Hu­mour at East­ern Town­ships Cana­dian Club

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The East­ern Town­ships Cana­dian Club/Club Cana­dien des Can­tons de l’Est will wel­come mem­bers, both men and women, and the pub­lic to the next gather­ing on Wed., May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Hô­tel Le Prési­dent, 3535 King West in Sher­brooke. The guest speaker will be lo­cal writer and jour­nal­ist, Ross Mur­ray.

Orig­i­nally from Nova Scotia, Ross Mur­ray has lived in the Town­ships since the early 90’s, when he joined The Stanstead Jour­nal as edi­tor. He and his part­ner pur­chased the pa­per in 1994 and Ross ran it solo from 1999 un­til he sold it in 2003. Since 2005 he has worked full-time as Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Co­or­di­na­tor at Stanstead Col­lege.

For sev­eral years, Ross has writ­ten a weekly hu­mour col­umn in The Sher­brooke Record, Que­bec’s only English daily out­side Mon­treal. Mike Boone, Colum­nist at The Gazette wrote, “Ross Mur­ray’s col­umn is bril­liant. He is a ter­rific hu­mourist with en­vi­able (by me) com­mand of the lan­guage. I thought I was read­ing Dave Barry or a Woody Allen piece in the New Yorker.” In 2009, he was named Best Colum­nist by the Que­bec Com­mu­nity News­pa­pers As­so­ci­a­tion, an award he is nom­i­nated for again this year. Ross also records a weekly ra­dio col­umn for CBC Que­bec City’s af­ter­noon show “Break­away.” His first book pub­lished in June 2010 by Town­ships Pub­li­ca­tions Can­tons, You’re Not

Go­ing to Eat That, Are You? is an amus­ing col­lec­tion of his news­pa­per col­umns. . On Wed., May 11, the East­ern Town­ships Cana­dian Club will fea­ture Ross Mur­ray whose topic is Can I see your Par­ent’s Li­cense, Please? To re­serve for a de­li­cious meal and witty pre­sen­ta­tion, call and leave a mes­sage at 819-837-0192 by May 7. Reser­va­tions are nec­es­sary for both meal and pre­sen­ta­tion. There is a small charge to at­tend the pre­sen­ta­tion only (7:45 p.m.). Please note that Hô­tel Le Prési­dent is wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble and can­cel­la­tions must be made 48 hours in ad­vance of the event.

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