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Borough of Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Borough of Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Tel.: 819-564-7444
Fax.: 819-564-8144
[email protected]
YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Borough Office
Civic Address
1000, rue du Haut-Bois Nord
Julien Lachance
Borough President
District of Saint-Élie
[email protected]
UPCOMING BOROUGH
COUNCIL MEETINGS
Diane Délisle
Councillor
District of Deauville
[email protected]
Borough council meetings will take place:
• Mondays, April 22 and May 27, 7 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 3, noon
Confirm meetings in advance by calling the Borough office
during regular hours.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RESERVE
A PLAY AREA OR PARK?
To reserve a playing area (ball field, soccer pitch, etc.) or a park
for an activity, call the recreation manager at 819-564-7444.
Serge Forest
Councillor
District of Rock Forest
[email protected]
BASE DE PLEIN AIR ANDRÉ-NADEAU
HALL RENTAL
Are you looking for a hall for a social or family gathering?
Hall
Capacity
Fernand-Lambert pavilion, Parc Central,
6161, rue du Président-Kennedy
Chalet in parc Jules-Richard
244, rue Jules-Richard
125 people
60 people
Reservations: 819-564-7444
Hall
Base de plein air André-Nadeau
5302, chemin Blanchette
Centre communautaire Optimiste
6670, rue Émery-Fontaine
Centre récréatif communautaire de
Deauville, 200, rue Jules-Richard
Reservations: 819-864-9508
Various rooms
20 to 225 people
20 to 40 people
125 people
Centre communautaire
Richard-Gingras
4503, chemin Saint-Roch N.
Reception hall with or without bar service
Hall
Capacity
Capacity
Reservations: 819-864-1907
LOISIRS ACTI-FAMILLE
Hall
Bruno Vachon
Councillor
District of Châteaux-d’Eau
[email protected]
Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Your Elected Officials
Postal Address
P.O. Box 610, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5H9
Capacity*
Shefford-Orford
30 to 122 people
Écho-Élan
30 to 166 people
Gérald-Gosselin
113 to 327 people
*Maximum occupancy varies depending on the type of activity.
Reservations: 819-566-7110
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Borough Services
2011, 2012, 2013 ISSUES IN OUR BOROUGH
2012 REPORT
In November 2012, the Borough’s elected officials produced a report of the actions carried out since the adoption of the Borough’s
action plan in May 2011. Check it out (available in French only) by visiting sherbrooke.ca/bilanenjeux, or requesting the
document at the Borough office.
Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Borough Services
CHEMIN DE SAINT-ÉLIE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Preparing for summer activities
Watch for the second edition of “J’embellis Saint-Élie,” which will be held on Chemin de Saint-Élie in May. Also, keep an eye out
for the second edition of the Grande vente-débarras, the community-wide garage sale, to be held on Saturday, June 8, as a part of
the city’s Grande Tournée des ventes-débarras. To follow these activities and other events, visit chemindesaintelie.com.
CANADA SUMMER GAMES–SHERBROOKE 2013
From August 2 to 7, the Ville de Sherbrooke will be hosting the
Canada Games, which play a leading role in the promotion
of sport and physical activity. This sporting event promotes
healthy living among young people and leaves behind an
important infrastructure, sport, and social legacy for the host
region.
Sailing
The sailing competitions will take place on Lac Magog. The
athletes will leave from the Club nautique de Deauville going
towards Parc de la Plage-Municipale in the Deauville sector.
Parc de la Plage-Municipale will be the venue for spectators
interested in this discipline.
In August, 4200 athletes from 20 disciplines will vie for top
honours at 18 different venues during 15 days of competitions.
Our Borough has the honour of hosting competitions in three
of these disciplines, namely:
Tennis
The tennis competitions will be held at the Centre récréatif
de Rock Forest on the eight new outdoor courts opened in
September 2012.
Rowing
The rowing competitions will take place on Lac Magog. The
rowing lanes will be next to Parc de la Plage-Municipale in
the Deauville sector, between Rue Albert-Dion and the mouth
of the river. Parc de la Plage-Municipale will be the venue for
spectators interested in this discipline.
For everything on the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke
2013, go to sherbrooke2013.ca.
Community Garage Sale
The Borough’s garage sale weekend takes place June 8 and 9. Dates to keep in mind:
May 24: Deadline for advertising the addresses of
participating families on the Ville Web site.
June 7: Deadline to purchase a permit at the reduced rate. This
permit is available from your Borough office for $10.
Improving our Parks
Borough council wishes to inform you of upcoming improvements to our parks:
Parc Jules-Richard
•Improvements to the parking area and the planting of a
hedge in front of the service building.
Base de plein air André-Nadeau
• Support for the Base de plein air’s development plan.
Parc Beaulieu
•Addition of an electrical panel that can be used for
small-scale neighbourhood events.
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Parc du Mi-Vallon
•Repair of the concrete slab in the shelter.
•Addition of an electrical panel that can be used for
small-scale neighbourhood events.
Parc de Notre-Dame-du-Laus
•Addition of a bench at each end of the shuffleboard
courts (four benches).
Funding will also be provided for the playground at the
Alfred-DesRochers school.
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Borough Services
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COMMITTEE
A safety reminder…
When we leave our properties, we should take precautions to avoid making it easy for perpetrators. Leaving a
window open – to air out the house, for example, or forgetting to put the tools in a safe place, thinking that we’ll
get back to those jobs the next day are scenarios that are very inviting for perpetrators.
Luc Lauzon, Coordinator for the Borough
of Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
[email protected]
TWO NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD PARKS
This year there will be two new neighbourhood parks in the
Borough.
Last November, the residents in these sectors were consulted
in for their opinions on the future development of these two
parks. Here are the results of this effort.
Parc Arthur-Tardif will feature the following elements:
•Four entrances to the park, the two main ones from Rue
Saint-Benoit;
•A network of trails in a loop to encourage walking in the
park and travel from one street to another;
•Installation of chain link fencing and green barriers to
protect the privacy of adjacent neighbours;
•Preservation of the existing wooded area;
•Construction of a sliding area for kids;
•Installation of a play structure for children ages 2 to 5, as
well as a second play structure and a swing for those 5 to 12
(chosen by public consultation);
•Installation of a bike rack;
•Installation of street furnishings such as benches, picnic
tables, and garbage cans;
•Planting of hedges and mounds of earth as natural
protection near the roads;
•Planting of trees at suitable locations.
Parc Lionel-Lord will feature the following elements:
•Four entrances to the park: the main entrance will be via
Rue Marcel-Marcotte, two other entrances will be from
Rue Magritte, and the last from Rue Mondor;
•A trail network to encourage walking in the park and travel
from one street to another;
•Preservation of the existing wooded area (with cleanup) to
maintain a buffer zone;
•Installation of chain link fencing and green barriers to
protect the privacy of adjacent neighbours;
•Installation of a play structure for children ages 2 to 5, as
well as a second play structure and a swing for those 5 to 12
(chosen by public consultation);
•Creation of an open play area near Rue Magritte;
•Construction of a sliding area for the kids;
•Installation of a bike rack;
•Installation of street furnishings such as benches, picnic
tables, and garbage cans;
•Planting of trees at suitable locations;
•Installation of a culvert for crossing the waterway;
•Installation of three solar-powered lights.
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Borough Services
As the saying goes “There’s strength in numbers!” We’d be
very happy to have you join our neighbourhood watch team.
For details, visit surveillancedequartier.org
Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
We can protect ourselves from wrongful acts by taking a few
simple precautions that will make all the difference:
•provide neighbours with a clear view of our property so that
they may detect the presence of prowlers
•keep driveways well lit
•lock all doors and windows
•have valuable items engraved to make them less attractive
to thieves, etc.
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Borough Services
DISCOVER YOUR BOROUGH
Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Borough Services
ROCK FOREST’S WATER GIANTS
As was the case all over Quebec around 1960, the town of
Rock Forest underwent a demographic boom that had an
impact on its housing situation. The number of dwellings
increased considerably: from 85 to 2005 dwellings between
1960 and 1980. Housing construction created a worrisome
impact on municipal services. New questions were raised
concerning urban planning, most notably when it came to
drinking water.
After several years of discussions, the municipality of Rock
Forest was finally equipped, in 1966, with a water supply
system at the leading edge of technology. At the same time,
the first water reservoir was built to ensure sufficient water
pressure for the water distribution system. Water from the
tower could reach as far as Deauville. The reservoir also served
to store a substantial water reserve. In the event of a breakage
or power failure, residents of Rock Forest would still have
drinking water for 14 to 16 hours. The tower was about
42 metres high, the equivalent of a 14-storey building, topped
by an imposing reservoir that was 16 metres in diameter,
capable of holding 1 514 164 litres of water. The water
reservoir, visible from afar, quickly became the symbol of
Rock Forest. It was integrated into the municipal coat
of arms, representing “the very essence of life”.
Ten years later, due to a rapidly expanding community,
municipal officials feared the existing reservoir was no longer
sufficient. As a result, in September 1977, the Rock Forest
town council adopted a borrowing by-law for $525 000 for the
construction of a second water tower. The new reservoir would
have a capacity of 3 785 411 litres of water, a 2.5-fold increase
in the existing water supply. Slowly, in the spring of 1978, the
new reservoir took shape. This imposing 41-metre high cylinder
was solidly secured to a two-metre thick concrete base with
the help of 52 anchors. Empty, it is capable of withstanding
winds of up to 161 km/h. This new water tower provided
residents with a minimum three-day water reserve.
On March 30, 1990, municipal workers discovered a significant
leak at the base of the reservoir. It caused quite a scare, as
authorities feared the tower’s collapse: nearly 4 million litres
of water! As a preventative measure, area residents were
evacuated, including 25 elderly people living in a retirement
residence on rue Gaspé. Less than five hours after the water
leak alert, everyone was allowed to return home, the engineers
having ruled out the possibility of the reservoir’s collapse.
A few months after the incident, the gigantic structure was
back in service.
The two water towers have been periodically freshened up and
repainted. In 2010, the huge “ball of Rock Forest” was freshly
painted. It took no less than 1060 litres of paint to restore
the tank’s original lustre. However, Borough residents saw the
former town’s signature disappear, as it was now merged with
Sherbrooke. The giant letters forming the words “Rock Forest”
had been erased. Despite everything, the two immense water
towers still constitute a distinctive image of this borough.
The two Rock Forest water reservoirs (2002).
From the Sherbrooke Historical Society’s collection.
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Borough Services
Borough Events
A neighbourhood party: If you are a community
organization!
Do you want to organize activities among neighbours so you
get to know one another? Want to establish links to expand
your relationships and protect your environment, all while
having fun? This is the perfect opportunity!
Examples of street party activities
Community meal, corn roast, méchoui, volleyball, treasure
hunt, handicrafts, music, and dance.
Examples of activities for a neighbourhood party
Theme-based celebration, recreational tournament, picnic,
talent show, music, dance, children’s celebration, fair, and
tombola.
Your Borough office can provide support in organizing this event!
Saturday, June 8
Go to fetedesvoisins.qc.ca for more information.
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28
Annual Craft Exhibition and Cercle de Fermières
Saint-Élie-d’Orford Exhibit and Sale
Location: Centre Richard-Gingras, 4503, chemin Saint-Roch
Nord
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Information: Joscelyne Morin, 819-346-4347
Saturday, May 11
Annual Review – Corps de Cadets 2449 Rock Forest–
Saint-Élie–Deauville
Location: Centre communautaire Optimiste
Time: To be determined
Cost: Free
Information
Captain Claude Binette, Commander, 819-346-6120
Richard Mercier, Chair of the support committee, 819-574-4459
Serge LeBlanc, Respondent, 819-574-5927
cadets.ca and lcac.qc.ca
Saturday, June 8
Happening jeunesse
Location: Parc du Mi-Vallon
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Information: Robert Bouthillier, 819-822-0369
The Centre regroupement jeunesse, Maison des jeunes invites
you to take part in its Happening, with a free, healthy supper.
June 7, 8, and 9
Fête de la pêche – Special activity organized by the
Association de la rivière Magog Inc. (ARMI)
Location: Halte du passant, located on Boulevard de
l’Université near rue Nick
This activity is offered to adults and children ages 6 to 16.
Borough Services
A street party: If you are a group of residents!
Sunday, April 21
Volunteer Reception
Location: Hôtellerie Le Boulevard
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Organized by the Borough of Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville.
Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
A good way to get to know one another!
Cercle de Fermières
Fête de la pêche
Corps de Cadets 2449
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Summer Sports Camps
2013
www.gaiters.ca
Football
June 23-28
Ages 10-17
Basketball
June 30 - July 5 & July 7-12
Ages 10-17
Soccer
July 14-19
Ages 8-15*
*Ages 10-15 for residential camp
Bilingual
Day Camp: $275 ~ Residential Camp: $550
Registration deadline: June 1, 2013
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