Legal clinic at Townshippers’ wraps-up

Townshippers’ Association’s annual legal information clinic is wrapping up for the season on Thursday, April 5. We’d like to extend our thanks to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Law Faculty for their continued collaboration in offering this free clinic to our community members, and our clinic volunteers Laura Pronovost and Sasha Munizaga, we wish you both all the best as you prepare to take your exams!

The clinic will return in fall 2018 with the schedule posted at

Learning about the end of life process

L’Équipe d’Accompagnement Au Diapason is once again offering a two-day seminar in English on Palliative Care. This seminar is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about how to accompany a loved one coping with cancer or any other terminal illness, caregivers, people going through the process of grief or anyone who has an interest in learning about palliative care.   

Five themes will be covered during the seminar: Better understanding the impact of an illness, as well as the end of life process, Physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and loved ones, Palliative care philosophy, Myths that surround this important stage of life and finally Bereavement.

Taking place Saturday, April 14 and April 21 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm at La Maison Au Diapason, 50 rue Au Diapason in Bromont. The cost for the two days is $90. Those who have previously taken the seminar report that the cost is more than reasonable and that their lives have been enriched by the experience.

Spaces are limited so register soon by sending payment [cheques] to Équipe accompagnement Au Diapason, 50, du Diapason, Bromont, Qc., J2L 0G1, ATTN: Stéphanie Laforest.

For further information or registration, please contact Thérèse Savoie at [email protected], or call 450-372-4752.

Video/written essay challenge for high school seniors

High school seniors, enter this year’s Excel in the Estrie challenge for a chance to be published and earn a $500 bursary, money that could make your post-secondary studies a little easier on your bank account.

Until April 20, Make Way For YOUth Estrie, a Townshippers’ project, is accepting written essays of 500 words or video essays under three minutes. We want to hear your responses to the two parts of the challenge: (1) stories overcoming obstacles on the way to graduation (or identify an obstacle facing others and a solution) and (2) tell us how you picture your future in the region. 

For full details or to enter, visit

Keep reading this column in the Brome County News for more from Townshippers’ Association. Follow @Townshippers on Twitter, or visit for activities and other information. Connect with Townshippers’ in Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421 or in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717.

Publication: About Townshippers column, Brome County News, Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: The legal information clinic is closing for the season which means its time to say goodbye to Laura Pronovost and Sasha Munizaga our hardworking volunteering law students from the Université de Sherbrooke. We wish them both all the best in their future careers. The clinic will return in autumn 2018.