Families

The Municipality’s vibrancy cannot be sustained without the presence of youth. By enticing young families to live, work and play here, we will energize our community and gain the means to achieve a sound intergenerational balance.

 

Source: Policy on Family and Seniors of Austin

The following is a directory of the services and activities available to young families in Austin. 

Austin Families on Facebook

Familles d’Austin/Austin Families

This bilingual group has been created on Facebook to bring together Austin families with children 0-18 years and promote exchange between them. It is a closed group so you must identify yourself to join in. Two Austin moms act as administrators.

Community Events

Austin’s Recreation Committee hosts a variety of community events for both children and adults.  The announcements are made:

  • by postings on the bulletin board of the English Home page
  • in  the Actualités Austin Newsletter – Are you a subscriber?
  • on the municipal bulletin boards
  • in our Facebook page
  • in the community sections of the Brome County News and Le Reflet du Lac newspapers (when feasible)
Libraries
Playground

The Municipal Park features:

  • swings and other playground equipment
  • a Community Toy Box

User manual:

  1. Take out a toy
  2. Play with it
  3. Put it back in the box
Skating Rink

The outdoor skating rink at the Municipal Park, 22 Millington Rd., is open from mid-December to mid-March (weather permitting) for hockey and public skating.

Student Transportation

The Memphremagog MRC provides transportation services to students travelling to Sherbrooke for their studies. For information:

 819 843-3350
www.transportetudiant.com

Subsidies

Austin families may apply for subsidies or rebates for:

  • The purchase of reusable diapers  – look under the “Environment” tab
  • The cost of the annual membership to the Memphremagog Library – look under the “Recreation and Culture” tab
  • The cost of the surtax on sports charged by Magog to non-residents – look under the “Recreation and Culture” tab
Summer Day Camp

The Fireflies’ Summer Day Camp welcomes 25 kids aged 5 to 12 at the end of the school year, for a period of 7 weeks.

This year, the camp will be held from Tuesday, June 26 to Friday, August 10, 2018.

The camp is held at the Municipal Park’s sports chalet (22 Millington Rd.), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (the kids eat lunch at the camp).

A child-minding service is also offered:

  • in the morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
  • at the end of the day, from 4:30 to 5 p.m.

Registration

Register in person on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Municipal Park’s Sports cabin.

Preference will be given to full-time enrolment (five-day week), but part-time registrations will be accommodated based on availability.

At registration time, you must have in hand :

  • A completed Registration form
  • The child’s health insurance number
  • Your social insurance number
  • A proof of residence
  • Your cheque book

The cost of the summer day camp is payable in full at registration time. (Child-minding services will be billed weekly, based on usage.)

Please consult the information sheet for the fee schedule.

Our Day Camp personnel will be on hand to greet you on Registration Day, and you and your children can lend a hand in preparing the Camp’s educational garden.