He’ll be back!
It’sofficial: Remy Girard was definitely seduced by the town of Stanstead. He visited the town, over the weekend, for the filming of an episode of
an episode that just might be the best one yet in the popular French-language show’s seven year history!
“It was a big community effort to make it work and to make it work with class!” said a tired but happy Marise Trepanier, the main organizer of the event. “I finally slept well last night.”
Although local organizers had been planning the adventure for about eight weeks, the real fun started Friday night with the filming of bootlegging scenes in front of the old Customs building on the North Derby Road. Michel Comeau, Jean Comeau and Bob Saleese, along with some of their old classic cars, were the stars of those scenes from the past. Even mayor Philippe Dutil had a part playing a priest for the skit.
On Saturday, Mr. Girard was serenaded by a choir which included 97 yearold Denis Daviau, led by Lise Flanders and Micheline Goodsell. Later, the iconic actor got a tour of the Rock of Ages quarry where a huge granite block was dynamited and where he got to drive the big loader; a lot of fun for someone who likes big tools and machinery. “He had a ‘blast’ there,” joked Marise. Later, Mr. Girard and the show’s host, Dany Turcotte, had the honour of cutting the ribbon at the official inauguration of the Clock Tower at Henry Seth Taylor Place.
Sunday’s fun included a re-enactment of bootleggers running booze across the Tomifobia River, complete with a fake Customs
Theenvironment al organization, Memphremagog Conservation Inc. (MCI), recorded several bluegreen algae blooms on Lake Memphremagog this summer, indicating an important need to continue monitoring the lake closely. From May to September, three university students were hired by MCI to patrol the lake daily, looking for algae blooms and other environmental hazards. Now that the students have returned to school, MCI is hoping that shore residents and recreational users of the lake will be on the alert for blooms, sediment inputs and activities that could have a negative impact on the lake’s water quality.
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