Con­grat­u­la­tions to Stanstead cit­i­zens

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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

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