Anglo Franco Fun

Get ready to savour an unforgettable evening of music, comedy, song and dance at the annual Anglo Franco Cabaret on Saturday, April 20 at the Maison de la Culture de Waterloo. Organised by the Anglo-Franco Committee of Waterloo and supported by the Maison de la Culture, this eclectic repertoire of bilingual entertainment aims to help create bonds between all the linguistic communities.

For its seventh edition, new Artistic Director Wolfgang Adlhoch of Waterloo brings his superb skills and understanding of the arts world to combine the features of this year’s offering into a cohesive show with many participants joining in for the opening act to create a multicultural theme.

Emceed by Ed Humphrey, cultural agent for Brome Missisquoi CLD (Centre local de développement), the cabaret will feature several well-known talent such as musicians Leslie Duke, Brian Allen, Brian and his Gramps with Amps. Budding performers, like the children from Waterloo Elementary School who have been invited to prepare songs with retired kindergarten teacher Connie Barr, will also perform.

Returning to the Maison de la Culture, where he preformed the first “Franglais” stand up comedy routine is comedian Michel Cormier. Recognized for one of his improvised comedy sketch about his early English language training under a teacher with a speech impediment (resulting in the mispronunciation of “I wish” as “Irish”), Cormier is ready with even more original material and will be joined by his equally funny son Victor.

The Anglo-Franco committee arranges events throughout the year with the support of funds provided by the heath and social services centre CSSS de la Haute-Yamaska and with the range of band and classical music, blues and rockabilly, acts with the ukulele to the bagpipes, dance numbers and a “Mystery Guest”,  there really is something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on the cabaret on Saturday, April 20 at 7.30 p.m. at Maison de la Culture Waterloo, 441 Rue de la Cour, Waterloo. Tickets, $10 regular, $5 children 12 and under, can be purchased from Townshippers’ Association’s office in Lac-Brome, stopping by 584 Knowlton Road or by calling 450-242-4421 or toll free 1-877-242-4421.

Community Health Sessions Return

Back by popular demand, the Community Health Education program (CHEP) with a free interactive video conference on Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Examine these chronic conditions that can seriously affect your quality of life with presenter Myra Siminovitch, a Physiotherapist who has been involved in treatment research and developing programs for people affected by Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.

Ms. Siminovitch will present the common types, as well as common misconceptions, and address the connection between the two, their causes and risk factors, and the treatment options and resources. Participants from across the province will have the chance to ask questions as well.

The free health education session will air from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 17, at the Community Learning Centers in Bury (523 Stokes Street), Magog (120 Bellevue Street West), and Richmond (375 Armstrong Street). re-registration is not required but recommended. For more information about this or the next sessions (scheduled for May 29, June 12) please contact Shannon Keenan, [email protected] or Debbie Bishop, [email protected] at Townshippers’ Sherbrooke office.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column 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:  The Anglo-Franco Committee, which Townshippers’ Kate Holbrook and Kate Murray are a part of, have been hard at work in Waterloo planning a fantastic cabaret for April 20, 2013. Get your tickets now.