On Saturday, September 13, the 35 edition of Townshippers’ Day (T-Day) will be hosted by the Ville de Coaticook in partnership with their yearlong 150th anniversary celebrations. T-Day is quickly coming together and the increased support and registration of community organizations and businesses, artisans, food vendors, and more will ensure a fun-filled day for all!
Hosted at a new location annually, T-Day celebrates the creativity, heritage and vitality of our English-speaking community by showcasing an array of musicians and dancers, artists and artisans, alongside entrepreneurs, community services and enterprises. The family-friendly festival combines entertainment and information and continues to be enjoyed by many English and French-speaking visitors now as much as it was when the event was first celebrated in 1979.
Local businesses are invited to support to this great event by way of making donations to the popular silent auction. Previous years have seen the combined donations reaching over $6,000.00 and have generated half the profits back, of which 100% go back to Townshippers’ Association to fund future events, programs, projects and other activities aimed at bolstering the English-speaking community. Businesses will also benefit from the visibility with an estimated 5,000 and 10,000 visitors arriving from all over the region, across Quebec and beyond, for this one day event.
Any and all donations – including gifts of perishable and non-perishable items, and cash contributions – are greatly appreciated. For additional information, to make donations arrangement, and to obtain a form, contact Mary Gunter, [email protected], 819-566-5717 (toll free 1-877-566-5717). Forms and additional information can also be found at www.TDay.ca under PARTNERS/SPONSORSHIP.
To help make the silent auction run smoothly, non-perishable donation(s) and the completed form should be delivered to either of Townshippers’ Association’s offices, at 100-257 Queen St., Sherbrooke, or 584-3 Knowlton Rd. Lac-Brome.
For all the latest on the 35th Townshippers’ Day events, visit the official event website at www.TDay.ca or contact Kate Holbrook at 450-242-4421 (toll free: 1-877-242-4421), [email protected]
Celebrate Coaticook’s 150th
The Ville de Coaticook, the host of the 35th Townshippers’ Day, is half way through their 150th Anniversary celebrations! Throughout the year the town has thrown its doors wide open inviting everyone near and far to commemorate this memorable event alongside residents and visitors.
On Saturday, July 19 downtown Coaticook will host the 150th Grande Fête. With a fairground theme, the day will feature entertainment for the whole family: jugglers, fire eaters, clowns and dancers. The party continues into the evening with performances featuring Quebec artists. Many surprises are in store so don’t wait to join in the party.
For more information about this event and other 150th events, visit Coaticook150.ca and TourismeCoaticook.com or contact the Corporation des Fêtes du 150e anniversaire de Coaticook at 819-849-2721 ext. 280.
Townshippers’ Association’s offices in Sherbrooke and Lac –Brome are busy throughout the summer. However with our team reduced during the construction holiday, our offices will be closed to the public from July 20 to August 2, 2014 inclusive. We look forward to working with you again on Monday, August 4, 2014. Happy summer!
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: Preparations for the 35 Townshippers’ Day are well under-way! Taking place in and around the town of Coaticook on September 13, 2014, this year new signs will help festivalgoers find their way to the family-friendly day of entertainment, networking, information, food and exhibitors. For all things T-Day visit www.TDay.ca