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Do-ET tour stops in Richmond

On December 6 the Unlock your Future: Discover Opportunities in the Eastern Townships (Do-ET) tour made it’s second stop, this time visiting Richmond Regional high school (RRHS). Secondary 4 and 5 students had the chance to explore their future with many diverse opportunities in the Townships. They participated in three types of activities through the half-day event: career panels, workshops, and a networking area. Each stop on the tour is tailored

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New cultural coordinator wants to showcase the Townships

There’s a lot of great stuff going on in the Eastern Townships and as Townshippers’ Association’s new Cultural Events Coordinator, Emily Prangley Desormeaux wants to know about it all. Emily is looking to enhance the creativity and vibrancy of the English-speaking community by building the largest cultural network in the region. She also hopes to broaden community participation by showing Townshippers the many things they can do in the region. It’s

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Community Partnerships for Success: New bilingual employability program starting in January

Campus Brome-Missisquoi (CBM), in partnership with Emploi-Québec, is launching a new bilingual employability program for people aged 16 and older who are looking for an opportunity to gain employment skills and to explore trades that are in high demand in our region. ‘’The ideal candidate for this program is someone who is motivated to find a job doing something they enjoy. Someone who is open to exploring new trades, who wants to make a positive

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Six community organizations host festive open house on December 20

  Press Release  For Immediate Distribution Six community organizations host festive open house on December 20   SHERBROOKE, December 7, 2017 – Community members of all ages are invited to celebrate the holidays with the community organizations in the Marguerite Knapp Building at the annual Open House from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, December 20 in Sherbrooke’s Borough of Lennoxville.  Meet and mingle with the team behind Townshippers’

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Shop local this holiday season

There are so many reasons to shop local and Townships merchants have a lot to offer. If you are looking for a gift that celebrates the Townships or the region’s English-language culture, Townships Expressions has you covered with more than 100 books, music, videos, cards, calendars and more. The best part about shopping from the Expressions shop, offered by Townshippers’ Association, is that your purchase directly supports writers, musicians,

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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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