Book Launch and Artistic Opportunities at Townshippers’ Day 2016

Credit: Ross Murray
Cutline: The Townships’ resident humourist, Ross Murray, rests against the recent delivery of his crowdfunded novel “A Hole in the Ground” which will be officially launched at the 37th Townshippers’ Day on Sept 17 in Brome.

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Book Launch and Artistic Opportunities at Townshippers’ Day 2016


BROME, September 1, 2016 – Townships Expressions, a cultural initiative of Townshippers’ Association to foster English-speaking artists in the historical Eastern Townships, is excited to launch A Hole in the Ground: A Novel at the 37th annual Townshippers’ Day this September 17 in Brome.

Townshippers’ Day is a family-friendly cultural festival and information fair celebration of the Eastern Townships English-speaking community. This year the one-day bilingual festival will feature 90 artisans and exhibitors, more than ten entertainers, petting zoo and inflatable games for the kids, activities and demonstrations and more.

With A Hole in the Ground: A Novel, Quebec humorist Ross Murray pays tribute to cranky small towns, small newspapers and the people who keep them running, through holes and high water. From 1pm to 2pm at the cultural pavilion [Fairview Hall, Brome fairgrounds], festival fans can enjoy a short reading and have the author sign their copy.

Emerging, established or aspiring authors, photographers and visual artists, are invited to stick around for a very special announcement concerning a unique upcoming opportunity! Musical entertainment provided by Déjà Two (France Lepitre and Julia Rohan) another Townships Expressions artists whose CDs and books will also be available for purchase.

This is event is part of 37th Townshippers’ Day festival, held Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9am to 5pm at the Brome fairgrounds, 345 Stagecoach road. Parking $2. This festival is family friendly but not pet friendly, thank you for leaving your pets at home. More information about the festival can be found at or call Townshippers’ office in Brome Lake at 1-877-242-4421.

Organized by the Town of Brome Lake and Townshippers’ Association, in collaboration with the municipalities Brome Village and West Bolton, Townshippers’ Day is made possible with the generous support of partners including Canadian Heritage, CBC, the Sherbrooke Record, CASS, CJMQ 88.9 FM (The Qube), Global Excel Management, Ville de Lac Brome, Stanstead Journal, Député de Brome-Missisquoi Pierre Paradis, Député de Saint-François Guy Hardy, Député de Sherbrooke Luc Fortin, Caisse Populaire de Brome-Missisquoi, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and the Corporation Municipale du Village de Brome.

About Townshippers’ Association

Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization that has been serving the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships since 1979. For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at or contact Townshippers’ in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd. 450-242-4421 (toll free: 1-877-242-4421).



Corrinna Pole
Communications Officer, Townshippers’ Association
819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717),


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