Calling All Silent Auction Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the silent auction at the 35th Townshippers’ Day in Coaticook on September 13, 2014. Just a friendly reminder to all those winning bidders, don’t forget to pick up your items at Townshippers’ head office in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville), at 257 rue Queen. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays. Thank you!

Brooch Found on T-Day

A brooch was found by a visitor to the exhibitors tables in the École Gendreau on Townshippers’ Day in Coaticook.  Until the broach can be reunited with its owner, it is being looked after at Townshippers’ Association’s Sherbrooke office. To claim, please call 819-566-5717 and identify the item.

Hospital Gift Shop Stocks English Reading Material

Services in English are not a guarantee; you need to ask for them. If you have been a patient or visited one at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke  (CHUS) centres lately you may have looked for reading material in English to discover that it doesn’t exist or is already reserved. What better way to pass the time in the waiting room or hospital bed then with a good book, magazine, newspaper, crossword or Sudoku puzzle. If you are visiting someone then they make wonderful gifts; no allergies or restrictions come from a good book. But as the saying goes if you don’t ask for it then you won’t get it.

Next time you visit the CHUS gift shops ask them for material in English. They should have some on hand and you can help contribute to it being a regular and future thing. The CHUS is the English-speaking population’s hospital too.

No matter what language you speak, waiting in the hospital can be long and boring and having something to pass the time is very appreciated. It can also be a way to keep informed about current affairs, even while in the hospital life outside goes on.

While you are at the CHUS take the time to pick up a Users’ Committee pamphlet and find out who they are and how they can help. The committees mandate is to inform Users of their rights and obligations, promote the improvement of quality of care, assess the level of satisfaction of services obtained from the institution, defend Users rights and collective interests, and to accompany and assist Users in any way necessary including when and how to file a complaint (or compliment).

By learning about your rights and obligations as a User, you can learn how to make your hospital visit or stay a more enjoyable and less stressful one.

Backs and Balance Free Videoconference Cancellation

Due to a technical difficulty, the free videoconference “Backs and Balance: Keep Your Back Strong” on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon, is being cancelled at the Memphremagog Community Learning Centre, at Princess Elizabeth Elementary School.

Hosted by Townshippers’ Association and the Community Health Education Program (CHEP), videoconferences will still take place at the Eaton Valley CLC, Pope Memorial Elementary School; the Richmond & Region CLC, Richmond Regional High school; and in Cowansville at Massey Vanier High school, room 507 in the admin building.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices 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.


Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption:  The silent auction held on Townshippers’ Day last September 13 was a huge success. Phone calls have been made to all the winning bidders who did not pick up their items on T-Day. If you won, contact Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office to arrange pick up.