Stanstead to Host Town­ship­pers’ Day 2011!

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Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is pleased to an­nounce that the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Stanstead has been cho­sen to host this year’s Town­ship­pers’ Day fes­tiv­i­ties. This pop­u­lar an­nual event, which brings to­gether mem­bers of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity of the East­ern Town­ships, is sched­uled for Satur­day, Septem­ber 17, 2011. On this day, vis­i­tors will have the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Stanstead and en­joy the food, en­ter­tain­ment and ex­hibits that tra­di­tion­ally ac­com­pany Town­ship­pers’ Day. As was the case in 2010, a $2 en­trance do­na­tion will be col­lected from all vis­i­tors.

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, In­grid Marini, said that she is “very en­cour­aged by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s en­thu­si­asm and ac­cu­mu­lated years of ex­pe­ri­ence in or­ga­niz­ing events such as Town­ship­pers’ Day and Bor­der Fest. This ex­pe­ri­ence is sure to make for a di­verse and very suc­cess­ful cel­e­bra­tion!” It is im­por­tant to note that Stanstead’s pro­posal to be­come host town of Town­ship­pers’ Day met with a good deal of lo­cal sup­port, both at the mu­nic­i­pal and

Ex­pe­ri­enced or­ga­niz­ers at the com­mu­nity level. Upon learn­ing that their pro­posal had been ac­cepted by the As­so­ci­a­tion’s Board of Direc­tors, the mayor of Stanstead, Philippe Du­til, con­veyed the town’s “heart­felt thanks to Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion’s board mem­bers for their show of con­fi­dence in choos­ing Stanstead to host the an­nual Town­ship­pers’ Day, as well as their sup­port in help­ing Stanstead to achieve greater vis­i­bil­ity through this won­der­ful event.”

The 2011 T-Day com­mit­tee’s first meet­ing was held on Wed­nes­day, April 6, 2011. Mem­bers of the T-Day 2011 Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee present at the first meet­ing in­cluded: Mr. Philippe Du­til, Mayor of Stanstead; Jody Stone, Town Coun­cil­lor and Chair of the T-Day Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee; Mr. Jim Runci­man, the town’s Fire Chief; Marise Tré­pan­nier, Recre­ational Co­or­di­na­tor for the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Stanstead; Lyne Wood, of the CAB Rediker; Jeanne d’Arc Clow­ery of the Colby Cur­tis Mu­seum and Mr. Robert Shel­don, of Gran­itExpo. Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tives were also present, in­clud­ing Kate Wis­dom, Com­mu­nity and Cul­ture Co­or­di­na­tor, and In­grid Marini, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, as well as Mr. Jim Kan­ner and Mr. Salim Hashmi, mem­bers of the As­so­ci­a­tion’s Board of Direc­tors.

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Many ac­tiv­i­ties for Town­ship­pers’ Day will take place on the Stanstead Col­lege grounds.

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