Monthly Archives: June 2016

Canada History Week July 1-7

Former Prime Ministers, peacekeepers, a pioneer of wireless radio, one of Canada's earliest female medical graduates…they are all a part of the Eastern Townships intricate and captivating history. Take up the challenge on Canada History Week (July 1-7) to learn more about the people and events that helped shape our country and region by visiting one of the many local museums and societies. Discover how the Townships was first settled at the Eaton

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Townshippers’ Day 37

June is winding down, which means the organizing committee for Townshippers’ Day is revving up in preparation for the 2016 edition at Brome’s fairgrounds on September 17. Yes, you read that right. The festival is taking place at the same location as last year, a first in Townshippers’ Day history! Haven’t heard of Townshippers’ Day? It’s the premier event for the regions English-speaking community! This one-day event celebrates our culture,

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Welcome Summer 2016 Interns! 

Each year, a handful of talented students join us at Townshippers’ Association for the summer and experience the process of working with the community through a non-profit organization. We are excited to welcome Risha Dave, Jocelyn Grubb, Ashley Hatfield and Shannon Delarosbill to our team. As always, the summer students are an essential part of the Townshippers’ team, preforming a wide variety of responsibilities and building skills and experience

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Townshippers’ 37th AGM A Success

Thank you to the 50 friends and members who attended Townshippers’ Association’s 37th Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 3 in Sherbrooke. President Gerald Cutting led the meeting, joined by Executive Director, Rachel Hunting, as they reviewed the Associations’ activities and projects over the last year. Townshippers’ is happy to announce that President Gerald Cutting will preside over the association for another term, joined on the Board

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Connecting English-speaking Artists to the Arts

In 2004, the Quebec Arts Summit assembled more than 200 artists, government officials and community partners in Montreal. It was the first time that representatives of the entire English-speaking arts community had been brought together. They concluded that the creation of a network could help create conditions to empower English-speaking artists to live and work in Quebec. As a result of the success of the initial arts summit, the following

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High School Graduates Celebrated at Townshippers’ Association’s AGM

Photo Credit: Nathalie McAuley Photo Cutline: Jenny Ménard, Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent (far left) and Kohl Kelso, Lennoxville Youth Center Executive Director (far right), recognized Alexandria Lowry, Emma Laroche Spaulding and Meaghan Rivett (absent) for their winning Excel in the Estrie essays at Townshippers’ Association’s annual general meeting on June 3. Press Release  For Immediate Distribution High School Graduates Celebrated

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the Estrie

Far too many seniors fall victim to various forms of exploitation, neglect and violence. Elder abuse is a distressing crime which can be psychologically detrimental and lead to serious physical injuries. As the ageing population continues to grow, its predicted abuse towards older people will increase. Since seniors often experience mistreatment in private settings, the United Nations designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD),

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

Everybody knows that laughter feels good. But did you know it is a great workout for your muscles and releases a lot of stress relieving hormones? Laughter is an infectious antidote to stress, pain and conflict, it even has the power to fight illness. And that’s no joke! Several studies have shown the wide-ranging health benefits of laughter from burning calories to boosting memory. Actor, singer, playwright and teacher, Laura Teasdale learned

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