Exploring The Estrie

Wouldn’t it be nice to explore a new city or town before relocating to the area? Last weekend a group of young professionals spent three days discovering and connecting with the Estrie through Make Way For YOUth.

Relocating is a big step. MWFY’s free Discovery Days weekends aims to make the transition easier. With the help of someone who is already familiar with the area, prospective or recent residents have the opportunity to scope out the area, ask questions and begin building a network by meeting community members and potential employers.

Activities over the weekend are designed to immerse guests in the various aspects of Townships life. An effort is also made to match guests with individuals in the area who share their interests or career field. For those that have moved to the region in the last year, the weekends also give them a chance to see a different side of their new home and meet people that may provide invaluable business, community and social connections.  You never know who you will meet or what you will do at a MWFY activity!

These weekends are just one of several activities and services the project offers in pursuing its mission to attract and retain young professionals. MWFY offers post-secondary graduate (or soon-to-be) between 18 and 35 years of age, free individual support services to help you get settled in any community within the Estrie.

Offered for the English-speaking community by Townshippers’ Association, the MWFY project is an initiative of Place aux jeunes en region to counter youth exodus and encourage qualified young professionals to move to the region.

MWFY invites employers with job opportunities or those who interested in connecting with potential candidates from a pool of bilingual professionals, to get in touch today.

For more information, visit www.Townshippers.org or contact Jenny Ménard, Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent, at 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or email [email protected]

Townshippers’ Seeks a Few Good Members

Did you know that a membership in Townshippers’ Association is one way you can make a difference in your community? It is a great and effective way to show your support in empowering the English-speaking community right here in the Townships.

What does your membership do? It allows the Association to promote and support the vitality of the English-speaking community. It also helps you stay connected to the community. Your membership allows us to provide support and information to youth, families, local artists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else that needs to connect with existing resources and services.

As a member you stay informed through our monthly electronic news-bulletin and our bi-annual magazine. Both are packed full of information and initiatives that directly and indirectly have an impact on the English community.

On March 16, 2016, if your membership has lapsed you may be receiving a phone call from a friendly volunteer inviting you to renew. But why wait for that phone call! Renew your membership, and invite others to join, today! It’s easy and affordable! To join or renew online visit www.Townshippers.org  or contact the Knowlton at 450-242-4421. You can email the membership officer at 1-877-566-2182 or [email protected]

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.


Published  Keeping in Touch Column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, February 23, 2016

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: A group of young professionals spent three days discovering and connecting with the Estrie through Make Way For YOUth’s free Discovery Days weekend. From the boundary line in Stanstead to traditional dancing in Richmond, the group spent their time exploring and networking with the attraction and retention project.