Keeping In Touch: the final column

For over a decade, Townshippers across the region have been connected to the community, activities, and initiatives announced through this weekly Keeping In Touch column from Townshippers’ Association. This column provided a way for those of us at the Association to share new projects, news, information and resources with you, our community members. It’s a space that also enjoyed contributions from countless writers from Townshippers’ and our many wonderful partners.

As our communications and outreach methods have grown and changed over our 39 year history, the time has come for us to make adjustments to the weekly column in the Sherbrooke Record, which you are currently reading, as well as our bi-weekly About Townshippers column in the Brome County News; the digital age has obliged us to make adjustments that will allow us to continue our community conversations in new and different ways.

While our columns have come to an end, the Association is going strong with your continued support and there are many other ways you can keep in touch with us.

Our member’s journal produced twice a year, and our monthly digital newsletter are great ways to find out what’s going on from Townshippers’ and our partners. If you are not a member, give our Sherbrooke offices a call or signup online at

We’re posting and responding to you on our social media channels, Facebook and Twitter are our most popular (@Townshippers), along with Instagram and Linkedin, and sharing info through our website,

Of course, we are always present in the community at many various activities and we are really looking forward to seeing you at the newly imagined edition of Townshippers’ Day – rebranded as Festival des Townshippers Festival – on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm, at Richmond Regional High School (details coming soon at

You can always reach us during business hours at our offices in Sherbrooke (819-566-5717, toll-free: 1-866-566-5717) and Lac-Brome (450-242-4421, toll-free: 1-877-242-4421).

We’d like to thank the Record for allowing us to use this space to connect with our community over the years, the many writers and organizations who contributed content and to all the readers who followed along with us.

Food For Thought: Healthy happy feet

Food for Thought learning lunches hosted by Townshippers’ Association have been connecting caregivers in the English-speaking community to topical health and wellness information and resources, and, most importantly, to each other.

Join us on Friday, May 4 for the last Food for Thought lunch session of the season at St. Paul’s United Church, 211 des Pins, Magog. Our special guest, Dr. Maxime Joyal, a local podiatrist, will discuss the various foot problems we can develop and will explain how a podiatrist can best help.

Lunch will be served at noon and will include tomato tortellini soup with rolls and coleslaw, and crustless apple pie à la mode for dessert ($7). Dr. Joyal’s presentation will be held at 1 pm at no cost.

Food For Thought is made possible by the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund and is a CHSSN initiative funded by Health Canada through the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2018: Education, Immigration, Communities.

This is the last weekly Keeping In Touch column in The Record from Townshippers’ Association. For other ways to keep in touch with us, visit our website, follow us on, Twitter @Townshippers or get in touch with our 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.

Publication: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Photo Credit: Townshippers’ Association (creation), Debby Hudson on Unsplash (background), Freepik (newspaper mockup)
Photo Caption: Townshippers’ Association’s weekly Keeping In Touch column has come to an end but it’s not the last word you’ll be hearing, or reading, from the Association. Townshippers’ will continue to have conversations with the community in new and different ways.