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Executive Director
Admin & Communications Officer
Office Manager, Townships Expressions Coordinator
Accounting Clerk
Assist Accounting Clerk
Community Information Coordinator, Cultural Community Liaison
Agent, Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services
Agent, Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services
Agent, Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services
Community & Culture Coordinator
Health and Social Services Special Projects Coordinator
[onleave] Make Way for YOUth - Migration Agent
Make Way for YOUth - Migration Agent [replacement]
Employment Liaison Coordinator
Rooted in the Townships Project Coordinator

 

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Head office

100 – 257 Queen Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7 819-566-5717 toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Branch office

3-584 Knowlton Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0 450-242-4421 toll free: 1-877-242-4421

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 12 pm | 1 pm - 4:30 pm
excluding statutory holidays

Upcoming Events

Mar
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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”[...]
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all day Exhibition: SUCH MEMORIES!… EXPO67 @ Musée Beaulne
Exhibition: SUCH MEMORIES!… EXPO67 @ Musée Beaulne
Apr 23 – Oct 22 all day
Exhibition: SUCH MEMORIES!... EXPO67 @ Musée Beaulne  | Coaticook | Québec | Canada
Expo 67 is the most important event of the centennial celebrations of Canada’s Centennial in 1967. It all begins with an idea of Quebec Senator Mark Drouin, which is realized after the withdrawal of Moscow,[...]
Jun
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2:00 pm Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years... @ Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum
Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years... @ Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition: 1867-2017: 150 Years in Lennoxville and Ascot @  Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum  | Sherbrooke | Québec | Canada
  1867-2017: 150 Years in Lennoxville and Ascot History exhibition: June 4 to December 17, 2017 This year Canada observes 150 years of its history since Confederation and 100 years since Vimy Ridge.  Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum[...]
Aug
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all day Exhibition: “The Gaze of the Art... @ Colby-Curtis Museum
Exhibition: “The Gaze of the Art... @ Colby-Curtis Museum
Aug 4 – Oct 31 all day
Exhibition: “The Gaze of the Artist: Wilbur Aaron Reaser” (1860-1942)   The Gaze of the Artist: Wilbur Aaron Reaser | August 4th- October 31st, 2017 Wilbur Aaron Reaser (1860-1942), an American artist from Ohio who studied in San Fransisco[...]
Sep
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7:00 pm CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN’S C... @ Haskell Library
CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN’S C... @ Haskell Library
Sep 14 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 7 2018 @ 9:00 pm
CHOROMONDO WORLD MUSIC WOMEN'S CHOIR @ Haskell Library | Stanstead | Québec | Canada
CHOROMONDO, founded in 1999 by director, Allyna Harris, is an international world music women’s choir in residence at the Haskell Library and Opera House on the Canada/USA border of Quebec and Vermont. Rehearsals are weekly[...]

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Executive Director

Rachel Hunting

When she is not on the road, Ms. Hunting is primarily based out of the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

BIO: A native of the Eastern Townships, I spent my childhood in Huntingville, growing up in the family home built by my great-grandfather.  Although I would say I was a bit more of an athlete than a student in high school, I went on to become a fairly serious student while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Sociology, earning the University Prize in Sociology from Bishop’s University and completing minors in the fields of Women’s Studies, Gerontology and Criminology.

Fortunate to have been hired as Coordinator of the Lennoxville Youth Center not long after my return to the Sherbrooke area in 2008, I have enjoyed tremendously the work I’ve been involved in within the community sector.  Through the Center’s involvement with the Regroupement des Maisons des Jeunes des Cantons de l’Est, I was able to network and collaborate with colleagues in the youth sector from across the Townships in an effort to bring young Townshippers together for countless activities and educational opportunities.  I have also been an active fund-raiser for many years supporting several community-based initiatives as well as national campaigns supporting research into women’s health and well-being including the Run for a Cure and more recently, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

I am happy to serve the broader English-speaking community through Townshippers’ Association and I love the opportunity to work with different groups of volunteers and our dedicated staff towards encouraging, and ensuring, the vitality of the English-speaking community’s cultural identity.

Random facts:Originally from Huntingville, Quebec. Joined Townshippers’ in 2012.

I love the Townships…The Eastern Townships is a remarkable place to be at any age.  From Thetford Mines to Farnham, the Townships have something to offer everyone: outdoorsmen, athletes, families, academics, professionals, the list goes on and on.   Bustling city centres give way to lush farmland and country living, and then there are the people. The sense of community and the willingness to help your neighbour that run through these regions are truly remarkable.

Sage Words: Trust your instincts – that feeling in your gut isn’t indigestion.

Admin & Communications Officer

Corrinna Pole

You can reach Corrinna at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717

 

Corrinna has been managing Townshippers’ online and print communications since spring of 2012. Originally from the East Coast, Corrinna made her name in the Townships as an award-winning community reporter. 

 

You can often find Corrinna wandering along the shorelines (water & boats!), searching aimlessly for donairs (an east coast delicacy) and singing (badly, but enthusiastically) while driving her car to the newest Marvel/DC/StarWars/StarTrek/DrWho(I wish!) movie. In addition to her creative ventures, Corrinna’s  crowning achievement includes being co-creator of an amazing daughter with her nerdist cohort.

 

Random facts: Born in a newspaper parking lot. Grew up in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and southern Ontario. Attended clown school. Worked as a mascot for special events (a giant taco and Polkaroo to name a few). Does not like to be called “carrot top”. 

Words to live by: “My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.” – Henry Rollins

Office Manager, Townships Expressions Coordinator

Cathy Turner

You can reach Mrs. Turner at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Accounting Clerk

Norma Salisbury

Mrs. Salisbury can be reached at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Random facts: Originally from West Bolton. Joined Townshippers’ in 1990

Wise Words: Live each day like it’s your last!

Assist Accounting Clerk

Mary Gunter

Mrs. Gunter can be reached at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

She also oversees the activities of Townshippers Research & Cultural Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization that works with donors and the community to enhance the quality of life in the Eastern Townships communities by awarding grants to local projects and organizations. You can reach her three days a week at Townshippers’ Foundation 819-822-3314 [email protected] 

BIO: Jack of all trades – master of none! Daughter, sister to 8, wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 8, aunt to 34.  Family & friends are important to Mary and she is known for volunteering many hours helping others, her church and on the cemetery committee.

Random facts: Originally from Danville but spent most of her life in South Durham. Joined Townshippers’ in 2009.

Wise Words:  Don’t judge others until you’ve walked in their shoes.  You have no idea what they are dealing with (life behind closed doors.)

Community Information Coordinator, Cultural Community Liaison

Evelina Smith

Mrs. Smith can be reached on her dedicated line at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-2182, toll free: 1-877-566-2182

Agent, Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services

Debbie Bishop

When she’s not on the road, Debbie can be reached at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

Agent, Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services

Kate Murray

Kate can be reached at the Association’s Knowlton office:
3-584 Knowlton Road, Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0
450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421


BIO
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Graduate of McGill 1973 Food Science at Macdonald College. Worked as clinical dietitian 25 years (nephrology speciality). Collaborated with other renal dieticians to develop diet manual and other teaching materials. President of Association of Nephrology loved the teaching aspect and making complicated concepts accessible to everyone in order to improve their lifestyles. Met my husband at our 30th year class reunion when we volunteered to be on a committee to fund raise for a class gift.

Random facts: Born St. Boniface Manitoba. Lived in Montreal until 2007. Joined Townshippers’ in 2008

Most proud of The development of 3 support groups in the Brome-Missisquoi region through use of CHEP materials; Working with Barb Bellingham from Avante to develop the successful Health Matters program which brings health information to the members of the English-speaking community. I love the fact that the networking method of working which we have with the CHSSN is now being used by many other groups of community and public partners.

 

Agent, Eastern Townships Partners for Health & Social Services

Maggie Severs

You can reach Maggie at the Association’s Knowlton office:
3-584 Knowlton Road, Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0
450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421

Community & Culture Coordinator

Emily Prangley Desormeaux

You can reach Emily at the Association’s Knowlton office:
3-584 Knowlton Road, Lac-Brome, QC J0E 1V0
450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421

Health and Social Services Special Projects Coordinator

Michelle Lepitre

Michelle is primarily based out of the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

 

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Role: Coordination of the McGill Golden Share Initiatives for the Estrie and Montérégie-East health and social services networks, and project support for Networking Partners Initiatives (NPI) and Health Promotion Project (HPP) initiatives aimed at improving access to health and social services in English in the historical Eastern Townships.

Bio: A workshop facilitator once chose “Quiet Power” as the words she thought best described me, and I always think of that when describing what I can bring to the table as a community worker. More specifically, I would describe myself as an eager and resourceful coordinator, a creative thinker, and a conscientious and meticulous communicator.

On community development: Community development reminds me of throwing a stone into the water because there’s just no way of knowing how far the ripples from that one small action will go. And that’s what I love about it! It’s a great feeling knowing your work will have an impact on your local community – and even, sometimes, beyond.

Random facts: I have a long history with Townshippers’ Association!

  • In grade 4, I won the Heritage Essay Contest with a story I wrote about my Grandparents’ home (in Capelton);
  • In 2001, I worked as a summer student, helping to coordinate the Townshippers’ Day festivities in Waterville;
  • In 2007 I joined the Association as a coordinator of youth projects, which led me to the role of Make Way for YOUth/Desjardins Migration Agent in 2009, and that of Assistant Executive Director in 2010.
  • In 2016, I returned to Townshippers’ (after four years in the private sector) to take on the role of Health and Social Services Special Projects Coordinator.

I love the Townships…because it’s home to me. I’ve lived here all my life, and I love that I can still spend my lunch hour visiting my grandmother, my days developing and carrying out community initiatives with friends, my evenings taking my dog for a walk under the stars or for a play session in the woods, and my weekends with my family, revelling in the natural beauty of this amazing area I call home.

Being a Townshipper means I can benefit from interesting personal and professional opportunities, but yet still remain close to my roots and have easy access to the country comforts I crave.

[onleave] Make Way for YOUth - Migration Agent

Jenny Ménard

Jenny is on leave until October. While on leave, Holly McMillan will be overseeing her project. You can contact Holly at Jenny’s professional coordinates. 

You can reached Jenny at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

“Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

Role: Helping young professionals to make the move to the Estrie region through various services; personalized individual support; Disco

The quiet little girl born in a French family without an English surrounding was ‘born’ in the English school & way of life. Liking challenge, Jenny is always looking for more to eat off her plate. She also doesn’t usually take “no you can’t” as an answer. She’s almost done renovating her duplex while working two jobs, is currently helping her boyfriend with the ‘management’ of his small business and is already looking to take on another challenge. What’s next?!

Random facts: * Joined Townshippers’ in 2010    * Native Townshipper

I love the Townships…. for MANY REASONS. I love the long drives I take in the area that lead me to picturesque villages and towns where everyone warmly greets you, surrounded by scenery that takes your breath away and hidden secrets that you continuously discover along the route. I love the balance between work and play we have here in the Townships while being surrounded by peaceful surroundings and still being close to the urban life. Finish your work day and walk your dogs in the woods by the river, sit around a camp-fire singing tunes and look at the stars above you. Be involved in your community and that feeling inside like you belong, and there’s nowhere else you’d rather be? Yeah, THAT feeling. Interested in moving here? Maybe you should contact me to EXPLORE the Estrie – where everyone’s welcome home.

Make Way for YOUth - Migration Agent [replacement]

Holly McMillan

Holly is filling in as the Make Way for YOUth Migration Agent, for Jenny Ménard until October. You can reach Holly at the Association’s head office:
100 – 257 Queen Street, Sherbrooke , QC J1M 1K7
819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717

 

Employment Liaison Coordinator

Katie Bibbs

Katie was raised in West Vancouver, BC, but has called the Townships home for almost eight years. She fits the Vancouverite stereotype fairly well- yes, she loves yoga and sushi- but she also considers herself a proud Quebecer (with a strong affinity for maple syrup and snowshoeing).

Originally, Katie moved to Sherbrooke to learn French, then fell in love (in more ways than one!) with Quebec and decided to stay. Over the past several years, she has worked in Sherbrooke, Coaticook, and Magog, and has earned an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal. She is still learning French.

Katie is beyond excited to join the Townshippers’ Association as Employment Liaison Coordinator for a newly minted pilot project that addresses youth employment in the region. She hopes to make a difference serving the English-speaking community in this role, and looks forward to all the people she will meet along the way.

Rooted in the Townships Project Coordinator

Jayme Marrotte

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