Generations Party 2024: a look back on a successful event!

On Saturday, May 11, the Generations Party 2024 took place on the grounds of the Sutton School. More than 400 people came to enjoy a delicious community meal and numerous activities for all ages.

This second edition of the event, organized by the Sutton-Abercorn community development table, once again brought together people of all generations around activities that fostered encounters and sharing.

From 11 a.m. participants were able to enjoy a wide range of activities to get them moving. In the gymnasium, the Jardin d’enfants de Sutton hosted a baby gym activity for toddlers. Outside, a skateboard initiation workshop, including skatepark elements and skateboards on loan, took place in the rotary. Nearby, the Sutton Pickleball Club introduced people of all ages to this popular new sport. Those who wanted to could also practice their balance on the slacklines provided by the school’s day-care service.

The trade market organized by the Sutton School’s Parent Participation Organization (PPO) was very busy again this year. This ecological activity encourages waste reduction through the exchange of goods and services. Some twenty tables were occupied by students from the school or members of the FADOQ, and participants were invited to come and exchange objects or services with them!

Photos: Mikaël Theimer

A delicious free cold lunch of sandwiches, salads and side dishes was served all day long. Thanks to the work of numerous volunteers and Racine Pop, participants were able to enjoy the meal in a convivial atmosphere that encouraged meeting new people.

In an effort to reduce waste, people were invited to bring their own dishes. Grades 5 and 6 students set up a kiosk to sell compostable dishes and hot beverages in support of their end-of-year trip. Ballet-Théâtre Sutton completed the food offering with a dessert sale to raise funds for the organization!

Many community organizations were on site to offer activities and promote their services. Participants could express their creativity by taking part in the collective artwork organized by Maison des jeunes Le Spot, or at the Sutton School of Art kiosk, which hosted a Creative Club activity. The PENS had a booth to present their new Nature and Discovery program, and the CAB Sutton offered a seedling preparation activity, for those who wanted to get their hands in the soil.

In between all these activities, the children enjoyed the enchanting tale Mère Soleil” with Isabelle Dupras in the outdoor classroom. Sandrine Rousseau from La Boîte à Sardine hosted a game zone where everyone was invited to discover board games.

The day was filled with music, thanks to performances by SING! an intergenerational singing group, and musicians from the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival. Espace Sutton was also on site to present the public piano project, and participants were able to discover the upcoming summer program!

The Sutton-Abercorn community development table would like to extend a warm thank-you to the 20 volunteers whose invaluable contribution helped ensure the smooth running of the activities and meal. Thanks also to all the organizations that contributed to the diverse programming of this Generations Party, and to Mikaël Theimer for immortalizing it with his photos.

Many citizens and organizations also lent equipment, and we thank them – it takes a village to hold such a successful event! 

And finally, thank you to everyone who came out to this unifying and convivial event!


This activity is made possible thanks to many hours of volunteer work and funding from the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS (“Éclaireurs” project) and the Réseau de développement Brome-Missisquoi funded by the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon.

The Sutton-Abercorn community development table is a place for exchange, partnership and consultation with a view to structured collective action by citizens and social actors on collective issues related to living conditions in their community. In concrete terms, these meetings allow for the exchange of information, the development of a common vision, the identification of perceived problems and solutions to be implemented together. For more information, visit the Réseau de développement de Brome-Missisquoi.