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Theatre Lac-Brome Gets a New Look

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The Government of Canada supports upgrades for Theatre Lac-Brome
BROME LAKE, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Feb. 10, 2017) –
Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament (Brome-Missisquoi), today announced that Theatre Lac-Brome will receive $280,000 in funding for building renovations. Mr. Paradis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

This support, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will be used by the organization to build a lobby adjacent to the theatre and extend its season to year-round.

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“The Government of Canada is pleased to contribute to Theatre Lac-Brome’s upgrades. Thanks to these renovations, creators, artists and the public will soon have a spacious, comfortable and modern performance space to enjoy.”

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“For nearly 30 years, Theatre Lac-Brome has treated local audiences to a wide variety of plays, musical performances and comedy shows. Cultural infrastructure is essential to presenting the work of artists. I am proud that our government is supporting the upgrades of a cultural space that is so meaningful and unifying for the community.”

-The Honourable Denis Paradis, Member of Parliament (Brome-Missisquoi)

“It’s very exciting to receive support from Canadian Heritage to continue the long tradition of seasonal English-language theatre in Knowlton. We are equally excited to be able to now offer year-round programming, which will include plays in both official languages, ΓÇïΓÇïalong with various other community and artistic activities.

-Nicholas K. Pynes, Artistic and General Director, Theatre Lac-Brome

Quick Facts

  • Theatre Lac-Brome, founded in 1988, is a performance space that features a wide variety of professional shows. The organization produces and presents works in both official languages for visitors and residents of Knowlton and neighbouring communities.
  • The renovation involves site excavation and preparation, followed by the construction and design of the new entrance hall. The new space will feature, among other things, a small café-cabaret and box office.
  • The project will also include a special artists-only area, as well as new specialized equipment to ensure compliance with lighting and soundproofing standards.
  • Thanks to these renovations, Theatre Lac-Brome will be able to offer artists and audiences an updated, year-round performance space.

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Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel

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Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel :: Wire Service Media

New middle grades novel set in the Quebec Eastern Townships is inspired by a well-known Knowlton store dog named P.J. The author, Morri Mostow, will return to Knowlton to launch her book where it is set, in Knowlton, at Brome Lake Books, on October 1 at 3 p.m

Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel :: Wire Service Media

Morri Mostow will launch her first novel, P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, at Brome Lake Books on Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m.

The novel, for children 9 to 13, features P.J., the well-known dog who greeted visitors to the England Hill store that once graced the top of the hill on Lakeside Rd.

The author’s friendship with store owners Jean McLeod and her mother, the late Audrey Nevins McLeod, inspired the book’s main characters. Long-time Knowlton residents may enjoy recognizing themselves or others in this thinly veiled roman à clef, set in a fictional Brome Lake, called “Brine Lake.”

“Fond memories of my years in Knowlton compelled me to write this book, and launch it here,” says Mostow. “The story weaves magic into the tale of a spunky 11-year-old girl who struggles to keep a rescued dog against her mother’s wishes. It also pays tribute to Knowlton’s recent past, when the town celebrated its Victorian heritage with an annual dog pageant and games.”

Brome Lake Books is located at 30 Chemin Lakeside in Knowlton (Lac Brome), Quebec.

Morri Mostow now lives with her author/songwriter husband, Doug Long, their two cats and assorted wildlife, on one of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. She is co-owner of BizNet Communications, and founder and publisher of Fictive Press.

Fictive Press publishes ebooks and print-on-demand books. It has published 14 titles since 2012, including the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist Tucson Jo, an historical novel by international bestselling author Carol Matas.

To request a PDF review copy of P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, or to arrange an author interview, contact:

Morri Mostow, Publisher, FictivePress.com
publish@fictivepress.com
Twitter: @FictivePress
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fictivepress
Blog: http://fictivepress.blogspot.com/

36th Annual Exhibition of M.S. Martin Paintings in Knowlton July 16th to 24th

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The Appian Way - Painting by M.S.Martin. Showing at the Brome County Museum in Brome Lake Quebec.

M.S. Martin s.c.a., i.a.f. Presents Visions – Voyages

 An exhibition of paintings in watercolour and oil that will take you from the Inner Hebrides, through Wales and England to sunny Italy.  From church windows to Roman villas, from country lanes to the Appian Way, from poppy fields to olive groves, this exhibition will delight you with its varied subjects, its vibrant colours, and its contrasting moods.

Day's End - Painting by M.S.Martin. Showing at the Brome

Day’s End – Painting by M.S.Martin. Showing at the Brome

Recognized for accurate draftsmanship and superb quality of light, Martin’s paintings will be on display daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16 to Sunday, July 24, at:

The Brome County Museum

130 Lakeside Road

Knowlton.

The Appian Way - Painting by M.S.Martin. Showing at the Brome County Museum in Brome Lake Quebec.

The Appian Way – Painting by M.S.Martin. Showing at the Brome County Museum in Brome Lake Quebec.

For more information, contact:

www.msmartin.com

Spring Concert

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Last December, the Choir was thrilled to perform to large appreciative audiences.  We owe huge thanks to all of you who came.  Your generosity allowed us to make substantial donations: $600 to Helping Hands Food Bank in Cowansville, and an amazing $1500 to the Brome Lake Food Bank.

This Spring we turn our attention to supporting the needs of young people.  In Knowlton, all proceeds will be directed to the “Salamander Summer Camp”.  Meanwhile, proceeds from our out of town concert will support the creation of a music room at the Mansonville Youth Centre.  To enhance our performance and provide accompaniment, we have called on the skills of a talented woodwind trio led by John Barr, and accomplished pianists from within the choir.  In addition, two brave men have joined our ranks to round out the sound. Holding us all together is our amazing director, Susan Reininger.

Please join us: •Saturday, May 14,  3:00 pm, St. Patrick Cultural Centre, 854, route Missisquoi, Bolton East. Beneficiary: Missisquoi North Youth programs (Mansonville) •Sunday May 15,  3:00pm, Community Centre, 270, rue Victoria, Knowlton. Beneficiary. : Lac-Brome Youth Programs.

Please join us: •Saturday, May 14, 3:00 pm, St. Patrick Cultural Centre, 854, route Missisquoi, Bolton East. Beneficiary: Missisquoi North Youth programs (Mansonville)
•Sunday May 15, 3:00pm, Community Centre, 270, rue Victoria, Knowlton. Beneficiary. : Lac-Brome Youth Programs.

Our concert, told in the style of a radio broadcast, script by our in house writer Vesta Jorgensen, opens with five beautiful nocturnes.  This is Mozart at his most lyrical, lighthearted and romantic.  The theme of love yearned for, love won, love lost, continues with the memorable toe-tappable melodies of the 1930’s Jazz age.  We laugh with Cole Porter’s cheeky, “Let’s Fall in Love”, yearn with, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, dance with Gershwin’s, “I’ve Got Rhythm”, and swing with, Ellington’s, “It Don’t Mean a Thing “.  You’ll be sure to float home feeling sentimental and a little nostalgic.

Please join us: •Saturday, May 14,  3:00 pm, St. Patrick Cultural Centre, 854, route Missisquoi, Bolton East. Beneficiary: Missisquoi North Youth programs (Mansonville)
•Sunday May 15,  3:00pm, Community Centre, 270, rue Victoria, Knowlton. Beneficiary. : Lac-Brome Youth Programs.

Information : 450 242 2333 or 450 243 6854

Admission :  $10 adult, $5 children.
Tickets available from CAB Mansonville, Cultural Centre, East Bolton, and the Community Centre, Knowlton.

L’Harmonie des saisons presents ”THE FOUR SEASONS,”

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The ensemble L’Harmonie des saisons presents ‘‘THE FOUR SEASONS,” musical poetry by Antonio VIVALDI, performed by the viola da gamba quartet Les Voix humaines. Come celebrate Spring with us! Vivaldi’s poems and musical surprises will also accompany each of the Seasons, for example an arrangement of Gershwin’s Summertime, Kosma’s Autumn Leaves and others.
 
Saturday April 9th at 2 p.m. at St-Matthew’s Cultural Center of Stukely-Sud (450-539-1309) and 8 p.m. at The United Church of Knowlton (450-378-3555).
Tickets available at Bijouterie Gervais in Granby and Brome Lake Books in Knowlton and at the door before each event.
Pre-sale $30, Regular $32, Students $10, Children under 12 free.
Thank you!
Mélisande Corriveau
Directrice artistique
L’Harmonie des Saisons
www.harmoniedessaisons.com
Harmonies Des Saisons

Looking for a 2 bedrooms cottage or condo to rent in the Lac Brome area

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We are looking for a 2 bedrooms cottage or condo to rent in the Lac Brome area for Summer 2016. We are flexible in term of location. Having access to a lac would be a major plus since we have our kayaks.

We’ve been spending the last 7 summer in this area and we are looking forward to go back. We can provide you with references if needed.

Please contact Yves Tremblay by phone at 514-212-6768 or email ytremblay@axor.com to discuss further.

Knowlton Public Market To Be Re-Located

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The popular public market in Knowlton, which is on Maple Street and has been for the last several years since opening, will be moved to the site of the old Town of Brome Lake Municipal Garage. The Town has decided not to sell the land where the garage has stood and instead will use for the public market. The site is on Mont Echo Road just over the creek and should make a nice site once the land has been thoroughly decontaminated. Years of use as a garage and waste dumping facility have meant the decrepit old building currently on the site are on land that is well soaked in oils, PCB’s, lead and other toxic elements that would need to be removed prior to being declared safe for the embarkation of organic carrots and potatoes. A timetable for the clean-up and move are not yet known.
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Winning business in the contest Coup de coeur – Town for the Town Brome Lake

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The Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the store T Room located at 255 Knowlton Road in Knowlton, Lac-Brome won the prize for the contest Coup de coeur in the Town of Brome Lake.

The competition was created as part of the Gala Excellence of Brome-Missisquoi to be held on October 24, 2015.

The other companies that were proposed by the Towns’ residents for the competition are:

– Auberge Knowlton
– Desjardins (Knowlton branch)
– Étang.ca
– Le Panier Champêtre
– Ô Paradis Animal
– Panissimo
– Star Café
– Yoga Salamandre

The Chamber of Commerce congratulates these companies for their active participation in the community and for their professionalism.

Source : Suzanne Gregory, General Director
450-242-2870 or suzannegregory@cclacbrome.com

Photo de Madame Suzon Baron, propri+®taire du magasin Le T Room  et du Pr+®sident de la Chambre de commerce Owen Falquero

Photo de Madame Suzon Baron, propri+®taire du magasin Le T Room et du Pr+®sident de la Chambre de commerce Owen Falquero

Photo de l'entreprise gagnante et des autre entreprises nomm+®es (sans Desjardins)

Photo de l’entreprise gagnante et des autre entreprises nomm+®es (sans Desjardins)

Fundraiser with Olympic gold medalist Caroline Ouellette & music of The Beatles

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Quadruple Olympic gold medalist Caroline Ouellette is teaming up with Barry F. Lorenzetti, President, CEO and Founder of BFL CANADA, for a benefit concert to be held on September 25th to raise funds for the Quebec and Ontario Provincial Women’s Hockey associations.

“I want to promote the sport that has enabled me to better myself while representing my country and to help pave the way for young girls and women who are interested in joining”, comments Mrs. Ouellette. She will also be addressing the audience before the concert.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by the well-known tribute band REPLAY The Beatles. Spectators will no doubt relive great memories – enthusiasm and nostalgia guaranteed!

Mr. Lorenzetti, involved in many causes to support children and women and also Vice-Chairman for the Hockey Canada Foundation, is pleased by the prospect of producing the show: “Combining my love of hockey and the music of the Beatles makes for an innovative way to support Women’s Hockey.”

The concert will be held at the Lakeview Inn in Knowlton at 7:30 PM on September 25th. Tickets are available at $ 55 by contacting the Lakeview Inn directly at 1 800 661-6183.

Meeting of the 5 candidates that are running in the Federal Election

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Meeting of the 5 candidates that are running in the Federal Election of October 19, 2015

The Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce is inviting all its members and all the citizens of the Town of Brome Lake to meet the five candidates who are running in the district of Brome-Missisquoi at the October 19, 2015 Federal Election. This meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30 at 7 p.m. at the Lakeview Inn located at 50 Victoria Street, Knowlton.

The names of the candidates are as follows:

  1. Ms. Catherine Lusson, NPD
  2. Mr. Patrick Melchior, Bloc québécois
  3. Mr. Patrick Paine, Forces et Démocratie
  4. Mr. Charles Poulin, Conservative
  5. Mr. Denis Paradis, Liberal

The meeting will start with a presentation by each candidate on their electoral platform followed by 2 pre-established questions on major issues.  The meeting will conclude with a question period from the audience.

The meeting is free but we ask everyone to reserve their seat.

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT by e-mail at suzannegregory@cclacbrome.com or by telephone at 450-242-2870.

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.

Project Ecosphere celebrates ten years at the Brome Fair in 2015

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Famous ECOSPHERE project ten years of the Fair of the Environment and Écohabitation in Brome on 26 and 27 September. I’m sending you information about some key events and distinguished guests that enrich this edition.

Many conferences are held on green technology, green building, health and diet.

Our guests Lucie Pagé and Zachary Richard (which comes as a speaker and not as a musician) are available for interviews, and our spokespersons and our DirectorGeneral, Eric Ferland.

ECOSPHERE project

ECOSPHERE project

Passionate guests Lucie Pagé

Journalist, writer and speaker

Conference Saturday at 4 pm, participating at the evening of the wise

Zachary Richard

Songwriter, environmentalist Conference Saturday at 6:30 pm

The evening of the Sages ‘of solutions for the planet “.

Lively discussion with Lucie Pagé, Dr. Normand Mousseau, François Tanguay, Karine Péloffy

Saturday 17 h-‐18h15

Exciting activities

Visit mini-‐maisons

Road tests of electric vehicles

Photo exhibition in the open air along the pipeline of Robert van Waarden

Exhibition of paintings the artist Denise Campillo fights

Pique-‐nique election: candidates of bromine-‐Missisquoi debate

Spokespersons dedicated: Maxim Roy and Sabine Karsenti

150 exhibitors – 30 conferences – culinary workshop – makeup and electric train for children

A mine of riches in a relaxed and festive atmosphere!

Set in Brome

Thank you to our event and to contribute to the visibility of Project ECOSPHERE! Maxim Roy joined Sabine Karsenti as door-‐parole for the 10th edition of the fair of the environment and the Écohabitation of the ECOSPHERE project, which will be held on 26 and 27 September next in Brome (No Bromont, pas Lac-Brome, is well Brome).

As a child, Maxim has been affected by environmental values. Raised on a farm in Rigaud, she remembers her father for the reuse of compost and recycling efforts. Today, Maxim raises the same gestures that allow it to do its part, in addition to driving a hybrid car and encourage his colleagues on film sets to use parabens as the brand of cosmetics Zorah. Maxim chose to get involved with the Project ECOSPHERE to demonstrate the ease of simple actions for the environment, to motivate people to change their habits of life and communicate his passion to learn environmental.

In addition, the Project ECOSPHERE team is proud to welcome Lucie Pagé as keynote speaker. Journalist and writer, Lucie Pagé shares his life between South Africa and Quebec since 1990. She has published several books including the latest, tomorrow, it will be too late, my son, is the observation of the immense ecological and human debt that leaves his generation. Saturday, September 26, Lucie Pagé offers a conference and an Exchange with people about the role they can and must play, available means and hopes some that exist.

Will follow the evening of Sages with Ms. Pagé, François Tanguay, author and consultant on energy strategies, Dr. Normand Mousseau, author and Professor at the Université de Montréal on energy records and the right to the environment Quebec Karine Peloffy du Centre. They will propose solutions to get out of the oil to help the planet.

It is an appointment this fall to bromine with more than 150 exhibitors, 30 conferences and activities for the family.

Together with bromine, change the world for our health and the planet