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Class of 2018 challenge: video or essay?

High school is filled with some of life’s greatest moments, but it can also be filled with stress and challenges. You enjoy a new sense of freedom, but the classes are tough, and exams are gruelling. Graduating is no easy feat, but you’ve almost done it!  Be proud of what you’ve done and be proud of your next steps. 

Since 2012, Make Way For YOUth Estrie, a project from Townshippers’ Association, has been encouraging high school seniors to celebrate their success and think proactively about their future with the Excel in the Estrie! essay challenge.

The challenge is now open and accepting submissions from all local high school students until April 20, and this year there’s a new way to share your stories for a chance to be published and earn $500: the video essay!

If you are in the graduating class of 2018, share your story of overcoming challenges – academic, social or personal – and imagine your future in the region in either a written essay of 500 words or a short video less than three minutes in length. 

This challenge is a way for you to reflect on what you’ve accomplished to get this far, so we want to hear your story. But if you don’t feel like sharing yours, you can identify challenges facing others and come up with suggestions to overcome it.

Essays can be written in any style and videos can be filmed using a cell phone camera, but they must be in-focus and filmed in landscape/horizontal orientation. Each entry must include a completed entry form, and an essay in one of the two categories (either written or video) answering the two parts (1) identifying and overcoming obstacles, and (2) imagining your future in the Townships.

Share your success stories, inspire others and encourage yourself to face future challenges with confidence!

For details or to enter, visit www.Townshippers.org/Essay. Questions? Contact MWFY Migration Agent, Holly McMillan, at [email protected], or call 819-566-5717 (toll-free: 1-866-566-5717).

Sharpen your colouring skills at one of the four Colour Cafés this March

Are these last few, grey weeks of winter getting you down? Are you ready to see the bright new colours of spring? Bring some of that colour into your life a little early by joining us for one of our upcoming Colour Cafés! The Colour Café is not only a fun way to relax and practice some mindful colouring, but it’s also a great way to meet new people and have a few good laughs and conversations. And the best news is that, due to popular demand, our Colour Cafés will now be offered in four different locations in the Haut-Saint-François in March!

On Wednesday, March 14, we’ll be getting together at La Passerelle Women’s Centre in Cookshire (275 Main Street East) from 2-4 pm for an afternoon of colouring amongst the ladies.

That same evening, we’ll be hosting our regular Colour Café at the Maison de la Culture John Henry Pope (25 Main Street West, Cookshire) from 6 – 8 pm.

The following week, on Friday, March 23 from 10 am – 12 pm, we’ll host our very first Colour Café in Bury at the Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre (523 Stokes, at Pope Memorial School).

And finally, last but certainly not least, we’ll join the Centre d’action bénévole du Haut-Saint-François on Wednesday, March 28, from 2 – 4 pm for a very special Colour Café in East-Angus, which will take place at the Moisson Haut-Saint-François offices located at 53 Angus South.

As always, these events are free, and we’ll have hot beverages and snacks available for all these events, along with some relaxing music and colouring supplies (in case you don’t already have any, or don’t want to bring your own). All that will be missing is you!

For more information about the Colour Café, contact Michelle at Townshippers’ Association’s Sherbrooke office: 819-566-5717, [email protected]

This weekly column in The Record keeps you in touch with Townshippers’ Association’s activities and news. For other ways to keep in touch with us, visit our website www.Townshippers.org, follow us on Facebook.com/Townshippers, Twitter @Townshippers or get in touch with our offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717, or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421.


Publication Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: The Colour Café is a no-fuss relaxed way to meet new people over crayons, and pages, books, and beverages. It’s no wonder this drop-in activity is catching on and growing in the Haut-Saint-François to include two more sessions in Bury and East Angus.

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