Monthly Archives: December 2014

Call for Community Projects; Funding Available

This is it; the year 2014 is almost over. Another Christmas has just been celebrated and the New Year will be upon us and with it comes crisp winter days and thoughts of spring.  Have you thought of what you will be doing or what imprint you might leave on the community in 2015? If you have an idea for a project or activity that would make the Eastern Townships English-speaking community better, than Townshippers Research & Cultural Foundation

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Give the Gift of the Townships

Know a recent or soon to be post graduate looking for a little direction?  Would you like to invite them to plant their roots in the region but don’t know how to start? In an effort to attract even more English-speaking youth to the region, the Make Way For YOUth (MWFY) project has been offering migration and support services to current or soon to be post-graduates since 2006. An initiative of Place aux jeunes en région offered to the English-speaking

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Hey YOUth, Explore the Estrie 

English-speaking residents have a long history in the Eastern Townships and their contributions have helped to make the region grow. Let’s work together to encourage English-speakers to move back to the Townships. Promote the region in a positive image, help our economy thrive, and help keep our villages alive and socially dynamic by encouraging others to settle here and by connecting them to Make Way for YOUth’s (MWFY) Desjardins Migration Agent,

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Calling All Artists; YES Art Expo 2015

We are all familiar with the stereotype of the “starving artist”; but while art is a vital and important part of our culture (and economy), artists often struggle to get by.  According to a report from the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the average working artist in the Greater Montreal Region makes less than $25,000 a year from all sources of income; for new and emerging artists this amount is lower at $12,000 or less. Yet, the culture

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Spread the Cheer this Holiday Season

It doesn’t seem possible that we are already preparing for Christmas. Didn’t we just have Brome Fair? But you can’t deny it, the holidays are almost here. Just flipping through the local newspaper or opening your email, you are greeted by a multitude of events and activities. There is so much going on! So many worthwhile and fun events to choose from that it’s easy to become overwhelmed or spend more money than we should. As delightful as

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Food for Thought; Caregiving – a burden or a benefit?

Some say that caring for an elderly relative is stressful, relentless, and draining, and may increase your risk of illness. On the other hand, others say that caregiving provides some health advantage in the form of increased feelings of personal satisfaction, improved and closer relationships, and better self-esteem because of having a legitimate purpose. Being a caregiver is not easy no matter how you look at it, and taking periodic breaks when

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Local Musician to Launch Film at Townshippers’ Association’s Open House

Press Release For Immediate Distribution   [caption id="attachment_8543" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo Credit: Matthew McCullyPhoto Caption: Townships singer songwriter Matthew McCully performs in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces. Catch this artist and the launch of his latest documentary on Dec 12 at Townshippers' Association's 35th anniversary open house at 257 rue Queen, Sherbrooke.[/caption] Local Musician to Launch Film

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Celebrate Townshippers’ 35th Anniversary

It’s our birthday and we want you to celebrate with us! Help fete our 35th with live entertainment, door prizes and refreshments at a special open house at our Sherbrooke office on Friday, December 12, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Since its creation in 1979, Townshippers’ Association has had the interest of the English-speaking community at its heart. Its focus has been to ensure that all of the members of this minority community remain

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Townshippers’ 35 Years of Community Commitment

It was the year of polyester pantsuits and beaded handbags, ‘Superman The Movie’ dominated the box office, the Trivial Pursuit game was launched and Joe Clark was Prime Minister. In the Eastern Townships, the English-speaking community was in decline and a handful of Townshippers recognizing the importance of ensuring that all of the members of this now minority community remain visible. On Friday, December 7, 1979, the ‘English Speaking Townshippers

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