Sunshine Theatre Productions Presents “ART”

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? Sunshine Theatre Productions is marking its 15th anniversary with a reprisal of Yasmina Reza’s award winning play “ART.” Starring Frank Fontaine, Doug Hooper and Ralph Steiner, under the direction of Kate Wisdom, ART is about one man, Serge, who buys a painting, and the volcanic reactions of his friends, Marc and Yvan, to his purchase.

‘Art’ will be performed at the Lakeview Inn in Knowlton from August 1 to 3, and 5 to 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 450-538-1055 or purchased in advance for $25, $20 for seniors, from Brome Lake Books and Townshippers’ Association’s offices. Mature subject matter and language.


Don’t Wait to Nominate Great Townshippers!

As a non-profit organization serving the English-speaking population, Townshippers’ Association is looking to celebrate the remarkable ways that individuals, couples and groups are making the English-speaking community better.

Help us to recognize those everyday people who are empowering the English-speaking community by nominating someone for the Outstanding Townshippers and the Young Townships Leader awards.

The Outstanding Townshippers (OT) aims to recognize the individuals, couples and groups, from all walks of life, who work passionately, and collaboratively to make the Eastern Townships English-speaking community a better place to live, work and raise a family.  Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Community section of or by contacting Kate Holbrook at 450-242-4421 (toll free 866-242-4421) or [email protected]

The Young Townships Leaders Award (YTLA) highlights youth dynamism and involvement by celebrating young people who serve as role models to their peers as well as to adults. This award also encourages English-speaking youth to reach their full potential and become engaged in the community at large – culturally, socially and economically. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Youth section of or by contacting Cathy Turner at 819-566-5717 (toll free 1-877-566-5717), [email protected]

Nominations for both awards must be received by noon, Friday, August 29, 2014. Only selected award recipients will be notified and will receive their award during Townshippers’ Day’s opening ceremonies, on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Coaticook.


Colby-Curtis Museum Benefit Barn Dance

The Stanstead Historical Society is hosting their annual fundraiser and this year’s event promises to be great fun! On Saturday, August 9, bring your cowboy hat and dancing shoes for a barn dance to be held under the full moon at a private barn with a late night bonfire to follow.

The barn is at 7370 ch. Griffin (Rte 247), next door to Bleu Lavande in Ogden. Square Dancing from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. You can watch or join in! Christopher Curtis and his band ‘Classic Boulevard’ will be playing after 7 p.m. B.B.Q. dinner featuring pork, beef and chicken will be served along with salads and dessert. Cash bar will be on site.

Tickets cost $50 per person, includes dinner and a drink, snacks, live music and fun!   A tax receipt will be offered for a portion of the cost of the ticket. For tickets and information contact, the Colby Curtis Museum & the Stanstead Historical Society, at 819-876-7322 or [email protected]

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 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: Kate Wisdom

Photo Caption:  Don Wilson, Kate Wisdom and Doug Hooper celebrate 15 years of Sunshine Theatre at Auberge West Brome.  The company is venturing into the volcanic subject of artistic taste with Yasmina Reza Tony Award-winning play “ART!”