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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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March is fraud prevention month

Have you ever been scammed? How do you protect yourself from giving out too much information?  Do you know what to do if you accidentally do make yourself vulnerable to fraud? For most of us, the answers to these questions are “I have no idea.”  Fraud comes in many forms: an unsolicited phone call by a technician claiming he can fix your virus infected computer, an email announcing you won a large lottery or sweepstake that you never

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Townshippers’ free income tax preparation clinic is moving to Literacy in Action!

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Townshippers’ free income tax preparation clinic is moving to Literacy in Action!   SHERBROOKE, February 22, 2018 – Townshippers’ Association announces the migration of its long-running free income tax preparation clinic for qualifying members of the English-speaking community to the very capable hands of its colleagues at Literacy in Action. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, established

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CJE Haut-Saint-Francois: “we don’t just write resumes!”

As part of a provincially-funded pilot project to increase English-speakers access to existing employment services, Townshippers’ Association is profiling each of the seven Carrefour jeunesse emplois (CJE) in the Estrie. For the third instalment of this series, project coordinator Katie Bibbs sat down with the CJE du Haut-Saint-François (CJE HSF) Executive Director to discuss the team’s efforts to help the region’s English-speaking

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Life Long Learning Sessions coming to Waterloo

Learning is important and happens throughout our lives, inside and outside of the classroom. From young adults to the young at heart, the Life Long Learning program by the Yamaska Literacy Council allows adults to improve their literacy on different topics from health to financial, digital to legal, and more. Open to everyone, the Life Long Learning sessions are offered by local professionals, for free, in Waterloo. The topic for the next session

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Kindness starts with one; who’s your one?

Ah, Valentine’s Day, a day of love and kind gestures. In a world that seems filled with negativity, carving out a day for love is more important than ever. But what if there was a way to keep that feeling going a little longer, a way to spread more love and kindness? That’s what Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 11-17, 2018) is all about. Inspired by the globally-recognized World Kindness Day (November 13), the Random Acts of Kindness

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A new twist: Excel in the Estrie essay challenge goes digital!

Press Release  For Immediate Distribution A new twist: Excel in the Estrie essay challenge goes digital! New video category in essay challenge gives high school seniors another way to share success stories and inspire others to persevere in school! SHERBROOKE, February 8, 2018 – After six years of encouraging high school seniors to share their educational trials and triumphs, the Excel in the Estrie! essay challenge from Townshippers’

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Career and skills day for local high schoolers a success

The first ever Unlock your Future: Discover opportunities in the Eastern Townships (Do-ET) tour has come to a successful end for the 2017-2018 school year. Supported by Townshippers’ Association with the involvement of educational and employment partners, the career and skills days connected nearly 700 Eastern Township School Board (ETSB) high school students with information and resources to plan their future. The goal was to give

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Our feet support us – learn how to support them

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age—putting their independence and well-being at risk. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. Learn why caring for them is so important at a free, live Health Matters presentation by Rachel Zechius, R.N., on February 16. Rachel is a Foot Care Specialist and Teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin,

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Do-ET career and skills day tour wraps up

The Unlock your Future: Discover Opportunities in the Eastern Townships – or Do-ET tour - ended in a big way at Alexander Galt Regional High School on January 17. Unlike the prior two half-day events at Massey-Vanier and Richmond Regional High Schools, the Galt event was a full day affair. Students in secondary 4, 5 and the Work Oriented Training Path program had the chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Townships.

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