Monthly Archives: October 2013

Extraordinary Music Workshop for National Caregivers Week

A caregiver can be defined as a person who spends a significant amount of time caring for a loved one; often a person who is often growing older and experiencing a progressive loss of autonomy.  National Caregivers Week (November 3 – 9) brings awareness to the contributions, demands and rewards of caring for others, and highlights the importance of each caring person to be taking care of themselves too! In recognition of the 7th annual National

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Taproot V; Call For Submissions and Patrons
Press Release

Sherbrooke, October 24, 2013 - Townshippers’ Association is proud to announce the future publication of Taproot V: Poetry, Prose and Images of the Eastern Townships, in advance of its 35th anniversary celebrations in 2014. The fifth edition of this popular anthology will bring together the works of local writers and artists, and act as a stepping stone for emerging talent. Several former Taproot contributors have since been published in national

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Regional Users Rights Week

Health and social care services exists for the users and those users have rights, that’s the main message powering the 2013 Users' Rights Week from October 20 to 26. Under the theme “Users’ Rights; at the heart of the matter,” the regional users rights awareness campaign aims to inform individuals who use the health care system about their rights. The main service user rights include: Being treated with courtesy, fairness and understanding;

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Finding Support; Upcoming session on Men and Grief

As Coordinator for the Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services, Montérégie-East Network, Kate Murray was thrilled to recently speak at a conference in Quebec City about the value that several support groups give to our community. The experience motivated me to update our readers on what three of these English-speaking support groups are doing. The Parkinson’s Peer and Support Group continues to welcome new and returning members

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Have you thought about volunteering lately?

Do you enjoy reading and would you like to share this joy. Reading can provide a wonderful escape from the day to day hustle whether you are 6 or 66. The Memphrémagog Community Learning Centre (Magog CLC) is hoping to start a pilot project to ignite young reader’s curiosity into worlds of adventure, mystery and knowledge with “The Reading Buddies Program.” Along with helping students find the joy in reading and feeling supported and connected

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Musical Casting Call

Do you want to be an actor, a dancer, a singer, a composer? Are you musically inclined? Interested in an era of prohibition? The production company of Johnny Bootlegger, the musical, is looking for a dozen participants between the ages of 18 and 35 to work on an extraordinary stage project at the Haskell Opera House in Stanstead. No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have fun. There is something for everyone to do; from performing

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Health Matters Returns

The informative and lively Health Matters information series will be starting its fall season at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 18 at the CLSC Cowansville, 397 rue de la Rivière, with a free session titled Arthritis + Fibromyalgia – What is the Link? For those who have not attended before, this is a collaborative activity between Avante Women’s Center, Townshippers’ Association, CSSS La Pommeraie and the Community Health and Social Services Network

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Townshippers’ Association Awards 13th Health and Social Services Bursary from McGill University
Press Release

Media Release For Immediate Distribution SHERBROOKE, October 04, 2013 – Townshippers’ Association is proud to support bilingual health and social service professionals in the region with the distribution of a $5,000 bursary to Université de Sherbrooke student Lindsay Tuer through its Health and Social Services Human Resources Development project. The award is an investment in the future of accessible care, as expressed by Townshippers’ Association

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History in the Classroom

Special by Matthew Johnson - By now Eastern Townships students of all ages are fully back into the school routine. With summer vacation officially in the history books and sharpened pencils ready to tackle the 2013/2014 school year, many students have returned to the continuum that is the History curriculum taught in grade 3-11 classrooms. If the word “continuum” caught your eye, let me explain why it should be used to describe History and how

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Taproot V Seeks Writers, Poets, Visual Artists, Photographers, and Patrons

Taproot V Seeks Writers, Poets, Visual Artists, Photographers, and Patrons   Townshippers’ Association’s head office has received many calls during the past few years from writers and artists, wondering when a call for submissions would go out for the next edition of Taproot: Poetry, Prose and Images from the Eastern Townships. Wonder no more for the time is now! The original Taproot was published in 1999 to mark the occasion of TA’s 20th

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