Monthly Archives: January 2014

“They Came From Away” Fundraiser for Youth Retention Programs
Press Release

Press Release For Immediate Distribution   [caption id="attachment_6544" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Trevor McKinvenPlaywright Trevor McKinven is back with his one-man show about the largest slumber and kitchen party of 9/11. The show, which takes place on February 22 at the Théâtre des Tournesols in Cowansville, is being held as a fundraiser youth retention programs offered across the Eastern Townships.[/caption] COWANSVILLE,

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Community Watchdogs Wanted

If you care for the well-being of your friends, neighbours, family members, or find that people seem to often turn to you for advice, help or support, you may be a “natural helper.”  If you aren't one, you probably know one. They are the hair dressers, teachers or ministers, friend or acquaintance, these natural helpers often find themselves a beacon to those in need and they are a vital element  of an informal peer-to-peer informal helping

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They Came From Away

Written By & Starring: Trevor McKinven Trevor McKinven has made his mark as an artist, caricaturist, performer and playwright. Now the North Hatley resident will be acting out for Townshippers’ Association in support of its youth retention programs with a performance of his play “They Came From Away” on Feb 22 in Cowansville. The one-man show which debuted in the Townships in 2010, imagines a reunion of several participants of the largest

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Get your Taproot entries in!

If you have not yet sent in your written or visual art submission for Taproot V, there is still a little time to add your contribution to the many creative entries that have already been received. Entries are being accepted until 4 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2014. First published in 1999 for Townshippers’ Association’s 20th anniversary, “Taproot, an anthology of poetry, prose and images from Quebec’s Eastern Townships,” features original,

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Legal Information Service Resumes

The month of January is almost over and with the holidays long gone, most of us are now back into the regular routine.  At Townshippers’ Association, this time of year also means the return of the legal information service. This semester we say hello to new intern Amélie Millette-Gagnon. Amélie is a third year law student from the Université de Sherbrooke who is excited to be completing her degree this spring. Amélie loves constitutional and

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Lunch and Learn Financial Organization

Townshippers’ Association’s L’Appui project to better support English-speaking caregivers presents the second Food for Thought lunch and learn event  titled “Don`t bank on the lottery – get your finances in order,” on Friday, January 17 in Magog. Life is a juggling act for those taking care of a loved one. With a range of responsibilities - providing hands-on care, meal planning, coordinating appointments and much more - organization

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Bill 60/Le projet de loi 60

On November 7, 2013, the Parti Quebecois tabled Bill 60; Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests [Bill 60 in English/Le projet de loi 60 en françaises*], stating the the bill would guarantee the equality of men and women as well as the religious neutrality of the state. After reviewing Bill 60, otherwise referred to

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Free Health Info Sessions Kick Off With Focus On Alzheimer’s Disease

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada. On Wednesday, January 22, Townshippers’ Association will be hosting a free live videoconference titled “Let’s talk about Alzheimer’s Disease” featuring Teresa Anuza from the Alzheimer Society. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementias. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a disease of the brain

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Boost that Business with Coaching

  Being self-employed is hard work, and sometimes entrepreneurs need some advice and guidance. Are you looking for ideas to expand your enterprise and attract new clients? Need some help making a business plan? Want to start you own business but have no idea how to get financial assistance? Do you have what it takes to start your own venture but have no idea what your first step should be? If so YES Montreal can help! YES Montreal is returning

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Express Yourself In 2014

The New Year is rife with resolutions, many of which will likely be forgotten as quickly as they are made. But if your resolution is to make your mark in 2014, a submission to Taproot V, an anthology of poetry, prose and images from Quebec’s Eastern Townships, could just be your launching pad. First published in 1999 for Townshippers’ Association’s 20th anniversary, Taproot has showcased original written or visual art revealing the distinctive

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