Monthly Archives: January 2017

Townshippers’ Association simplifies Canada 150 eBook submissions process

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ Association simplifies Canada 150 eBook submissions process Get published and celebrate the Eastern Townships chapter in Canada’s 150-year story! SHERBROOKE, January 26, 2017 – Townshippers’ Association has extended the deadline to Our Stories, an ebook project on the Eastern Townships experience in Canada’s history, to March 1, 2017. In addition to giving the community nearly

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Snow Clearing and the Law: What You Need to Know

Now that winter has hit the Townships, there is no better time to make sure you are ready to handle the snow, sleet, and freezing rain. And Éducaloi, the organization that helps explain the law to Quebecers in everyday language, has information to help ensure you don’t lose sight of your responsibilities. If you own a property it is your responsibility to clear the snow and, if necessary, spread sand or salt as soon as possible after a storm.

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Canada Summer Jobs 2017 –  Deadline extended

Looking to hire a student for the summer of 2017? You may be eligible for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs grants, an initiative a Government of Canada that provides funding to create summer jobs for students between the ages of 15 and 30. By helping employers to create summer jobs, students can gain valuable work experiences as they prepare to enter the workforce. The program is especially beneficial for organizations that provide important community

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Townshippers’ Association Disenchanted by Prime Minister’s Visit

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ Association Disenchanted by Prime Minister’s Visit   SHERBROOKE, January 18, 2017 – Townshippers’ Association is profoundly disappointed in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s refusal to answer questions in English at the town hall meeting held in Sherbrooke on Tuesday evening. More than just a slight of a minority community, the Prime Minister's reaction is discouraging

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What is cancer?

Cancer. The word alone can be a shock, and for those diagnosed with the disease and their families, a cancer diagnosis is life changing. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, the number of newly diagnosed cancer cases in Canada is increasing. The Society estimated in 2016, that 555 Canadians would be diagnosed with cancer every day. The good news is that survival rates are also increasing.  Retired oncology nurse, Dail Jacob, will help you

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Home Child; the untold story

Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 British children were sent to Canada through the child migration scheme founded by Annie MacPherson. Believed by Canadians to be orphans, only two percent truly were. Descendants of the home children make up 11% of Canada’s population, yet their existence is one of our country’s best-kept secrets. The stories of their experiences range from fairy tale happiness to absolute horror. For too

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Free Information Sessions to start off the New Year

Townshippers’ Association is back in the swing of things with a series of free health information sessions for the public, held in collaboration with the Avante Womens Center. We start off with a Health Matters focusing on ”Nutrition—How to get on the right track,” on January 20 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the CLSC in Cowansville, 397 de la Rivière. Most people start off the new year committed to healthy eating, only to find it’s a resolution

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Townshippers’ Association presents the Sherbrooke premiere of ”Home Child” by Laura Teasdale

Credit: Laura Teasdale Cutline: Bishop’s University Drama students Natalie Demmon and Nicolas Retson-Fournier interpret a complex and fascinating part of Eastern Townships history through “Home Child,” a stage production written and directed by Laura Teasdale, which will be featured at Bandeen Hall on January 14. Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ Association presents the Sherbrooke premiere of ”Home Child” by

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Senior-Aware Fraud

Although anyone can become a victim of financial fraud, predators frequently target senior citizens because they are trusting, often live alone and may have reduced cognitive function as part of the aging process. The financial abuse of a senior is the most common form of elder abuse in Canada and it is often underreported, in part because it can be difficult to identify or recognize. The Senior-Aware program was created by The

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