Same site, new activities for T-Day
Townshippers’ Day returns to Knowlton this Saturday, beginning at 9:00 am and running until 5:00 pm on the Brome Fairgrounds. “This site is absolutely perfect for Townshippers’ Day because, as it was in Stanstead, everything takes place at the same site; people like it like that. We have over thirty artisans and over forty non-profit groups, more than last year. The nonprofits, especially in the health sector, like to come to the event because they get to network with each other,” said Kate Holbrook of the Townshippers’ Association. A nice bonus that came with attracting health organizations to the event is that they all now have information in English to hand out. “Tourisme Lac Brome will have a kiosk at Townhippers’ Day for the first time for those who want to know what to do in the area this fall.”
The musical performances will begin with the singing of the national anthem by the Knowlton Academy Choir, a children’s choir led by Lucy Hoblyn, daughter of Sarah and John Hoblyn. “We’ll have Beatles music, country music and rock. We’ve invited entertainers from all over the Townships. We’re in the same location as last year but we will be having new activities and entertainers,” explained Ms. Holbrook. One of those new activities will be Petanque demonstrations where people can try their hand at the lawn game, sheep shearing demonstrations and a
petting zoo. There will also be a big and bouncy farm for the little kids to jump around in. “Also new this year is that we’ll be having Hero in 30 trainings all day long. People can learn how to save lives!”
Visitors can take a free bus tour to the Brome County Historical Society museum, an alpaca farm and the Tibbett’s Schoolhouse. Those who take the tour are eligible for a drawing of two prizes for overnight stays in the area.
Townshippers’ Day is a free event but there is a $2 parking fee. If interested in volunteering or for general information call the Knowlton office (450-242-4421) or the Lennoxville office (819 566-5717), or visit tday.ca.