On September 13, 2014, Townshippers’ Association in partnership with Coaticook’s 150th anniversary celebrations will be holding the 35th edition of Townshippers’ Day in Coaticook!
Townshippers’ Day (also known as T-Day) brings current, former, and honorary members of the historic Eastern Townships together to celebrate the contributions and vibrancy of the English-speaking community. English-speakers of all linguistic backgrounds, as well as those who would like to learn more about this community and culture, will enjoy a family friendly day full of delicious food, entertainment, performances, and a showcase of artisans, information and fun activities from the region.
Food vendors and community groups, here’s your chance to get involved! Registrations are being accepted for not-for-profit food vendors until July 15, and community groups until July 31, for a fee of $35. Community groups include non-for-profit organizations, school groups, resource centres of all kinds, etc. The fee for private enterprise food vendors is $100.00.
We are also accepting registrations from artisans (fees; $50 BEFORE July 31, $75 AFTER July 31) as well as and historical groups (no fee). Tables are limited and booked on a first-come-first-serve basis so don’t wait until the last minute to register.
If you would like to partake in this great event, details and registrations forms can be obtained by visiting the Program section at www. TDay.ca or by contacting Kate Holbrook at 450-242-4421 (toll free at 1-877-242-4421) or [email protected]
Townshippers’ Ambassador Hits the Road
Another great way to keep up to date with T-Day and the association’s activities is to meet with Townshippers’ new Ambassador at various events throughout the summer. TA ambassador Zachary Lapointe has a mission to explore the vast community of the Townships and interact with its members, giving information pertaining to Townshippers’ Association.
Zachary has already taken part in several events including the past two Canada Day parades – one in Bury then in North Hatley – and the BorderFest Celebration in Stanstead which was held this past Saturday. All three events proved to be quite the delightful experience enjoyed by the community. Zachary was overjoyed to meet so many wonderful people who really showed just what a community can do when they come together. Both parades were lucky to have had incredible weather, perfect for all the outdoor events.
Townshippers’ kiosk witnessed wonderful turnouts with many visits from both prospective and long-time members alike and many visitors from both English and French language background all eager to know what Townshippers’ has been up to . Stories were shared and new stories were made. This is exactly what Townshippers’ aims for, to promote the growth and longevity of the English-speaking community of the Townships!
With these events now past, the ambassador is looking forward to making an appearance at Shazamfest during the July 11 weekend. If you are around this summer and are taking advantage of the many great events, make sure to stop by and say hello to our ambassador, he will be glad to answer any questions you may have!
For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.townshippers.qc.ca. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 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.
Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association
Photo Caption: Cultural Events Coordinator Assistant Meghan Wrathall has been busily preparing signs to help the thousands of visitors find their way to Townshippers’ Day on September 13, 2014, in Coaticook. Meghan is also helping with the many registrations that are now being taken for artisans, food vendors, exhibitors, and community and heritage groups.