What’s happening at T-Day
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.