Monthly Archives: March 2018

Townshippers’ Day: New approach, new players, and a new vibe!

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ Day: New approach, new players, and a new vibe! SHERBROOKE, March 28, 2018 – As promised, Townshippers’ Association is thrilled to announce the return of Townshippers Day on Saturday, September 29.  “Townshippers Day was always going to be back in 2018,” said Rachel Hunting, Executive Director for Townshippers’ Association. “Our challenge as an organization was to reorient

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Journée des Townshippers : nouvelle approche, nouveaux joueurs et nouvelle ambiance!

  Communiqué de presse Pour diffusion immédiate Journée des Townshippers : nouvelle approche, nouveaux joueurs et nouvelle ambiance!   SHERBROOKE, Le 28 mars 2018 – Tel que promis, l’Association des Townshippers est ravie d’annoncer le retour de la Journée des Townshippers le samedi 29 septembre prochain.  « Il était toujours acquis que la Journée des Townshippers reviendrait en 2018 », a déclaré Rachel Hunting, directrice

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Say What? Hearing Loss

Does it seem to you that people are mumbling? Does background noise make conversations difficult? Does your family tell you the tv is too loud? It’s believed that hearing loss begins when we are in our 30’s and 40’s, and by age 70, one out of every three people has trouble hearing. There is no known single cause of age-related hearing loss but most commonly it is caused by changes in the inner ear that occur as we grow older. This is a perfectly

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How to complain about health or social service care

Our health system is complicated. It can be challenging to know where to turn for information and even harder to know where to go if you have complaints or concerns. Although Quebec's Health and Social Services Act ensures that all users of a health and social services institution have a right to file a complaint if they are dissatisfied with the services they received, or should have received, the process can be difficult to navigate.

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Legal clinic at Townshippers’ wraps-up

Townshippers’ Association’s annual legal information clinic is wrapping up for the season on Thursday, April 5. We’d like to extend our thanks to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Law Faculty for their continued collaboration in offering this free clinic to our community members, and our clinic volunteers Laura Pronovost and Sasha Munizaga, we wish you both all the best as you prepare to take your exams! The clinic will return in fall

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2018 Community Awards Nominations Now Open

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution 2018 Community Awards Nominations Now Open Awards Recognize Dedication and Excellence in the Eastern Townships English-speaking Community SHERBROOKE, March 15, 2018 – Townshippers’ Association needs your help in nominating deserving individuals for the 2018 Outstanding Townshippers and the Young Townships Leader Award. If you know of someone who is truly outstanding, who has generously support

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I Stand Up for Myself! – Recognizing and addressing bullying amongst seniors

It’s easy to think that bullying is a thing reserved for school-aged children and that as we grow older we outgrow this kind of negative behaviour. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t always the case. Bullying can continue to exist for a long time after we leave behind the classroom and the schoolyard. As adults, we may experience bullying at work, at social events, among family and friends, and even in places we might not expect, like the apartment

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Class of 2018 challenge: video or essay?

High school is filled with some of life’s greatest moments, but it can also be filled with stress and challenges. You enjoy a new sense of freedom, but the classes are tough, and exams are gruelling. Graduating is no easy feat, but you’ve almost done it!  Be proud of what you’ve done and be proud of your next steps.  Since 2012, Make Way For YOUth Estrie, a project from Townshippers’ Association, has been encouraging high school

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Heroes’ playground fundraiser a success

On February 24, Heroes’ Memorial School hosted a fundraiser spaghetti supper and bake sale to raise money for a new playground. Townshippers’ Association, alongside other community organizations, was proud to be a part of this great event, with service and resource information at hand. The evening was scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 pm but by 4:30, it was already obvious that the fundraiser for the Cowansville elementary school was going to be a

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