Monthly Archives: July 2015

School Board Elections Study Panel: Deadline Extended

The School Board Elections Study Panel who wants to hear from Quebec’s English-speaking community, particularly from parents of school-aged children, about the best way to retain management and control of our education system, has extended the submission deadline for briefs to Friday, July 31! Parents in the Eastern Townships, please contribute - the panel wants to know how the community feels about the possibility of losing the ability to elect

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Call for Applications Health and Social Services Bursaries

Students in the Estrie and Montérégie-East who are studying in health and social service programs are invited to apply for bursaries from Townshippers’ Association and McGill University. The purpose of the McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program is to address the need for bilingual professionals within health and social services in selected Quebec regions. The Bursary Program is divided into two categories: Category

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Health and Social Services Student Bursaries

Students from the in the Estrie or Montérégie-East who are studying in health and social service programs are invited to apply for a bursary from Townshippers’ Association and McGill University.  The purpose of the McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program is to address the need for bilingual professionals with in health and social services in selected Quebec regions. The program is divided into two categories. Category

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Celebrate the Pan-Am Games with Townshippers’

While professional athletes and spectators, from across the Americas, gather in Toronto this July to participate in the Pan-Am and Parapan-Am games, Townshippers’ Association invites you to participate in a home-grown celebration of the Americas and our local athleticism and talents on Saturday, July 25. Hosted at the Knowlton Tennis Club, 584 Knowlton Road, Lac Brome, Spikes & Tykes: Townshippers’ Community Volleyball Picnic will celebrate

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Community Volleyball Picnic 

Summer has arrived! In celebration of the season and the Pan American and Parapan-American Games 2015, don’t miss out on Spikes & Tykes: Townshippers’ Association’s community volleyball picnic on Saturday, July 25. Hosted at the Knowlton Tennis Club, 584 Knowlton Road, Lac Brome, come celebrate this famed international multi-sport event through sport, music, food, and community! Starting at 10 a.m., watch the last day of the games

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Call for Applications: McGill Health and Social Services Bursaries for Local Students

SHERBROOKE, July 13, 2015 – Townshippers’ Association, in partnership with McGill University, will be once again offering bursaries to students in the Estrie or Montérégie-East who are studying in Health and Social Service Programs inside their region. The purpose of the McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program is to address the need for bilingual professionals with in health and social services in selected Quebec

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Election Systems Study Panel 2015

In June 2015, the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), English Parents’ Community Association (EPCA), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations (QFHSA) launched an external panel  to examine and analyze various electoral systems surrounding school board elections. The Honourable Marlene Jennings has accepted to chair this Panel and the membership will consist of five members

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Townshippers’ Association Launches Call for Nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Townshippers Award

SHERBROOKE, July 9, 2015 – Looking for a simple way to recognize someone’s contributions to the Eastern Townships English-speaking community? Let Townshippers’ Association do it for you! Every day dedicated Townshippers of all ages are going above and beyond to help make their community a better place to live, work and raise a family.  To recognize their efforts Townshippers’ Association created the Outstanding Townshippers Award. The Award

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Borderfest is Back in Stanstead

You know summer has finally arrived when talk turns to summer festivals and activities! Borderfest is back in Stanstead on Saturday, July 11, 2015, and it promises to be as good if not better than ever—whether you’re an exercise enthusiast or are more laid back, there is something at this year’s Borderfest for you! Start the day at 9:30 a.m. with a 5km run leaving from the Town Hall. Runners of all ages and experience are invited, however pre-registration

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Call for Applications: McGill Health and Social Services Bursary Program

SHERBROOKE, July 2, 2015 – Townshippers’ Association, in partnership with McGill University, will be once again offering bursaries to students in the Estrie or Montérégie-East who are studying in Health and Social Service Programs outside their region. The purpose of the McGill Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program is to address the need for bilingual professionals with in health and social services in selected Quebec

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