Awards & Contests

Townshippers’ Association needs your help in nominating deserving individuals for the 2018 Outstanding Townshippers and the Young Townships Leader Award. If you know of someone who is truly outstanding, who has generously support local needs, has made a significant impact on others, and/or tirelessly gives of their time, talents and resources, please consider nominating them for either of these two community awards by Friday, May 18

Young Townships Leaders Award

The Young Townships Leader Award highlights youth achievements, dynamism, and involvement by celebrating young Townshippers, age 15 to 35, who have shown leadership within the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, either in their school, town or in the wider community. Winners of this award receive $1,000, thanks to the support of our sponsors, and are recognized at the awards event and in Townshippers magazine. Read more…>>

Outstanding Townshippers

The Outstanding Townshippers award is given to individuals and groups who have generously given of themselves, beyond the usual expectations of their job or profession, through volunteering, social activism, mentoring, or philanthropy, to make their community a better place to live, work and raise a family. Current or former community members are considered provided their contributions benefit the region’s English-speaking community. Read more…>>


The Excel in the Estrie! essay challenge invites graduating high school seniors to share stories about how they excelled in school and plan to succeed in the region. Hosted annually by Make Way For YOUth during the regional Hooked on School Week, winning essays are published and awarded a cash prize.  Read more…>>