Future of Fair up for discussion
you care about the Ayer’s Cliff Fair, then you won’t want to miss this Saturday’s important meeting about the Fair’s future. The members of the Fair’s Board are inviting everyone to come out and participate in this special meeting, to be held at the Ayer’s Cliff Legion, to discuss ideas to make sure the fair remains successful as it heads towards its 175th anniversary in 2020.
“We’re inviting everyone to the meeting, the community, exhibitors, volunteers and our supporters, so they can give their opinion and ideas about programs and events, improvements to the grounds and buildings, and marketing activities,” commented this year’s president, Keith Macdonald.
The half-day planning session will be animated by Hugh Maynard of Qu’anglo Communications and consulting. It will begin at noon with a lunch followed by the discussion which begins at 1:00. It will include a presentation on marketing the fair, an open discussion on the fair’s program, brainstorming groups, and a plenary session.
If you would like to take part please register in advance by calling Johnnie Belinda Cluff at 1 877 7826456, ext. 705, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call Jennifer Bowen at 819 838-5388.
Present at Monday’s announcement in Stanstead were (l. to r.) Orford MNA Pierre Reid, Joanne Lajeunesse Mckay, CLD Director Yvan Lanthier, CLD President Jacques Marcoux, and Stanstead mayor Philippe Dutil. nomic situation. To make it, they need support and advice adapted to this reality, and the arrival of this new resource will certainly contribute to the economic health of the town,” said Mr. Reid.
“Just after the arrival of Mr. Lanthier at the CLD, I expressed an important wish of our municipality to equip ourselves with the tools that will allow us to revitalize the town through the development of the local economy,” commented Mr. Dutil.
Ms. Lajeunesse Mckay began her position in January and will work on diverse mandates. She will act in concert with organizations in the community in order to stimulate the economic development in the region. She will be involved in industrial and touristic economic development, the social economy and residential and commercial development. As part of the Memphremagog CLD team, she will work in close collaboration with the Town of Stanstead with an office at 10 Phelps Street.
Ms. Lajeunesse Mckay brings a lot of business and marketing experience to this post. She has taught at the HEC Montreal business school and worked in marketing with both
and She has also been a marketing consultant for the territory of Estrie and taught a course on launching a business with the school board.
“I invite the entrepreneurs from the Stanstead region as well as other interveners to communicate with Ms. Lajeunesse Mckay with any project that could favour the economic development of the municipality. She is there to help you,” commented Mr. Lanthier.
Ms. Lajeunesse Mckay can be reached at 819 8765215 or