Keeping In Touch

Second Richmond Health and Wellness Fair

Explore new ways you and your family can get healthier, happier and more involved in the community at the free Richmond Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 30. The Partnership for the Vitality of the English-speaking community Val‐Saint François, which includes the Richmond Regional Community Learning Center, CIUSSS-Val-Saint-Francois, Townshippers’ Association, and Val Famille, invites you to find out about local, regional and provincial

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Learn your rights while laughing out loud!

Everyone who receives care and services from a health and social services institution in Quebec has rights, a dozen of them to be exact. This autumn, Dominic St-Laurent is focusing on the funny side of healthcare to help Townshippers learn about theirs. Presented by the Eastern Townships CIUSSS-CHUS User's Committee, the free comedy show is a way to raise awareness across the general population about their rights when using any of the Centre intégré

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Let’s celebrate those who have given to our community!

The Eastern Townships English-speaking community is stronger thanks to the people that go the extra mile or inspire others to get involved. Spend an evening recognizing the impact of some exceptional individuals who are working to build a stronger community during a free awards evening with Townshippers’ Association, joined by Sue Smith host of CBC Montreal's Homerun, on Saturday, September 16, at 7 p.m. at The Piggery Theatre. Long-time volunteer

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Upcoming Health Link Sessions in Bury – Save the Dates!

Following upon the success of last year’s sessions, three new Health Link activities are in the works for this fall. These lunch-and-learn sessions, which connect the English-speaking community in the Haut-Saint-François region with health and wellness information in English, will take place at the Armoury Community Centre in Bury (563 Main) on Wednesdays on September 20, October 18 and November 22.  Details on the session topics will be

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Farewell and Thank You 2017 summer interns

Interns are amazing! They come to learn and earn while helping Townshippers’ Association’s dedicated full-time staff tackle projects, get through backlogged work and feel a little less pressure during the summer months. For community organizations such as Townshippers’, the extra hands supplied through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Young Canada Works (YCW) internship program really make a difference. But at some point, we

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Community awards celebrate community builders

Today’s article comes from Townshippers’ Association’s Summer Intern, Kaitlyn Loomis.  After my first couple of weeks as the Communications and Culture Intern, I have made great discoveries within Townshippers' Association. One of them has been the awards and contests that Townshippers' offers the community.   First up is an essay challenge for graduating high school students. Excel in the Estrie is presented by Make Way for YOUth

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Surviving a CIA Boot Camp

Judy Lawson has a degree in Gerontology, is a Certified Food Handler, and coordinates Townshippers’ Association’s Food for Thought learning luncheons in Magog, which connects English-speaking caregivers to information expert-led resources. She writes about successfully surviving a CIA boot camp. No, not that CIA, but the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where more than 2,000 students each year crisscross the campus in chef’s

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Talking cannabis with your teens

Did you know that one in five teens, aged between 15 and 19, have used cannabis in the past year? As a parent or guardian, it is important to talk with your teenager about drugs so that they have information and know where to go for help if they need it. Teens may experiment with marijuana for various reasons including, to have fun, to fit in, or to try something new. While cannabis may make you feel relaxed and happy, Health Canada points out that

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Quebec launches consultations on systemic racism

The Quebec government will soon begin holding public consultations this autumn, in an effort to tackle systemic discrimination and racism, particularly in the areas of employment, education, health and social services, housing, justice, public safety and culture and the media. Systemic racism refers to the exclusion of people of colour from political, economic and social opportunities because of their race. It can often be subtle and unconscious,

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Our Stories ebook now in stock!

The long wait is over! The community-crafted anthology, Our Stories: The Eastern Townships Chapter in Canada’s 150-Year Story, is now available through Townshippers’ Association’s website and in-office boutique, Townships Expressions! The Our Stories project was launched in 2016 by Townshippers’ to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary by sharing stories of the influence and role that our community has had on our country’s history in a

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