Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

Townshippers’ Day 2015 in Brome

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The Town of Brome Lake and Brome Village are joining forces with Townshippers’ Association to host the 36th edition of Townshippers’ Day on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Brome Fairgrounds!

Under the theme ‘Strong Roots, Growing Together,’ join us in celebrating the creativity, heritage, and vitality of the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships at this bilingual family-friendly cultural festival and information fair!

For over three decades the exhibits and all-ages entertainment of Townshippers’ Day, affectionately dubbed T-Day, has attracted some 2,000 visitors from across the region. This year’s festival of friendship will showcase music and dance, activities and artisans, delicious fare and fun for all ages, types and tastes. In celebration of Brome’s history, a bus tour will transport visitors between the Brome County Historical Society and the T-Day festival site to enjoy even more activities at both sites.

This Photo is from the 1981 Hatley Quebec event. More good times available for all who attend this year! Photo and info courtesy of Townshippers Association Website. See more photos at their website: http://www.tday.ca/fr/photo-video/

This Photo is from the 1981 Hatley Quebec event. More good times available for all who attend this year! Photo and info courtesy of Townshippers Association Website. See more photos at their website: http://www.tday.ca/fr/photo-video/

T-Day’s booths give artisans, business and educational groups as well as community and heritage groups an ideal opportunity to share products and information while meeting with thousands of Townshippers, English and French. Please don’t wait until the last minute to register as space is limited!

For the latest information on the Townshippers’ Day festivities or for details on how to volunteer or register to exhibit, visit www.tday.ca or contact Kate Holbrook at Townshippers’ Association’s Montérégie-East office, 450-242-4421 (toll free 1-877-242-4421) or kw@townshippers.org.  See you there!

Townshippers’ Association is a non-partisan, non-profit community organization serving the Eastern Townships English-speaking community. Contact www.townshippers.org; ta@townshippers.org; 257 Queen, Lennoxville (819-566-5717; 1-866-566-5717) or 584 Knowlton Road, Knowlton (450-242-4421; 1-877-242-4421).

Reconstruction of Quilliams Creek bridge on Lakeside Street will force a massive detour

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The reconstruction of the bridge over the Quilliams Creek, at Lakeside (route 243) in the path of Brome Lake, will force motorists to take a massive detour this fall. The latest report of the inspection of bridge over the creek Quilliams indicates that at least one beam lost its capacity. The framework also presented significant signs of corrosion.

Transports Québec indicated that the work, which will lead to the complete closure of the 243 will be gradually from August 24 to December 7. The detour proposed by the Lakeside road, 215 and 104 (Knowlton road).

The reinforced concrete girder bridge has a length of 32 m. was built in 1958. The last inspection report indicates that at least one beam lost its capacity. The framework also presented significant signs of corrosion. Some residents feel there was a lack of coordination as the Lakeside Road was recently redone and it seemed smart to have perhaps coordinated the work of the bridge at the same time. As is often par for the course of taxpayers pay while the winners of the tender Job becoming more work.