Musical Casting Call

Do you want to be an actor, a dancer, a singer, a composer? Are you musically inclined? Interested in an era of prohibition? The production company of Johnny Bootlegger, the musical, is looking for a dozen participants between the ages of 18 and 35 to work on an extraordinary stage project at the Haskell Opera House in Stanstead.

No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and have fun. There is something for everyone to do; from performing to backstage crews handling the technical aspects (lightning and sound), creating sets and designing costumes, to marketing and advertising. Participants, who must qualify under the prerequisites of the Centre Local d’Emploi de Memphrémagog, will explore their creative side and develop their artistic talents through a series of professionally led bilingual workshops.  There is no financial compensation.

Overseen by Lorraine Beaudry, a well known professional in the arts milieu, workshops will be held two to three days a week over eight months culminating with the final production showcasing the Haskell Opera House through a series of bilingual performances in summer 2014.

For project details, contact Marise at 819-876-0660 or [email protected]

Coaticook Healthy Outreach

Come to Coaticook on Tuesday, October 15, to meet new people and explore a wellbeing topic with Townshippers’ Association Health and Social Services coordinator as well as representatives from Mental Health Estrie.

Townshippers’ is very fortunate to regularly meet with a group, share a meal and discuss an informative topic at the Elie Carrier Community Center, 464 rue Merrill in Coaticook, every third Tuesday of the month.   This month the topic of mental health will be presented with a DVD screening of Dr. Allan Fielding discussing  the many faces of depression and the effects it can have on a person physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Mental Health Estrie will then share details about their available services for clients and their supporters. Bearing the motto “The recovery of hope and the Hope of recovery,” Mental Health Estrie provides support, information, and education to family members and friends, including those who are ill.

For more information about this event or to register your participation, please contact Debbie Bishop,  [email protected], or Shannon Keenan, [email protected], at Townshippers’ office 819-566-5717. Coming soon; a presentation on arthritis- one of the most common conditions afflicting Canadians – made possible due to the generous support of the Coaticook Tillotson Foundation.

Happy Thanksgiving

Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke and Knowlton will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2013 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.   The offices will re-open on Thursday, October 17, at 9:00 a.m. Those of us at Townshippers’ wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

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 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: Courtesy Hélène Hamel

Photo Caption:  A dozen young adults are needed for ‘Johnny Bootlegger, the musical’ an exciting bilingual theatrical production aimed at building their skills and boosting tourism in Stanstead.