25 Projects Supported By Your Donations

Workshops to promote heritage, environmental activities to raise awareness of wildlife corridors and sports equipment to promote active living for teens, were among the 25 projects and activities that received funding through the Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation this year. Recipients were awarded their funding and discussed their projects at the foundation’s annual luncheon on April 10 in Magog.

Townshippers’ Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization, has been enhancing the well-being of the Eastern Townships community by awarding grants on an annual basis to projects in the arts, heritage, education, research, health and social services.

The foundation could not support these and other projects if not for the generous donations from community members like you.  Projects ranging from after-school tutoring to supplying  equipment for museum displays to supporting events such as the Knowlton Literacy Festival and Townshippers’ Day – help enrich the community for Townshippers of all ages.

Donations are accepted year-round online at CanadaHelps.org or by mail to Townshippers’ Foundation, 100-257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7. Tax receipts can be issued for donations.  For more information visit www.townshippersfoundation.ca  or call 819-822-3314.

Summer Job Opportunities   

Townshippers’ is seeking two University-level students to work with us this summer in the beautiful Eastern Townships. We’re looking for a Festival Logistics Assistant and Administration and Communications Assistant to join our team full-time for 11-weeks, beginning on Monday, June 15, 2015.

The Festival Logistics Assistant is well suited for students of Communications, Event Management or Arts Administration who enjoy event planning, have an interest in arts and culture and want to learn more about the Eastern Townships.

Tasks include: event planning; managing group registrations; general support in the organization of the Association’s annual fall cultural festival; support for and planning of other cultural activities happening in the Townships throughout the summer.

The Administration and Communications Assistant would fit students of Communications, Administration or English Studies who like to write, are organized, creative and interested in working with a non-profit organization.

Tasks will include:  digitizing the Association’s press clippings; organizing an image bank; developing content for newspaper articles, press releases and websites; general office and administrative tasks; and maintaining the Association’s presence in current social media networks.

For both postings, candidates must be registered on the Young Canada Works website youngcanadaworks.ca  and be returning to full-time studies in the Fall 2016 semester. Letters of application and CV’s must be sent, in English, by Thursday, April 30, 2015 to: Rachel Hunting, Executive Director, Townshippers’ Association, by e-mail: [email protected], by fax: 819-566-0271 or by regular mail: 257 Queen St., S. 100, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7.  Thank you to all applications. Please do not telephone about these positions. Only eligible candidates will be contacted.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website www.Townshippers.org. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.



Photo Credit:  Townshippers’ Foundation

Photo Caption:  Twenty five projects and activities will take place in the Townships this year thanks to the generous financial contributions made by community members to the Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation. Help the foundation continue to enrich the lives of Townshippers by making a donation today.