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Not To Miss in November

Knowlton Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 24
The official "Lights-On" of the 2007 Festival of Lights will take place at 4:00 pm at Coldbrook Park. The Mayor of the Town of Brome Lake, Mr. Richard Wisdom, will give the official launch command. Hot chocolate, mulled apple cider and cookies will be offered to the public in collaboration with La Vie Sucrée.

"Downtown Knowlton will once again be transformed into an idyllic, magical winter wonderland with its streets and buildings lit by 3,000 m of energy saving LED lights", said Andrea Reid, General Manager of the Chamber. "Knowlton will be lit up by more than 30,000 lights" she added.

The event has become an attraction for local families as well as for visitors throughout the whole winter season. During the course of the evening as well as on some special days, discreet holiday music will be played. The Chamber wishes good shopping to all visitors and residents alike.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Hydro Quebec, as well as the Town of Brome Lake and the hard working volunteers for assistance in installing all the lights and sharing in their warm community spirit during the winter months.

More on the 2006 Lac Brome Festival of Lights

The Winter Fireworks in Lac Brome was a highlight of the winter celebration

To better serve tourists, the Chamber will keep its Information Office open on regular work days. The Information Office is located at 255-C Knowlton Road, Knowlton, QC. For further information about the Chamber's Winter Events why not check out the Brome Chamber of Commerce website at www.cclacbrome.com.

November 5th
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Meeting
With special guest speaker Louise Penny, author and journalist. The topic of this meeting is: Murder for a Living: From CBC Host to Mystery Writer. The event takes place at the Auberge West Brome at 2 p.m.

November 11th
Remembrance Day
The annual ceremony to honor the brave soldiers who have stood up against the injustices of the world in conflict both past and present. The ceremony takes place at Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street.

The Lions Club is also holding a Remembrance Day Brunch in the Knowlton Academy from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

November 17th
Flea Market
The popular flea market is back and now is a good chance to find some bargains for your Christmas shopping! The flea market will take place at the Brome Hall from 9am to 3pm. Get their early for the best choice of treasures and trinkets, you never know what you'll find. There will be a bake table and refreshments and there are even still some tables to rent if you want to sell your items. Call 450-243-5742.

November 16 & 23
November 18 & 24
CPR and First Aid Courses.
Knowing CPR and basic First Aid are skills that can be invaluable to have. In the event of an accident or a household emergency to know the basics of resuscitation or basic first aid could actually help to save a life. We never know when something may happen and the best thing to do is to be prepared by knowing what to do! There will be two courses on CPR and First Aid each of two days taking place at the Brome Lake Center. The cost is only $95 for residents and advance registration is required. Call 450-242-2020.

November 20th
Meeting of the Sunflower Horticultural Society (Societe d'horticulture Tournesol)
The meeting will be held in Waterloo at Wilfred Leger Secondary School and features the guest speaker Lili-France Lemay, florist. Her subject is : Christmas decorations interior and exterior. Come and be inspired to deck your halls with more than just boughs of Holly! The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all members of the Horticultural Society and only $8 for nonmembers. For information call 450-539-2740.

November 21st
The optimist Club (Club de la Bonne Humeur)
The happy folks at the optimist club are holding their monthly luncheon at noon. For more information, including what to bring and what to wear and where to go call 450-243-1012.

November 23rd
Preteen dance
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Brome Lake Community Center on Victoria Street from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and healthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region for only $5. A very popular and fun event! Call 450-242-2020 for more information.

Brome Lake Action Plan Release
Residents are encouraged to be present for the release of the Teknika-HBA Brome Lake Action Plan which is finally ready after months of research and a reported cost of $150,000.
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November 29th
Baby-sitting Course
A baby-sitters training course will be held for children 11 years old and up. Learning responsible baby-sitting techniques can be helpful for a child to gain valuable work experience and responsibilities as they grow older. The sessions run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The registration fee is only $35 for residents and $70 for nonresidents. Please register as soon as possible by calling the Community Center at 450-242-2020.

Saturday, December 1st - 1:00 PM
Come & See Santa in Lac Brome

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One of Knowlton's finest!
"Help the boys to keep them running, enlist with the 245th overseas battalion" - this poster is one of the many interesting acquisitions of the Brome County Museum in Knowlton.

The proud history of Canadians who served during the two World Wars is part of the display at the Brome County Museum that celebrates the history of Knowlton and the Victorian heritage of the region. The Knowlton museum is a must-see for visitors and for residents who have never discovered the colorful history of our town. More on the History of Knowlton.

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Past Destination Knowlton Articles on Life in The Eastern Townships

The Big Brome Fair 2007
Well...you missed the Brome Fair 2007 but don't worry we have a full recap! A full collection of photos and videos from the Brome Fair plus we want you to come back for next year! See more about the Brome Fair | Check out our photo collection from the Brome Fair or look back at the 2006 Brome Fair.

Brome Lake Duck Festival
As the leaves turn there crimson mix of orange delights the duck festival again showcases the world famous ducks that have made Brome Lake famous. There are sidewalk boutiques and culinary demonstrations and competitions by world-class chefs who converge on Knowlton for this prestigious event. Always a crowd-pleaser the Duck Festival is one of the most popular events in the tourist season.

Speed Limits Don't Match Road Reality
New Benches Installed Beside Pettes Library
Uniprix Ready For Expansion...Next Up: Tim Horton!
Getting Ready for the Big Brome Fair
Knowlton Business Faces Fine for Illegal Sign
Knowlton Gas Station Says Buh-Bye!
SPCA Adoptions Raise the "Woof"
Lac Brome Rentals Signal Growth
Knowlton en Lumiere: A bright idea!
Charge of the Light Brigade
Halloween in Knowlton
Floating Islands put Knowlton in Spotlight
Gerald Swann: featured painter
Renaissance Lac Brome Meeting
What Can We Do With Lac Brome?

Knowlton Marina Is The Place To Beat the Heat
Knowlton Residents Upset With State of Mill Pond
Canada Day In Knowlton
RCMP Musical Ride Thrills Townshippers
Running the Tour Du Lac Brome
Public Market Opens In Knowlton

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November Shadows
November Shadows
With the changing of the clocks and the shortening of they daylight hours we are blessed to see some incredible lighting which makes photography just fantastic in the open spaces of Brome Lake and the area of the Eastern Townships. This barn near the Duck Farm takes on a serene appearance with the long shadows of a fall afternoon in November.
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Art, Music & Literature

Laughter - The Best Medicine
Saturday, December 1st - One night only!

A special night of laughter to change your outlook!

November 9th
Book Launch & Signing
Knowlton author Harrison Yates will be launching his new book "The Knowlton Chronicles" at 6:00 p.m. at Galerie Knowlton, 285 Knowlton Road. Wine and nibbles will be served and it is sure to be a sparkling event. "See Knowlton, yourself, your friends and your foes through the eyes of a genuinely baffled and bewildered City Boy! Get the skinny on your neighbours, find out what really makes Knowlton tick and who did what to whom! The must-have stocking stuffer for everyone who has parents, aunts, uncles, children, nephews, nieces and pets who have lived here, who still do, who want to and who are thinking about moving to the country."

RSVP Brome Lake Books, 264 Knowlton Road, Knowlton or by phone at 450-242-2242 or by e-mail at [email protected]

November 10th
Fund Raising Choir Evening
The chamber choir Tactus will be at the St. Simon Church in Abercorn presenting "O'Kosmos" a choir event directed by Francois Ouimet. The singins starts at 7 pm and the Church is at 9, rue des Eglises. Tickets are only $20 and proceeds will go to the Sutton/ Brome Lake Youth Center. For more information on this event call 450-242-1523 or 450-538-8138.

For more information about the Tactus Choir visit: www.tactus.ca

November 11th - December 9th
Sutton Gallery Exhibit
Suzanne DubucArts Sutton Gallery announces the official opening of Ondoiements, an exhibition of some 30 recent works on paper and on canvas by artist Suzanne Dubuc. The show opens on Saturday, November 11 at 2 pm, with the artist in attendance. The exhibition continues until December 9, 2007. Read more about Suzanne Dubuc

November 17th - November 25th
Pottery Exhibit & Sale
Fans of local crafts will surely enjoy the pottery of local artists Robin Badger and Robert Chartier. The two potters are inviting everyone to their annual show and sale of recent works which is under the theme of Entertaining for the Holidays. Their studio will be open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm at their "Down to Earth Studio" located at 67 Bailey Road in West Bolton. For more information call 450-242-2836.

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Film & Theatre
Until November 11th
Knowlton Players presents the world premiere of “Chickasaw”
This spirited tale of love, larceny, war and patent medicines is played out against an historical incident that occurred during the American Civil War resulting in a political dilemma for the Canadian courts. The action takes place in Montreal and Frelighsburg, QC, as well as St. Albans, VT.

The story is adapted from the novel “Raid From Hell” by well-known Knowlton resident Don Davison. The stage play is by Roger de la Mare, with lyrics by Graham Hardman and music composed and directed by Donald Patriquin. Choreography is by Diane Cahill Yarmush, and costumes are by Linda Carey. John Rumsey, a destitute British solicitor, having been banished to Canada, ends up in Montreal. More Information

The play is a new Canadian musical comedy, directed by Vesta Jorgensen, at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont Echo Road, Knowlton, Quebec, October 25 through November 11, 2007. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 PM, and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM. Adults $15, Townshippers members $13, students $12, children $8.

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Past Destination Knowlton Views on Happenings in The Eastern Townships

A Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend
Sutton Fundraiser A Magical Evening
Environmental Fair Comes to Brome
Weather won't "Fowl" Duck Fest Week-end
Happy New Year 2007
Did Someone Say Winter?
Dangerous Cyanobacteria Closes Brome Lake
Brome Lake Duck Festival
Celebrating the Big Brome Fair
Dawson Tragedy Impacts Knowlton Children
The Amazing Race...Knowlton Style!
Back to School: Watch Out For Our Kids!
Quaint Village or Monster Truck Show?
Taking Aim At The Mayor
Can You Hear Me Now? Cell Tower To Be Built
Brome Lake Ducks Maintain Rugby Record
Eastern Townships Challenge visits Knowlton
Celebrating the Big Brome Fair

Changing the Victorian Landscape of Knowlton
Knowlton Landmark Hotel Wins Award
"Raccoon Cookies" Fight Rabies Outbreak

Knowlton Imposes Strict Dress Code

Brome-Missisquoi Election Results
Spring Break Party On Brome Lake
Liberals Sliding Down The "Poles"
Tobogganing & Valentines Provide Warmth
Centre Lac Brome Lake Center Open
Mont Morin Likely No Threat To Ski Bromont
Renaissance Lac Brome Continue Raising Funds
Emballages Knowlton Merges With US Firm
Brome Taxes Go Through The Roof
Action Plan or Fantasy Land?
Anna Nixon At Sutton Gallery

Spectacular Migration of Birds
Remembrance Day in Knowlton
New Cobblestone Crosswalks
Rain Swells Cold Brook
Fessenden: Knowlton's Unsung Hero
Shawn Phillips Visits Knowlton
The Sounds Of Spring in Knowlton
Fire Department To Get New Fire Trucks
New IGA for Knowlton
David Suzuki Visits Knowlton

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