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dent David Price when he took the stage next. “I will re­mind you of my ‘Honorary Town­ship­per’ sta­tus the next time I call you at six in the morn­ing,” re­sponded Ms. Camp­bell with her fa­mil­iar quick wit.

Other dig­ni­fied guests at the Open­ing Cer­e­monies in­cluded Coat­i­cook town coun­cilor Luc Mar­coux and his wife Con­nie, a Coat­i­cook artist and one of the founders of Coatic’Art. The As­so­ci­a­tion’s pres­i­dent, Mr. Cut­ting, seemed to be hint­ing at next year’s lo­cale al­though it has not yet been of­fi­cially cho­sen, when he closed the cer­e­monies by say­ing, “As a na­tive of Coat­i­cook, it would be nice to go down the road some­time to cel­e­brate another town’s her­itage!” Coat­i­cook cel­e­brates its 150th an­niver­sary in 2014, a year­long event.

As is now the tra­di­tion, garbage cans were not in work­ing or­der on the site of Town­ship­pers Day. In­stead, a green team made up of young peo­ple sorted all the refuse into re­cy­clables and biodegrad­ables, all with the aim of pro­duc­ing only one bag of true garbage by the end of the day. “No sty­ro­foam dishes are al­lowed and all the cups are com­postable,” ex­plained vol­un­teer Ericka Au­totte, a Bishop’s Univer­sity stu­dent who was busy guard­ing the garbage cans.

Al­though the quan­tity of en­ter­tain­ment at this year’s T-Day was less than usual, the qual­ity was cer­tainly there. The tra­di­tional ap­pear­ances by the North Coun­try Swingers and the Rich­mond Ir­ish Dancers were ap­pre­ci­ated by the crowd in the Per­for­mance Tent. And when Ry Guy Magic, the Ma­gi­cian, hit the stage, peo­ple were soon wan­der­ing over to the tent to see what every­one was laugh­ing about. I’m still not sure if he was a ma­gi­cian or a co­me­dian; he was great at do­ing both! The mu­sic of singer song­writer Amos Joan­nides was en­joyed by young and old alike, a credit to his mu­sic, while Bowser and Blue, that mu­si­cal/ com­edy duo from Mon­treal, closed the day with a bang.

Pho­tos Vic­to­ria Vanier

Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Ger­ald Cut­ting, in cen­tre, is seen here with Award re­cip­i­ents (l. to r.) An­drew Bo­ersen, San­dra Mor­ri­son, Gar­net Mor­ri­son, Everett Tay­lor and Emma Stevens.

Fresco del Gecko, the star of the CBC chil­dren’s show, Pi­rates – Ad­ven­tures in Art, had fun hanging out with (left) Leila Kara and Melissa Jade, both of Cowansville.

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