With the clock ticking down to the 37th annual festival, the Townshippers’ Day organizing committee is busily preparing a fun and interactive day that is sure to delight all ages! Townshippers’ Association and our gracious host for the second year in a row, the Town of Brome Lake, in collaboration with the municipalities Brome Village and West Bolton, have planned workshops and demonstrations, entertainment and activities to discover for free after donating a minimum of $2 for parking.
The Brome fairgrounds open at 9 am, with the Knowlton Academy Choir helping to kick off the opening ceremonies and awards presentation at 10. The main stage will feature rock and roll from Foster Grit, traditional tunes from Le Vent des Cantons, The Random Chance Band will offer a taste of classic rock and Double or Nothing has a country rock on tap. A folk and pop twist on country is offered by Two of Us and the Knowlton Harmony Band will close out the day in style.
The Rainbow Country Cloggers and Brome Squares will alternate performances throughout the day near the arena, don’t forget to make a pit stop inside at the silent auction table and show your support by bidding on your favorite items! Nearby check out sheep shearing and rug hooking.
Become a ”Hero in 30” with the help of the popular workshop teaching people of all ages a simplified version of CPR in just 30 minutes! Children will have the opportunity to visit the petting zoo and bounce around in an inflatable farmhouse. Humourist Ross Murray will launch his latest book and acoustic bilingual duo Déjà Two will perform at a very special Townships Expressions event. Finally, a tour bus will let you sight-see the vibrant town of Brome and bring you back to the fairgrounds.
The full program for the Saturday, September 17 event, will appear in a special supplement from The Sherbrooke Record that week. It will also be posted on TDay.ca and posted at the fairgrounds. We can’t wait to see you!
Hey Brome, if you enjoy good food, fun activities, like meeting new people and helping out, volunteering at the 37th Townshippers’ Day festival may be perfect for you! The bilingual festival and information fair is taking place for the second year in a row at the Brome fairgrounds with bus tours into nearby Knowlton, and once again we’ll count on the support of volunteers to help make it a success.
Volunteering for this one-day event is a great way to show off your town, support the community and have fun. If that is not enough to convince you, volunteers will be thanked for their hard work with a delicious dinner at the end of the day! If volunteering interests you, contact Kate Holbrook at 450-242-4421 or [email protected]
For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421 (toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).
Published: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, August 8, 2016
Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association
Photo Caption: Townshippers’ Day 2015 visitors were able to enjoy a day of entertainment by bands such as Foster Grit, who will be back again this year along with several new performers.