Congratulations to Stanstead citizens
Stanstead has lived for the last 8 weeks a great adventure! The filming of La Petite Séduction has been prepared since the beginning of August and a large team of volunteers, certainly more than a hundred people, worked on the project and put in place all the elements for the TV show that will be aired in May on Radio- Canada.
Marise Trépanier, Community Recreation Coordinator in charge of the project, has brought together a team, planned each step from the ideation to the smallest details of the implementation. She was able to receive suggestions, adapt to unexpected and demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity.
Stanstead Mayor Philippe Dutil, beyond his official duties to accommodate the TV crew and Rémy Girard, worked closely with Marise Trépanier. He made good use of his extensive knowledge of his fellow citizens and the history of the city to get help and contributions to the project. With the town council, he took advantage of the event to add lighting to Stone Circle, which will allow recreational activities in the evening, especially in winter sledding.
La Petite Seduction will be seen by almost a million viewers and will raise awareness for the town’s tourist attractions : the Colby-Curtis and Granit Central museums, the Haskell Library and Opera House, the Henry Seth Taylor Square and its large granite clock, the Stone Circle, the Tomifobia river, the granite industry and the history of the border. Stanstead will benefit visibility and economic impact from this event in the next tourist season.
Well beyond the impact on tourism, the highlight of the moment has been the mobilization, solidarity and pride of the town and its citizens. Merchants, bed & breakfasts, institutions, businesses, and especially citizens of all ages have contributed to the success of the event. They felt good, happy and proud. I salute them all for what they are and their contribution to the life of Stanstead.
We will need your positive energy in the coming weeks and years to design and build the Stanstead of tomorrow according to your image and your aspirations. Be alert, we will contact you in a few weeks. Again bravo! Joanne Lajeunesse McKay Business develop
ment consultant CLD de la MRC de Memphrémagog in Stanstead