Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wired Working; Computer Classes Improve Digital Skills

Over the past few months, two groups of seniors have boosted their technology skills thanks to a series of free beginner computer classes.  Offered by Townshippers’ Association, Literacy in Action, the Haskell Free Library and Opera House and Richmond & Region Community Learning Centre, seniors quickly signed up to enhance their computer skills in a relaxed  and non-pressured environment. Until the end of February, Tech Tuesdays took place

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Spring, Sap and Songs

Spring is underway in the Townships and while the sap runs five musicians are working along with five videographers and each one features a different maple producer in a region of the Townships. Don’t miss tuning in on this week’s About Townshippers show to hear about this incredible musical collaboration at 5 p.m. Friday, March 29, on radio CIDI 99.1 FM. Musician Matt McCully discusses his latest project Sugar Shack Sessions, which brings together

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Another Successful and Lyrical St. Patrick’s Party

With the office in Knowlton brimming with plenty o’ green and abundant goodwill, Townshippers’ Association’s annual St. Patrick’s Day festivities were a rousing success last Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. a total of 41 visitors, nearly all of them wearin' the green, celebrated the luck o’ the Irish over refreshments and music preformed by local musician, and authentic Irishman, Scott Edmonston. A highlight of the

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Essay Contest Encourages Students to Excel in the Estrie!
Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Distribution Sherbrooke, March 19, 2013 – Calling all 2013 high school graduates, need help paying for your higher education? If a little green might ease the cost of your post-secondary pursuits then participate in the Excel in the Estrie! challenge and you might win $100! Make Way For YOUth, a project from Townshippers’ Association that supports youth retention, is challenging the English-speaking class of 2013 to

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We Need You!

This summer our English-speaking community has a unique opportunity to make our vibrant presence known to the rest of the country when Sherbrooke hosts the 2013 Canada Summer Games from August 2 to 17.  In keeping with our mission to encourage the engagement and participation of the English-speaking community, Townshippers’ is proud to help recruit volunteers from our passionate and hospitable community. With a majority of the 4,200 athletes arriving

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Calling All Laddies and Lassies!

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and that means its time once again to dust off the funny hats and throw open the doors to our Knowlton office at 584 Knowlton Road, for our annual luncheon soiree and open house. Drop in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, for a fun-filled afternoon of music, food, coffee with a ‘nip and lots ‘o green. Put your word skills to the test in the annual Limerick Contest and win fame if not fortune,

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Bill 14 public hearings/Projet de loi 14 audiences publiques

Townshippers’ Association Presents Bill 14 Concerns to National Assembly Sherbrooke, March 9, 2013 – On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Townshippers’ Association president Gerald Cutting will appear before the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education to give voice to the concerns over Bill 14 and its impact on the minority English-speaking population of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Introduced last December, Bill 14: An Act to amend

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L’Association des Townshippers présentera le projet de loi 14 à l’Assemblée nationale
Communiqué de presse

Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate L’Association des Townshippers présentera ses préoccupations concernant le projet de loi 14 à l’Assemblée nationale   Sherbrooke, le 9 mars 2013 – Le mardi 12 mars 2013, le président de l’Association des Townshippers Gérald Cutting comparaîtra devant la commission de la culture et de l’éducation de l’Assemblée nationale pour faire valoir les préoccupations de la population

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Townshippers’ Association Presents Bill 14 Concerns to National Assembly
Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Distribution   Sherbrooke, March 9, 2013 – On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Townshippers’ Association president Gerald Cutting will appear before the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education to give voice to the concerns over Bill 14 and its impact on the minority English-speaking population of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Introduced last December, Bill 14: An Act to amend the Charter of the French

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A Green O’pen House in Knowlton

Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish at Townshippers’ Association’s Annual Open House and St. Patrick’s Day party on Wednesday, March 13! Held at our offices in Knowlton, Kate Murray and Kate Holbrook and other members of the Townshippers’ team look forward to welcoming you for a lunchtime of fun, music, food, a coffee with a wee ‘nip and lots ‘o green! In keeping with tradition, the annual Limerick Contest is returning once again and this

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