Fu­ture of Fair up for dis­cus­sion

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ayer’s Cliff

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 jbc@quan­glo.ca. For more in­for­ma­tion call Jen­nifer Bowen at 819 838-5388.


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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

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