Family, Seniors and Recreation

Family and Seniors Policy

The Family and Seniors Policy stems from the clearly expressed desire of its citizens to live in a pleasant, dynamic and inclusive living environment. Updated on an ongoing basis, it reflects the vitality of the community of Barnston-Ouest and aims to support both our young families and our elders.

A vibrant community life, an exceptional living environment

For more information on Family Policy and Seniors, please contact the Municipal office or view it online.

Family and Seniors Policy 

Here are some examples of initiatives that are currently underway:  

Subsidy on the birth of a newborn

$100 - 1st child
$200 - 2nd child
$300 - 3rd child and those following

Cotton washable diapers

The Municipality offers families with very young children financial assistance representing 50% of the cost of buying cotton diapers, up to a maximum of $200.

Reimbursement for the practice of leisure activities and sports

The Municipality offers a maximum annual rebate of $100 per family for library subscriptions and recreational or sports activities.

La Bibliothèque Françoise-Maurice de Coaticook (Library)
34, rue Main Ouest, Coaticook
Tel. : 819 849-4013

La Bibliothèque d’Ayer’s Cliff (Library)
150, Tyler, Ayer’s Cliff
Tel.: 819 838-5020

La Bibliothèque Memphrémagog (Library)
90, rue Saint David, Magog
Tel.: 819 843-1330

Summer Entertainment Services (SAE / Services d’animation estivale) and Day Camps

The Municipality provides an annual amount of $50 per family for the registration of children in the MRC Coaticook's SAE or any other day camps.

The Way’s Mills Quilting Club

The quilting club is open to all interested persons, even those who have no experience in sewing. The meetings are held once a week at the Community Centre in Way’s Mills in a bilingual environment.

It is a place of exchange and camaraderie. Members bring their work, work tools and lunch. It’s a free workshop that allows you to exchange tips, ideas and share a passion. It’s very stimulating and, above all, it’s free. The group also works occasionally on group projects. If you are interested in quilting, come and visit us.

The club takes a break during the summer season.

Quilting group


Municipal Recreational Facilities

Way’s Mills Park

(located behind the old firehouse)

  • Picnic table
  • Play and swing modules
  • Petanque games
  • Volleyball court
  • Croque-livres (for young and old)

Kingscroft Park

(located behind the church)

  • Game modules
  • Baseball field
  • Skating rink

Agreement for the use of leisure equipment in the City of Coaticook

This agreement, signed by the City of Coaticook and the Municipality of Barnston-Ouest, gives access to individual recreational facilities in the Municipality of Coaticook to the youth and adults of our Municipality under the same conditions. Thus, the City places the residents of Barnston-Ouest on equal footing with the citizens of Coaticook.

The equipment covered by the agreement:

  • The Gérard-Couillard arena;
  • The Julien Morin baseball stadium and the other ball fields located on City of Coaticook’s territory;
  • City-owned soccer fields and those which the City has utilization agreements, including the lot located at La Frontalière High School;
  • Laurence Municipal Park and the facilities therein (except for participation in a day camp);
  • Coaticook Gorge Park;
  • Baldwin Nature Discovery Park;
  • The Arts and Culture Pavilion for Cultural Recreation Activities;
  • Public swimming pool (some conditions may apply).