Monthly Archives: April 2015

25 Projects Supported By Your Donations

Workshops to promote heritage, environmental activities to raise awareness of wildlife corridors and sports equipment to promote active living for teens, were among the 25 projects and activities that received funding through the Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation this year. Recipients were awarded their funding and discussed their projects at the foundation’s annual luncheon on April 10 in Magog. Townshippers’ Foundation, a non-profit

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One Week Left to Enter MWFY’s High School Essay Contest

Class of 2015, don’t forget to submit your essay to the Excel in the Estrie essay contest! The deadline is Friday, May 1, 2015 so there are only days left to enter and win an exciting cash prize. Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way For YOUth Estrie program and its supporting partners,  want to hear from high school seniors in 600 words or less about any challenges you encountered on your path to educational success and what you did to overcome

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Caregivers’ Café Upcoming Meeting

The upcoming session of Caregivers’ Café on Saturday, April 25, will continue on the theme of “Being Prepared” with practical ideas and suggestions that can help manage the care of a loved one. Sometimes the best ideas and solutions for taking care of a loved one come from another caregiver who understands. In recent meetings, we have had guest speakers on the topics such as services available from the Brome-Missisquoi Caregivers Support

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Free Income Filing Tax Service

If you need assistance in filing your income taxes, Townshippers’ Association is once again offering its free income tax filing service in its Sherbrooke office. This service is aimed at low income individuals and couples, including students and seniors, and is offered on appointment. This year the maximum amount an individual person can make is $25,000. A couple can make up to $30,000, but can make more if they have dependent children. A single

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Legal Information Service Comes to an End  

April marks the beginning of spring, and the end of semester at university. For Townshippers’, April also means saying goodbye to legal student Chantal Racette. Chantal has interned with the association since January and will be finishing her studies at the Université de Sherbrooke before going on to write her bar exams. Townshippers’ would like to thank Chantal for her professionalism and positive attitude she displayed during her internship

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Seniors to Seniors; Backs and Balance

“Over 80% of individuals experience pain in their spine at some point in their lives. Back pain remains one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor.” (Power et al., 2006.) Don’t miss out on this free DVD presentation and live discussion with Catherine "Cat" St-Pierre, B.Sc., Kinesthesiologist, and learn more about your back and how it affects your balance on Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm, at St. Francois-Xavier Church,

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Exploring the Townships with MWFY

Last weekend a group of current or soon-to-be post secondary graduates from Ontario, Montreal and Baie-Comeau came together to discover the charm of the Estrie region with Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth project. MWFY’s seven guests enjoyed a free and all-inclusive Discovery Days weekend that combined networking and recreational activities which allowed them to sample what the Townships has to offer them as their potential future

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