Thank You for a Successful Open House!

Townshippers’ Association would like to send out a big thank you to all who came out to the Open House at the Marguerite Knapp building last Thursday, November 19!  It was a fabulous evening thanks to the participation of our friends, family and colleagues. We hope all of our sixty guests enjoyed themselves and relished listing to the wonderful acoustic performance of musician Keenan Wilcox.

We enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces, and a few new ones, and having the opportunity to share information about the Association as well as the work of our building neighbours; Townshippers’ Research & Cultural Foundation, the Townships Sun, Mental Health Estrie and the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network.

Thanks to the businesses, individuals and organizations who donated items allowing us to give away 16 door prizes; Centre de l’auto Prévost, Boutique Nostalgia, the Hatley store, Jean Coutu Pharmacy, Papeterie Lennoxville, Ross Murray, Yankee Candle/Blue Seal, Townships Expressions and Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation.

If you were not able to attend the Open House but would like to learn more about Townshippers’, follow us on Facebook or our website to find out about future events or contact our offices at 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717.

Curious to visit Townshippers’ other office in Lac-Brome? We’ll be hosting our characteristic St Patricks Day themed open house sometime in March 2016. Watch for details which will be posted in our Brome County News column and to our website and Facebook page.

Food for Thought; Protein-rich meals

Townshippers’ invites you to the next Food for Thought lunch and learn event on a new date Tuesday, December 1 at noon at St. Paul’s United Church, 211 rue des Pins, Magog. Getting adequate protein in our diet is important at any age but this need can increase as we get older. Guest speaker Dorothy Moffat, Dietitian, will discuss the topic: Protein-rich meals are not just for bodybuilders.

Join us for a tasty protein-rich lunch of seven-layer tortilla pie with salad, and ginger cake with whipped cream for dessert. Stay after lunch and learn how to add more high quality protein to meals to meet changing nutrition requirements, and how to best divide up this daily protein intake. This presentation will touch on many meals and situations, and will be general enough to be informative as well as practical.

All are welcome. Cost: $7, payable at the door.

Reminder; Free Health Videoconference in Richmond 

Don’t miss the free Community, Health, and Education Program (CHEP) videoconference today, Wednesday, November 25, 2015, from 10 am to noon, on Better Bowel Health. Explore this fascinating organ and its importance to your physical and psychological well-being in this presentation hosted by Townshippers’ in partnership with the Richmond and Region Community Learning Center (CLC), at Richmond Regional High School, 375 rue Armstrong.

Presenter Myra Siminovitch, a physiotherapist who has expertise in the treatment of bladder and bowel diseases, will explore the digestive system and how it functions, the do’s and don’ts when your bowel is not working properly and the signs and symptoms of the most common disorders and diseases. She will also answer questions.

Keep watching this space or follow Townshippers’ on Facebook for information on the next CHEP videoconference in January on the subject of dementia.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 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.



Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Sixty visitors were welcomed at the fall Open House at the Marguerite Knapp building last Thursday where they enjoyed a festive evening with live entertainment from musician Keenan Wilcox, door prizes and hors d’oeuvres. Thank you to all who joined us!