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COATICOOK, DECEMBER 3, 2013 – Mr. Gerald Cutting, President of Townshippers’ Association, along with Mrs. Johanne Provencher and Mr. René Larochelle, co-chairs of Coaticook’s 150th anniversary celebrations, announce that Coaticook will host the 35th annual Townshippers’ Day on September 13, 2014.
Celebrate the past, shape the future
The 35th edition of T-Day will be held under the theme chosen for the 150th Anniversary Celebrations, “Celebrate the past, shape the future”. At the time of Coaticook’s founding, in 1864, the population was predominantly English-speaking and it is important for the 150th to emphasize its origins and look at the bright future that awaits our youth.
(click to enlarge) Photo credit: Townshippers’ Association
Caption: Mrs. Johanne Provencher, Corporation des Fêtes du 150e anniversaire de Coaticook, Mr. Gerald Cutting, President of Townshippers’ Association, Mr. Bertrand Lamoureux, Coaticook Mayor, and Mr. René Larochelle, Corporation des Fêtes du 150e anniversaire de Coaticook, at the Pavillon Des Arts Et De La Culture De Coaticook following the announcment that Townshippers’ Day will be a part of the 150th celebrations.
T-Day, Townshippers’ Day
Townshippers’ Day’s mission is to encourage strong bonds between the Anglophone and Francophone communities, and to sustain the cultural and social life of the English-speaking community. Each year, Townshippers’ Association selects a municipality in the historic Eastern Townships to host the event. With music, dance, arts, crafts, food and activities, the public is invited to come have fun throughout the day.
The Corporation des Fêtes du 150e anniversaire de Coaticook is pleased to host T-Day for the first time and welcome visitors from all over to celebrate not only this event, but also the 150th. Townshippers’ Day attracts between 2,000 and 10,000 visitors per year, which represents great visibility for the town of Coaticook, its organisations and businesses, in addition to significant economic benefits.
For its part, Townshippers’ Association, a non-partisan, non-profit community organization serving the Eastern Townships English-speaking community, is thrilled to be celebrating two significant anniversaries at T-Day in 2014, the association’s 35th anniversary and Coaticook’s 150th.
Additional details about Townshippers’ Day can be found on the official website at www.TDay.ca
Émilie Drouin, Coordonnator, Fêtes du 150e de Coaticook
819 849-2721 ext. 280
Corrinna Pole, Communications Officer, Townshippers’ Association,
819 566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717), [email protected]