Archive - Sep 25, 2011 - News Article
Organizers put together quite a program for the inaugural weekend at the new Pat Burns Arena in Stanstead this past weekend. There wasnât a spot left in the parking lot and cars overflowed into neighbouring streets. And beginning on Friday and continuing right through Sunday afternoon, the action at the new facility was practically non-stop.
Itâs been a long journey but the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regimentâs tank, the last surviving fighting tank from the World War II D-Day invasion, has finally made it home.
Sunday afternoon, the legendary combat vehicle was unveiled in a special ceremony at its new location on the front lawn of the Hussars Armoury, formerly the Sherbrooke Regiment headquarters, on William Street.
Itâs been a decade long project to restore and relocate the tank and after an intense year of work, Major Christopher Galvin of the Sherbrooke Hussars couldnât be prouder.
Vitality is a word you might hear frequently spoken by Gerry Cutting, president of the Townshipperâs Associationâs board of directors.
Thatâs because for Cutting, vitality embodies everything the organization tries to offer the English-speaking population of the Eastern Townships.
âOur mission is perhaps now shifting in that direction where we are looking at ways and means of building vitality, supporting vitality projects and vitality partnerships throughout the townships,â Cutting said.
Bishopâs College School (BCS) proudly extended its congratulations to three alumni for earning the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh gold medal award earlier this month.
At a special ceremony in Quebec City on September 19, Nicolas Charlton (2011), Sarah Bernard (2008), and Jennifer Harding Marlin (2009) were presented with their awards by Governor General of Canada David Johnston.
A large section of the promenade de la Gorge will be closed starting today until early October as Destination Sherbrooke begins work on stabilizing and âpruningâ the trail.
The footpath, which runs along the Magog River and joins Lac des Nations with downtown Sherbrooke, will be closed between the Paton and Frontenac dams until Oct. 7.
As a result, three entries onto the promenade will also be closed: the one off of Richmond Street behind the tourist information office; one on Cliff Street; and the entrance in front of the hydroelectric centre on Frontenac Street.