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Knowlton to celebrate 150 years of Canada’s Confederation with Arts Alive! Québec

The historic village of Knowlton, on the shores of beautiful Lac Brome, will be celebrating the finest art the Eastern Townships has to offer, and everyone is invited to the 2017 edition of Arts Alive! Québec!

From June 25 to July 8, locals and visitors can enjoy workshops, concerts, and shows that will prove that the Townships artistic scene is alive and kicking. Between screenplay writing and kite-making workshops, exploring outdoor theatre and Celtic music magic, visitors will experience first-hand our active and vivacious local arts.

To celebrate the county’s 150th anniversary, AAQ has joined with the Brome County Historical Society (BCHS) and Lac Brome’s Canada Day Committee to offer free arts activities on July 1 at the Lion’s Park. Kids can get creative with some of our best local artists, and all ages can explore drumming, line dancing, and visual art during Workshops in the Park.

Taste a cup of Confederation Coffee at the BCHS on Canada Day. Entry to the museum to view the new Agricultural Exhibit costs just $1.50 and includes this commemorative beverage. On the museum lawns, the Knowlton Players will perform Roger Delamare’s musical play, United We Stand, with characters from Canada’s history, including Queen Victoria herself, at 11 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. the Honeysuckle Sisters will sing songs from the forties.

AAQ Knowlton will officially open that afternoon with a reception in the Theatre Lac Brome’s stylish new lobby. To round out the evening, Vintage Wine will then perform a concert of rock classics (reservations required: 450-242-2270).

Arts Alive! Québec is an initiative of the English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), made possible by the financial support of the Government of Canada. Funding for AAQ in Knowlton has also been provided by Town of Brome Lake.

For schedules and locations, visit www.arts-alive-quebec.ca and join us on Facebook.com/ArtsAliveQC.  

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this column in the Brome County News and visit our website www.Townshippers.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Facebook.com/Townshippers. 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, June 27, 2017

Photo Credit:   Courtesy Sheila Quinn

Photo Caption: Close harmony vocal trio, The Honeysuckle Sisters, with Laura Barr, Sarah Biggs and Almut Ellinghaus, will put a little swing into Canada’s 150th celebrations as part of the kick-off for the 2017 edition of Arts Alive! Québec!  

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100 – 257 Queen Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7 819-566-5717 toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Branch office

3-584 Knowlton Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0 450-242-4421 toll free: 1-877-242-4421

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