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Launching Tourism Season 2013

Lac Brome logoVILLE DE LAC BROME : Last Tuesday, Mayor Gilles Decelles (Town of Lac Brome), Marta Gubert Gomez – councillor responsible for tourism, other municipal councillors, the Brome Lac Tourism Committee, the President of the local Chamber of Commerce, sports and cultural event promoters, innkeepers, restaurateurs and business people all gathered for the official launch of the 2013 tourist season in the Town of Brome Lake. //The meeting was abuzz as participants unveiled their plans for making visitors feel truly welcome once again this summer in Town of Brome Lake - a Town remarkable for its authenticity, vitality and originality, as reflected by the depth of talent in the room during the launch.

The beauty of the Town of Brome Lake lies in the wide expanse of its territory: two hundred and ten square kilometers of village living, arts, culture and the great outdoors. It’s easy to feel at home here. The Center of Town is justly renowned for its Victorian charm, and offers lovely boutiques in an intimate setting, surrounded by architecture which testifies to its proud Loyalist past. Fresh air, relaxation, new discoveries and experiences – you’ll find it all in the Town of Brome Lake!

EVENTS – 2013

MAY /MAI

May 17-19: Les Printemps meurtriers de Knowlton (Spring Murder Mysteries in Knowlton) Festival international de littérature policière (International festival of police stories) www.lesprintempsmeurtriers.com

Des circuits à découvrir à pied, en vélo ou en automobile (Foot and bike trails, automobile routes to discover); Consulter le guide touristique de Ville de Lac-Brome (Consult the tourist guide); Circuit no. 1: VUES SUR LE LAC (Views of the Lake); Circuit no. 2 : SUR LES ROUTES DE CAMPAGNE (Country routes); Circuit no. 3 : EN ALLANT NOUS PROMENER (Let’s take a walking tour); Circuit no. 4 : LE CŒUR DU VILLAGE (The heart of the Village); www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/tourisme

JUNE/JUIN

June 1 to October 12: Marché public de Knowlton (Public markets in Knowlton); Ville de Lac-Brome ; www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

June 8 : Fêtons le jardin ! Expo-vente de plantes, de spécialités horticoles et d'artisanat pour le jardin (Exhibition and sale of plants, horticultural specialties and artisan items for the garden) ; Académie Knowlton//June 15-16 : Tour du lac Brome Merrell (Merrell Tour of Lake Brome) www.tourdulacbrome.com

June 15 : Ouverture du Bureau touristique de Lac-Brome (Brome Lake Tourist Bureau);www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/tourisme

June 22 : Visite guidée du centre-ville historique de Knowlton (Guided tour of historical downtown Knowlton); Tous les samedis (en anglais) et tous les dimanches (en français);Every Saturday (in English) and every Sunday (in French); www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/tourisme

June 26 : Ouverture - Le Café-concert du Théâtre Lac Brome (Café-style concert) ;Théâtre Lac Brome (Theater Lac Brome); www.theatrelacbrome.ca

June 27: Le chien de Baskervilles (The Hound of the Baskervilles); Théâtre Lac

Brome;www.theatrelacbrome.ca

***Tout au long de la saison estivale, des concerts donnés dans les parcs par le Knowlton Harmony Band et le Brome Lake Ensemble (All season long, concerts in the parks by Knowlton Harmony Band and the Brome Lake Ensemble//JULY/JUILLET

July 5 : Hauts de forme et Contes ;Théâtre Lac Brome ; www.theatrelacbrome.ca

July 10 : Visite des maisons et jardins de Knowlton (House and Garden Tour) ; Théâtre Lac Brome ;www.theatrelacbrome.ca

July 20-21 : Grande vente de livres annuelles (Big Annual Book Sale) ;Bibliothèque commémoratives Pettes (Pettes Memorial Library); www.pettes.ca

July 19-21: Knowlton Wordfest; Festival de littérature anglophone (Festival of English Literature); www.knowltonwordfest.ca

July 20: Shakespeare on the Beach / Repercussion Theatre; Une présentation de Knowlton Literary Association (Presentation by Knowlton Literary Association); www.knowltonwordefest.ca

July 13-21 : Tour des arts, 25e anniversaire ; www.tourdesarts.com

AUGUST/AOÛT

August 10-11 : Portes ouvertes (Open House) ; Exposition art visuel (Visual Arts Exhibition)

August 15-18 : Festival du film des Cantons de l’Est (Eastern Townships Film Festival) ;www.festivaldufilmdescantonsdelest.com

SEPTEMBER/SEPTEMBRE

September 21-22 & September 28-29 ; Canard en fête à Lac-Brome (Brome Lake Duck Festival) ;www.canardenfete.ca

September 29 : Journées de la culture (Cultural Celebrations) ; Ville de Lac-Brome ; www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca / www.culturepourtous.ca

OCTOBER/OCTOBRE

October 4-12 : Festival international Harmonies celtiques (International Celtic Harmonies Festival) ;www.celticharmonies.ca//October 11 : Beatles Baroque ; Harmonie des saisons; www.harmoniedessaisons.com

October 12 : Cyclosportive / Les 100 à B7 (Cycling event / 100 – B7) ; Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont (National Cycling Center in Bromont) ; www.centrenationalbromont.com

NOVEMBER/ NOVEMBRE

November 22-January 2, 2014: Festival en lumière (Festival of Lights); www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca

DECEMBER/ DÉCEMBRE

December 13: Noëls celtes, classique et gospels (Celtic, classic and gospel Christmases); Harmonie des saisons ; www.harmoniedessaisons.com

December 14-15: Midnight Madness; Brome Lake Books; www.bookmanager.com

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