Monthly Archives: November 2017

First Do-ET career and skills days a success!

The first of three Unlock your Future: Do-ET events from Townshippers’ Association went off without a hitch at Massey-Vanier High School in Cowansville last Wednesday, exceeding all expectations, according to Project coordinator, Jayme Marrotte. In collaboration with the Massey-Vanier guidance counselor, Jayme organized a half-day event giving secondary 4 and 5 students a chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Eastern

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Keep a joyful balance this holiday season

Things are starting to ramp up for the holidays. People are busy going to concerts, Christmas bazaars, community events, then there’s the invitations to parties, all that shopping to do and the planning for family activities. It is enough to make your head spin! The pressure builds and so does the stress. If you are like most people, you want to please everyone and might feel like you’ve failed if you can’t do everything. This can be more intensely

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Former Townshippers’ Association Executive Director to head new English-language community secretariat

[caption id="attachment_17661" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo credit: Townshippers’ AssociationCaption: Townshippers’ Association was on hand at Quebec City’s Morin Centre on Friday as Kathleen Weil, the Minister responsible for English-speaking Quebecers [far left], appointed William Floch [grey suit] as the province's new English-language community secretariat.[/caption] Press Release  For Immediate Distribution

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Preparing for Winter

The snow has started to fly, and it probably has you thinking about whether you are ready to face the coming winter months. There are always so many things to think about in the wintertime, like snowstorms (and ice storms!), power outages, winter driving, heating, and shoveling. Plus, you also need to be sure you have enough food and supplies at home to last you for a few days in case you get snowed in… and, it’s always good to know of a few

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Support your local music scene

Every big-name musician has gotten their start on a local stage, but audiences might not realize how much they get out of the local music scene. You might have the impression that if a song isn't on the radio an artist isn’t good enough to be listened to. But by the time their music is aired, everyone’s heard it. A local show gives you a chance to hear fresh music first! Local music is diverse and personal. Where else can you shake hands with

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Medical emergencies in seniors

Knowledge is power and the more we know, especially when it comes to medical emergencies, the quicker and better we can act. On Friday, November 17, join the Avante Women’s Center and Townshippers’ Association in Cowansville for the next free Health Matters session to learn about six of the common medical emergencies that seniors and caregivers may face and how to handle them. Under the theme “Medical Emergencies in Seniors and How to Handle

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Singer-songwriter Keenan Wilcox bringing soulful show to Bandeen Hall

Credit: Keenan Wilcox Caption: Singer-songwriter Keenan Wilcox Credit: Eleuthera Caption: Soul/blues singer Eleuthera Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Singer-songwriter Keenan Wilcox bringing soulful show to Bandeen Hall Expressions Series live shows spotlight the culture of the region’s English-speaking community SHERBROOKE, November 9, 2017 – The Expressions Series, offered by non-profit organization Townshippers’ Association,

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Made in Estrie to open linguistic artistic diversity

The Estrie region’s arts and culture scene are buzzing but they can often be out of reach to artists who work mainly in English. English- and French-speaking artists, along with the Conseil de la culture de l'Estrie, Townshippers' Association, and ELAN Quebec are creating linguistic artistic diversity through Made in Estrie. Held as a 5 à 7 gathering next Tuesday, November 14, at Studio Irisium (165 Wellington nord, Sherbrooke), this

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The Perfect Home for a Long Life

We all want to live in the perfect home for a long life and there may come a time when our needs and our lifestyles lead us to consider down-sizing and re-locating. Ultimately, we hope to balance our current needs with our future needs but our choices are not always clean cut and decisions can be difficult. Do you think about wanting to reduce the demands of running a large house? Would you like to spare your children the clean-up after you are gone?

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