Town­ship­pers’ Day 2011 Seeks Host Town

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Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is now ac­cept­ing pro­pos­als from com­mu­ni­ties in­ter­ested in host­ing the 2011 edi­tion of Town­ship­pers’ Day, a bilin­gual cul­tural fes­ti­val and in­for­ma­tion fair cel­e­brat­ing the rich her­itage and cul­tural dy­namism of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity in the his­tor­i­cal East­ern Town­ships. The event gen­er­ally at­tracts be­tween six and eight thou­sand vis­i­tors. For more in­for­ma­tion about Town­ship­pers’ Day, visit our web­site: www.tday.ca.

The 32nd an­nual cul­tural cel­e­bra­tion will take place in the third week of Septem­ber 2011, and in­clude an arts gala on the Fri­day evening, fol­lowed by the tra­di­tional, day-long cul­tural fes­ti­val on Satur­day. Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s board and staff mem­bers will work closely with the cho­sen town’s vol­un­teer or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, bring­ing con­sid­er­able re­sources and ex­pe­ri­enced per­son­nel, to help en­sure the suc­cess of the day.

Ev­ery year, Town­ship­pers’ Day brings to­gether peo­ple – English and French – from across the East­ern Town­ships and other parts of the prov­ince for a dy­namic pro­gram of mu­sic, dance, arts, ar­ti­sans, in­for­ma­tion, ac­tiv­i­ties, healthy food and fun for all ages.

Ev­ery year, the Town­ship­pers’ Day fes­tiv­i­ties high­light the unique char­ac­ter of the host town and help to bring the com­mu­nity closer to­gether. As In­grid Marini, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion notes “T-Day is an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for towns and vil­lages to show­case both lo­cal artists and their com­mu­nity. It en­cour­ages com­mu­nity in­volve­ment in a pleas­ant vol­un­teer en­vi­ron­ment, all the while open­ing the doors of the town to vis­i­tors from all over the Town­ships and the rest of Que­bec.”

To be con­sid­ered as a host town for Town­ship­pers’ Day, a com­mu­nity must sub­mit a pro­posal to the As­so­ci­a­tion. A choice will be made by the As­so­ci­a­tion’s Com­mu­nity & Cul­ture Com­mit­tee and ap­proved by the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion Board of Di­rec­tors. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact In­grid Marini, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, 819 566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or dg@town­ship­pers.qc.ca.

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Last year’s T-Day in Danville fea­tured plenty of sun, smiles and many in­ter­est­ing per­form­ers, in­clud­ing this small group of bud­ding Ir­ish Dancers.

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