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Russell Township to host event for local food producers

Russell Township welcomes the community to join in tasting and celebrating regional beer, wine, and food producers.

On October 21, the Embrun Community Centre will host the Local Flavours Rendez-Vous, featuring a number food producers from the region including Étienne Brûlé, Tuque de Broue, Gourmet Academy, Marché Bonichoix, Cassel Brewery, and Garland Sugar Shack.

This is the second year Russell Township has held the Local Flavours Rendez-Vous. More than 450 people attended the inaugural event last year.

The event supports the Township’s Economic Development Strategic Plan, which aims to create and implement initiatives to encourage local purchases by organizing activities such as festivals and fairs.

The event also serves as a fundraiser for a local association selected by the Township. The association selected this year is Victoria’s Quilts Canada, a non-profit association that provides free handmade quilts to people living with cancer across Canada.

As part of their Community Involvement Program, Scotiabank has once again agreed to be the official sponsor for the Local Flavours Rendez-Vous 2017. Scotiabank will match funds raised through the event, with part of the proceeds donated to Victoria’s Quilts Canada.

“The Local Flavours Rendez-Vous provides an opportunity to not only showcase local businesses, but to also support a great cause. Council is proud to have Victoria’s Quilts Canada as this year’s charity and I look forward to another wonderful community event.” Mayor Pierre Leroux said.

Tickets are available at the Town Hall, Étienne Brûlé, Expérience, Gourmet Academy, Pierre & Fils, Pronto, Tuque de Broue & Russell PharmaChoice.

For additional information, contact Tina Collins, Communication and Marketing Officer by phone at 613-443-3066, ext. 2342 or by email [email protected]

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