Get ready for T-Day

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On Septem­ber 13, 2014, Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion in part­ner­ship with Coat­i­cook’s 150th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions will be hold­ing the 35th edi­tion of Town­ship­pers’ Day in Coat­i­cook!

Town­ship­pers’ Day (also known as T-Day) brings cur­rent, for­mer, and hon­orary mem­bers of the his­toric East­ern Town­ships to­gether to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tions and vi­brancy of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity. English-speak­ers of all lin­guis­tic back­grounds, as well as those who would like to learn more about this com­mu­nity and cul­ture, will en­joy a fam­ily friendly day full of de­li­cious food, en­ter­tain­ment, per­for­mances, and a show­case of ar­ti­sans, in­for­ma­tion and fun ac­tiv­i­ties from the re­gion.

If you would like to par­take in this great event con­tact Kate Hol­brook at 450-242-4421 (toll free at 1-877-242-4421)

Town­ship­pers’ Am­bas­sador Hits the Road

An­other great way to keep up to date with T-Day and the as­so­ci­a­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties is to meet with Town­ship­pers’ new Am­bas­sador at var­i­ous events through­out the sum­mer. TA am­bas­sador Zachary Lapointe has a mis­sion to ex­plore the vast com­mu­nity of the Town­ships and in­ter­act with its mem­bers, giv­ing in­for­ma­tion per­tain­ing to Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

Zachary has al­ready taken part in sev­eral events in­clud­ing the past two Canada Day pa­rades – one in Bury then in North Hat­ley – and the BorderFest Cel­e­bra­tion in Stanstead which was held this past Satur­day. All three events proved to be quite the de­light­ful ex­pe­ri­ence en­joyed by the com­mu­nity. Zachary was over­joyed to meet so many won­der­ful people who re­ally showed just what a com­mu­nity can do when they come to­gether. Both pa­rades were lucky to have had in­cred­i­ble weather, per­fect for all the out­door events.

Town­ship­pers’ kiosk wit­nessed won­der­ful turnouts with many vis­its from both prospec­tive and long-time mem­bers alike and many vis­i­tors from both English and French lan­guage back­ground all ea­ger to know what Town­ship­pers’ has been up to . Sto­ries were shared and new sto­ries were made. This is ex­actly what Town­ship­pers’ aims for, to pro­mote the growth and longevity of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity of the Town­ships!

With these events now past, the am­bas­sador is look­ing for­ward to mak­ing an ap­pear­ance at Shaz­am­fest dur­ing the July 11 weekend. If you are around this sum­mer and are tak­ing ad­van­tage of the many great events, make sure to stop by and say hello to our am­bas­sador, he will be glad to an­swer any ques­tions you may have!

Photo Town­ship­pers' As­so­ci­a­tion

Cul­tural Events Co­or­di­na­tor As­sis­tant Meghan Wrathall has been busily pre­par­ing signs to help the thou­sands of vis­i­tors find their way to Town­ship­pers’ Day on Septem­ber 13, 2014, in Coat­i­cook. Meghan is also help­ing with the many reg­is­tra­tions that are now be­ing taken for ar­ti­sans, food ven­dors, ex­hibitors, and com­mu­nity and her­itage groups.

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