Local Musicians to Celebrate Townshippers’

Musicians Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs will be joining Townshippers’ Association to continue its 35th anniversary celebrations with Townships Expressions in Concert on Saturday, November 15, at Bandeen Hall, Bishop’s University.

At the last Townshippers’ Day on September 13th,   Townshippers’ 35th anniversary was commemorated with the launch of Taproot V: Poetry, Prose and Images of the Eastern Townships. A tradition established 15 years ago, this latest volume of Taproot once again showcases written and visual works of the region’s English-speaking community and acts as a record of our cultural offerings.

Throughout the year the association also provides a forum for local artists to share and sell their works through the Townships Expressions initiative. The online and in-office boutique gives regional artists increased visibility and the ability to sell their books, music, greeting cards, calendars and more online at Townshippers.org or in either of Townshippers’ Sherbrooke or Lac-Brome offices.

Townships Expressions in Concert gives the association the chance to celebrate some of the musical talent featured in the collection. Amos Joannides and Sarah Biggs are each known for their distinctive sounds and artistic talent and they have preformed extensively across and well beyond the region.  As part of the event, the musicians will be participating in a special  pre-show wine and cheese reception at 5:30 pm. The concert begins at 7 pm.

Tickets, $25 general admission, $20 for students and seniors, are available at Townshippers’ Association’s Sherbrooke office, 257 rue Queen, at the door (RSVP recommended) and can be purchased online at TownshipsExpressions2014.eventbrite.ca. Tickets will not be available from Bishop’s University or at the Centennial Theatre box office.

For more information visit Townshippers.org, or contact the association at 819-566-5717 (toll free: 1-866-566-5717), [email protected]


Victims Week 2015 – Call for Presenters for the Federal Symposia

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week (Victims Week) 2015 will take place from April 19 – 25, 2015.  A federal symposium is being planned in the National Capital Region on Monday, April 20, 2015 to officially launch Victims Week 2015. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Victims Week, additional symposia are being planned in Vancouver on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 and in Halifax on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The 2015 Victims Week Organizing Committee and the Policy Centre for Victim Issues at the Department of Justice Canada would like to invite interested individuals and/or groups to submit a proposal for a workshop/presentation to be included as a part of one of the symposia.

If you are interested in presenting a workshop at one of these events, visit www.victimsweek.gc.ca, and click on Symposia, Call for Presenters, to download a proposal form, which must be submitted via email to [email protected] no later than 11:59pm EST on October 31, 2014.  The Organizing Committee and the Policy Centre for Victim Issues will review the proposals and contact successful presenters in January 2015.

Questions can be emailed to [email protected]

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 Townshippers.org. 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:  Sarah Biggs and Amos Joannides, whose CDs are featured along with other regional artists in the Townships Expressions  boutique, will be joining Townshippers’ Association in celebrating its 35th anniversary in Townships Expressions in Concert on November 15.