Townshippers Day Website Relaunched

The official festival website for Townshippers’ Day has been relaunched! Still in development, discover everything T-Day including the event program, entertainers, venues and other special activities as they unfold at Be sure to refresh each page to get the latest content.

Townshippers’ Day is one of the Eastern Townships English-speaking community’s most important annual events. This family friendly festival is organized annually by Townshippers’ Association, in collaboration with a local organizing committee, in a different municipality of the Eastern Townships. The 35th edition of Townshippers’ Day is being hosted by the Ville de Coaticook, in collaboration with Coaticook’s 150th celebrations, and will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

T-Day’s bilingual website contains all the details needed to make the most out of the 2014 edition of Day. With several historic venues participating this year, visitors may wish to plan their visit advance to maximise their time. With this in mind a Town Tour is being created to help visitors discover Coaticook by foot or by free shuttle bus. The tour will be available for viewing and download in early August.

Artisans and Exhibitors, there is still time to register for a table! Forms, fees and further details can be found under the PARTICPATE category under the ‘Townshippers’ Day’ tab.   Businesses are also invited to participate in Townshippers’ Day as sponsors or support the day though a silent auction donation. Details are outlined under PARTNERS/SPONSORSHIP.

For all things Townshippers’ Day visit the official site often or contact Kate Holbrook at 450-242-4421 (toll free 866-242-4421) or [email protected]


Suspicious Seniors Survey Call

After receiving a report of a suspicious phone survey polling regional seniors on behalf of Townshippers’ Association, the association would like to inform the public that we are not conducting any telephone surveys at this time.

With the prevalence of scams and identity theft schemes, it is always wise to be wary of giving stranger personal or financial information and take precautions to avoid being victimized. While the association is not conducting surveys, it is possible that other organizations may be. Don’t be afraid to ask callers to clearly identify themselves and the organization they are calling on behalf of. You can also ask for a means of contacting that organization and getting more information on the purpose of their call.

In all cases if you are not comfortable with answering personal questions you should just hang up.

If you suspect fraud call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501 and visit the seniors section at for more tips and information financial fraud prevention.


Enabling Accessibility Call for Proposals

Service Canada’s Programs team has announced a call for proposals for the Enabling Accessibility Fund, a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.

The Fund is currently accepting proposals until August 1st, 2014. Details on the program can be found at

Direct all questions or requests more information to [email protected] or call 1‑800‑622‑6232 (TTY: 1‑800‑926‑9105)

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: Townshippers’ Association

Photo Caption: The official website for Townshippers’ Day,, has been relaunched! With an updated theme, the new website will feature the entire entertainment and activity schedule planned for the 35th edition of T-Day on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Coaticook.