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About Townshippers

Come check out the weekly Townshippers radio show, About Townshippers. Tomorrow on About Townshippers, Emily and Maggie have Townshippers Association’s summer interns in studio! Tune in to find out what Aggie, Kendra, and Aiden are doing for TA, what their goals are for the future and what they love most about living in the Townships. You can find past shows and listen live at http://cidi991.com/

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Sherbrooke Pride (Fière la Fête)

The community day is the 25th of August, with many new additions but you can still bring your mug for a $1 discount on each beer!) There will be kiosks, music, and entertainment for all! Programming: 10 h | Site and kiosks open 10 h | Lantern making workshop with Théâtre des petites lanternes. Supervised activity for all. 10 h 30 | Fier le tour : tour of the lake in collaboration with Team Montreal 11 h | Food service by RollerDerby Sherbrooke

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About Townshippers: Column’s end is a new beginning

In January 2011, this About Townshippers newspaper column from Townshippers’ Association made its first appearance in the Brome County News. Our first column announced the format - “every two weeks”, with “news about our activities and those of our many partners” - and introduced the team working out of our Knowlton office. Over the years we’ve never had to look too hard to find something to write about; there’s always something going

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Your community radio show revamped

For many years now, Townshippers’ Association has recorded a regular show on our community radio station, CIDI 99.1FM. It has been a pleasure, for those of us who work in the Lac-Brome branch office, to interview our partners, as well as community members, on topics that span from the rights of the user of the public health system to literacy, mental health, theatre productions, cultural events, and so much more. Yet, as health and social services,

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Legal clinic at Townshippers’ wraps-up

Townshippers’ Association’s annual legal information clinic is wrapping up for the season on Thursday, April 5. We’d like to extend our thanks to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Law Faculty for their continued collaboration in offering this free clinic to our community members, and our clinic volunteers Laura Pronovost and Sasha Munizaga, we wish you both all the best as you prepare to take your exams! The clinic will return in fall

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Heroes’ playground fundraiser a success

On February 24, Heroes’ Memorial School hosted a fundraiser spaghetti supper and bake sale to raise money for a new playground. Townshippers’ Association, alongside other community organizations, was proud to be a part of this great event, with service and resource information at hand. The evening was scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 pm but by 4:30, it was already obvious that the fundraiser for the Cowansville elementary school was going to be a

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Life Long Learning Sessions coming to Waterloo

Learning is important and happens throughout our lives, inside and outside of the classroom. From young adults to the young at heart, the Life Long Learning program by the Yamaska Literacy Council allows adults to improve their literacy on different topics from health to financial, digital to legal, and more. Open to everyone, the Life Long Learning sessions are offered by local professionals, for free, in Waterloo. The topic for the next session

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Our feet support us – learn how to support them

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, most people are born with healthy feet. But three out of four people develop serious foot problems as they age—putting their independence and well-being at risk. Healthy feet contribute to your safety and health. Learn why caring for them is so important at a free, live Health Matters presentation by Rachel Zechius, R.N., on February 16. Rachel is a Foot Care Specialist and Teacher at Cégep Marie-Victorin,

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Pedalling towards supported inclusion

Social inclusion is about having a sense of belonging and participation in the community and real opportunities to learn, work, and contribute. While important for everyone, inclusion can be challenging for some, especially for those with intellectual disabilities. Pleins Rayons/Free Wheeling is carving a path for supported inclusion with their bilingual, social economy program for teenagers and young adults who have intellectual disabilities,

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Start the year off right!

Keeping your New Year's resolutions can be harder than making them. If eating well and exercising regularly is your goal, Health Canada has tips to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Start by taking small steps, like setting three small goals for yourself, instead of one big one, and being realistic about what you want to change in your habits. Choose healthy goals that are easy to achieve. Think about healthier foods to add to

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