What’s hap­pen­ing at T-Day

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Len­noxville, Shar­brooke

The 34th edi­tion of Town­ship­pers’ Day, which runs from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, will get un­der way in the Per­for­mance Tent with the Open­ing Cer­e­monies at 10:30 am. This will be em­ceed by pop­u­lar CBC ra­dio per­son­al­i­ties, Su­san Camp­bell and An­drew Chang, while rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Bishop’s Col­lege School, who is co-host­ing the event, will con­duct the of­fi­cial wel­come.

This will be fol­lowed by two spe­cial events: the Out­stand­ing Town­ship­pers Awards and the Young Town­ships Lead­ers Awards. North Coun­try Swingers 11:30 a.m. Dance troupe. Based in New­port, Ver­mont, the North Coun­try Swingers is com­prised of up to 24 dancers, many Cana­dian, who have trained their bod­ies and minds to in­stantly re­spond to hun­dreds of Mod­ern Western Square dance calls. Rich­mond Ir­ish dancers 12:00 p.m. Dance troupe. Per­form­ing for more than a decade in the re­gion, the Rich­mond Ir­ish Dancers are a group of 10-15 ded­i­cated dancers - from adults to as young as 3 years old - who per­form tra­di­tional dances. Ry Guy Magic 1:00 p.m. Ma­gi­cian. This 19 year old ma­gi­cian Ry Guy will

as­tound and amaze with mind-de­fy­ing feats and il­lu­sions. A mas­ter of his craft, Ry Guy uses his skills to both en­ter­tain and ed­u­cate. 4H Square Dancers 2:00 p.m.

Dance troupe. Young and tal­ented mem­bers of the Rich­mond 4-H, which pro­motes lead­er­ship, team­work, and ru­ral liv­ing, demon­strate their square danc­ing skills. Started four years ago by school teacher Erin Scoble, the group has three teams rang­ing in age from 5-21, who prac­tice weekly and per­form at their lo­cal se­nior’s res­i­dence. Amos Joan­nides 3:00 p.m.

Orig­i­nal town­ships singer song­writer, Amos fea­tured as one of the top 5 per­form­ers in Mon­treal CBC’s Searchlight Con­test! The acous­tic pop/rock singer is pre­par­ing to re­lease two new songs this sum­mer. Bowser & Blue 4:00 p.m.

Canada’s Favourite Mu­si­cal Com­edy Duo, Mon­treal artists Ge­orge Bowser and Rick Blue are vet­er­ans of the stage in­clud­ing the ac­claimed Just for Laughs com­edy fes­ti­val. The com­edy team will cap off Town­ship­pers’ Day with a round of belly laughs and satir­i­cal wit. Em­ploy­ers Q&A 1:30 p.m.

Look­ing for an edge in the job mar­ket? Cu­ri­ous about what em­ploy­ers are look­ing for in po­ten­tial em­ploy­ees? A trio of lo­cal em­ploy­ers will an­swer ques­tions and share in­for­ma­tion about what turns them on (or off) in job ap­pli­ca­tions and in­ter­views, and of­fer de­tails about the job open­ings they have avail­able. This event will be a per­fect chance for T-Day vis­i­tors to get in­side in­for­ma­tion on what lo­cal em­ploy­ers are look­ing for, and give them a chance to get the scoop on the re­al­i­ties of the hid­den job mar­ket in the Town­ships. All par­tic­i­pants who reg­is­ter for this spe­cial Em­ploy­ers’ Q&A will have their names en­tered into a draw for a chance to win one of three very spe­cial prizes! Net­work­ing 2:30 p.m.

Fol­low­ing the Em­ploy­ers’ Q&A, par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to join in a spe­cial net­work­ing event tak­ing place in the Global Ex­cel VIP Lodge from 2:30 – 3:00 pm. Hosted by Global Ex­cel and Make Way for YOUth, this unique event will of­fer vis­i­tors a per­fect way to learn more about lo­cal busi­nesses, as well as to make some in­ter­est­ing per­sonal and pro­fes­sional con­nec­tions and find out about cur­rent job open­ings in the Town­ships. EX­HIBITORS

Com­mu­nity/Non-profit Groups: or­ga­ni­za­tions of all shapes and sizes par­tic­i­pate in Town­ship­pers’ Day by pre­sent­ing ac­tiv­i­ties or dis­plays about their group. Th­ese dis­plays help vis­i­tors learn more about what re­sources are avail­able in the re­gion and present an op­por­tu­nity to net­work with the com­mu­nity and other sim­i­lar or­ga­ni­za­tions.

Town­ship­pers @ Work: busi­ness or­ga­ni­za­tions or ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions of all sizes to show­case their ed­u­ca­tional, train­ing and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties to vis­i­tors.

His­tor­i­cal So­ci­eties: His­tory and her­itage groups from around the Town­ships have been in­vited to join us for the day and en­cour­aged to present unique items or dress in pe­riod cos­tume to rep­re­sent the his­tor­i­cal as­pect of our com­mu­nity. Ser­vices: Ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tions FAM­ILY ZONE

Fam­ily friendly ac­tiv­i­ties will also once again be avail­able on site and this year or­ga­niz­ers are work­ing on hav­ing th­ese events run by in­ter­gen­er­a­tional vol­un­teers in or­der to en­cour­age cre­ativ­ity and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. One of the ac­tiv­i­ties that is in the works, a Back­yard End-of-Sum­mer Games with sack and egg-on-spoon races and prizes thanks to lo­cal spon­sor McDon­ald’s.

We are very pleased to wel­come Kids CBC this year who have brought with them the love­able ‘Fresco Del Gecko’ from

He will be mak­ing ap­pear­ances through­out the day in the Kid­Zone. Kids can make their own Art­zooka! cre­ation out of found ob­jects at the craft ta­ble. FOOD Smooth­ies! Quench your thirst with FREE smooth­ies courtesy of McDon­ald’s! Look for their smoothie truck be­tween noon and 4 p.m. for a tasty treat! Burg­ers and more! Stop by the Len­noxville Vol­un­teer Fire­fighter’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s can­teen for some of the best burg­ers, fries and pou­tine in town and to sup­port a ded­i­cated and com­mu­nity ori­ented lo­cal not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. Back by pop­u­lar de­mand...

Fine West African cui­sine! Dis­cover Zamé rice, chicken bro­chettes, yassa and more sure to de­light one’s taste buds. Help send a lo­cal teenager to south­ern In­dia Have a pen­chant for hot dogs? Be sure to stop by Clara Mackin­non’s bbq fundraiser. This 15 year old na­tive of Ay­ers Cliff is plan­ning a trip to the south part of In­dia with her school, Col­lege Servites, in De­cem­ber to con­nect with a sis­ter Servite school, travel the coun­try and help or­ga­nize a con­fer­ence con­cern­ing Servite schools world­wide. Sausage in a bun any­one?! Bob Derby joins us for yet an­other edi­tion of T-Day with his fab­u­lous grilled sausages in a bun – not to be missed! For those who want some­thing a lit­tle lighter… Heather Allen from Sut­ton mar­ket joins us with sand­wiches and baked goods –bread, scones, jams pick­les, and even meat pies! Sweet tooth? Be on the look­out for Su­gar­foots old fash­ioned candy cart where you’ll find Olivia age 15, Mercedes age 11, Emil­iah age 8, and Vi­enna age 4 of the Page fam­ily man­ning a cher­ished fam­ily en­ter­prise. Dressed in old fash­ion soda jurk aprons and hats, the Page’s try to keep things as au­then­tic as pos­si­ble with soft drinks in glass bot­tles and straws that are made of pa­per (come see how that works!). With an old style coca cola bot­tle opener mounted on one if its posts, Su­gar­foots is straight out of the “good old days”. OTH­ERS

CBC meet & greet with show hosts from 12-2p.m. and take a spin on the prize wheel at CBC’s tent.

Trevor Mckin­ven; tal­ented lo­cal artist and per­former will de­liver per­son­al­ized car­i­ca­tures through­out the day. CEDEC, Make Way For YOUth and Global Ex­cel will host a spe­cial em­ployer panel with lo­cal busi­nesses.

School Tours: Dis­cover the past and present of the 175 year old pri­vate board­ing school that hosts this year’s Town­ship­pers’ Day, by tak­ing a guided tour of the in­sti­tu­tion through­out the day.

McDon­ald’s (Len­noxville) is rolling into T-Day and in­vites Town­ship­pers’ to en­joy a sweet treat with one of their free smooth­ies.

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