Feel Good Gifts That Give More

Does seasonal gifting bring out your aggression?  Find hundreds of affordable gift ideas from Townships Expressions! Postcards and artwork to thrill the eye, music to move you and calendars to live by. With mystery, history, poems and prose, factual, fiction, your book addiction will grow! From young readers to a more seasoned crowd, our collection of Townships literature will leave you wowed.  With Expressions you can ease your shopping woes faster and be known this season as a gifting master!

Decorations are going up and the stores are getting crowded, it’s time to face it, the holiday season is here! This year feel especially good when checking off your shopping list by making sustainable local purchases that support local artists.

Our Townships Expressions boutique has just that special something for just about anyone on your list. Hundreds of unique items, with Townships ties, are perfect for that special gift with meaning or that extra stocking stuffer.  In the collection find books of all genres for young and old, produced by local authors, music by talented Townships performers, cards illustrated by local artists. You’ll also find artwork, DVD’s, calendars and more.

Buying locally is not only a great way of supporting the English-speaking community’s arts and culture, not to mention it helps stimulate the local economy; it also reduces the number of miles an item has to travel to get to you thereby lowering your carbon footprint.

The Townships Expressions boutique is defiantly worth a stop online anytime at www.townshippers.qc.ca or during business hours, in person, at Townshippers’ Association offices in Sherbrooke (100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717) or Lac-Brome (3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421).

Our Doors Are Open!

Don’t forget to jingle and mingle with the teams from seven community organizations at the Marguerite Knapp building’s annual Open House! Taking place tonight, November 27, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., enjoy music, light refreshments and conversation, and discover the work taking place by several groups serving the English-speaking community in the historical Eastern Townships.

You’ll also have a chance to get a little seasonal shopping in with Townships Expressions and improve your standing on the good list by bringing a donation of new winter wear to Mental Health Estrie’s HUGS for the homeless collection or of non-perishable food to the Lennoxville and District Women’s Centre (LDWC) Bare Necessities campaign.

Warm up this Wednesday with Townshippers’ Association, Mental Health Estrie,  Townshippers’ Research and Cultural Foundation, the LDWC, Townships Sun, Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network and special visitor the Lennoxville Youth Center.

The Marguerite Knapp Building is located at 257 Queen Street, in Sherbrooke, Borough of Lennoxville.  Free parking is available in the front and at the back of the building, accessible via Charlotte Street. Full details about the open house can be found on Townshippers’ website.

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:  With so many items to choose from, the Townships Expressions boutique can help you master your holiday shopping this season. Available in store and online, shopping is the boutique is a convenient way to support local artists!