Town­ship­pers’ Day Fes­ti­val Line-up In­cludes Feel Good Acts

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke

The34th edi­tion of Town­ship­pers’ Day is shap­ing up to be one of the best yet with satir­i­cal mu­si­cal duo Bowser and Blue and singer song­writer Amos Joan­nides among the lineup of con­firmed en­ter­tain­ers. This year the bilin­gual fes­ti­val takes place, rain or shine, on Satur­day, Septem­ber 14, 2013. From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bishop’s Col­lege School in Len­noxville.

Town­ship­pers’ Day is one of the largest an­nual events for the English­s­peak­ing com­mu­nity of the Eastern Town­ships to cel­e­brate their cul­ture and her­itage, draw­ing an es­ti­mated 5,000 and 10,000 vis­i­tors from across Que­bec and be­yond.

“One fun-filled day of fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment gives us the op­por­tu­nity to shine a spot­light on our English-speak­ing com­mu­nity and high­light the col­lab­o­ra­tions that ex­ist with our French-speak­ing neigh­bours,” said Rachel Hunt­ing, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion and Chair of the Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee. “We are thrilled with the vi­brant and di­verse col­lec­tion of tal­ent that will be join­ing us this year to help us cre­ate stronger links be­tween our own com­mu­nity and our lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse neigh­bours.”

Since 1978, Mon­treal artists Ge­orge Bowser and Rick Blue have been bran­dish­ing their own blend of sar­donic wit and mu­sic on stages across North Amer­ica. Canada’s Favourite Mu­si­cal Com­edy Duo have ap­peared fre­quently at the Just for Laughs com­edy fes­ti­val and are known for their top­i­cal hu­mour.

Join­ing the live ac­tion is orig­i­nal town­ships singer song­writer Amos Joan­nides. With his sec­ond al­bum, “I want to see you smile”, Amos as­pired “to bring au­di­ence mem­bers to a place where it’s re­ally ok to smile, laugh, and maybe even dance a lit­tle.” Amos re­cently ranked as one of the top five per­form­ers in Mon­treal CBC’s Searchlight Con­test and is pre­par­ing to launch a new song this sum­mer.

Amos is just one of sev­eral lo­cal en­ter­tain­ers that will be fea­tured in the per­for­mance tent for 2013. Through­out the fes­ti­val site vis­i­tors will be able to en­joy a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and flavours that pro­mote and show­case the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity as well as net­work with ser­vices and or­ga­ni­za­tions. The open­ing cer­e­monies start at 10:30 a.m. and in­clude a pre­sen­ta­tion of two com­mu­nity recog­ni­tion awards; the Out­stand­ing Town­ship­pers and Young Town­ships Lead­ers.

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Canada’s Favourite Mu­si­cal Com­edy Duo Bowser and Blue will fea­ture among the lo­cal en­ter­tain­ment set to take the stage at the 34th Town­ship­pers’ Day on Satur­day, Septem­ber 14, 2013.

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