Monthly Archives: June 2012

Townshippers’ taking steps to keep seniors safe

June has come and gone with blink of the eye but it was marked by many milestones. One of better highlights  took place earlier this month, when Townshippers’ Association had the pleasure of lending its support to the launch of the first Purple Ribbon Campaign in the region, in honour of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15). Spearheaded by the Council Against Elder Abuse in the Estrie Region (Table de concertation contre les mauvais traitements

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Something for everyone at Stanstead’s Borderfest 2012

Borderfest is back in Stanstead and Saturday, July 7, and promises to be filled with fun for the entire family! This year, all activities and events will take place on the grounds at the Stanstead Manor, located at 500 Dufferin Street. Rain or shine, this is an outdoor event so dress accordingly however the supper, music and dancing will be under the big tent. For the exercise enthusiasts, start the day at 9:30 a.m. with a 5km run. Runners of all

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The power of performing arts; growing today’s youth into tomorrow’s community leaders

Since the thirties, there has been a tradition of theatre in the Eastern Townships English-speaking community. This tradition has enabled so many young people to experience the thrill of the theatre and to discover the art from professionals.  There has been much discussion lately about the ways of continuing this community education to extend to the up-coming generation. When we think about the kids who have come to the Echo Art Camp, or took part

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Keeping in Touch; A year of challenge and change

June has arrived and so it seems has an early summer full of promise. It is fitting then that  Townshippers’ Association kicked off this beautiful month with its Annual General Meeting held for the first time at the charming Centre d'art de Richmond.  With 33 voting members of the Association in attendance, quorum was attained, and the activities and projects of the last year were reviewed. President Gerald Cutting noted that in a year marked

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Keeping in Touch; Taking Action for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the Townships

In April 2002, at an international conference in Madrid, Spain, countries from around the world adopted a set of United Nations action plans regarding the substantial demographic changes presented by the aging of the world population. The plan included a call to action at all levels of society to protect the human rights and dignity of seniors. These imperatives led to the creation of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which takes place every June 15th,

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Gearing up for Townshippers’ Day 2012; calling all exhibitors, entertainers and fundraising food vendors

Media Release For Immediate Distribution Summer is just around the corner and for Townshippers’ Association. That means we’re starting the countdown for the 33rd annual Townshippers’ Day! Each year up to 8,000 visitors gather for this one-day festival showcasing the culture, creativity and friendship of the Eastern Townships English-speaking community. For many it’s a time to catch up with old friends, make new ones and celebrate what it

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