Monthly Archives: April 2017

Proactive approaches to increase your community’s vitality

We each have our communities: our family, our circle of friends, our volunteer group, our town. All of these communities are important because they allow us to interact with each other, share experiences, develop valued relationships, and support each other in different ways. At the Food for Thought lunch on Friday, May 5, guest speaker Gwyneth Grant, the Richmond Community Liaison, will talk about how proactively connecting to local resources can

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Townshippers’ Day on hiatus for 2017

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution   Townshippers’ Day on hiatus for 2017   SHERBROOKE, April 26, 2017 – Townshippers’ Day, one of the largest annual events for the English-speaking community of Quebec’s historical Eastern Townships, will not take place in 2017. The announcement was made today by the President of Townshippers’ Association, the non-profit community organization behind the one-day cultural festival and

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La Journée des Townshippers marque une pause en 2017

Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate   La Journée des Townshippers marque une pause en 2017   SHERBROOKE, le 26 avril 2017 – La Journée des Townshippers, l’une des activités annuelles les plus importantes de la communauté d’expression anglaise des Cantons-de-l’Est historiques, n’aura pas lieu en 2017. La nouvelle a été rendue publique aujourd’hui par le président de l’Association des Townshippers, l’organisme

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, when organizations around the world draw attention to Parkinson’s disease: a neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 84,700 Canadians. It results from the progressive loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. The chemical Dopamine carries signals between nerves in the brain and controls the body’s movements. Decreasing amounts of dopamine can lead to the four main symptoms of Parkinson’s

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Townshippers’ Association’s summer employment opportunities offer students experience and skills in the non-profit sector

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution   Townshippers’ Association’s summer employment opportunities offer students experience and skills in the non-profit sector SHERBROOKE, April 19, 2017 – Students with an interest in the community and non-profit sector are invited to develop hands-on experience working with Townshippers’ Association this summer. Join the Townshippers’ team at our Sherbrooke office and learn more about this

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Spreading the Word

The Blue Metropolis Foundation brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding. Throughout the year, the Foundation offers a wide range of educational and social programs. Spreading the Word is an exciting new resource from the not-for-profit Foundation to help retirees discover English-language writers in Quebec and start creating

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2017 Student Essay Challenge Deadline Extended

  Press Release  For Immediate Distribution   2017 Student Essay Challenge Deadline Extended   SHERBROOKE, April 13, 2017 – Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth Estrie project has announced that the submissions deadline for entries to the 2017 Excel in the Estrie essay challenge has been extended to Sunday, April 30. The essay challenge is open to graduating high school seniors in the Eastern Townships English-speaking

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2017 High school essay challenge deadline extended

Attention 2017 high school graduating class, you still have time to turn 500 words into $500. The Excel in the Estrie essay challenge deadline has been extended until Sunday, April 30. Launched by Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth (MWFY) Estrie project in cooperation with the Centre des Jeunes Lennoxville Youth Center, Global Excel Management, and with the participation of the Government of Canada, the challenge invites graduating

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From ideas to actions; TRCF invests in 21 grassroots groups and projects

Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation (TRCF), also known as Townshippers’ Foundation, provides a concrete way for Townshippers to invest into their community by supporting initiatives that enrich life for those in the region through the arts, heritage, literacy, health, social services, seniors, culture and research sectors. This year over 20 groups and projects, of all shapes and sizes, were awarded funds to launch or continue their

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Pleins Rayons in Motion

Most cyclists set out on a trip with a plan but the creators of Pleins rayons/ Freewheeling— a bike building enterprise located in Cowansville, for autistic, intellectually challenged, and at-risk school students and young adults — have been riding into the unknown for the last year and a bit. Michael Herman, a local philanthropist well known in school circles, had the means to make a difference with the closing of a local bicycle factory. Stephane

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