COURTESY: Townshippers’ Association CUTLINE: Past Townshippers’ Day
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BROME, August 27, 2015 – As the finishing touches are put into place, organizers are pleased to offer a sneak speak into what’s happening this Townshippers’ Day, which celebrates its 36th annual festival at the Brome fairgrounds on Saturday, September 12, 2015.
Since 1979, Townshippers’ Day has been celebrating the creativity and vibrancy of the Eastern Townships English-speaking community through a free day of music and dance, artisans and exhibitors, food and activities for all ages.
Being hosted by a different community each year gives every T-Day festival its own unique flavour of Townships culture, and this year is no different. For 2015, Townshippers’ Association is teaming up with the Town of Brome Lake and Brome Village to host this bilingual, family friendly event under the theme: Strong Roots Growing Together.
The Brome fairgrounds open at 9 am, ready to feature and array of activities for all ages. Visitors can explore more than 70 artisans and exhibitors, meet with some of the most supportive community organisations in this area of the Eastern Townships and connect to their roots through heritage groups.
Hop a ride on the shuttle bus for a chance to learn about local sites and gain free entry to the Brome County Historical Society Museum and Paul Holland Knowlton House! Prizes to be won for tour bus riders! While at the museum enjoy folk music, a children’s choir, Celtic fiddle or a country and rock performance.
Back at the fairgrounds, bid and win on fantastic items in the well-stocked silent auction. Watch masters of their craft demonstrate sheep shearing, rug hooking and chainsaw carving. Throughout the day catch performances by the Knowlton Harmony Band, Déjà Two, Silverado, Squeegie, the Rainbow Country Cloggers and more!
T-Day is proud of its reputation as a sustainable green festival. Every year a team of volunteers and local organizations help the festival to actively reduce its environmental footprint by decreasing the amount of waste generated. Since 2011, T-Day has successfully reduce the garbage left by thousands of visitors to just one bag of trash. The 2015 edition hopes to achieve the same goal and leave the festival site clean of debris shortly after T-Day wraps up.
For the full program schedule and further details about Townshippers’ Day, visit www.TDay.ca or call 450-242-4421.
Curious about hosting the next Townshippers’ Day in your town? Visit this year’s festival in Brome to experience it for yourself, then contact Townshippers’ Association and we’ll show you how you could make it happen.
About Townshippers’ Association
Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization that has been serving the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, since 1979. For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at Townshippers.org or contact Townshippers’ in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd. 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.
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