Humour at Eastern Townships Canadian Club
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.