Just 18 days left and the excitement for the annual Townshippers’ Day is building. Is it any surprise with the amount of fun and camaraderie in store for Saturday, September 14, 2013. The cozy setting of the 34th T-Day host site, Bishop’s College School 80 Moulton Hill Rd. in Lennoxville, not only brings us closer as a community but means that there is less distance to cover on site to find that special something to suit every taste.
Discover the many groups, organizations, businesses, and intuitions who are serving the English-speaking community in the memorial rink and while your there, check out the great items up for grabs in this year’s silent auction. Visit the Townships Expressions table to discover local artists’ products and stick around for the author meet and greets.
Families can look forward to fun, games, and crafts with Kids CBC’s Artzooka! And visit with the loveable ‘Fresco Del Gecko’ from Pirates: Adventures in Art! Throughout the day catch entertainers such as the North Country Swingers, the Richmond Irish dancers, Ry Guy Magic, Richmond 4H dancers, Amos Joannides, and Bowser and Blue in the performance tent. The full schedule of events can be found shortly online at www.TDay.ca or in the next issue of the association’s biannual magazine TOWNSHIPPERS.
Organized by the association in collaboration with Bishop’s College School, T-day does not charge an admission fee but needs increasing public support through individual donations. As in past years, we encourage those who enjoy the festival to donate a minimum of $2 on-site at designated locations.
Although it is by no means the only activity of the association, T-Day is a highlight for those of us working for the organization giving us the chance to celebrate our culture and heritage as a community. The rest of the year Townshippers’ is working to support and enhance the English-speaking community through a wide array of short and long-term projects.
For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our columns in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 p.m., and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook, and our website www.townshippers.qc.ca. To connect with Townshippers’ Association, contact the offices in Sherbrooke (100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome (3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).
Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Aug 27, 2013