Monthly Archives: February 2014

Student Essay Contest Focuses On Overcoming Obstacles

Hey class of 2014, did you hear? The second annual Excel in the Estrie essay contest is back! Launched this year as part of school perseverance week from February 10 to 14, graduating scondary students have a chance at winning a prize amount totalling up to $500 dollars by letting us know what obstacles they have overcome and where they see themselves living and working in five years for now. Entrants are asked to write a 600 word easy on the challenges

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Women Invited to Participate in Ovarian Cancer Screening Research

The Royal Victoria Hospital’s Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early (DOVE) research project has been working to find ovarian cancer as early as stage 1. In order to further its research, DOVE needs more women to screen. Ovarian cancer is called the “silent killer” because, in early stages, symptoms are vague and non-specific. Of the 2,600 Canadian women who will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, 1,700 of them will die because the diagnosis comes in

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Delicious Food for Thought Luncheon this Friday

Another popular ‘Food for Thought’ series of lunch and learn events is taking place this Friday, February 21. Organized by Townshippers’ Association’s L’Appui project, these events help caregivers meet one another, learn new skills and receive information about resources available to them in the area. ‘Food for Thought’ is the brainchild of Judy and Steve Lawson, who recently moved back to the Eastern Townships from the Ottawa area

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Who Cares For The Caregivers?

Caregivers are people who provide unpaid care for a family member, friend or partner impaired by illness or disease. They take on a many responsibilities from administrating medications and liaising between medical staff to managing the household chores and fiancés. Who they are and why we need to pay attention to them is the focus of the next free videoconference from the Community Health Education program (CHEP) on Wednesday, February 19 from

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Excel in the Estrie! Essay Contest DEADLINE EXTENDED

Due to popular demand, the deadline has been extended to Friday, March 28, 2014.  Press Release For Immediate Distribution SHERBROOKE, February 11, 2014 – High school seniors could win up to $500 cash by sharing their plans for success in the Excel in the Estrie! essay competition. Make Way For YOUth, a project from Townshippers’ Association that supports youth retention, is celebrating Hooked on School Days (February 10 to 14) with the launch

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Benefit Production of They Came From Away

Spend an evening at the theatre while supporting youth retention projects across the Eastern Townships by catching “They Came From Away” happening on Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at the Theatre des Tournesols 331 chemin Brosseau, in Cowansville. With heart-warming humour, Trevor McKinven imagines a reunion of four of the 6,500 airline passengers who were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, due to the events on 9/11. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

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Youth Retention Programs Get Playful Boost

  Trevor McKinven is known as a man of many hats, having 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” later this month in Cowansville. The one-man show which debuted in the Townships in 2010, imagines a reunion of several participants of the

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