Credit: Stephen Thompson
Caption: Organizers are ready to welcome you to the Brome fairgrounds for the 37th annual Townshippers’ Day festival this Saturday, September 17, 2016.
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37th Townshippers’ Day Festival Celebrates Community This Saturday
BROME, September 15, 2016 – On Saturday, September 17, more than 100 exhibitors and entertainers will descend on the Brome fairground for the 37th annual Townshippers’ Day festival; a family-friendly celebration of the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships.
The bilingual festival provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the region’s English-speaking community, their culture, heritage and vitality, while allowing both new and long-time Townshippers to get together and discover local treasures and resources.
This year, the one-day festival will feature 90 artisans and exhibitors, ten talented regional entertainers, a children’s play area with petting zoo and inflatable farm, activities and demonstrations, delicious food, historical bus tours with free visits to the Brome County Historical Society and so much more.
In addition to being one of the largest annual events for the region’s English-speaking community, Townshippers’ Day is proud to be a leader in hosting an environmentally-friendly and sustainable event. Vendors and visitors are encouraged to help organizers in making this a minimal waste festival by utilizing the sorting stations and using compostable or reusable dishware.
Organized by the Town of Brome Lake and Townshippers’ Association, a non-profit community organization, in collaboration with the municipalities Brome Village and West Bolton, the 2016 edition of 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.
The 37th Townshippers’ Day takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. For more on the festival, visit www.TDay.ca or call Townshippers’ office in Brome Lake at 1-877-242-4421.
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 Townshippers.org 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).
Communications Officer, Townshippers’ Association
819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717), firstname.lastname@example.org
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