Keeping In Touch

Proactive approaches to increase your community’s vitality

We each have our communities: our family, our circle of friends, our volunteer group, our town. All of these communities are important because they allow us to interact with each other, share experiences, develop valued relationships, and support each other in different ways. At the Food for Thought lunch on Friday, May 5, guest speaker Gwyneth Grant, the Richmond Community Liaison, will talk about how proactively connecting to local

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, when organizations around the world draw attention to Parkinson’s disease: a neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 84,700 Canadians. It results from the progressive loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. The chemical Dopamine carries signals between nerves in the brain and controls the body’s movements. Decreasing amounts of dopamine can lead to the four main symptoms of Parkinson’s

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2017 High school essay challenge deadline extended

Attention 2017 high school graduating class, you still have time to turn 500 words into $500. The Excel in the Estrie essay challenge deadline has been extended until Sunday, April 30. Launched by Townshippers’ Association’s Make Way for YOUth (MWFY) Estrie project in cooperation with the Centre des Jeunes Lennoxville Youth Center, Global Excel Management, and with the participation of the Government of Canada, the challenge invites graduating

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From ideas to actions; TRCF invests in 21 grassroots groups and projects

Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation (TRCF), also known as Townshippers’ Foundation, provides a concrete way for Townshippers to invest into their community by supporting initiatives that enrich life for those in the region through the arts, heritage, literacy, health, social services, seniors, culture and research sectors. This year over 20 groups and projects, of all shapes and sizes, were awarded funds to launch or continue their

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Time-saving cooking tips for healthy meals

Only 1/3 of Canadians plan meals, according to Health Canada, but meal planning can help you and your family enjoy eating healthy, delicious meals while saving you time and money.  Here are five easy steps to help you meal plan:   Check your fridge, freezer and cupboards for foods you have.  Scan grocery flyers to find healthier foods on sale.  Ask your family for meal ideas. Cover all four food groups.  Write down your

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Keeping up with technology

Remember the “good old days” when it would take weeks for a letter to reach someone, and you wouldn’t expect a response for months? Today, the internet allows us to communicate quickly and has placed vast amounts of information at our fingertips. There are so many ways technology can help us… but sometimes it feels like it is hard to keep up.  Join us at noon on Friday, April 7, at St. Paul’s United Church hall, 211 des Pins, Magog,

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The second leading cause of cancer deaths is the most preventable

It’s a cheeky subject that most people don’t want to talk about, but as the second deadliest form of cancer and second most common cancer in Canada, colorectal cancer is not something that can be ignored.  March is colon cancer awareness month. A time to talk about the prevalence and prevention of this type of cancer, which is a malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the colon or rectum, most often in the cell walls that line

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Get Moving! How Exercise Can Help Us Cope with Illness

In these final days of winter – when the weather goes from warm and sunny to rainy and cold, or windy to snowy – it can be hard to motivate ourselves to exercise. We may know how important it is for us to get outside and be active, yet it’s often more tempting to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of tea, and get lost in a book, a movie, or a conversation with a friend. Even so, it’s crucial for our long-term health that we

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Explore a future in the Estrie

If you know a city dweller who is thinking about a change of scenery, or you are an employer trying to encourage a prospective employee to move to the Townships, Make Way for YOUth Estrie has a great opportunity for young professionals to test-drive life in the Townships.  From March 17 to 19, Make Way for YOUth will be hosting a Discovery Days weekend in the Val-Saint-François and Des Sources municipalities —areas with an affordable

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Build a professional health and social services network

Nearly every graduating post-secondary student and young professional faces it; trying to decide what comes next after school. As you adjust to life after post-secondary, you find yourself surrounded by so many options as you look at the bigger picture of your life. Where will you live? Where will you start your career with? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a resource to help you explore your options and begin making connections that can help you take

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Community & Culture Events

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2017
all day Call for Artists Submissions fro... @ Online Submissions - www.saltspringartprize.ca
Call for Artists Submissions fro... @ Online Submissions - www.saltspringartprize.ca
Feb 27 – May 31 all day
Call for Artists Submissions from your community - $30,000 in Awards, The Salt Spring National Art Prize @ Online Submissions - www.saltspringartprize.ca | British Columbia | Canada
The Salt Spring National Art Prize (SSNAP) 2017 Call For Artist Submissions offering $30,000 in Awards SSNAP is pleased to launch its second biennial juried competition of Canadian 2D and 3D visual art, encouraging artists[...]
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all day Exhibition: HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! @ Musée Beaulne
Exhibition: HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! @ Musée Beaulne
Mar 19 2017 – Jan 28 2018 all day
Exhibition: HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT! Museum’s collection March 19th 2017 to January 28th 2018 A costume accessory worn since Antiquity, the word “hat” comes from the old French “chapel” which emanates from the Latin “caput”[...]
all day Exhibition: La faune ailée et la... @ Musée Beaulne
Exhibition: La faune ailée et la... @ Musée Beaulne
Mar 19 – May 14 all day
Exhibition: La faune ailée et la flore @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
LA FAUNE AILÉE ET LA FLORE Jocelyne McCaughan March 19th to May 14th 2017 The careful observation of fauna and flora combined with photography is the basis of Jocelyne McCaughan’s artistic approach. Her project La[...]
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2017
6:30 pm Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – May 8 @ 7:30 pm
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall | Warden | Québec | Canada
Every Monday night 6:30 to 7:30 Do you Like Country Music? Do You Like Line Dancing? Come and join our class.  You’ll have so much fun moving, stepping, clapping, stomping, and laughing, you’ll forget[...]
Mar
27
Mon
2017
6:30 pm Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Country Heat Live Dance/Workout @ Warden Town Hall | Warden | Québec | Canada
Every Monday night 6:30 to 7:30 Do you Like Country Music? Do You Like Line Dancing? Come and join our class.  You’ll have so much fun moving, stepping, clapping, stomping, and laughing, you’ll forget[...]

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