Benefit Production of They Came From Away

Spend an evening at the theatre while supporting youth retention projects across the Eastern Townships by catching “They Came From Away” happening on Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at the Theatre des Tournesols 331 chemin Brosseau, in Cowansville.

With heart-warming humour, Trevor McKinven imagines a reunion of four of the 6,500 airline passengers who were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland, due to the events on 9/11.

Doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets, $20 for adults and $15 for students, can be purchased from Townshippers’ Association’s offices in Sherbrooke, at 257 Queen Street, and in Lac-Brome, at 584 Knowlton Road, or online at  For additional details, visit or contact the association at 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717).

Who Cares For The Caregivers?

Caregivers are people who provide unpaid care by looking after a family member, friend or partner who have poor mental health, are physically disabled or whose health is impaired by sickness or old age.   The experience of unpaid caregivers, who make important contributions, both economically and socially, but often at the expense of their own health and well-being, will be the focus of the next free videoconference titled “Who cares for the caregivers?” by the Community Health Education Program (CHEP).

Held at Massey-Vanier High School, on Wednesday, February 19 from 10 a.m.-12, this interactive health education session will explore who caregivers are and why we need to pay attention to them, how the Guidelines for Caregiver Support can impact family caregivers, what some of the factors are that influence the care giving experience and what we can do about it. As space is limited it is essential to book in advance.

To register or for information about this videoconference held at Massey-Vanier High School, 224 rue Mercier, Cowansville, Administration Building Room 507, or about the next session, “Care giving stress and anxiety,” on March 26, please contact Kate Murray at [email protected], 450-242-4421 (1-877-242-4421).

Mark your calendar for the” Food for Thought” luncheon Friday, February 21 at the Magog CLC (Princess Elizabeth Elementary School, 120, Bellevue Street West). The topic of the day will be “Caregivers take note….music has its benefits”, the menu includes quiche, salad, and strawberry shortcake. Cost is $6.00. For more information on this event please contact Eric Akbar Manolson at [email protected] or 819-566-5717 (1-866-566-5717).

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, catch our column in the Brome County News, listen to Townshippers’ broadcast on radio CIDI 99.1 FM every Friday at 5 p.m., and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with the Association 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.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Feb 11, 2014

Photo Credit:  Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Tickets for the benefit product of “They Came From Away” happening on Saturday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at the Theatre des Tournesols in Cowansville can be purchased directly from Townshippers’ offices or online. Don’t risk missing this heart-warming performance and supporting youth retention projects.