)
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Jonathan Harnois Adults (16 years old and over)
Max 20
Materials required: Paper and pencil
As Georges Simenon said, “a ray of sunlight on a nose is as important as a deep thought”, this workshop aims to awaken the consciousness of participants to the idea that the life of a text resides in the details that compose it. When we create a text, it is at the service of this art of detail that we put our sensitivity and our spirit of synthesis. Three simple but edifying exercises – Chinese portrait, inventory like Sei Shonagon and poetic assemblage like Léopold Sédar Senghor – help the participants to go beyond reflection by entering into the experience.
1 to 2 p.m. Yoga class: Yoga vinyasa (French)
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Daphnée Bouchard Beginners
Max 15
A guided routine will be offered to participants followed by a meditation.
3:45 to 4:15 p.m. Relaxation workshop: Breathe better… live better!(French)
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Sonia Baillon from Yoga Sublime Everyone
Max 100
Materials required: A chair or a cushion to sit on the floor
Learn simple and effective breathing techniques to better manage your life force in the face of everyday challenges. The recipe: A practical part of the techniques and an explanation of the benefits. After this workshop, you will understand how each technique works on the nervous system to empower you to know when to practice them and why. Breathe in joy, calm and health … Breathe out stress and anxiety!
4:30 to 5 p.m. Relaxation workshop: Breathe better… live better! (English)
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February 7, 2021
10 to 10:20 a.m. Story hour (French) Isabelle Cleophas Families
Reading of the book: ‘La neige magique’ by Deirdre Gill
Story hour will be broadcast on the town’s Youtube channel.
10:40 to 11 a.m. Story hour (English) Geneviève Leduc Families
Reading of the book: ‘Up north in winter’ by Deborah Hartley
Story hour will be broadcast on the town’s Youtube channel.
1:30 to 2 p.m. Spanish Workshop (French/English)
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Edith Dandenault Adults (14 years old and over)
Max 20
No material required
A 30-minute workshop to introduce you to Spanish! The words you will need to survive and some little surprises to make you laugh! Hablamos!
From February 8 to 12, 2021 Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (PENS) N/A Sutton Residents In partnership with the Town of Sutton, Plaisirs d’hiver event, PENS will offer free access to its facilities for Sutton residents (have proof of residence in hand) from February 8 to 12 2021. This initiative is a continuation of the free offer already available for children attending school in Sutton.

Snow sculptures competition

The winners of Plaisirs d’hiver snow sculptures competition organized by the Town of Sutton will be announced on February 5 (7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

Prizes to be won:

  • 1st place: Relaxation massage at Auberge West-Brome
  • 2nd place: One day admission to Mont Sutton
  • 3rd place: Gift card

Also, participants may see their sculpture used as the official image of Plaisirs d’hiver 2022.

Public voting is underway on the Town of Sutton’s Facebook page until February 3rd, 2021.