Monthly Archives: June 2014

From Broadway to Shakespeare and Back

If you forgot to tune in last Friday at 5 p.m. our weekly radio show "About Townshippers" on CIDI 99.1FM, online at cidifm.com, you can catch the rerun today, Tuesday, at 8 a.m. for a theatre theme and tunes from Broadway. You’ll also hear Kate Holbrook’s interview with Philip Lantier of Knowlton Literary Association about the upcoming free performance of Shakespeare-on-the-Beach. Invited back for another year, Repercussion Theatre from Montreal

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Townshippers’ AGM Highlights

About 40 friends and members of Townshippers’ Association gathered at the Orford Arts Centre in Orford last Friday, June 20, for the association’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM).  In kicking off the associations 35th year of business, the Board of Directors was elected, the financial reports were presented and the annual report was unveiled in a new and dynamic format. President Gerald Cutting led the compact agenda joined by Executive Director

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Welcome Summer Interns!

Townshippers’ Association would like to give a warm welcome to our three new student interns Lindsay McAllister, Meghan Wrathall and Zachary Lapointe, who will share their energy and talents  with the association this summer. Lindsay McAllister is a Politics Major studying at Ontario’s University of Guelph.  After a tough decision to leave the Eastern Townships in December of 2014 to attend university close to her hometown, Lindsay is ecstatic

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Nominate Your Everyday Heroes

Do you know someone who puts their time and talents to work to make the Eastern Townships English-speaking community better? It could be your child’s sports coach, the chair of your community hospital board, your next door neighbour who delivers meals to shut-ins, a friend or colleague who organizes fundraisers for causes. Townshippers’ Association is looking to celebrate exceptional citizens who are empowering the English-speaking community,

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Introducing Our New Team Member

Townshippers’ Association has grown and added a new member to our team. We are happy to introduce, Maggie Severs, who will be working alongside Kate Murray to support health and social service projects in the Montérégie-East Network. A Knowlton native, Maggie comes with a background in social science, sociology and workshop facilitation and joins our team as Co-coordinator of the Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services, Montérégie-East

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Videoconference; Is Home Care an Option?

Many people want to choose where they age but is remaining at home in old age really an option? Just because one becomes dependent doesn’t mean they cannot live independently in their own home. Twenty-eight percent of Canadians are caregivers: people who provide care to family members or friends with long term health conditions, disabilities or aging needs. More and more of this care giving goes on in people’s homes with the support of the local

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Remaining At Home in Old Age

Older people want to choose where they age and many prefer to remain in their own home as long as possible. Just because one becomes dependent doesn’t mean they cannot live independently in their own home. Twenty-eight percent of Canadians are caregivers: people who provide care to family members or friends with long-term health conditions, disabilities or aging needs. More and more of this care giving goes on in people’s homes with the support

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