Opening Ceremonies, Awards, Knowlton Academy Choir
Main Stage @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
The choir will sing the National anthem and a short program of songs. Formed as an after-school activity in 2013, the choir is made up of elementary school students from every grade. In addition to preforming at the ETSB music festival and Show your Talent, the choir enjoys singing with others including Pot-Pourri and the Knowlton Harmony Band.
Main Stage @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Foster Grit performs rock n roll, country rock and blues. The band is primarily rooted in the Foster area; their name is a nod to the large five-mile-long glacial gravel bank Foster Village was built on. The musicians have all played the traditional venues in the area for the last 40 -50 years in different bands and came together in 2005 for the Foster Grit project. Foster Grit brings together five talented musicians – Richard Price, Rod Bailey, Mike Tryhorn. Joey Laramee and Casey Enright.
Gail Klinck & Keith Whittall
Main Stage @ 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Singer-songwriters Keith Whittall and Gail Klinck have worked as a duo for the past 30 years, playing primarily around the Townships and the Montreal area. Their music is the result of a number of influences, from country to jazz.
The Random Chance Band
Main Stage @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Random Chance Band is a rock ‘n’ roll dance party band doing covers of rock classics by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, CCR, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Motown and more. The musical group features six performers – Chris Ward, Dawn Mackenzie, Malcom Johnston, Jean Garceau, John Hawley and Martin Gillespie.
Double or Nothing
Main Stage @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Double or Nothing is a duo composed of Mike Patrick, from Cookshire, and Kylie Côte, from Lennoxville. Mike, on vocals and guitar, and Kylie, on vocals, preform primarily classic and contemporary county music and classic rock.
Two of Us
Main Stage @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music duo Yvan Brouillette and Robert Drapeau use a guitar, bass and beat box to preform country-folk and pop songs.
Knowlton Harmony Band
Main Stage @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Since its formation in 1996, the Knowlton Harmony Band has played an important role in the cultural life of the Ville de Lac-Brome and the greater community. Many of the original members who were Knowlton High School Band alumni from the 1960’s is still performing, but their ranks have been joined by new members and guest musicians from neighbouring communities including several US towns. The band practices weekly in the basement of Knowlton Academy in preparation for numerous concerts!
Rainbow Country Cloggers
Next to the arena @ 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Dance troupe. Clogging is a form of Country Tap Dancing that originated from the Appalachian Mountains of America
Next to the arena @ 11:30 am, 1:30 pm
The Brome Squares are modern Western-style Square Dance club in Cowansville. Discover why Square Dancers are so passionate about their activity by catching their performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Townships Expressions Event
Brome fairgrounds, Fairview building @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Book Launch: ‘A Hole in the Ground; A novel’ by Ross Murray
Shop local artists at the Townships Expressions table and celebrate the official launch of ‘A Hole in the Ground; A novel’ by Ross Murray. The Quebec humorist will read excepts from his novel about a cranky small town, a sinkhole, and beavers, and will be signing copies onsite. This event will also feature an intimate musical performance by Déjà Two’s Julia Rohan and France Lepitre and author Tricia McDaid will introduce and read excerpts for her latest book ‘All The Aunties; A Collection of Short Stories’, an enchanting assortment of mostly true, mixed up stories.
Townships Expressions, an initiative from Townshippers’ Association to help promote local artists and authors, is proud to sponsor this special event and will have a collection of regional works available for perusing and purchasing. Emerging, established or aspiring authors, photographers and visual artists, are invited to stick around for a special publishing opportunity announcement. Light refreshments for those who RSVP with Cathy Turner firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-566-5717.
Petting zoo & inflatable farm
Brome fairgrounds@ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Hero in 30” CPR
Arena @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Be a Hero in 30 by learning this simplified version of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); a simple and effective method using only cardiac massage, without mouth-to-mouth ventilation in 30 minutes! Half-hour sessions will take place throughout the day. Visit the arena for start times. Click here for Hero in 30 training info
[Provided by Académie de secourisme médical www.asmsecourisme.com]
Beside the arena @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sheep Shearing [Dave Allen]
Rug Hooking [Brome Rug Hookers]
Pentanque: a fun and simple game that can be played by anyone. Throw or roll a metal ball towards a target. Points awarded for the ball that is closest to the target. Game continues until one team achieves 13 points. Two groups in Knowlton play – Club de la bonne humeur and Veterans Park League.
Brome County Historical Society *
Free museum entry for heritage bus tour passengers
Frost Village Band @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Heritage Crafts @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Candle-making & birch bark baskets. Demo finger-weaving
FREE SHUTTLE & HERITAGE TOUR
Boarding zones: Brome fairgrounds at the Fairview building (near the CBC tent), Brome County Historical Society.
Discover Brome by taking a ride on the free shuttle tour to the Brome County Museum where you will gain free admission to the museum, including the new addition of the Paul Holland Knowlton House, opened In August 2015. Also you will be able to visit the Fokker aircraft. Then catch a ride back to the fairgrounds for more discovery and entertainment. Riding the bus also gives you a chance to win one of three fantastic overnight stays for two at the Auberge Knowlton, Auberge Lakeview Inn or Auberge Lac Brome. To participate in the draw, please tear off the stub you are given when you take the bus. Prizes will be announced at 4:30 p.m. at the stage at Brome Fairground T-Day site.