About Townshippers’

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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Medical emergencies in seniors

Knowledge is power and the more we know, especially when it comes to medical emergencies, the quicker and better we can act. On Friday, November 17, join the Avante Women’s Center and Townshippers’ Association in Cowansville for the next free Health Matters session to learn about six of the common medical emergencies that seniors and caregivers may face and how to handle them. Under the theme “Medical Emergencies in Seniors and How to Handle

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Tell us what you want, what you really, really want.

I’ll tell you what we want, what we really, really want. We, at Avante Women's Center, want to support you in reaching your full potential; in whatever aspect of your life that you feel is lacking. Our first step in doing so is to hear from you what it is that you want. If you are a young woman, or mom aged 18-40ish, and you’ve been looking for an opportunity to learn and do new things, we want to hear from you. Avante is working to develop workshops

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Changes to the Townshippers’ team

It’s hard to believe nine months have gone by already, but Townshippers’ Association is very happy to announce that Maggie Severs is back from maternity leave! Maggie is resuming her role as our Eastern Townships Partners for Health and Social Services agent and will be overseeing activities and projects that help inform and engage our community. Welcome back, Maggie! We’re also excited to announce that Emily Prangley Desormeaux, who replaced

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About Townshippers on CIDI Radio

Did you know you can find in-depth reviews and interviews about all the health and cultural activities in the Brome Missisquoi area on the air at www.cidi991fm.com? Get your laptop, phone or Ipad (or your radio!) scheduled to tune in every Friday at 4 p.m. to hear the Townshippers’ Association team on About Townshippers. Bearing the same name as our regular column in the Brome County News, our radio show is repeated on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. This

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Caregivers’ Café ramps up for the fall

At one time or another, we are all caregivers although many of us do not think of ourselves in that way. The Caregivers’ Café meetings in Knowlton gives people information related to themselves and to their loved ones. As well as learning to take care of their own health, caregivers benefit from learning about legal situations. The topic of legal situations will be the focus of the first Caregivers’ Café of the fall season on Saturday, September

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Literacy legacy continues

This week, two of Canada’s best musicians will perform at one of the greatest events in the Eastern Townships dedicated to benefiting literacy efforts. Our latest’s guests on Townshippers’ Association’s About Townshippers radio program on CIDI 99.1, were Wendy Seys from Yamaska Literacy Council (YLC), and Ilze Epners, the Quebec Director of the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI). Townshippers’ has worked closely with both these literacy champions

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Townshippers’ at the Missisquoi Museum’s Old-Fashioned Carnival

Last Saturday, August 19, Townshippers’ Association, along with twenty other community organizations, participated in the Missisquoi Museum’s Old-Fashioned Carnival and Field Day to celebrate Canada's 150th. Supported by the Canada 150 Fund, the planning committee, led by Stanbridge East resident, Mona Beaulac, had the idea of a throwing a village carnival with games to play and fun competitions, music, and demonstrations of crafts like blacksmithing

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Eight English-speaking groups meetup to exchange ideas

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, eight organizations representing English-speaking communities from around the region gathered in Foster, for a day of sharing ideas and knowledge. Coming from as far as Quebec City, and carpooling from Montreal and the South Shore, the organizations are all part of the Networking and Partnership Initiative (NPI), a program designed to support Quebec’s minority English-speaking communities in improving and maintaining

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Who’s your superhero?

Superheroes come in all forms, including in the form of everyday people who are making positive and inspiring contributions to their community. There are so many people doing great things in our Eastern Townships community, and Townshippers’ Association wants to recognize them, but we need your help!  Townshippers’ wants to put a celebrate those people and groups who are making a difference with our two community leadership awards, the Outstanding

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