A Distinctly Townships Tradition
Located in south-eastern Quebec, the Eastern Townships is an all-seasons playground with lush natural scenery, attractions and activities, producing exquisite culinary delights in the food and tourism sector, worldwide entertainment, and cutting edge advancements in the technological and medical industry. The region is also home to a vibrant and active English-speaking community who are not only credited with originally settling the area but who continue to be an integral part of the Eastern Townships.
For more than three decades this community — consisting of approximately 46,000 native English-speaking inhabitants — has gathered to celebrate their vitality and creativity through Townshippers’ Day. Held for one day in September, the bilingual event, affectionately dubbed T-Day, has become a traditional autumn festivity consisting of food and entertainment, exhibits from local entrepreneurs, historical groups and community organizations, and family friendly all-ages activities. Those who have moved away from the region make a point of coming home to rekindle old friendships and make new ones; while bonds are strengthened between the region’s various other linguistic communities over the cultural showcase of local musicians, dancers, artists and entertainers.
Traditionally a nomadic event hosted by a different community each year, for first time visitors to the region T-Day is a chance to sample what the Townships has to offer in one location. The driving force behind T-Day is Townshippers’ Association, a non-partisan, non-profit community organization serving the Eastern Townships English-speaking community.
Hosted by a volunteer organizing committee from the Town of Brome Lake and Brome Village, the 37th annual Townshippers’ Day takes place at the Brome fairgrounds on Saturday, September 17, 2016.
With active programs addressing heritage and culture, community development, health and social services and youth, Townshippers’ Association is a community organization representing 42,000 members of the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships.
Townshippers.org [cliquez pour français] Facebook.com/townshippersassociation
The Town of Brome Lake, is first and foremost a lake which modeled the face of the municipality by defining it as a most popular high resort and tourist destination. This majestic lake knows how to attract outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen. In summer, it lends itself to the joys of swimming,of pedalboat, of windsurfing and catamarans, delighting nature lovers with its green areas and wildlife habitats. (source: ville.lac-brome.qc.ca)
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