Monthly Archives: September 2012

Legal Information Clinic Back in Session

The start of the fall semester has once again brought a new legal student to Townshippers’ Association to help answer your questions about the law. Third year law student Dominik Danakas is not only bilingual but also very attached to the community and to Lennoxville, having attended  Sherbrooke Elementary School as a child and continuing her studies from a francophone high school at Champlain College Lennoxville. Through the collaboration with

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Diabetes Education Day in Waterloo

Most Canadians are aware of the dangers of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, yet diabetes poses a very real threat to your health.  According to the Canadian Diabetes Association: “The Canadian population is aging and obesity rates are rising. Our lives are increasingly sedentary….Currently, more than 9 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. More than 20 people are diagnosed with diabetes, every hour

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Townshippers’ Day; that’s a wrap!

While rain was forecast for most of the region, the sun was delivered as ordered, much to the joy of thousands of visitors who travelled to Farnham, last Saturday, September 15, for the 33rd edition of Townshippers’ Day. Thanks in part to the City of Farnham coordinating their annual family and heritage celebrations with Townshippers’ Day, there was no shortage of things to see and do for the estimated 5,000 visitors from across the region who

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Saturday is Townshippers’ Day!

We have been so busy getting ready for Townshippers’ Day this Saturday that we forgot to let you know of all the great new features on our website, many of which will help you plan how you’re going to spend the day. Nearly every page has been updated, so here’s the quick lowdown about what you can find on www.tday.ca! In the TDAY 2012 section; keep tabs on the official countdown on the About page; the History page touches on the past of this

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Farnham’s all about families this Townshippers’ Day

With just days to go until the Townshippers’ Day, a team of staff members and volunteers have been busily working to make sure the Eastern Townships English-speaking community’s 33-year-old cultural event goes off without a hitch. There’s still plenty to be done but with the host city of Farnham coinciding their annual family and heritage festivals with Townshippers’  Day, this year’s day of family fun, great food, and extraordinary

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Outstanding Townshippers; More than a Century of Volunteerism

There are just 10 days until the 33rd Townshippers’ Day and with the clock ticking down, that means it’s also time to announce the three recipients of this year’s Outstanding Townshippers award!  This 13 year old award is bestowed annually to individuals or groups, nominated by their peers and chosen by a jury, for their exceptional or significant contributions and long-term dedication to the Townships English-speaking community. Last year’s

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Picnic in the Park Packed for 2012!

It was the popular demand that brought the Picnic in the Park 50+ back to Cowansville’s Davignon Park and with record numbers in attendance, this years event was one to remember!  Close to 400 people had a great time last August 22 enjoying the gorgeous weather, resources from nearly thirty community organization information tables, entertainment and activities highlighting creative ways to keep physically and psychologically fit under the

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Picnic in the Park, for people 50+, is Back for 2012!

Back by popular demand, the Picnic in the Park 50+, featuring a day of fun, activities, information, and food, returns to Davignon Park in Cowansville on Wednesday, August 22. With the theme of “Aging Creatively”, a program has been designed for participants from all our cultural communities, to highlight creative ways to keep physically and psychologically fit. In the morning, participants are welcome to visit with various community organizations

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