The petanque court to be refurbished: a tribute to Rosanne-Cohen
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The Town of Sutton is proud to announce the upcoming renovation and redevelopment of the petanque court located on Academy Street. This project, which aims to offer an improved space to all our citizens and particularly our seniors, is financed in half by the Government of Quebec, for up to a maximum of $28,850, under the Programme d’infrastructures Municipalité amie des aînés (PRIMADA).
The project to renovate Sutton’s petanque court was launched in 2021 by the Recreation, Community Life and Culture Department, which consulted several of our local organizations: representatives of the FADOQ des Deux-Monts, the Centre d’action bénévole (CAB) de Sutton, the CIUSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and the Coop Gym Santé, as well as representatives of the seniors, members of the steering committee of the Politique de la famille et des ainés (family and seniors policy). Everyone has welcomed the initiative which will be beneficial to the whole population, from a community, leisure and wellness point of view.
The Town of Sutton has decided to name the future site “Place Rosanne-Cohen” in honour of our former councillor who unfortunately passed away during her mandate in 2020. Rosanne was responsible for the municipal files on recreation and community life and she left her mark on her fellow citizens with her great empathy and her commitment to her municipality. Her husband, Mr. René Daigle, said he was deeply touched by this gesture which recognizes the involvement and passion that his wife had for the town of Sutton and its citizens.
A double court in a redesigned space
The work will begin on Monday, May 2 and should last less than a month. They include the installation of a double petanque court with concrete borders, new one and two-seat benches, picnic tables with universal accessibility (strollers and wheelchairs), and improved lighting. The whole area will be enhanced by new landscaping.
During construction, the site will be gated, but access to the John-Sleeth Community and Cultural Centre will remain open at all times. We apologize in advance for any temporary inconvenience, but we are confident that the results will meet the expectations of our citizens.
The reopening of the petanque court will be the subject of an official inauguration to be announced at a later date.