Monthly Archives: June 2017

Summer Intern Series: Asking for help is a sign of strength

Hello everyone, I'm Kaitlyn Loomis! I am a fourth year Bishop’s University student entering my final year of clinical psychology. I’ve recently joined Townshippers' Association through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Young Canada Works (YCW) program. This program allows thousands of students across the country, like me, to put our skills to work for a local non-profit organization while gaining valuable work experience, learning how to

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Knowlton to celebrate 150 years of Canada’s Confederation with Arts Alive! Québec

The historic village of Knowlton, on the shores of beautiful Lac Brome, will be celebrating the finest art the Eastern Townships has to offer, and everyone is invited to the 2017 edition of Arts Alive! Québec! From June 25 to July 8, locals and visitors can enjoy workshops, concerts, and shows that will prove that the Townships artistic scene is alive and kicking. Between screenplay writing and kite-making workshops, exploring outdoor theatre and

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Welcome summer interns!

Summer is here which means so are the interns! Each year, an internship program through the Department of Canadian Heritage's Young Canada Works (YCW) allows students to engage in field experience, acquire skills in preserving and promoting our cultural heritage and share insight within a local non-profit organization. Townshippers' Association is thrilled to welcome two new interns this summer. Our new Communications and Culture intern is Kaitlyn

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New Townships-based career opportunity app launched

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution   New Townships-based career opportunity app launched   SHERBROOKE, June 15, 2017 – A new Eastern Townships-based app is giving English-speakers in the region access local career opportunities that place a value on their language skills. Launched by Townshippers’ Association at their Annual General Meeting on June 9 in Orford, the Topportunity Mobile application provides direct access

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Coaticook senior wins essay challenge

Caroline Fisette, a senior at Alexander Galt Regional High School, was named the winner of this year’s Excel in the Estrie essay challenge following Townshippers’ Association’s Annual General Meeting on June 9, in Orford. Each year in celebration of school perseverance, Townshippers’ Make Way for YOUth (MWFY) project challenges high school seniors to share stories about how they have excelled in school and how they see themselves living and

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First Health and Wellness Fair a great success

It was a beautiful day outside last Saturday, June 10, but that didn’t keep a large number of people from attending the first Health & Wellness Fair, held in English at the Lac Brome Community Center in Knowlton. Under the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Communities” community members in Brome-Missisquoi, Haute-Yamaska, and surrounding areas visited the booths of 20 community and health organizations who were providing information

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Health education sessions take summer break

After another successful season, Townshippers’ Association is wrapping up the Community Health Education program (CHEP) for the summer. Held in partnership with the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN), the program connects members of Quebec’s English-speaking communities with timely information, in English, on health topics from health professionals. Everyone is welcome to the last health education session of spring that will

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