Monthly Archives: August 2017

Farewell and Thank You 2017 summer interns

Interns are amazing! They come to learn and earn while helping Townshippers’ Association’s dedicated full-time staff tackle projects, get through backlogged work and feel a little less pressure during the summer months. For community organizations such as Townshippers’, the extra hands supplied through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Young Canada Works (YCW) internship program really make a difference. But at some point, we

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Community awards celebrate community builders

Today’s article comes from Townshippers’ Association’s Summer Intern, Kaitlyn Loomis.  After my first couple of weeks as the Communications and Culture Intern, I have made great discoveries within Townshippers' Association. One of them has been the awards and contests that Townshippers' offers the community.   First up is an essay challenge for graduating high school students. Excel in the Estrie is presented by Make Way for YOUth

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Townshippers’ at the Missisquoi Museum’s Old-Fashioned Carnival

Last Saturday, August 19, Townshippers’ Association, along with twenty other community organizations, participated in the Missisquoi Museum’s Old-Fashioned Carnival and Field Day to celebrate Canada's 150th. Supported by the Canada 150 Fund, the planning committee, led by Stanbridge East resident, Mona Beaulac, had the idea of a throwing a village carnival with games to play and fun competitions, music, and demonstrations of crafts like blacksmithing

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Surviving a CIA Boot Camp

Judy Lawson has a degree in Gerontology, is a Certified Food Handler, and coordinates Townshippers’ Association’s Food for Thought learning luncheons in Magog, which connects English-speaking caregivers to information expert-led resources. She writes about successfully surviving a CIA boot camp. No, not that CIA, but the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where more than 2,000 students each year crisscross the campus in chef’s

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Talking cannabis with your teens

Did you know that one in five teens, aged between 15 and 19, have used cannabis in the past year? As a parent or guardian, it is important to talk with your teenager about drugs so that they have information and know where to go for help if they need it. Teens may experiment with marijuana for various reasons including, to have fun, to fit in, or to try something new. While cannabis may make you feel relaxed and happy, Health Canada points out that

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Eight English-speaking groups meetup to exchange ideas

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, eight organizations representing English-speaking communities from around the region gathered in Foster, for a day of sharing ideas and knowledge. Coming from as far as Quebec City, and carpooling from Montreal and the South Shore, the organizations are all part of the Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI), a program designed to support Quebec’s minority English-speaking communities in improving and maintaining

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Limited edition Our Stories book released by Townshippers’ Association

[caption id="attachment_17023" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Townshippers’ AssociationCutline:  Our Stories, the community-created digital anthology produced by nonprofit organization Townshippers’ Association, has been released in a soft-cover book limited to just 150 copies in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.[/caption] Press Release  For Immediate Distribution   Limited edition Our Stories

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Quebec launches consultations on systemic racism

The Quebec government will soon begin holding public consultations this autumn, in an effort to tackle systemic discrimination and racism, particularly in the areas of employment, education, health and social services, housing, justice, public safety and culture and the media. Systemic racism refers to the exclusion of people of colour from political, economic and social opportunities because of their race. It can often be subtle and unconscious,

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