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The Big Brome Fair
Well...you missed the Brome Fair 2010 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 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


Saturday Farmers Market
Every Saturday

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Annual Tour Du Lac
Knowlton Marathon

June

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Wedding Dress Exhibit
This exposition features display of wedding dresses from the past to the present. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782

RLB Presents Robert Lapalme Conference
Renaissance Lac-Brome is sponsoring a conference by popular and well-known author and consultant Robert Lapalme, who is an expert in Lakes and Ponds in Quebec. He is also the author of a recently published book on blue-green algae solutions called: "Algues bleues, des solutions pratiques" . The conference is open to all interested parties and starts at 9am. Renaissance Lac0Brome will be distributing shrubs for planting shorelines after the discussions have subsided. This all takes place at our lovely Brome Lake Community Center. For more information see the RLB website.

More on Renaissance Lac Brome in Knowlton:
Renaissance Lac Brome Meeting
Renaissance Lac Brome Offers Lake Bushes
| Guy Lapointe Hockey Jersey For Sale

St. Francis Kennel Club Dog Show
Come and enjoy the weekend event as the renowned show hosts dogs from all over North America in this, the 39th anniversary of the St. Francis club! See 90 breeds of wonderful dogs compete in obedience trials and all breed championships.

There are rallys as well as kiosks of craftsman on site. Come cheer on your favorite for the Best in Show!

The event takes place at the Brome County Fair Grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 8am and close at 5pm and admission is only $5.


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Antique & Craft Sale
The annual antique and craft sale in Knowlton, Lac Brome, is one of the summers most popular events happening on the grounds of the Brome Lake Historical Society near the museum. Under the trees, nestled on the historical Victorian grounds of classic architecture, the sale brings together a great collection of antique artifacts and new creations! If finding an antique is your goal then this is the place to do it!

And often hidden among the many kiosks is the new creations of a local craftsperson. Enjoy the weekend in Knowlton and spend a few hours exploring the grounds and enjoying the hospitality that Knowlton is known for!

The event takes place on the Museum grounds starting from 9am and running till 4pm. The museum is located at 130 Lakeside, in downtown Knowlton. For information call 450-243-6782.

A lovely warm day in the park in Knowlton.
The Antique sale June 15th on the lawn of the Brome Historical Society is a fantastic chance to touch and buy the rich historical treasures of the Victorian heritage. Everything from vintage furniture, to original arts and crafts can be found during the Knowlton Antique Sale and the permanent antique dealers in the area are definately worth a visit!


Societe d'Horticulture Tournesol
Sunflower Horticultural Society

The popular local horticulturist society is presenting speaker Jean-Claude Vigor who is an avid horticulturist amongst other things! The subject of his presentation will be "Half-Shade garden and flower boxes". Now how many times have I asked myself questions about my half-shade plants as they related to my homemade flower boxes? Thousands so this will be an exciting lecture! It takes place just outside of Knowlton in beautiful Waterloo at the Ecole Secondaire Wilfred Leger from 7pm to 9:15pm. It may be best to call ahead for inormation at 450-539-2740.

Annual Tour Du Lac - Knowlton Marathon
On Sunday, June 22nd the 30th edition of the Tour du Lac Brome, the Knowlton Marathon, featuring courses of 1.6 km for kids and for adults 5km, 10km, and 20km road race. There are still volunteers needed to help run this very popular event.

For information call 514-774-3793 or go to the official website of the Tour du Lac Brome.

See pictures & stories on previous Brome Lake Marathons:
Running the Tour Du Lac Brome | | Knowlton Runner Wins Tour Du Lac

Kung Fu Competition
Come witness a first in the Brome Lake region: a Kung Fu martial arts competition will take place! There will be four categories at different skill levels for everyone from Chuck Norris Wannabees to Teenage Ninjas! There will also be a self-defense competion and the competiotn will be open for people between 45 and 14 years of age. Information on the event which will be held at the Brome Lake Community Center can be had be calling "Shihan" Gaetan Cusson at 450-266-7778.

Flea Market
The annual flea market takes place at the Church of the Ascension in West Brome starting at 7:30 am. Knowing how garage sales and flea markets go...it may be good to have a black belt in Karate to keep a hold of the best deal!
Boating on Brome Lake.

Saturday Farmers Market
Running every Saturday throughout the summer the Town of Lac Brome (Knowlton) will be presenting a Farmer's Market. Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, smoked fish, homemade pies and fresh cut flowers will be offered in an outdoor market environment. A popular event with locals and visitors the ambience in the marketplace is fun and lively with a chance to meet neighbours and friends.

The Market is be located at 48 Maple Street in Knowlton and will run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday. See you there!

Lavender Farm - Joie de Lavande
Stop & Smell The Flowers

One of the many highlights while exploring Eastern Townships' Route des Vins is a stop by Joie de Lavande, Knowlton's incredible Lavender Farm. It's a glorious setting with 1,000 pesticide-free lavender plants and lush forest backdrop. And visitors are actively encouraged to explore and enjoy the entire property, "Bring a picnic, open a bottle of wine and enjoy the beautiful space," said Alison Marks, who, along with her husband, Chris, owns and runs the Knowlton-area farm.

Lavender ice cream and lavender lemonade are for sale, and you're more than welcome to dip your feet in the mountain spring-fed stream that runs through the farm or sit by the pond and watch the resident ducks. Ice cream and lemonade are available at the lavender bar that looks out over the rows of plants, and a shop stocks all-things lavender, from creams to cooking herbs. The farm has been designed and grown with love to be a happy space, a place of peace. How can someone not be thankfull for having the chance to find such an oasis amidst the trees!

Joie de Lavande is at 50 Mont Echo Rd. in Knowlton, about 500 metres outside the town, there is a big sign showing the way near the miniature train station right downtown.


Every Saturday Night
Live Jazz and Dining

The Relais Restaurant in the historic Auberge Knowlton is presenting wonderful live Jazz music every Saturday night from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. More information on Jazz In Brome


“Arts & Antiquities - A La Carte”
Arts and Antiquities is a newly-formed coop of some 20 creative entrepreneurs that see the village as their home as well as their way of life. Having rented a large space in the heart of the village at One Lakeside Road, the group of artists, artisans and antique dealers have set up a mini shopping center of individuality and creativity that has yet to be seen in the Eastern Townships
. Group Believes in Knowlton's Revival .

Brome County Historical Museum
Come and visit the museum on the grand opening and see a wonderful collection of artifacts from Knowlton and our Victorian Heritage. Don't forget to come and see the original World War 1 bi-plane! This original Fokker aircraft is unique in the world and we are lucky to have it right here in Brome Lake!
The Museum is on the corner of Lakeside and Victoria right beside City Hall. Enjoy one of the finest country museums in the province.
Info: 450-243-6782

Knowlton has every possible amenity for visitors including a post office, library, restaurants with wifi service and about the friendliest people you will ever meet! Come and enjoy the Spring in Knowlton and take advantage of the open spaces and the local hospitality that is the specialty of Brome Lake!


Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley
With special guest speaker Heather Darche, historian and Missisquoi Museum Curator. Her topic: Dying of Neglect: The Movement to Document and Preserve Historic Eastern Townships Cemeteries.

Non-members may attend this meeting for a $10.00 entrance fee. 2:00 p.m. at Auberge West Brome, 128 Route 139, West Brome. 450-266-7552. Additional info: roderick@riodon.ca.


Woolrich Warehouse Sale

This is the ultimate clothing sale and is the one time in Knowlton where you will see a line-up of 500 people gathering five hours before the doors open! It's a cult classic sale in the Townships! This annual sale takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 a.m.to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Oddfellows Hall,476 Knowlton Road. Info: 450-243-0058.

Annual BMP Mayor & Councillors Brunch

The annual brunch and dinner is to be held at the Auberge West Brome. A perfect occasion to meet the leaders of the community and break bread together to share fellowship with those elected officials who we count on to lead us into the future. Info: 242-1253 or 266-7552.


Heart & Stroke Information Meeting

Local doctors and other emergency service experts will be addressing community health concerns. The experts will be available for questions following the presentation. Refreshments will be served. 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the BMP Foundation and the Knowlton Lions Club. Admission is free. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020

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Friday Night at The Opera: Hamlet

To be or not to be? The Music Lovers' Club presents opera on the giant screen with stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.



Musical Entertainment Series
Manon, Twice Over Lightly

Not to be confused with the Wicked Pictures DVD production of the POV award-winner "Manon, bend over twice" the Abbe Prevost's story about a lovely but wayward young thing, and about her unfortunate lover,was bound to attract the attention of operatic composers. It did.

Session 1: Manon, the Italian Way: Giaccomo Puccini’s first international hit, full of passion and melody stars Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Placido Domingo. Presented by the Brome County Historical Society. Hosted by Henry Schreiber. Presentation at 7:00 p.m. at Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo.

Voluntary contributions to cover costs will be appreciated.


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.



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Ducks and Birds resting on the Brome Lake Pier.
The pier at the Douglass Beach is a perfect spot for the birds to gather for a quiet nap during the hot July days.
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Group exhibition by Sutton Gallery
This exhibition brings together some 40 artists (painters, sculptors, drawers, ceramicists ...), offering a wide range of works on the theme of Totem, combining creativity and singularity. The show also presents a great many different techniques. More Information


Bishop's University Art Student Exhibit

Showing of student works of art at 5~7 p.m. Tuesday and 12 ~ 5 p.m. Wednesday. Bishop's University, Knowlton Campus, 99 Knowlton Road.


Friday Night at the Opera : Lucia di Lamermoor

The Music Lovers' Club presents opera on the giant screen with stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.

Chickadee feeding on the Squirrel Buster!
Spring Daffodils

The sunny days of April bring out the gorgeous yellow blooms of the fragrant daffodils. The flowers add color and sunshine to any room and are being sold throught Knowlton by various groups; why not treat yourself to a lovely reminder that we all made it through another wild winter!
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The theatre is closed for the season...the actors are rehearsing...the sets are being built...the music is being written...get ready for a new season at the Brome Lake Knowlton Theater!
Coming Soon
Theatre Knowlton Upcoming Shows

Daytripper: A Tribute to the Beatles Back by Popular Demand! One Performance Only: Saturday, June 27 Back by popular demand!

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

A comedy by Richard Alfieri From the Andrew Sisters to the Beach Boys, dance lessons, secrets, joys, and fears create a friendship of loyalty and compassion between the widow of a Southern Baptist minister and a younger man. Special Opening Party, Saturday, July 4 Performances: July 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 21, 24, 30; August 1, 4, 5, 7, 13, 15, 18, & 21

Putting it Together
A musical review with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim “Sondheim is the American musical theatre’s greatest resource, its most overpowering influence, and its bête noire.” Sondheim himself has devised this unique and inventive musical entertainment from his own work, which includes songs from every score he has ever written as well as some never heard before, from

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and even songs from Dick Tracy. Special Opening Party, Saturday, July 18 Performances: July 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 31; August 6, 8, 11, 12, 14, 19, 20, & 22

Piaf, Love Conquers All
By Roger Peace. Starring Naomi Emmerson Two Performances Only: Friday, August 28, Saturday, August 29

Bowser & Blueish
With George Bowser and Ricky Blue One Performance Only: Saturday, September 5

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Past Articles
Celebrating a Hollywood Hero from Knowlton
No High-Speed Internet Upsets Lac Brome
Bilingual Means "Anything But English" in Brome?
Welcome to Knowlton, Lac Brome
Police Plan More Patrols For Brome Lake
Knowlton Sculptor Immortalizes Hockey

Don Davison Book Launch In Knowlton
CBC's Bill Richardson in Knowlton
Painters of the Eastern Townships
Quoi de Neuf - What's New in Knowlton!
Meet The Candidates - Election 2008
Brome Duck Festival Gets Quackin'
The Beatles Coming to Knowton

Tour Des Arts Celebrates 20 Years
Property For Sale In Lac Brome
World Class Concerts Coming To Knowlton
Welcome to Knowlton, Quebec
June Garden Event Shows Townships Beauty
Tunde Odunlade in Knowlton
Knowlton Going To The Dogs...Again!
Garage Sale Bylaw Rains On Yard Sales
So Our Trees Are Becoming A Nuisance?
Country Chic Fashion Show
June Garden Event Shows Townships Beauty

World Class Concerts Coming To Knowlton


Welcome to Knowlton, Quebec
Knowlton Going To The Dogs...Again!
Garage Sale Bylaw Rains On Yard Sales
Live Jazz Featured in Knowlton
Knowlton Landmark Hotel Wins Award
"Raccoon Cookies" Fight Rabies Outbreak
Dangerous Cyanobacteria Closes Brome Lake
Quaint Village or Monster Truck Show?
Taking Aim At The Mayor
New Cobblestone Crosswalks
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



New IGA for Knowlton David Suzuki Visits Knowlton
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



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"
Changing the Victorian Landscape of Knowlton
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
Happy New Year 2007
Did Someone Say Winter?


Renaissance Lac Brome Meeting
he Sounds Of Spring in Knowlton
Fire Department To Get New Fire Trucks
Speed Limits Don't Match Road Reality
What Can We Do With Lac Brome?
A Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend
Sutton Fundraiser A Magical Evening
Environmental Fair Comes to Brome
Weather won't "Fowl" Duck Fest Week-end
Dawson Tragedy Impacts Knowlton Children
Brome Lake Duck Festival
The Amazing Race...Knowlton Style!
Back to School: Watch Out For Our Kids!
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



Spectacular Migration of Birds
Lac Brome Rentals Signal Growth
Knowlton en Lumiere: A bright idea!
Remembrance Day in Knowlton
Charge of the Light Brigade
Halloween in Knowlton
Floating Islands put Knowlton in Spotlight
Gerald Swann: featured painter


No High-Speed Internet Upsets Lac Brome
Bilingual Means "Anything But English" in Brome?
Welcome to Knowlton, Lac Brome
Police Plan More Patrols For Brome Lake
Knowlton Sculptor Immortalizes Hockey

Celebrating a Hollywood Hero from Knowlton
Knowlton Going To The Dogs...Again!
Garage Sale Bylaw Rains On Yard Sales
So Our Trees Are Becoming A Nuisance?

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


Fire hydrant in the snw.
Children Playing at the Church

With the snow finally melting away after an unusual winter that seemed to drag on forever we are starting to feel like it is actually spring! The grass is getting greener and the longer days of sunlight put a smile on everyones face and the children definately enjoy the outside much more now! .

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The Big Brome Fair
Well...you missed the Brome Fair 2008 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 Brome Fair.
Not To Miss!

St. Patricks at The Knowlton Pub


Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide by the those of Irish descent and increasingly by non-Irish people (especially in Brome Lake where the English Community stands strong together and raises a beer mug or six together). Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the colour green. Green, as in the color of Brome Lake!

In Knowlton and Brome Lake the celebration occurs mainly at the Knowlton Pub...where the English Community gather to celebrate the heritage that built this area! What better place to celebrate than at the local Pub where the locals come together! While most of Canada is involved in "Rrrrrrolling up the Rrrrim" to win, we have our own "Lac Brrrrrrrrrome" parties during the green days of Saint Patties day!
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From a Knowltonizers Blog:
"Went to the Granby Zoo today. Nothing like visiting a Zoo in February when it’s 20 below zero. The Granby Zoo has a winter program until February and since they have a few animals that can stay outside even in the cold we thought we’d drive out to enjoy the Zoo; we had gone in the summer time but since DD and I both had the day off together she thought it would be fun to go to the zoo!

We first stopped to see the Elephants. They were in their indoor shelter due to the extreme cold. It resembled a surreal prison with large wide white bars caging in the two Elephants; one is named Doudoune and the younger one is Sarah. When we got there it was feeding time and the keeper stretched what looked like a slinky between the elephants. This is an electric fence to keep the elephants from grabbing the other ones bale of hay...


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"We can Act Too" Cabaret"

We Can Act Too is a social community theatre group whose aim is to promote local public health programs and services to rural communities in an entertaining and informal manner. The cabaret will take a humorous and musical look at health programs and services. Back by popular demand at the Brome Lake Community Centre (sometimes referred to as the Centre Lac Brome), 270 Victoria St., Knowlton. To reserve free tickets, contact George Courville, Townshippers’ Association, 450-242-2241.


Friday Night at the Opera : Lucia di Lamermoor

The Music Lovers' Club presents opera on the giant screen with stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.


Ice on Mill Pond reflects our lovely Church.
February Lights
Quiet evenings in Lac Brome is when the shimmering and twinkling lights in the trees and from the windows are the best calming drama anyone could ask for. Visiting Knowlton during the short days of winter offers another viewpoint to our wonderful region.
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The Granby Zoo in Winter
Every weekend until February 15th

Knowlton is lucky to be situated so close to all the best of the Eastern Townships and the Granby Zoo is one attraction that shouldn't be missed. This is the second year of the Granby Zoo being open for a brief time during the winter nd because of the success of 50,000 visitors last year the Zoo proven that it is one of the top attractions in the area.

Several species shown at the Zoo were selected in accordance to their resistance to the cold, since winter in Quebec is usually quite rigorous. We tend to forget that some Asian and South American regions have temperatures that drop below the freezing point for several months of the year. Granby Zoo houses Asian species that have adapted very well to Quebec winters: snow monkeys, Amur tigers, snow leopards, yaks, Himalayan thars, Asiatic black bears, etc. Llamas, alpacas and Andean condors also encounter cold weather on South America's highest peaks. These animals remain outside during winter and are a beautiful sight to behold in the snow.


From a Knowltonizers Blog:
"Went to the Granby Zoo today. Nothing like visiting a Zoo in February when it’s 20 below zero. The Granby Zoo has a winter program until February and since they have a few animals that can stay outside even in the cold we thought we’d drive out to enjoy the Zoo; we had gone in the summer time but since DD and I both had the day off together she thought it would be fun to go to the zoo!

We first stopped to see the Elephants. They were in their indoor shelter due to the extreme cold. It resembled a surreal prison with large wide white bars caging in the two Elephants; one is named Doudoune and the younger one is Sarah. When we got there it was feeding time and the keeper stretched what looked like a slinky between the elephants. This is an electric fence to keep the elephants from grabbing the other ones bale of hay...


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Winter Lecture Series

Historian Jim Manson presents: "The Harriet Baker - Kenneth Erskine Correspondence"
"The Harriet Baker - Kenneth Erskine Correspondence" Harriet Baker is best known as the sister of Eastern Townships' war hero and Member of Parliament George Harold Baker but this cosmopolitan and articulate woman was a champion of peace and justice in her own right. Miss Baker spent most of the 1930s travelling throughout England and France. Her letters from Europe were addressed to Kenneth Erskine, her friend and tenant at Glenmere on Baker's Pond. The letters include many poignant references to her late brother. Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782



Winter Lecture Series

Historian Jim Manson presents: "The Paul Holland Knowlton - Sarah Knowlton Correspondence"
"The Paul Holland Knowlton - Sarah Knowlton Correspondence" The Knowlton family were among the first to settle in the Eastern Townships during the pioneer decade of the 1790's. While still a young boy, Paul Holland Knowlton moved to Stukely Township with his parents in 1796 several years and he eventually became a leading merchant and political figure in Brome County but it was his correspondence with Miss Sarah Knowlton of Derbyshire, England that is of greatest interest to social historians. The Knowlton papers contain not only the letters written by Miss Knowlton to Paul Holland but a fascinating history of the English Knowltons as well. Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782



Arts, crafts & storytime
From 9 to 10 am at Jouets du village, 302 Knowlton Rd. Registration: (450) 242-9842. Price: cost of materials.


Winter Lecture Series

Historian Jim Manson presents: "Illustrious Women of the Eastern Townships"
"Illustrious Women of the Eastern Townships" In 1930 the Women of Canada Publishing Company published a book entitled Women of Canada which celebrated the achievements of outstanding Canadian women during the first three decades of the 20th century. The book contained the biographies of no less than 20 women who lived or had been born in the Eastern Townships, a remarable figure for an area with such a modest population. This lecture will examine the lives of the 20 women featured in the Women of Canada from a historical and sociological perspective. Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782



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Brome Beaux Arts

Performance and Concert by the Ensemble Transmission with Ingrid Schmithüsen, invited soprano; Guy Pelletier, flûte; Julie Trudeau, violoncelle and Brigitte Poulin, piano. Programme Madécasse including works by: Haydn, Ravel, Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Sokolovic and Crumb. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346



Arts Sutton Presents: By A Thread
Midway between drawing and sculpture, Serge Marchetta's most recent works explore the notion of place in the act of creation. This is an exhibition of in situ compositions that are designed with the location in mind; each work is created using coloured cotton thread. Like spider webs these threads are attached to the various surfaces of the Gallery-floor, walls, roof-allowing for endless variations. Read More




Friday Night At The Opera : La Traviata
The Music Lovers' Club presents opera on the giant screen with stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.




Winter is For The Kids
Whenever Mother nature blesses the Eastern Townships with a season of more snow then average it is a dcelebration! The kids, and some grownups, often take the crazy carpets and toboggans and find a snow hill or build their own mountain of snow for sliding!
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Knowlton Festival of Lights
Ongoing in December with Weekly Events

"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 previous Lac Brome Festival of Lights

The Winter Fireworks in Lac Brome was a highlight of the winter celebration and this year is Scheduled for December 28th, 2008.

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.


Merry Christmas Brome Lake!
God give you blessings at Christmas time;
Stars for your darkness, sun for your day,
Light on the path as you search for the Way,
And a mountain to climb.
God grant you courage this coming year,
Fruit for your striving, friends if you roam,
Joy in your labor, love in your home,
And a summit to clear.

A Christmas Poem by Myra Scovel


Merry Christmas!
The Brome Lake Santa Clause Parade


December Ice.
December Ice
When the snow storms have passed and the sun peeks out from over The Glen we can sometimes be treated to icicles forming on the fragile fingers of the naked hedges along the fences and fields of Lac Brome. Delicate patterns are created turning the frozen branches into what appears to be glistening angel wings draped over the trees.
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Theatre Lac Brome "Snow Ball"
A gala fundraiser will take place on Thursday December 27th at the Brome Lake Community Center on Victoria Street in Knowlton. The popular Knowlton theatre is raising funds to help with their upcoming productions...they will also be announcing the 2008 theatre program at the gala. Come and support the local arts community and their continuing efforts to bring us some wonderful comedies, dramas and musicals. Tickets for the event are only $150 and all net proceeds will go to support the theatre. For more information and tickets call Martha Fielding at 450-243-1425.

Christmas Fireworks Display
Winter Fireworks in Knowlton!As part of the month long Festival of Lights the village is planning their second annual winter fireworks display. The show is simply spectacular as the fireworks light up the village sky and sparkle over the ColdBrook Park. Last year's fireworks were a huge success and the streets were full of people who braved the chilly temperatures to see the show. It is rare to see fireworks so close to the village and it is really a fantastic show as the fireworks are set to music. Bring a chair and a thermos of eggnog!
See The 2006 Winter Fireworks


Brome County Historical Society Bake Sale
With Christmas in the Eastern Townships right around the corner why not let someone else do all the baking for you! The BCHS is having their annual bake sale starting at 10 AM at the Museum at 10 Lakeside. There are always cakes, cookies, special Xmas goodies and unusual homemade treats to buy for the holidays!

The St. Eduard School is also having a Christmas Sale from 10AM to 4PM at the school on Knowlton Road. Another chance to do some homegrown shopping without driving to the mall!


Visit the Brome County Museum website


 
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Arts Sutton Exhibit
Arts Sutton Gallery announces the official opening of Sanctuaries, an exhibition of recent works in photography by Montreal artists Éric Dupuis and Sol Lang on Saturday February 9th. The vernissage will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm, with the artists in attendance. The exhibition continues until March 9, 2008. In the figurative sense, the word sanctuary means "protected, closed, secret, sacred place" (Petit Robert, 2004). This is without a doubt what these two artists want to express.
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Winter Lecture Series

Historian Jim Manson presents: "Narcissa Farrand and the Pettes Memorial Library"
Narcissa Farrand (Mrs. Nathaniel Pettes), 1821 - 1912, is recognized as one of the leading philanthropists of Brome County during the 19th century. She was responsible for building and financing the first free libraries in the province of Quebec including the Pettes Memorial library in Knowlton. Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782


Winter Lecture Series
Historian Jim Manson presents: "Louisa Birt and the Knowlton Distributing Home"
"Louisa Birt and the Knowlton Distributing Home" Ironically a woman who never lived in Brome County played a seminal role in the social and demographic history of the region due to her involvement with the Knowlton Distributing Home during the late 19th century. Between 1872 and 1912 nearly 5000 "home children" were sent to the Knowlton Distributing Home from their place of birth in England before being placed in the homes of Brome County residents who assumed the responsibility of raising the orphans. Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782


Throughout February
While Knowlton tends to slow down like many Canadian villages do in the winter there are always reasons to visit! There are great restaurants and stores and shops to visit in Lac Brome and since we are so close to popular ski areas like Bromont, Sutton and even Vermont ski areas there is always something to do in our small town.

Just relax and stop over in a bed and breakfast and enjoy the recreation in our area featuring skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and of course the evr popular activity of enjoying a bottle of wine and a good DVD.

Knowlton has every possible amenity for visitors including a post office, library, restaurants with wifi service and about the friendliest people you will ever meet!


Winter is For The Kids
Whenever Mother nature blesses the Eastern Townships with a season of more snow then average it is a dcelebration! The kids, and some grownups, often take the crazy carpets and toboggans and find a snow hill or build their own mountain of snow for sliding!
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The Brome Lake Santa Clause Parade

See The Winter Fireworks

Mayor's Annual Brunch & Dinner
Come and enjoy a delicious brunch or a traditional roast beef dinner in support of the BMP Hospital. Brunch seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 adult, $10 children under 12. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $25 adult, $10 children under 12 Tickets available at Edward's Store and Auberge West Brome in West Brome; the Community Center and the Town Hall in Knowlton; at the Town Halls of Abercorn and Sutton; and in Cowansville at the BMP Hospital or from the BMP Foundation offices. For further information refer to www.bmpfoundation.ca or phone Paula Richardson at 243-5715 or George Bristol at 450-263-6176 or BMP Foundation offices at 450-266-5548. Brunch and dinner held at the Auberge West Brome,128, Route 139, West Brome.


Ice on Mill Pond reflects our lovely Church.
February Lights
Quiet evenings in Lac Brome is when the shimmering and twinkling lights in the trees and from the windows are the best calming drama anyone could ask for. Visiting Knowlton during the short days of winter offers another viewpoint to our wonderful region.
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Art, Music & Literature
Arts Sutton Exhibit
Arts Sutton Gallery announces the official opening of Sanctuaries, an exhibition of recent works in photography by Montreal artists Éric Dupuis and Sol Lang on Saturday February 9th. The vernissage will be held on Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm, with the artists in attendance. The exhibition continues until March 9, 2008. In the figurative sense, the word sanctuary means "protected, closed, secret, sacred place" (Petit Robert, 2004). This is without a doubt what these two artists want to express.
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Recommended reading & New Books at the Knowlton Public Library

This is My Country, What's yours? by Noah Richler (Non-Fiction)
Books By Noah Richler
Over two years, Richler travelled Canada and interviewed almost one hundred authors — including Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — about the places and ideas that are most meaningful to their work...this book is the result

The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson
(Cooking)

The Duck Cookbook
To commemorate the Duck Festival wrapping up in October. Everything you ever wanted to know about cooking with duck.

The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth (Mystery)
Books by Frederick Forsyth
Set in the near future, veteran Forsyth's latest book isn't quite up to the level of his The Day of the Jackal or more recent Fist of God, but it's a cut above most other post-911 thrillers...read more

Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Bau Badami (Fiction)
Books by Anita Bau Badami
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of a fragmenting Punjab and moving between Canada and India, this award winning author's book, charts the interwoven stories of three Indian women – Bibi-ji, Leela and Nimmo – each in search of a resting place amid rapidly changing personal and political landscapes...read more about the author


Knowlton Festival of Lights
The official "Lights-On" of the 2008 Festival of Lights will take place at 6:00 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 previous Lac Brome Festival of Lights

The Winter Fireworks in Lac Brome was a highlight of the winter celebration and this year is Scheduled for December 26th, 2008.

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.

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.


See pictures from previous years ceremonies in Brome.

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.

Visit the
Brome County Museum website


Woolrich Warehouse Sale
Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 'til 4 p.m. Oddfellows Hall, 476 Knowlton Rd.
Get there early because the line up starts at the crack of dawn as thrifty shoppers wait for their chance to ensconse themselves in flannel and country chic!|

Music

Friday Night at the Opera
The Music Lovers' Club presents opera on the giant screen. Enjoy the opera in surround sound and deepen your appreciation of the art through stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.



The clolors of the leaves are awesome. Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.
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Arts
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Best Bet!
Bill Richardson Literary Lunch

Come and enjoy a literary lunch with one of CBC's most colorful characters and renowned author, Bill Richardson. Enjoy a light lunch with the one and only Bill Richardson who will be speaking and signing his new book "Old Father William's Well-Ordered Universe". Mr.Richardson, a well known Canadian columnist, writer, humorist and CBC Radio personality, is the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and author of more than a dozen books. Hosted by Brome Lake Books at Restaurant Le Relais, 286 Knowlton Road. Tickets are $ 15.00 and can be purchased at Brome Lake Books or Le Relais. For more information, 450-242-2242. More information

Painting Exhibit
Invited artist Rhonda Price shows her paintings. Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.
Theatre
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Not To Miss in November

Knowlton Festival of Lights
The official "Lights-On" of the 2007 Festival of Lights will take place at 6:00 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 previous Lac Brome Festival of Lights

The Winter Fireworks in Lac Brome was a highlight of the winter celebration and this year is Scheduled for December 26th, 2008.

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.

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.


See pictures from previous years ceremonies in Brome.

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.

Visit the
Brome County Museum website



Woolrich Warehouse Sale
Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday 'til 4 p.m. Oddfellows Hall, 476 Knowlton Rd.
Get there early because the line up starts at the crack of dawn as thrifty shoppers wait for their chance to ensconse themselves in flannel and country chic!|

Music
Friday Night at the Opera
The Music Lovers' Club presents opera on the giant screen. Enjoy the opera in surround sound and deepen your appreciation of the art through stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.


The clolors of the leaves are awesome. Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.
More Photos & Pictures


Arts
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Bill Richardson Literary Lunch
Come and enjoy a literary lunch with one of CBC's most colorful characters and renowned author, Bill Richardson. Enjoy a light lunch with the one and only Bill Richardson who will be speaking and signing his new book "Old Father William's Well-Ordered Universe". Mr.Richardson, a well known Canadian columnist, writer, humorist and CBC Radio personality, is the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and author of more than a dozen books. Hosted by Brome Lake Books at Restaurant Le Relais, 286 Knowlton Road. Tickets are $ 15.00 and can be purchased at Brome Lake Books or Le Relais. For more information, 450-242-2242. More information

Painting Exhibit
Invited artist Rhonda Price shows her paintings. Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.

Theatre
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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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Dead Ducks - Get a Taste For Canadian Crime Writers
Meet well-known writer Nancy Grant who is the Vice President of the Quebec and Atlantic provinces regional branch of Crime Writers of Canada. Nancy is the author of Montreal's spy thriller "Race" series. The event will be held at Brome Lake Books, 264 Knowlton Road. Info: 450-242-2242

ECOSPHERE
Ecosphere
Presented by the "Group Écosphère", a nonprofit organization, will hold its first ever multidisciplinary fair dedicated exclusively to ecology and the environment. This two day even will bring together environmentalists, activists and "green technology" businesses to highlight new techniques and alternatives to help the planet...More info


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. How could anything that combines good food and great wine together in one of the prettiest villages in Quebec not be fun?. More info


Every Saturday throughout the summer the Town of Lac Brome (Knowlton) will be presenting a Farmer's Market. Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, smoked fish, homemade pies and fresh cut flowers will be offered in an outdoor market environment. The Market will be located at 48 Maple Street in Knowlton and will run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday. More info

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5th Annual Cancer walk & run
Help raise funds for the fight against Cancer and support the oncology department of the BMP Hospital during their 5th annual walk. Event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street and is organized by the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club. For more information call 450-775-8516 or 450-243-1369.

Thanksgiving Celebration Concert with Linnea Good
This gathering, "I can't keep from singing!" presents the wonderful talents of Linnea Good and her special guests in a celebration of season and song. Her songs and stories are for all ages. The event is at 7:30 p.m. at Knowlton United Church at 234 Knowlton Road. Tickets are available at the door, adults are $15 and student and family rates do apply. The Music of Linnea Good

Linnea Good pciture courtesy of www.linneagood.comLinnea Good will also be presenting two workshops to teach different approaches to using vocal music and stories to enhance the practice of worship. Why not spend the day with the family in celebration and expression!

More information at 450-243-6078.

Linnea Good official website | Buy Music by Linnea Good

Renaissance Brome Lake
A meeting has been organized for all concerned citizens and friends of Brome Lake who are troubled with the blue-green algae problems the lake has experienced this year and the accelerating rate of deterioration the Brome Lake is experiencing. Initiatives to reduce emissions into the lake are often ignored as residents continue to fertilize grass and local farmers like the Duck Farm continue dumping large quantities of manure onto fields which eventually gets washed into the lake. Residents have expressed concerns over the MillPond Dam and this summer's closing of Douglass Beach have made people even angrier. The meeting is being called by a group called Renaissance Lac Brome to help formulate a plan of action to reduce phosphorus and combat indifference and inaction by local officials. The meeting is from 10 a.m. till noon at the Odd Fellows Hall at 476 Knowlton Road.

Quoi De Neuf?
Quoi de Neuf?... translates from French into "What's New?" and this event epitomizes the phrase! This show and sale brings artisans from around the Knowlton and Eastern Townships together for an annual show and sale of incredible crafts, artworks and recipes. This is the 12th annual event and This year will see wonderful examples of stained glass, wood carvings, braided rugs, doll houses, designer clothing and much more. There will be a raffle of and proceeds will benefit the Brome Lake Food Bank. It will take place at the Knowlton Golf Club, located at 264 Lakeside Road just outside of Knowlton. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? by Anita Bau Badami (Fiction)
Books by Anita Bau Badami
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of a fragmenting Punjab and moving between Canada and India, this award winning author's book, charts the interwoven stories of three Indian women – Bibi-ji, Leela and Nimmo – each in search of a resting place amid rapidly changing personal and political landscapes...read more about the author

This is My Country, What's yours? by Noah Richler (Non-Fiction)
Books By Noah Richler
Over two years, Richler travelled Canada and interviewed almost one hundred authors — including Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — about the places and ideas that are most meaningful to their work...this book is the result

Oktoberfest! Knowlton has the best party in the Eastern Townships!
Oktoberfest! The Eastern Townships may be a long ways from Germany but us folks in Knowlton still have what it takes to make the Knowlton Octoberfest Celebration one of the liveliest Oktoberfest parties in the area, namely: beer, food, music and...naturally... more beer! Support this fundraiser for the First Responders by attending the party at Knowlton's OddFellows Hall on October 28th at 6:00 p.m. There will be German food, large steins of frothing beer as well as music performed by "A German Band" ! Tickets are only $20.

Theater, Music, Film & Art Exhibits

Film & Arts

Fall Cinema Series at Theater Lac Brome - Arts Knowlton
"CRASH" directed by Paul Haggis
Crash is a Canadian Film directed by Paul Haggis (director of the upcoming James Bond film Casino Royale and a host of films including screenplay credits for Million Dollar Baby.) Crash stars Matt Dillon as a bad LA cop who crosses the line. The films in the Knowlton Arts series start Sunday evening at 5pm. Admission is $7 for the general public.


"Shake Hands with The Devil; The Journey of Romeo Dallaire" directed by Peter Ramont.
The film about Canadian military leader Romeo Dallaire won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The disturbing story of the Rwanda genocide and one man's attempts to deal with the obscene tragedy.
The films in the Knowlton Arts series start Sunday evening at 5pm. Admission is $7 for the general public and Arts Knowlton Theater in downtown Knowlton.

Knowlton Theater
Theater Lac-Brome presents:

Chapter Two
by one of the best loved playwrights, Neil Simon. The well-crafted play is about a man in his 40s whose wife has died of cancer and a woman in her 30s who has just divorced her loser husband. Their friends each push them both into getting back on the horse, to date other people but neither of them are looking forward to trying to integrate their lives with another person when, by accident, they are thrust together and find themselves enthralled. Presented by Theater Lac Brome at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Call 450-242-2270 for reservations.

Local Music
If you know of any local music in October and would like it listed here please contact us by email.

One of Knowlton's finest!
One of Knowlton's more familiar faces! This amicable and very popular puppy can often be seen in front of the Toy Store in the center of the village or strolling near the Library.


The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson (Cooking)
The Duck Cookbook
To commemorate the Duck Festival wrapping up in October. Everything you ever wanted to know about cooking with duck.

The Afghan by Frederick Forsyth (Mystery)
Books by Frederick Forsyth
Set in the near future, veteran Forsyth's latest book isn't quite up to the level of his The Day of the Jackal or more recent Fist of God, but it's a cut above most other post-911 thrillers...read more


 
Not To Miss in August
Festival Bel Canto
The classical music elite will descend on Knowlton for what is surely to be the concert of the century! Let's hope the wet weather that has been pouring on Knowlton for the last 98 days will subside for the series of concerts or the farmers field where the concert takes place will look like a "Squishy Squishy" Olympic event!
Read more about the Festival Bel Canto


The Big Brome Fair
Come celebrate one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural fairs in Eastern North America! The Brome Fairgrounds come alive with a midway, music concerts, animal shows and awards, agricultural events, demonstrations and good old fashioned carnival fun as the Brome Fair turns Knowlton into the center of the universe! Come out with the whole family and experience the ultimate end-of-summer experience known as the Big Brome Fair!
Celebrating the Big Brome Fair

Every Saturday in August throughout the summer the Town of Lac Brome (Knowlton) will be presenting a Farmer's Market. Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, smoked fish, homemade pies and fresh cut flowers will be offered in an outdoor market environment. The Market will be located at 48 Maple Street in Knowlton and will run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday. See you there!
Read more about the Knowlton Public Market


Music
HOT PICK!
Angel Forrest
Back By Popular Demand! Angel played in June in Knowlton and it was a fantastic show by all accounts! Things got so hot they had to bring her back for more! August 8th the Knowlton Pub is pleased to have Angel Forrest back again featuring an intimate evening of music.

Angel Forrest was nominated in three categories for the 2007 Lys Blues prizes, which are “Blues artist of the year”, “Best performance”, and “Best show”. Her musicians Denis Coulombe (guitar), Rob MacDonald (guitar) and Sylvain Coulombe (drums) are also nominated in the “Best musical performance of the year” category. Following a successful string of sold out shows in Quebec, Angel toured Ontario from March 27 to April 14 in support of “Here For You”. Don’t miss a chance to catch her live back home here in Brome at the Knowlton Pub!

Check out the official Angel Forrest Webpage for more information and songs from the powerful artist.

The Knowlton Pub, right downtown in Knowlton, features great food and entertainment on a regular basis. One of the more popular places in Knowlton this evening of music featuring one of our local Superstars will surely be a big hit! The Knowlton Pub is right Downtown...if you don't know where it is...ask anyone...we all know it well!


The Knowlton Pub in August
Friday August 15th. Karaoke
Friday August 22nd. The Wickerman
Friday August 29th. Karaoke

The Knowlton Pub also has a very popular open Mike every Thursday night at 9 PM. pm. During the Bel Canto festival the Pub will be extending their dining hours on concert nights to accommodate patrons who wish to eat after the concert. They will also have a table d'hote featuring a 'Rossini' recipe during the Festival.

Band Concert
The Knowlton Harmony Band performs an outdoor concert in the Gazebo. Coldbrook Park, Lakeside Road at 3:00 p.m. Rain location: Knowlton United Church.


Festival Bel Canto
FESTIVAL BEL CANTO of the OSM Opening Recital with Jennifer Larmore. Songs and bel canto arias with Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano and Antoine Palloc, piano. The Tibbits Hill Tent at 8 p.m. Tickets 514-842-9951 or 1-888-842-9951. read more


Antiques & Arts Show
The lovely Museum grounds are full of unique antiques and wonderful crafts as the annual Antique and Craft Market turns the weekend in Knowlton into a magic trip through history via the incredible collection of fantatsical and forgotten articles from yesteryear. The annual Antique Sale in Knowlton is a popular event and when the week-end weather co-operates it cretaes an old fashioned Victorian atmosphere in the town that cannot be beat! While visiting the Antique Fair make time to visit the permanent Antique Stores in Knowlton on the main street not far from the Museum. The Musuem grounds are at 130 Lakeside, kitty corner from the Star Café, and the show is on the lawn from 10am to 4pm.

A lovely warm day in the park in Knowlton.
The Antique sales on the lawn of the Brome Historical Society are a fantastic chance to touch and buy the rich historical treasures of the Victorian heritage. Everything from bintage furniture, to original arts and crafts can be found during the Knowlton Antique Sale and the permanent antique dealers in the area are definately worth a visit!




Hot Dogs!
The Hot days of August are perfect for a picnic! What could be more fun during the Dog Days of Summer than a couple of Hot Dogs! The fresh local corn is succulant and sweet and many roadside kiosks sell the corn at a great price! Add a hot veggie-dog on a baguatte and you have a perfect Summer treat!

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Knowlton Gallery Special Show
Knowlton's favorite downtown gallery presents a spotlight on artist Desmond Senior's paintings and Isabelle d'Hauterive's unique figurines. Sunday, August 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the artists will be present. Galerie Knowlton, 285, ch. Knowlton. Information: 450-242-1666.

Ingrid Bird Art Show
Invited artist Ingrid Bird shows her collages. Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.

Lorna Kinsella
Painting Exhibition Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782


Theatre
Dik & Mitzi
The Dik & Mitzi "ANNIVERSARY SHOW" New Vaudeville Song, Dance, Tap, Slapstick ... sheer joy and entertainment. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.


Let's Be Frank
Ricky Blue is Frank Sinatra as he performs songs from the great American songbook made popular by old "Blue Eyes" himself. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

Woodswalker
By Laura Teasdale. An outdoor performance based on an historic tale from Brome County. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.


Bowser & Blue, Terry Mosher & Josh Freed: The Four Anglos
The Four Anglos Present: "The 25th Century Belongs to Canada" .
Anyone who has lived in Quebec for longer than 6 months has certainly heard the names Mosher, Freed and Bowser and Blue! Mosher is the renowned Gazette cartoonist and author, Freed has been a writer and columnist for decades and Bowser and Blue are some of the funniest commedians and satirical songwriters ever produced in Quebec!

We are lucky to be treated to an evening of live entertainment with all four of these crusty characters in one place, none other than our own Knowlton Theatre!

The show, starring Ricky Blue, George Bowser, Josh Freed and Terry Mosher is a A multimedia mixture of songs, satire and cartoons. Get your tickets soon because this sort of quality talent in one place at one time is a rare treat and we're lucky to have it here!


Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

Deer Crosiing!
Residents of Lac Brome are used to seeing young deer springing through the bushes and grases in Summer. Drivers need to be cautious at all times as there are many deer who can get dis-oriented when they get into residential areas.
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Not To Miss in July
Every Saturday in July throughout the summer the Town of Lac Brome (Knowlton) will be presenting a Farmer's Market. Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, smoked fish, homemade pies and fresh cut flowers will be offered in an outdoor market environment. The Market will be located at 48 Maple Street in Knowlton and will run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday. See you there!

The Tour Des Arts the 20th edition of the Tour Des Arts. Artsist of the Knowlton region display their talents in one of the most popular art exhibits in the Eastern Townships feature art in Sutton, Knowlton, Mansonville and Bolton. The Tour Des Arts features a guided tourbook and map so you can take a leisurely drive and visit the artists of your choice. One of the best summer events we have! There are 38 artists featured on the Tour Des Arts 2008 including Almut Ellinghaus , Anke vanGinhoven , Anne Johnston , Brenda Carson , Brigite Normandin, Carolyn Smart, Christiane Roy, Christina Jones-Steingruber, Claire Globensky, Claude Beauchemin ,Claude de Gaspé, Alleyn Craig Skinner , Ébénisterie Bingen, Eira Thomas , Francine Denault , Hélène Brunet , Irma & Roger Coté, Isabelle d'Hauterive , Jack H. Walker, Jany Fournier, Joe La Starza, John Fowles , John Murphy, John Rollit, Judy Mullins, Louise-Andrée Roberge, Mark Zimmerl, Michelle Lalonde , Muriel Faille, Myriam Bardoul , Mädy Tricot , Nicole Côté , Peter Raymond, Pina Macku, Potton Valley Quilters ,Rhonda Price, Robin Badger / Robert Chartier , Stanley Lake , For more details and the tour route visit the Official Tour Des Arts website.


Happy Birthday Canada
Come out and enjoy the ultimate party as Knowlton Celebrates Canada Day with style! The long-weekend in Lac Brome is sure to be busy and the draped Canadian Flags stir up the pride in our hearts! There is a Panacake Breakfast at the Odfellows Hall from 8 am-10:30 am. The kids bycycle parade, antique car show, raising of the flag at the Legion, music, dancing, cake,ice cream and even a petting zoo will be set up in Lions Park. The fun goes into the night with country and blues music and of course Fireworks at dusk! So much to do but don't forget to salute the flag! Canada Day from Years Ago in Knowlton


Bromont En Art Visual Art Festival
The 10th edition of the Bromont Symposium of Visual Arts takes place in lovely Bromont only a short drive from Knowlton. There are over 75 artists exposing their works including painters, sculptures and photographers bringing over 1000 pieces together in one spectacular showing of art from modern to kitchy, classical to absurd and there is surely to be something for every taste. Bromont can have hectic traffic on the week-ends due to the Bromont Flea Market, or the Circus, or the ourdoor shopping complex recently built on Exit 78 so take your time and relax on your way to Bromont En Art and when you're done come down to Knowlton for some quiet time at the beach! There will be a silent auction, cockatails, performances, a draw, and a chance to meet the artists at the opening recption (Tickets are $50). The event takes place at the Bromont Sports & Cultural Center in Bromont, Quebec, 20 John-Savage Road. Info: 450-534-1344. The Website has a complete listing of artsist (in French only) www.bromontenartsociete.com

Knowlton House & Garden Tour
A self-guided tour of Knowlton and area's magnificent homes & gardens. Sponsored by Theatre Lac Brome, Knowlton. Box Office: 450-242-2270 Theatre Administration 450-242-1395


Kayaking on Brome Lake during the warm evenings of July is a wonderful chance to quietly enjoy our natual surroundings.

Karnak Shriners Western Festival
Come join the fun and see why the Rodeo was chosen by L'Association des Cowboys de l'Est du Canada as the "Best Rodeo of 2005" and "Best New Rodeo". Don't miss this great event this year! Brome Fairgrounds, Brome. Information:(450) 242-3976

The Shriners Western Festival is proud to announce a partnership with the Quebec Tractor Pulling Association. The event will take place in Brome on July 18-19-20, 2008. Fill in a form and deposit at entrance for a surprise draw! Showtimes: Friday, July 18th – 12:00 Saturday, July 19th – 12:00 Saturday Bbq Supper - $15 BBQ Roast beef & pork, gravy, salad bar, coffee included. Only 600 tickets will be sold. Sunday, July 20th – 12:00 Friday, activities start at 12 Noon, there will be giant balloon games for the kids, music and entertainment as well as shops open for everyone to visit. Tractor pull competition will be at 7P.M. sharp. Saturday activities start at 12:00 with the same as Friday plus some surprises. Tractor show at 7 P.M. Sunday starts at 12:00, with show time at 2 P.M.


Tractor Pull Competition
Competition sanctioned by the Quebec Tractor Pulling Association to be held on the Brome Fair grounds in association with the Karnak Shriner's Western Festival. Bring your ear plugs and mingle with the red necks!










Round bales of hay  in Knowlton.
Bales of hay in Knowlton casting shadows on the freshly cut grass

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Arts

Mary Martin Painting Exhibit
Painting Exhibition Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782



Variations Autour De La Table

Artists' collective show at the Galerie: P Barrowman, D. Coté, L. Dagenais, Farrugello, L. Goodhart, E. Lajeunnesse, G. Lalonde, M.C. Nadeau, E. Palardy, F. Vernac, O. Wexcsteen. Galerie Agur, 399 Knowlton Rd. 450-243-0145


L'art Entre Nous

Invited artists from the "L'Art Entre Nous" group have their art exhibit. . Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.

Music
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Band Concert

The Knowlton Harmony Band performs an outdoor concert in the park. Edwards Park, West Brome at 6:30 p.m.


Concert in the Park

The Brome Lake Concert Ensemble performs in Coldbrook Park at 6:30 p.m.

Film & Theatre

Richard Donat Reads Leacock
Readings of vignettes by Canada’s greatest humourist, Stephen Leacock. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

Brome Beaux Arts
Chamber music concerts with invited artists, Musica Camerata. On the programme: Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

The 25th Century Belongs to Canada
Starring Ricky Blue, George Bowser, Josh Freed and Terry Mosher. A multimedia mixture of songs, satire and cartoons. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

Woodswalker
By Laura Teasdale. An outdoor performance based on an historic tale from Brome County. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

Ducks and Birds resting on the Brome Lake Pier.
The pier at the Douglass Beach is a perfect spot for the birds to gather for a quiet nap during the hot July days.
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Antique & Craft Market
The lovely Museum grounds are full of unique antiques and wonderful crafts as the annual Antique and Craft Market turns the weekend in Knowlton into a magic trip through history via the incredible collection of fantatsical and forgotten articles from yesteryear. The annual Antique Sale in Knowlton is a popular event and when the week-end weather co-operates it cretaes an old fashioned Victorian atmosphere in the town that cannot be beat! While visiting the Antique Fair make time to visit the permanent Antique Stores in Knowlotn on the main street not far from the Museum. The Musuem grounds are at 130 Lakeside and the show is from 9am to 4pm.

Pettes Memorial Library Book Sale
The annual book sale that sees hundreds of frenzied book lovers converge under the branches of the trees in downtown Knowlton is again coming to the tents on the grounds of the Pettes Library. Come and browse the long tables and boxes upon boxes of paperbacks, reference books, children's books and coffee table books! The crowds gather early to get the best of the pickings but there are great books and some unique vintage books to be found so whatever you do...come on down! One of the biggest book sales in the Eastern Townships, the sale starts Saturday from 8am to 4pm and continues Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The Pettes Memorial Library is downtown Knowlton on the corner of Knowlton Road and Lakeside.



 
Every Saturday Night
Live Jazz and Dining
The Relais Restaurant in the historic Auberge Knowlton is presenting wonderful live Jazz music every Saturday night from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a delicious meal or just a glass of wine with friends while listening to some young and talented Jazz musicians playing the classics of Jazz from the 1940's and beyond. More information.

April
Sutton Goes Green!
Arts Sutton will launch the first of two annual exhibitions of works by its artist members, who will also be attending the opening. Read More

Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley
With special guest speaker Dr. David Bird, Acedemic and Avian Conservationist. With Spring in the air we are seeing more and more birds returning from their winter nesting areas in the South; what better time to come hear from a bird expert ! Dr. David Bird is a Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Sciene and Conservation Centre of McGill University.

Dr. Bird will be giving a talk on avian habits with a liht hearted look at reproducing and caring for chicks in the nest...those fuzzy little buddies! The meeting of the Canadian Club takes place April 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Auberge West Brome on Highway 139. There will be some light refreshments, surely not chicken wings, during the break. Non-members are required to pay a small $10 entry fee.

Woolrich Warehouse Sale
The ever popular Woolrich Warehouse Sale is taking place at the Oddfellows Hall at 476 Knowlton Road, accross from the Depanneur Rouge. The 4 day sale gives residents and visitors a chance to buy the quality Woolrich clothing at a fraction of the regular retail price.

Get their early beacuse the line-ups are like what you would expect to see at a Rolling Stones concert!
Decades before the Civil War - before telephones, automobiles and airplanes were invented - Woolrich was an established company supplying apparel and woolen cloth to those whose lives often depended on rugged, reliable, outdoor clothing. In 2005, Woolrich celebrates an amazing history of 175 years of continuous operation.

Established in 1830, Woolrich is today the oldest clothing company and woolen mill in the nation. From the creation of the now famous red and black Buffalo Check, to supplying apparel to three of Admiral Byrd's Antarctic expeditions, Woolrich has continued the legacy of reliable outdoor clothing for the better part of two centuries.

The super-sale takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10AM till 7PM and Saturday from 10AM till 4PM. Remember to get to the Oddfellows Hall early because the Lac Brome folks like to start lining up about three hours in advance!

More info by calling 450-243-0058.

Annual Business Dinner
The Chamber of Commerce of Brome Lake will hold its third Annual Business Dinner presented for the business community of the Town of Brome Lake on Thursday April 17th, 2008. This year, the theme of the evening will be the CLD of Brome Missisquoi and will focus on the several tools and resources that are accessible to business owners of the region.

The Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce is please to announce that Mrs. Josée Brunet, Director of Economic Development Services, and Mr. Hermann Ruf, Industrial Development Advisor will be our special guest speakers of the evening. The Business Dinner will be held at: Auberge Quilliams 572 Lakeside Rd. Brome Lake Thursday April 17th, 2008

The evening will begin at 6 pm. $60/person This event is sponsored by: Desjardins & Cie The evening will be a great opportunity to bring together the business community. There will also be great door prizes to be won. Places are limited so we advise to reserve as early as possible. Please contact Mrs. Joelle Chartrand, General Director, at (450) 242-2870 to reserve your seat.

Throughout April
“Arts & Antiquities - A La Carte” is a newly-formed coop of some 20 creative entrepreneurs that see the village as their home as well as their way of life. Having rented a large space in the heart of the village at One Lakeside Road, the group of artists, artisans and antique dealers have set up a mini shopping center of individuality and creativity that has yet to be seen in the Eastern Townships
. Group Believes in Knowlton's Revival .

Knowlton has every possible amenity for visitors including a post office, library, restaurants with wifi service and about the friendliest people you will ever meet! Come and enjoy the final weeks of Winter in Knowlton and take advantage of the nearby ski hills and the local hospitality that is the specialty of Brome Lake!


Fire hydrant in the snw.
Children Playing at the Church
With the snow finally melting away after an unusual winter that seemed to drag on forever we are starting to feel like it is actually spring! The grass is getting greener and the longer days of sunlight put a smile on everyones face and the children definately enjoy the outside much more now! .
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Chickadee feeding on the Squirrel Buster!
Spring Daffodils
The sunny days of April bring out the gorgeous yellow blooms of the fragrant daffodils. The flowers add color and sunshine to any room and are being sold throught Knowlton by various groups; why not treat yourself to a lovely reminder that we all made it through another wild winter! More Photos & Pictures of Knowlton

Art, Music & Literature


Bonbons Assortis
One of Quebec's most well-known and beloved playwrights, Michel Tremblay will have his theatrical play "Bonbons Assortis" presented by La Troupe du Café and Espace Sutton at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo.

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults $15.00, students $10.00. Information and reservations: 450-538-1717.



Brome Beaux Arts
Concert featuring Les Boréades. On the programme: Marais, Lully, Couperin. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346



Day of Celebration at Arts Sutton: A Show with Three Artists
Arts Sutton Gallery is welcoming Spring with a festive show by three Montreal artists: Hélène Latulippe, Sacha Marie Levay and Claude Prairie. Titled "Day of Celebration," the show will run until April 13th and will be an oasis of joy, lightness and pleasure. . Each artist addresses the theme of celebration in her own way: Hélène Latulippe through her theatre of objects from the neighbourhood hardware store, working with a vocabulary that develops around a simple form, bright colours and everyday objects.
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Remembering Pavarotti
A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber.

Luciano Pavarotti, was an Italian operatic tenor, who crossed over into popular music and became one of the world's most famous vocal performers. He was one of The Three Tenors and was well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. Pavarotti was also noted for his charity work benefiting refugees, the Red Cross and other causes. He was born in Modena to the family of a baker. After abandoning the dream to become a professional football goalkeeper, Pavarotti spent seven years in vocal training and began his career as a tenor in 1961 in Italy. He sang in houses in The Netherlands, Vienna, London, Ankara, Budapest and Barcelona.

The young tenor earned valuable experience and significant recognition while touring on the invitation of soprano Joan Sutherland and during his 1965 US debut in Miami on her recommendation. His position was solidified in the years between 1966 and 1972, during which Pavarotti first appeared at Milan's La Scala, other major European houses and, in 1968, NYC's Metropolitan Opera to great acclaim.


A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber. At Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Information and reservations: 450-242-1395. Come out and hear why Pavarotti was in a class all of his own!

Music of Vienna
A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber.

Ahhh who can't be moved by just thinking about the sounds and histroy from Vienna!

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, and has long been one of the major centers for cultural development in central Europe. The Musikverein (Concert hall) at night, January 2005Music organizations in Vienna include the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, which has been promoting musical development in the city since 1812. The Vienna Boys Choir has an even longer history, dating back to 1498, while the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is also renowned. Major music venues in Vienna include the State Opera House and the People's Opera House, and the Academy Theatre and the Burgtheater, all of which are owned by the federal government

A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber. At Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Information and reservations: 450-242-1395. Enjoy a breathtaking and unique audio voyage into some of the most amazing music from beautiful Vienna!



 
Not To Miss in October

October 25th - 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.

Benefit for the Montreal Children's & BMP Hospital
"Townships Toddlers" - Come and support the hard work of the Montreal Children's Hospital and the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins (BMP) Hospital in Cowansville, Quebec, a 140-bed community facility that serves many of us here in Knowlton. The event is a dinner followed by a good ole' down home country style dance with the music of Smokin Country and Borderline. Yeehaw! The event kicks off at the Oddfellows Hall on Knowlton Road across from the Depanneur Rouge. The Beef and Pork Bar-B-Que starts at 5 pm.

Quoi de Neuf Show And Sale
The ever popular annual gathering of 37 artisans exposing their talents. Quoi de Neuf?... translates from French into "What's New?" and this event epitomizes the phrase! This show and sale brings artisans from around the Knowlton and Eastern Townships together for an annual show and sale of incredible crafts, artworks and recipes. This is the 13th annual event and This year will see wonderful examples of stained glass, wood carvings, braided rugs, doll houses, designer clothing and much more. There will be a raffle of and proceeds will benefit the Brome Lake Food Bank. It will take place at the Knowlton Golf Club, located at 264 Lakeside Road just outside of Knowlton. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Societe d'Horticulture Tournesol
Sunflower Horticultural Society
The annual meeting and conference of this vibrant group takes place in Waterloo at the Wilfred-Leger at 7pm. Call 450-539-2740. The guest speaker will be Albert Mondor, horticulturist who will be mesmerizing the attendees with a discussion and presentation on the subject: Perfect Flowers. Perhaps I should make a point of attending as the only flower I've consistently been able to grow with any success is the dandelion!

Teen Weight Lifting Clinic
Chris GobbyWith another pedagogical day coming up the kids will have another day off school. Why not get them involved in a healthy confidence building activity? Brome Lake Fitness is offering an exciting event for teens from the ages of 14 - 17; a weight lifting clinic featuring Chris Gobby the Canadian National Arm Wrestling Champion for 2005, 2006, 2007. Chris is also a Certified personal trainer. The event happens from 2-4pm at Brome Lake Fitness (328 A Knowlton Road) Space is limited so you should call to reserve 450-243-6246. The entrance fee is only $20.00 and includes the clinic and a day pass to the Gym.

Brome Lake Fitness is also offering 20% off annual memberships now until October 31st. Come and join the gym...you'll have fun and will be feeling and looking better in not time!

Hallowe'en in Knowlton
Lac Brome really knows how to celebrate the spookiest time of the year and the homes and stores are decorated with pumpkins and scary spiders and all manner of frightening fun! The candy should start flowing by Monday and will culminate in the Halloween door-to-door crusade on Wednesday night. For a fun night with the kids the best Halloween experience in Knowlton is likely to be down Benoit & Landsdowne Streets near the Marina. This small neighborhood really pours on the spooky spirits and the homes are decorated with intricate and original themes of Halloween

The clolors of the leaves are awesome. Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.
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Winter Lecture Series
"Samuel Wells and Luke Knowlton's Involvement with the British Secret Service/Northern Division

Even though things are quiet in Knowlton in January as far as the calendar of events goes there is a great winter lecture series being presented by the Brome County Historical Society featuring Historian Jim Manson. The Saturday lecture presentation focuses on the topic "Samuel Wells and Luke Knowlton's Involvement with the British Secret Service/Northern Division " where the fate of Vermont's loyalist population took a dramatic turn for the better after the 1780 rapprochement between Ira Allen and Luke Knowlton leading to an informal alliance between the defacto Vermont Government and prominent loyalists from Cumberland and Gloucester Counties. In exchange for supporting Vermont's bid for independence from New York, the loyalists were given a free hand to work against the Revolution. Now this is the type of stuff that can't be made up! Come hear for yourself the exciting details that make the history of The Eastern Townships such a fascinating subject! Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782


Winter Lecture Series

Reverend Charles Stewart and Frontier Religion in the Eastern Townships

Another Saturday night for those of you who prefer the meat and potatoes of history over an evening with Don Cherry at the rink. Another popular presentation with Historian Jim Manson who profiles "Reverend Charles Stewart and Frontier Religion in the Eastern Townships" Reverend Charles Stewart played an important role in the early religious life of the Eastern Townships but it was his evaluation of the region's American settlers after the War of 1812 that interested Lower Canada's political authorities. If you thought scandal and drama was limited to the Liberal Party this will provide much merriment and historical background of our region. Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Information: 450-243-6782


Throughout January
While Knowlton tends to slow down like many Canadian villages do in the winter there are always reasons to visit! There are great restaurants and stores and shops to visit in Lac Brome and since we are so close to popular ski areas like Bromont, Sutton and even Vermont ski areas there is always something to do in our small town.

Just relax and stop over in a bed and breakfast and enjoy the recreation in our area featuring skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and of course the evr popular activity of enjoying a bottle of wine and a good DVD.

Knowlton has every possible amenity for visitors including a post office, library, restaurants with wifi service and about the friendliest people you will ever meet!

The snow can get thicker than a pile of melting mozerella!
Deep Dish Honda
Take a break at one of the many great restaurants in Knowlton and don't be surprised that the snow covers your buggy while you dash inside to pick up a pizza pie and a caesar salad to go! One of the best things about Knowlton is the fact we have everything we could need within a few minutes from home and we can still declare we live in a rural jewel!
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Sienna Cat
Sienna Cat
A lovely cat strolling beside the Cold Brook in Knowlton blends in perfectly with the colors of the fall foliage. Many lovely cats make Knowlton home; a testament to the care and importance we share for our animals.
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Music, Art & Literature

Galerie Knowlton
Special Exhibit

Enjoy the artistic excellence of two of Quebec's premier artists: artist Marie-Andrée Leblond and sculptor Paul-André Leblanc. "From the garden to the bedroom" by Leblond in acrylic and ink. "A Tree, a Memory" by Leblanc in copper and stone.

Meet the artists during the vernissage on Sunday, October 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Galerie Knowlton, 285 Knowlton Road. Info: 450-242-1666 Knowlton Arts

A Fistful of Faust
A Henry Schreiber Musical Event: A presentation of some of the most renowned composers including the romping sounds of Schubert, Liszt, Berlioz and Gounod. Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Entry contribution: $5.00 is suggested.

Brome Beaux Arts
Theatre of Early Music under the direction of Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 a.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

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Film & Theatre
"Chickasaw, The Elixir of Love"
Don't miss this World premiere of a new Canadian musical comedy. Presented by The Knowlton Players at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Info: 450-263-1061.

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

Knowlton Players Website


Jack-o-Lanterns. Jack-o-Lanterns The Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce holds an annual pumpkin carving event in the park beside the Mill Pond. Kids of all ages come out to carve their pumpkins and display them for the visitors. Come and see the ghoulish creatures in time for Hallowe'en and don't forget this is the time for a good old fashioned pumpkin pie!

Brome Lake Duck Festival.
The Duck Festival poster pictured here is certainly one of the best ever produced to commemorate the world-famous event. The bold colors and playful design are striking and reproductrions of the poster are sure to be a much loved item. The artist is Marie-Andrée Leblond and she is one of the most popular artists of the Galerie Knowlton where she exhibits her work all year long. The Galerie Knowlton is at 285 Knowlton corner of Lakeside. Find out more about this talented artist


Watching practice in Lions Park in Knowlton



A lovely warm day in the park in Knowlton.
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Hot Jazz at The Lakeview Inn
The popular Lakeview Inn in picturesque Knowlton, Lac Brome, will be presenting a summer series of sizzling Jazz music. The first show is June 22nd, just in time for the long week-end, at 8pm. The featured group for the inaugural evening is the Alex Bellegarde Latin Jazz Quartet. The Lakeview Inn will be serving meals, tapas and drinks so this will be the coolest place to beat the heat in Knowlton! Information and reservations can be made by calling 450-243-6183 or 450-538-0037.




Photos & Pictures of Knowlton

Celebrating a Hollywood Hero from Knowlton
No High-Speed Internet Upsets Lac Brome
Bilingual Means "Anything But English" in Brome?
Welcome to Knowlton, Lac Brome
Police Plan More Patrols For Brome Lake
Knowlton Sculptor Immortalizes Hockey

Don Davison Book Launch In Knowlton
CBC's Bill Richardson in Knowlton
Painters of the Eastern Townships
Quoi de Neuf - What's New in Knowlton!
Meet The Candidates - Election 2008
Brome Duck Festival Gets Quackin'
The Beatles Coming to Knowton

Tour Des Arts Celebrates 20 Years
Property For Sale In Lac Brome
World Class Concerts Coming To Knowlton
Welcome to Knowlton, Quebec
June Garden Event Shows Townships Beauty
Tunde Odunlade in Knowlton
Knowlton Going To The Dogs...Again!
Garage Sale Bylaw Rains On Yard Sales
So Our Trees Are Becoming A Nuisance?
Country Chic Fashion Show
June Garden Event Shows Townships Beauty

World Class Concerts Coming To Knowlton


Welcome to Knowlton, Quebec
Knowlton Going To The Dogs...Again!
Garage Sale Bylaw Rains On Yard Sales
Live Jazz Featured in Knowlton
Knowlton Landmark Hotel Wins Award
"Raccoon Cookies" Fight Rabies Outbreak
Dangerous Cyanobacteria Closes Brome Lake
Quaint Village or Monster Truck Show?
Taking Aim At The Mayor
New Cobblestone Crosswalks
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



New IGA for Knowlton David Suzuki Visits Knowlton
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



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"
Changing the Victorian Landscape of Knowlton
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
Happy New Year 2007
Did Someone Say Winter?


Renaissance Lac Brome Meeting
he Sounds Of Spring in Knowlton
Fire Department To Get New Fire Trucks
Speed Limits Don't Match Road Reality
What Can We Do With Lac Brome?
A Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend
Sutton Fundraiser A Magical Evening
Environmental Fair Comes to Brome
Weather won't "Fowl" Duck Fest Week-end
Dawson Tragedy Impacts Knowlton Children
Brome Lake Duck Festival
The Amazing Race...Knowlton Style!
Back to School: Watch Out For Our Kids!
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



Spectacular Migration of Birds
Lac Brome Rentals Signal Growth
Knowlton en Lumiere: A bright idea!
Remembrance Day in Knowlton
Charge of the Light Brigade
Halloween in Knowlton
Floating Islands put Knowlton in Spotlight
Gerald Swann: featured painter


No High-Speed Internet Upsets Lac Brome
Bilingual Means "Anything But English" in Brome?
Welcome to Knowlton, Lac Brome
Police Plan More Patrols For Brome Lake
Knowlton Sculptor Immortalizes Hockey

Celebrating a Hollywood Hero from Knowlton
Knowlton Going To The Dogs...Again!
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