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The municipality of Bromont (9,499 inhabitants in 2008; 11,418 ha) is
located 90 km east of Montreal and 250 km south-west of Québec. The
municipality is made of six boroughs: Adamsville, Lac Bromont, Mont Brome,
Mont Soleil, Pierre-Laporte, and Shefford.
The town of Bromont was established in 1964 by the brothers Rolland and Germain Désourdy - the latter served as the mayor of Bromont from 1964 to 1977- as the merger of the former villages of West Shefford and Adamsville (partially). John Savage, a loyalist American of Irish origin, settled the area of West Shefford in 1793; West Shefford was incorporated as a village in 1888. Georges Adams, a trader from the seignory of Saint-Amand, acquired several plots and a sawmill on Adamsville territory; Adamsville was incorporated as a village in 1916.
A ski resort was inaugurated on Mont Brome in 1964; later on, the town invested in sports: ski, golf, bike, horse-riding, water sports... Bromont hosted in 1976 the equestrian competitions of the Montreal Olympic Games, in 1986 the Acrobatic Ski World Cup, in 1989 the finals of the FIS Ski World Cup., in 1994 the World Championship of Mountain Bike...
https://www.bromont.net/, Municipal website
The flag of Bromont is white with the municipality's emblem.
In the French motto, "br@nchée" means "wired", "connected", therefore the @ replacing the "a" of "branchée", and also "trendy", "hip".
Ivan Sache, 19 July 2018
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