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This Community Calendar is provided as a public service by Townshippers’ Association. Event content is the responsibility of the submitter. Unless an event is hosted directly by the Association, please direct any questions concerning events to the host listed in the Contact section of each event. Thank you.

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[Criteria] 

1) Events must take place in the historical Eastern Townships;

2) Events must be fully inclusive for the English-speaking community by either taking place in English, being bilingual or surpassing linguistic barriers (ie: art, music, etc.);

3) Listings or announcements must respect Townshippers’ policy of non-partisanship. As the association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization, events of a political or religious nature will not be accepted.

All requests are subject to approval. Listings that do not contain contact information will not be approved.

Please allow up to 72 business hours for your event to appear.

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Employment info session/workshop (ages 35+) @ Townshippers’ Association
Apr 23 all day
Employment info session/workshop (ages 35+) @ Townshippers’ Association | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada

[Note: Time will be confirmed.]
Finding a job when your older comes with its own set of challenges. If you are a mature English-speaking job-seeker, a free workshop can help you navigate your search!

Job-seekers ages 35 and up are invited to a free information session on April 23 about an 8-week employment workshop series offered by Montreal organization La Passerelle Employment Counseling, CEDEC and Townshippers’ Association.

La Passerelle’s approach focuses on each participant’s specific personality, needs and motivations; they accompany their clients throughout the entire job search process with respect and empathy. Workshops are designed to stimulate participant’s curiosity and capture their interest while giving them concrete tools for an effective job search (how to stand out from the competition so they can obtain and succeed in an interview or find business opportunities).

The workshop will be held at at the Association’s offices, 257 rue Queen, Sherbrooke (Lennoxville Borough). Spaces are limited.

To sign up, contact Cathy Turner at Townshippers’, [email protected], 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717).

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Business Coaching – Sherbrooke @ Townshippers' Association
Apr 24 all day

Are you a business owner in the region? Do you have a start-up business or an idea for a business?

Are you an artist looking for grant outlets, a larger network, or business plan guidance?

If you answered YES, it may be beneficial to you to meet with a business coach from YES Montreal!

YES Montreal, in partnership with Townshippers’ Association, brings business coaching services to the Townships with sessions taking place at Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Lac-Brome. With years of business, mentorship and coaching experience, Coby Ingham can help you to realize the full potential of your business and discover better ways of marketing your art. By opening a file with YES Montreal, you are provided with continual guidance, advice, and resources; and your file will not expire unless you are inactive for a period of two years.

This service is free to returning clientele. For new clients, there is a one-time fee of $20 to open a file.

To make an appointment in the Sherbrooke office, call 819-566-2182 or email [email protected]

For more information on YES’s online services, call 1-888-614-9788 or visit www.yesmontreal.ca

 

Apr
26
Thu
2018
Business Coaching – Lac-Brome @ Townshippers' Association
Apr 26 all day

Are you a business owner in the region? Do you have a start-up business or an idea for a business?

Are you an artist looking for grant outlets, a larger network, or business plan guidance?

If you answered YES, it may be beneficial to you to meet with a business coach from YES Montreal!

YES Montreal, in partnership with Townshippers’ Association, brings business coaching services to the Townships with sessions taking place at Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Lac-Brome. With years of business, mentorship and coaching experience, Coby Ingham can help you to realize the full potential of your business and discover better ways of marketing your art. By opening a file with YES Montreal, you are provided with continual guidance, advice, and resources; and your file will not expire unless you are inactive for a period of two years.

This service is free to returning clientele. For new clients, there is a one-time fee of $20 to open a file.

To make an appointment in the Lac-Brome office, call 450-242-4421 or email [email protected]

For more information on YES’s online services, call 1-888-614-9788 or visit www.yesmontreal.ca

Apr
28
Sat
2018
Yamaska Literacy Council’s Tutor Training Workshop @ Yamaska Literacy Council
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Would you like to help an adult improve their literacy skills? Do you have some time to volunteer? Help adults (16 years +) improve their reading, writing and /or math skills. YLC provides free training, materials and support. Bring a lunch, snacks & drinks provided.

Apr
29
Sun
2018
Play: The Barn Raising/La Joyeuse Corvée @ Melbourne Township Community Hall
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

The Barn Raising/La Joyeuse Corvée by Julie Miller will be presented by It Takes a Village Theatre/Le Théatre Ça Prend Tout un Village, in partnership with the Richmond County Historical Society on Sunday, April 29 at 2 PM. This is a bilingual play about early pioneer settlers on the St-Francis River in 1810. The first European family to settle in the Richmond area, the Cushing Family, settled in 1798. In the years since their arrival they were been joined by ever-growing numbers of homesteaders. As the play begins, it is the day before the Cushings have planned a barn raising.
Join us on Sunday, April 29, at 2:00 PM at Melbourne Township Community Hall,1257 Rte. 243
Melbourne. The venue has handicapped access. Tickets: $15 for adults; $5 for children 5-10; free for children 4 and under. Reserve by calling 819-826-3929.

Apr
30
Mon
2018
Heritage Essay & Heritage Photo Contests
Apr 30 all day

2018 HERITAGE ESSAY CONTEST!

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network is looking for hometown history! We’re offering students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 prizes for the best true stories about remarkable people, events and traditions from Quebec’s past.

RULES:

Write a brief story in English about one of the following topics:
A person from history who was important to your community. He or she could be a pioneer, an inventor, an artist, an athlete, a local hero… the choice is completely up to you! Tell about your subject’s life and most memorable achievements; or

A significant historical event that took place in your community. Tell us what happened, when it happened, and how it affected the people in your hometown; or

A special custom, festival, or other tradition that takes place in your community each year. What are its origins? When does it take place? Why is it an important part of your hometown heritage?

Prizes:
1st Prize: $150. 2nd Prize: $125. 3rd Prize: $100. All winners will receive certificates.
Winning stories will appear in Quebec Heritage News magazine and on www.QAHN.org.

Judging:
Submissions will be judged according to content, originality, grammar and clarity of writing.

Format and Length:
Essays must be neatly handwritten or typed, and contain between 200 and 250 words. They may be accompanied by a photo.

Originality and Plagiarism:
Essays must be written in the student’s own words. Any submissions copied in whole or part from the Internet or other sources will be disqualified.

Deadline:
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.

Contact information:
Submissions must contain the name and grade of the student, the name of the school and the teacher, and the school telephone number and mailing address.

Send entries to:
By mail: Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, 400-257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke, Qc J1M 1K7
By email: [email protected]

*****

2018 HERITAGE PHOTO CONTEST!

Open to High School Students across Quebec!

Back by popular demand! QAHN is pleased to announce the 7th edition of its annual Heritage Photo Contest. This contest is open to students enrolled in English-language high schools in the province of Quebec.

RULES:

1. Subject matter: Photos must be of an object, person, place or event of significance to the heritage of the student’s family, school, or community. Subjects must be relevant in some way to life in the province of Quebec.

2. Photographer: Photos must be the work of the student.

3. Specs: Photos may be submitted in either colour or black and white. Photos must be in digital format (JPGs), and must have a resolution of 300 ppi or better, and a dimension of at least 800 X 1000 pixels.

4. Each photo must be accompanied by the following:
• the name of the student;
• the grade of the student;
• the name of the teacher;
• the name, address and telephone number of the high school;
• the title of the photo;
• the date and circumstance in which the photo was taken;
• the category of heritage being represented (eg., family heritage; cultural heritage; architectural heritage; natural heritage; etc.);
• and a 150 to 300 word essay, written in the student’s own words, describing the subject and why it constitutes “heritage.”
5. Participants may submit up to a maximum of three (3) photos / essays each;

6. Submissions may be submitted by email to: [email protected] The date on which the email was sent will be considered the date of submission. Submissions (on CD) may also be sent by regular mail to: QAHN, 400-257 Queen, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7. For entries received by regular mail, the postmark will be considered the date of submission.

7. Judging: All submissions will be judged according to composition, originality, and technical merit (for the photography), and content, grammar and originality (for the accompanying essay).

8. Originality and Plagiarism: Photos and accompanying essays must be entirely the work of the student. Any photo or essay found to have been copied in whole or in part from the Internet or elsewhere will be disqualified.

9. Tips: When taking a photograph, pay careful attention to lighting, focus, distance, and the angle of the subject being photographed. Avoid reflections that can be caused by flashes. Think about how you want the subject to appear to the viewer, and about how it will be photographed to its best advantage. When writing about the subject, be concise. Edit your words carefully. Most importantly, think about how your subject constitutes heritage. Finally, have fun!

PRIZES:
1st Prize: $200
2nd Prize: $150
3rd Prize: $100

All prize-winners will receive certificates. In addition, all prize-winning photos will be published in Quebec Heritage News, the quarterly magazine of the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, as well as on www.QAHN.org.

DEADLINE:
The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2018.

For more information, contact QAHN at: [email protected], or at: (819) 564-9595 or toll free at: 1 (877) 964-0409.

May
9
Wed
2018
Colour Café: Evening @ Maison de la Culture John Henry Pope
May 9 @ 6:00 pm

Colouring / Coloriage +
Crafting / Artisanat +
Conversation =
🎉🎉 Colour Café! 🎉🎉

A colourfully fun & relaxing evening for grown-ups! / Une soirée colorée, amusante et relaxante pour les adultes.

 👉 Maison de la Culture John Henry Pope, 25 rue Principale west, Cookshire-Eaton

Details/ Détails @ Townshippers.org/ColourCafe 📱 819-566-5717

Finished colouring? / Votre coloriage est fini?
Show us your creations / Montrez-nous vos créations – #ColourCafe

Colour Café is hosted by / est présenté par:
Townshippers’ Association, La Relève du Haut-Saint-François, Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre &Centre d’Action bénévole (CAB) du Haut-Saint-François.

 

This is a CHSSN initiative funded by Health Canada through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities.

May
12
Sat
2018
5th Marche Cours pour le Haut @ Parc de l'Aréna, Weedon
May 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come walk or run the different circuits 2 km, 5 km, 10 km or 1km Families! Also on site: inflatable games, smoothie bike and door prizes for children under 18 years old.

All the profits of the day will be entirely given to the families of the Haut-Saint-François for the practice of physical, sporting and cultural activities.

For all the details, visit mrchsf.com/loisirs-marchecours.html

Jun
3
Sun
2018
Lecture | Elsie’s Edwardian Garden: Putting Trial and Error to Work in Grand-Métis @ Colby-Curtis Museum
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am

Winter’s long. Our lectures aren’t.

Join your fellow history buffs this year as we rediscover fascina(ng stories and people from the past. Meet historians and educators who are passionate about history and how it has shaped the modern world. Talks last under an hour, with ample time for questions.

Proudly sponsored by Quebec Heritage News, Quebec’s only English-language history magazine.

Free entry to all events. Click here to download the full program or view the lectures below. 
See you this year at a Heritage Talk near you!
 

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Colby-Curtis Museum
535 Dufferin, Stanstead

Elsie’s Edwardian Garden: Putting Trial and Error to Work in Grand-Métis

By Alexander Reford 

 

The Edwardian Garden signifies a movement in garden design that celebrates both architecture and perennial plantings and is a happy medium between the floral bombast of the Victorian era and the modernist gardens of the 1930s. Elsie Reford was a garden pioneer who adapted the vocabulary of the Edwardian period to the unique growing conditions of the Lower St. Lawrence, transforming her fishing camp on the Metis River into one of the largest and most ambitious private gardens of her time. Open today as Les Jardins de Métis, they are one of Canada ‘s premier garden destinations.

Blessed with immaculate timing and a long life, Elsie Reford began gardening in the 1920s, at precisely the moment when many of the most interesting perennials were being introduced to horticulture by plant explorers in Tibet and the Himalayas. Through decades of trial and error, over time she was successful in incorporating many of these new introductions to her gardens.

Weaving the story of Elsie Reford’s gardens through a unique archive of historic photographs and recently uncovered documents, her great-grandson Alexander Redford, director of Les Jardins de Métis (Reford Gardens), will present the unique story of this horticultural innovator.

Jun
6
Wed
2018
Business Coaching – Sherbrooke @ Townshippers' Association
Jun 6 all day

Are you a business owner in the region? Do you have a start-up business or an idea for a business?

Are you an artist looking for grant outlets, a larger network, or business plan guidance?

If you answered YES, it may be beneficial to you to meet with a business coach from YES Montreal!

YES Montreal, in partnership with Townshippers’ Association, brings business coaching services to the Townships with sessions taking place at Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Lac-Brome. With years of business, mentorship and coaching experience, Coby Ingham can help you to realize the full potential of your business and discover better ways of marketing your art. By opening a file with YES Montreal, you are provided with continual guidance, advice, and resources; and your file will not expire unless you are inactive for a period of two years.

This service is free to returning clientele. For new clients, there is a one-time fee of $20 to open a file.

To make an appointment in the Sherbrooke office, call 819-566-2182 or email [email protected]

For more information on YES’s online services, call 1-888-614-9788 or visit www.yesmontreal.ca

 

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Head office

100 – 257 Queen Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7 819-566-5717 toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Branch office

3-584 Knowlton Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0 450-242-4421 toll free: 1-877-242-4421

Office Hours

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excluding statutory holidays

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