Jingle and Mingle at the Open House

We’re getting ready to jingle and mingle with you at our 13th annual Open House, on Wednesday, November 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.  In keeping with tradition, the community groups occupying the Marguerite Knapp Building at 257 Queen St. in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) will open our doors to the public to share information, entertainment, light refreshments and even door prizes.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy great company and chat with those from Townshippers’ and Townshippers’ Research & Cultural Foundation, Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN), Mental Health Estrie, Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre (LDWC) and the Townships Sun monthly newspaper. This year the Lennoxville Youth Centre will also be joining us.

While visiting you can pick up some great stocking stuffers. Books, music, cards and calendars in Townships Expressions, mini flashlights from Townshippers Foundation or pick up QAHN’s latest’s DVD “English Quebec in 100 Objects” for 40% off during the open house – plus enter their contest for a night for two at Ripplecove Inn.

Need to boost your spot on the good list? Not a problem, there’s a chance to support several local heart swelling projects.  Bring a donation of warm winter clothing for Mental Health Estrie’s HUGS (hat, underwear, gloves, scarves/socks) to help ease the trauma experienced by homelessness during the cold winter months, or non-perishable food   for the LDWC’s Bare Necessities food drive. You can even boost the culture of the English-speaking community by picking up a paper ornament in support of Taproot V.

For additional information about this year’s open house, visit www.Townshippers.qc.ca, contact one of the host organizations or call 819-566-5717 (toll free 1-866-566-5717).

Employers Find Your Match

Employers, are you having trouble filling a position that requires post-secondary education? What about finding a potential candidate that speaks English? Feeling discouraged and not sure where to look? Try contacting Make Way for YOUth/Desjardins Migration Agent, Jenny Ménard.

Since 2006, Townshippers’ has been offering support services to help young English-speakers settle in the region via its Make Way for YOUth project.  This unique project is geared to post-secondary students and graduates ready to begin their careers. Your job offer may just be opportunity they are looking for to make the leap to the Townships.

Employers like you are invited to get in touch with Jenny to get your job offers posted, for FREE, in English at www.placeauxjeunes.qc.ca, under the Estrie Region, English-speaking community. With regular updates, the website not only gives you access to a wide range of potential candidates, but with roughly 600 visitors per day, your business will enjoy greater visibility.

So get in touch with Jenny, get your job offer posted, and let’s grow our Townships community! Together, we can help counteract the effects of out migration of our youth by inviting them into our community.

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:  The decorations have come out! With refreshments, entertainment and prizes in store, the 13th open house at the Marguerite Knapp Building is aiming to be the seasonal blah buster of the year. Townshippers’ and six other community organizations look forward to welcoming you on Wed, Nov 27.