Who’s your superhero?

Superheroes come in all forms, including in the form of everyday people who are making positive and inspiring contributions to their community. There are so many people doing great things in our Eastern Townships community, and Townshippers’ Association wants to recognize them, but we need your help! 

Townshippers’ wants to put a celebrate those people and groups who are making a difference with our two community leadership awards, the Outstanding Townshippers (OT) and Young Townships Leader Award (YTLA).

Community superheroes play a valuable role that truly makes a difference. They give their time to helping out in our schools, fundraising for local causes, work to make sure our vulnerable community members are connected and spearhead activities that fill a need.

The goal of Townshippers’ community awards is to give these deserving people a huge “thank you” the difference they make in our community through a lifetime of service or a single act. We’ll also share the story of who they are and the impact of their service, which may inspire more people to do good for others, in our biannual magazine, Townshippers.  

You can help by nominating a person you know who deserves a little public recognition through one of the awards by noon, Friday, August 25, 2017.

The Outstanding Townshippers recognizes the dedication, generosity, and talent of individuals, couples, and groups, from all walks of life, who help make their community a better place to live, work and raise a family. Nominations can be made, or forms can be downloaded, at www.Townshippers.org/OT.

The Young Townships Leader Award’s are for young leaders aged 15-35 who are changing their communities by being inspiring and involved. Nominations and details at www.Townshippers.org/YTLA.

Nomination packages can also be picked up at Townshippers’ offices in Lac-Brome, at 584 Knowlton Rd. or in Sherbrooke, at 257 Queen.

For further details about these awards, contact Cathy Turner at 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-877-566-5717), [email protected]

Poverty reduction youth contest

The Government of Canada is inviting young people aged 12-24, from coast to coast to coast to answer one question: How can we reduce poverty in Canada? Tell them about your idea in a creative way by August 14, 2017. For full contest details, please visit the #ReducePoverty in Canada website.

Holiday schedule

Please note that Townshippers’ Association’s offices in Sherbrooke and Lac-Brome will be closed to the public during the construction holiday from July 23 to August 5, 2017. We will be back to work starting Monday, August 7. We hope you are all enjoying your summer!

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this column in the Brome County News and visit our website www.Townshippers.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Facebook.com/Townshippers. Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 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.

Published: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association, Stephen Thompson 

Photo Caption: Townshippers’ Association Executive Director, Rachel Hunting (far left) and President, Gerald Cutting (far right), with the 2016 Outstanding Townshippers’ Joey Notargiovanni and Ursula Stretch. Nominations are now open for this years two community leadership awards.