Monthly Archives: November 2016

Legal information service on break

The end of the school semester means that the team at Townshippers’ Association once again must say goodbye to our volunteering legal student. Marwa Daher has been very busy these past three months, providing information to over 20 people until her last day on November 28. We want to take this opportunity to thank Marwa for all her hard work and enthusiasm during her internship; she will be missed. As she prepares for bar school in January, and

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New hands-on vocational course

With an ageing population and the growing need for extended-care, there is also a growing need to find qualified and effective support for seniors living in private residential care. According to Service Canada, there has been a “sharp increase in jobs” in this occupation in Quebec over the past few decades, it’s a trend that won’t be slowing anytime soon. If you want to take your life in a new direction and make a positive difference for

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Writing workshops

In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017, Townshippers’ Association is currently accepting various written works to appear in a special e-book that focuses on the Townships role in the greater Canadian experience as told by you, our community members. During the call for submissions, which runs until January 30, 2017, free writing workshops will be held in locations throughout the Townships. Beginner and seasoned writers are invited

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Rising musicians come together for “Think Falling,” a one-night special concert event

Credit: facebook.com/KeenanWilcoxThinkFalling Caption: Keenan Wilcox [Download] Credit: kyrashaughnessy.com Caption: Kyra Shaughnessy [Download] Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Rising musicians come together for “Think Falling,” a one-night special concert event SHERBROOKE, November 17, 2016 – Townships Expressions, an initiative from the non-profit community organization Townshippers’ Association, is very excited to present

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Des musiciens de la relève se réunissent pour un concert d’un soir seulement sur le thème “Think Falling”

Crédit: facebook.com/KeenanWilcoxThinkFalling Légende: Keenan Wilcox Crédit: kyrashaughnessy.com Légende: Kyra Shaughnessy Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate Des musiciens de la relève se réunissent pour un concert d’un soir seulement sur le thème “Think Falling”   SHERBROOKE, 17 novembre 2016 – L’initiative Expressions des Townships de l’Association des Townshippers, l’organisme communautaire à but non lucratif

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Think Falling; one-night special concert

The autumn leaves are falling. Soon the snow will be falling. And on Saturday, November 26, Townships Expressions will have you falling for the luscious sounds of the two new artists to our collection; Keenan Wilcox and Kyra Shaughnessy. Through special events and an in-office and online boutique, Townships Expressions lets people interested in Townships arts, culture, and history purchase works unique to this region while also supporting local English-speaking

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Partners for Family Services in English

Throughout the Brome-Missisquoi region there are a variety of organizations, associations, and centers that offer services in English, and some even directly target the English-speaking community.  However, it has recently been recognized that these services are not always widely known. This is a concern not only for the community at large but also for the various service providers in the region. A committee of local partners, The Partners

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Townshippers’ Association awards $20,000 to four local students

Bursary recipients 2016-2017 Emily MacGregor Brittany Pegg  Jessica Tear    Jennifer Deslaurier Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ Association awards $20,000 to four local students SHERBROOKE, November 10, 2016 – Townshippers’ Association, in partnership with McGill University, is pleased to announce that four Townships students, with English and French language skills, have been awarded $20,000 in academic scholarships

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A musical introduction to Keenan Wilcox

Singer and songwriter Keenan Wilcox is something special. His soothing voice is captivating and you can feel every word he sings. Music is his labour of love. "I play music because I love to, because there is nothing in my life that drives me and makes me feel the way it does... It's like happiness and sadness, leaving and arriving, crying and laughing, holding on and letting go, all wrapped up in one beautiful thing,” Wilcox explains. "What I

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A musical introduction to Kyra Shaughnessy

Kyra Shaughnessy is a seasoned performer and self-made independent artist. She’s also one of the newest artists to join the Townships Expressions collection, an initiative from Townshippers’ Association to promote local artists and works unique to our region. The 29-year-old professional singer-songwriter grew up in “the far reaches of the Townships” on the edge of Lac-Mégantic in Audet and has recently relocated to Lennoxville. “I’ve

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