37th An­nual Town­ship­pers’ Day Host Cho­sen!

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - De­tails about Town­ship­pers’ Day will be posted to the of­fi­cial web­site www. TDay.ca as they be­come avail­able.

Build­ing on last year's suc­cess, Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is pleased to an­nounce that the an­nual Town­ship­pers’ Day is re­turn­ing to the Brome fair­grounds on Septem­ber 17, 2016. Tak­ing place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., this year’s fes­ti­val is hosted by the Town of Brome Lake, with the as­sis­tance of Brome Vil­lage and West Bolton. Now in its 37th year, Town­ship­pers’ Day, af­fec­tion­ately dubbed T-Day, is a cul­tural fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing the cre­ativ­ity, her­itage, and vi­tal­ity of the English-speak­ing com­mu­nity of the his­tor­i­cal East­ern Town­ships. Once again the non-profit, bilin­gual, fam­ily fes­ti­val will fea­ture live en­ter­tain­ment, a mar­ket of lo­cal ar­ti­sans and ex­hibitors as well as ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages. Tra­di­tion­ally Town­ship­pers’ Day is a no­madic fes­ti­val hosted each year by a dif­fer­ent com­mu­nity, with the help of a vol­un­teer or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee. Hav­ing the same host and venue for two years in a row is un­prece­dented in the fes­ti­val’s his­tory. The 2015 edi­tion was such a huge suc­cess at help­ing to pro­mote Brome and the Town­ships to more than 4,000 vis­i­tors from the English-speak­ing and French­s­peak­ing com­mu­ni­ties across the re­gion, that the mem­bers of last year’s or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee were ea­ger to vol­un­teer to work to­gether again on the 2016 event. “We had such a great time or­ga­niz­ing last year’s event,” ex­plained re­turn­ing Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee Co-Chair Bar­rie Paige. “We have a great or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee who are com­mit­ted to do­ing the best we can to make this event suc­cess­ful. The fair­grounds are also a great lo­ca­tion to host the event and, most of all, to bring peo­ple to­gether and dis­play our beau­ti­ful re­gion.” Or­ga­niz­ers an­tic­i­pate even big­ger crowds this year since vis­i­tors will be able to en­joy Town­ship­pers’ Day along­side the an­nual Duck Fes­ti­val week­end in Knowl­ton. “We are ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing a fun day for the young and not-so-young vis­i­tors, with many booths to visit and a va­ri­ety of food ven­dors,” added Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee mem­ber Nancy Page. “We have had fa­vor­able com­ments about the lo­ca­tion, the events, the mu­si­cians, the food, the kiosks, and more. The mu­seum in Knowl­ton will also have ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren and a mu­seum visit for all. Ad­di­tions of a pet­ting zoo and spe­cial sur­prises will be re­vealed as we ap­proach T-Day.”

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Or­ga­niz­ers of last year’s Town­ship­pers’ Day, in Brome, are happy to go at it again this year!

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