Save the date for our 2017 AGM and more!

Townshippers’ Association’s Annual General Meeting is a vital opportunity for members to participate in our governance. Along with usual business, such as the presentation of our 2016 Annual Report, the AGM gives us the chance to showcase our achievements and gives you the chance to meet Townshippers’ staff and board, as well as other members of the community.

Members, stakeholders, and the public are invited to the 2017 edition on June 9, at 5:30pm. During the AGM, only members will have the opportunity to vote on governance items. 

Following the meeting, this year’s winning Excel in the Estrie! essay authors will be presented. Every February Townshippers’ Make Way for YOUth project invites graduating high school seniors to write about overcoming the challenges – academic, social or personal – on their path to educational success and how they see themselves living and working in the Townships in five years from now. 

Winning essays will be awarded up to $500 thanks to our partners – the Lennoxville Youth Center, Global Excel, and with the support of the government of Canada. You can read the winning entries in the autumn edition of Townshippers’ member’s magazine.

As well as having our AGM at the Estrimont Suites & Spa (44 avenue de l’Auberge in Orford), we are pleased to invite you to stick around for light refreshments, or a drink at the cash bar, and the official release of the Our Stories ebook in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Become a Townshippers’ member today! Signup online at or call 819-566-2182 (1-877-566-2182).

The deadline to register for the AGM is May 26, as seating is limited we are asking everyone to confirm their attendance in advance. Register online at or by calling 819-566-566-5717 (toll-free 1-877-566-5717).

Call for Proposals: New Horizons for Seniors Program   

Being involved in social activities and leading active lifestyles helps seniors enjoy a better quality of life. Community-based projects, led or inspired by seniors, that can help them make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities, may be eligible for a grant of up to $25,000 per year through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) from the Government of Canada.

The deadline to apply is June 23.

To be eligible for the grants, projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

  • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
  • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
  • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
  • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
  • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

Applications must include the Standard Grant Application for Funding form, available for download at The Application for Funding Guide, which can be downloaded from [search: new-horizons-seniors-community-based/applicant-guide], provides instructions on how to fill out the form and lists mandatory additional information.

Completed applications and all required documents, must be submitted by June 23, 2017, at 11:59 pm, either in person at your local Service Canada office [visit to find an office near you] or by mail to: Service Canada, New Horizons for Seniors Program, 1001 De Maisonneuve Boulevard East, Fourth Floor, Suite 400, Montreal, Quebec, H2L 4P9. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Contact Service Canada with questions or for assistance with the application process, at 1-866-233-3194 or [email protected]

Closed for Victoria Day   

Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Knowlton will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 22. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 23. Have a wonderful long weekend!

For more on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly column in The Record and visit our website You can also follow us on Twitter @Townshippers and Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen, 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.

Published: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: Townshippers’ Annual General Meeting gives members a chance to participate in the governance of the organization and the Association a chance to showcase our achievements. Last year’s AGM (pictured) took place in Lennoxville. The Estrimont Suites & Spa in Orford has been selected as this year’s venue.