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Knowlton successfully kicks off Arts Alive! Québec season

The 2017 summer edition of Arts Alive! Québec that took place in Knowlton from June 25 to July 8, was a brilliant success. The arts festival wrapped up last Saturday with a Celtic Celebration of Canada's Roots concert which included performances by a young Québécois fiddler, a master stepdancer (gigueur Québécois), Inuit throat singers and an Indian Tabla player. During the closing events, the audience was treated to the premiere of the film

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Knowlton to celebrate 150 years of Canada’s Confederation with Arts Alive! Québec

The historic village of Knowlton, on the shores of beautiful Lac Brome, will be celebrating the finest art the Eastern Townships has to offer, and everyone is invited to the 2017 edition of Arts Alive! Québec! From June 25 to July 8, locals and visitors can enjoy workshops, concerts, and shows that will prove that the Townships artistic scene is alive and kicking. Between screenplay writing and kite-making workshops, exploring outdoor theatre and

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First Health and Wellness Fair a great success

It was a beautiful day outside last Saturday, June 10, but that didn’t keep a large number of people from attending the first Health & Wellness Fair, held in English at the Lac Brome Community Center in Knowlton. Under the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Communities” community members in Brome-Missisquoi, Haute-Yamaska, and surrounding areas visited the booths of 20 community and health organizations who were providing information

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Resources in English for families in Brome-Missisquoi

In celebration of Quebec Family Week from May 15-21, the Partners for Family Services in English launched a brand new brochure listing local health and social services, and community organizations that ensure access to help and support in the English language. The Resources in English for Families in Brome-Missisquoi brochure will be distributed for free to all students attending English primary schools in the area, and will also be available

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Be a part of the first Health and Wellness Fair!

Getting healthy is important but sometimes it’s hard to find local information, and then your health suffers. What better way to get healthy than to visit a health fair! Health fairs play an important role in the community because they give people access to information that is vital to their health. Healthy People, Healthy Communities is the theme for the Health & Wellness Fair happening this June 10 at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 rue Victoria,

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Health and social services bursary closing soon!

School can be expensive, but help may be available for students living in the Montérégie-East region who are pursuing the health and social services field. With applications closing on May 12, there’s no time to delay! Offered by McGill University, and administered in the Estrie and Montérégie-East by Townshippers’ Association, the Health and Social Services Community Leadership Bursary Program offers bursaries to full-time students from

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Spreading the Word

The Blue Metropolis Foundation brings together people from different cultures to share the pleasure of reading and writing and encourages creativity and intercultural understanding. Throughout the year, the Foundation offers a wide range of educational and social programs. Spreading the Word is an exciting new resource from the not-for-profit Foundation to help retirees discover English-language writers in Quebec and start creating

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Pleins Rayons in Motion

Most cyclists set out on a trip with a plan but the creators of Pleins rayons/ Freewheeling— a bike building enterprise located in Cowansville, for autistic, intellectually challenged, and at-risk school students and young adults — have been riding into the unknown for the last year and a bit. Michael Herman, a local philanthropist well known in school circles, had the means to make a difference with the closing of a local bicycle factory. Stephane

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It is all about mental health

Mental illness is increasingly recognized as a serious and growing problem, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. The CMHA estimates that 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness at some time in their lives, but many more individuals such as family, friends, and colleagues are indirectly affected. The good news, mental illnesses can be treated effectively and there are resources to help. Townshippers’ Association recently had

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Health Matters: What is Cancer?

About 2 in 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetimes, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, and 1 in 4 will die of the disease. The national community-based organization estimated 202,400 new cases of cancer and 78,800 cancer-related deaths would take place last year. The statistics can be frightening and for those facing cancer, the diagnosis can completely change their approach to living. In collaboration with the Avante Women’s

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