If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved with the English-speaking community, lending your support to one of your local non-profit organizations or just want to experience Sherbrooke’s cultural diversity, then come meet us this Sunday, July 16, at the Espace de la diversité Sherbrooke.
Held at Sherbrooke’s Parc du Domaine-Howard (1350 boulevard de Portland) from 10am to 10pm, during this free event explore spaces featuring interactive folk, cultural dialogue, food, family game area and cultural discovery.
The event is hosted by the Fédération des Communautés Culturelles de l’Estrie (FCCE), a Sherbrooke-based group working to bring together cultural community organizations for common advocacy and support. the FCCE organizes the intercultural day to give new residents the chance to discover resources and attractions available to them and providing the opportunity for a cultural exchange with the community.
Townshippers’ Association’s Membership Assistant for the summer, Gabrielle Branchaud, and will be at the festival with Evelina Smith, Townshippers’ Cultural Community Liaison, as part of the Association’s outreach efforts and membership activities.
Gabby is really excited to visit the festival since she has not yet been to an event where the sole purpose is to give people a chance to see what the Eastern Townships has to offer. Evelina and Gabby will be at a booth from 10 am until 2pm providing information about the Association, its activities, and projects. They’ll also be able to answer any questions you might have about Townshippers’ Association and how you can become a member.
If you can’t make it to the event, but want to join Townshippers’, visit www.Townshippers.org/Member to add your voice to the organization, or contact the Sherbrooke office at 819-566-5717.
Townshippers’ has been working on a sustainable plan for the future of Townshippers’ Day. Now we want to hear from you. Townshippers’ is looking for everyone’s opinion to help develop our plan.
Between now and August 26, 2017, the Association is collecting input through a quick online survey to find out what our community likes about the festival, and what they would like to change. To access the survey, visit www.Townshippers.org/TDay.
Every opinion we get will help us create a better event for more people to enjoy, so thank you for taking the time to share your voice.
The opinions of senior residents of the Haut-Saint-François is being sought as part of a collaborative research project with the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) and the Société d’Aide au Développement de la Collectivité (SADC) of Haut-Saint-François to better understand their service needs.
From now until Friday, July 21, 2017, a UdeS master’s student is collecting responses from residents aged 65 and over about types of services offered to them. The replies could greatly assist in the region responding more effectively to their needs.
To access the anonymous and confidential survey, which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete, visit https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/N2NZDYW.
For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly column in The Record and visit our website www.Townshippers.org. You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Facebook.com/Townshippers. Connect with Townshippers’ 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.
Published: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association
Photo Caption: Gabby is on the go! Townshippers’ Cultural Festival and Membership Assistant for the summer will be at Sherbrooke’s Domain- Howard Park on July 16 during the Espace de la diversité to share info about the Association. Stop by and meet with us!