First Annual Forum for English-speaking Caregivers Announced

Press Release

Press Release

For Immediate Distribution

MAGOG, March 03, 2014 –   Townshippers’ Association’s L’Appui project in collaboration with the Memphrémagog Community Learning Centre, Champlain College, and other local organizations, is pleased to announce the First Annual Forum for English-speaking Caregivers in the Eastern Townships, on Saturday, March 22, at the Princess Elizabeth Elementary School in Magog.

Under the theme, ‘Discovering Joy in Caregiving,’ the forum is designed to provide English-speaking family caregivers the opportunity to come together and collect information from experts and supportive local resources.

Dr. Joe Schwarcz, well known radio personality, McGill Professor and magician, will provide a keynote address followed by presentations on budgeting for caregivers, health and legal matters, workshops on art and music, video screenings, a gala reception and a book launch.

“This is the first event I know of to bring English speaking caregivers together from across the MRC of Memphrémagog and the Townships,” says event organizer Eric Akbar Manolson. “It will provide a place for many community groups and individuals to meet new friends, lean and feel good.”

Register Today

The event will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1 – 5pm at the Princess Elizabeth Elementary School, 120 Bellevue, Magog. Admission to the forum is $5 if preregistered or $8 at the door. To facilitate the attendance of person in a caregiving role, respite care is available at extremely low cost. To register or for more information, please contact Eric Akbar Manolson, Townshippers’ Association’s L’APPUI Project Coordinator, at 819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-4717), [email protected]

About Townshippers’ Association

Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization that has been serving the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, since 1979. For more on the Association and its activities, connect online at or contact Townshippers’ in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. (819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, (450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421).



Corrinna Pole

Townshippers’ Association, Communications Officer

[email protected] Tele: 819 566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717)