T-day 2011

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE -

The sun shone brightly in Stanstead on Satur­day, when Town­ship­pers, from far and wide, gath­ered to cel­e­brate the vi­tal­ity and cre­ativ­ity of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity of the East­ern Town­ships. With their Stanstead pass­ports in hand, vis­i­tors ex­plored the town, par­tic­i­pat­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties, en­joy­ing de­li­cious food and tak­ing in won­der­ful en­ter­tain­ment at the Manoir Stanstead, the Pat Burns arena, the Colby Cur­tis mu­seum, the Haskell Opera House and Free Li­brary, the Stone Cir­cle and the Vieux Forg­eron art gallery.

The day’s Open­ing Cer­e­monies were hosted by CBC Ra­dio One host Su­san Camp­bell. As per the Town­ship­pers’ Day tra­di­tion, the Open­ing Cer­e­monies ended with the chair of last year’s Town­ship­pers’ Day or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, Mr. Robert Mck­eage of Danville, hand­ing over the Town­ship­pers’ Day plaque to this year’s chair, Mr. Jody Stone of Stanstead. Jody ex­pressed his thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for all the vol­un­teers and vis­i­tors in­volved in the day, then de­clared T-day of­fi­cially open.

The mu­sic that filled the cool, fresh air, com­ple­mented by the beau­ti­ful colours of the pro­duce on dis­play in the Farm­ers’ Mar­ket and the smells of de­li­cious food em­a­nat­ing from the food court, com­bined to cre­ate a per­fect au­tumn day in the East­ern Town­ships.

It is ru­moured that next year’s event will be held in Farn­ham.

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