Sunnyside students get bikes ready for summer
Last Tuesday, May 17th, a bike clinic was held at Sunnyside Elementary for students from Pre-Kindergarten to grade six. Sgt. Patrice Gregoire, the community officer with the Sureté du Quebec, was on hand to explain all the safety rules to be followed when riding a bicycle and the students even got to practice their skills in the parking lot. The students were fortunate to have Jacques Bureau and Axel Royer-Gagné,
During the monthly meeting of the Coaticook MRC, held on May 18th, the council gave its support for George Weller’s Airport CTQ2, located in Stanstead East, and its project to obtain a Canpass airport accreditation for the summer season. This accreditation would allow for the landing of private aircraft from the United States at the airport, offering the pilots and their passengers the opportunity to discover the beautiful region during their trip.
Following the recent call for projects, which ended on April 15th, the Coaticook MRC has authorized the financing of twelve projects, five territorial and seven local, for a total of $233,678. The following projects received funding: Croquarium, $4000; the Coaticook MRC to deploy electric car charging stations in seven municipalities, $59,600; Rues principals Coaticook, $5000; Corporation de developpement communautaire, $6,500; MRC for a new water circuit Aquaticook, $ 20,000; Coaticook Gorge, illuminated water games, $33,000; Coaticook, beach pavilion Lac Lyster, $38,607; Compton, park equipment, $15,008; Fabrique de Paroisse Notre Dame de l’Unité, $10,000; Saint Malo, tourist stop, $7,997; Stanstead East, heritage restoration of Town Hall, $16,566; Waterville, playground equipment, $17,500.
The following projects were kept in the Fonds de cours d’eau program: water testing in Coaticook river at five sites, $578; water testing of tributaries of lac Wallace in Saint Hermenegilde, $840; an environmental diagnostic study of the drainage basin of Lac Lyster, $5000. teachers from La Ruche high school, to help students inspect and perform minor repairs to their bikes. After the inspection, all of the grade five and six students rode their bikes from Stanstead to Ayer’s Cliff, about twenty kilometers. Physical Education teacher Chantal Menard was proud of all the students who took the bike ride and thankful to the parents who brought the bikes to school and even joined the students. “This activity was great to promote healthy lifestyles,” commented Ms. Menard.
Grades five and six students rode all the way from Stanstead to Ayer’s Cliff after getting their bikes checked out. They are seen here with Sunnyside teachers Chantal Ménard (left) and Emily Grey (right) and La Ruche teachers Jacques Bureau and Axel Royer-Gagné (middle front).