Did you know there is a way to support local talent while also improving your knowledge of where you live? Townships Expressions lets people interested in Townships arts, culture and history buy works unique to this region while also supporting local English-language artists.
An initiative of Townshippers’ Association and supported by Canadian Heritage, local artists enjoy greater visibility and sales opportunities through the Expressions collection which includes dozens of beautiful books, unique greeting cards and gift items, as well as music from a variety of interesting local entertainers. Check out two of the latest’s arrivals.
Hot Off The Presses! 2014-2015 Townships Calendars
Once again Expressions is proud to supply a beautiful 16 month bilingual regional calendar. Containing four months of 2014 (September to December) and all of 2015, the calendar features all major Canadian holidays and Eastern Townships events, listed with web addresses for each event to enable users to find details, confirm dates or access any revisions. All sixteen stunning photos of Eastern Townships scenes have been generously donated by their authors. Pick up your calendar today for just $10 tax included, and feel good knowing that proceeds benefit non-profit organizations in the region.
Taproot: Poetry, Prose and Images of the Eastern Townships
Townshippers’ is enthusiastic about providing a forum for local artists to share their works this was the driving force behind the creation of the first edition of Taproot: Poetry, Prose and Images of the Eastern Townships. The popularity of the first edition of Taproot (1999, no longer available in print) paved the way for additional volumes with the fifth edition being launched at the Townshippers’ Day in Coaticook on September 13, 2014. Taproot V is available for $10 or purchase the set (volumes II, III, IV, V) for just $20.
The Expressions boutique can be visited in person at Townshippers’ Association’s offices in Sherbrooke, 257 Queen St. and Lac-Brome, 584 Knowlton Rd. Or shop the e-boutique online at Townshippers.org. For more information about these or other works in the collection, please contact Cathy Turner, Townships Expressions Coordinator, at 819-566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or [email protected]
Get Involved in Sustainable Development Issues
“La Quinzaine” is a series of events related to sustainable development. During the two weeks of activities that will take place in October 2014, event organizers hope to reach as many people as possible to raise awareness of sustainable development issues, both locally and internationally. All activities are open to the public.
Townshippers’ Association will be present during these two weeks to ensure that the English-speaking population is not forgotten. There are at least a dozen activities planned with themes that include attraction and retention, horticulture and local produce, volunteerism, community organizations: who and what they are, Ressources-relais, the Women’s Center, the launch of the Memphrémagog “Bottin des ainés” and many others.
There will be a press conference in the upcoming weeks to release the times, dates and places of each event. Let’s get the English voice involved in sustainable development!
Townshippers’ Team In Training
Townshippers’ Association’s offices in Sherbrooke and Lac-Brome will be closed on Tuesday, October 7 until Wednesday, October 8, for professional development. All of our offices will reopen for business as usual on Thursday, October 9.
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 www.townshippers.qc.ca. 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: Ready to get a jump on your holiday shopping? There are plenty of new arrivals in the Townships Expressions boutique including the latest edition of Taproot and this stunning 2014-2015 calendar. Making a purchase from this initiative of Townshippers’ Association supports and encourages English language artists in the region.