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It's March - and Spring is on the Way!

The month of March is already upon us - the days are getting longer, the snow is melting here and there, and I think it's safe to say that most of us are getting ready to savour some sweet, maple treats!

While you are waiting for spring to officially arrive, why not pass the time by checking out some of the information and activities in this newsletter?

If you have questions or suggestions about this newsletter, you are always welcome to send us an email at

Have a great month!
Townshippers' News

Introducing Vanessa...
Enhancing Regional Community Capacity (ERCC) Project Manager

We are pleased to introduce our new ERCC Project Manager, Vanessa!

You may have already met Vanessa in her previous Townshippers’ Association roles - as an Eastern Townships Partners for Health and Social Services Network Agent and as the OLMC Project Coordinator - and she just couldn’t miss the opportunity to work with the English-speaking community once again.

Vanessa's bush craft skills may not be entirely acquired yet, but she loves spending time outdoors with her family!

To contact Vanessa, send her an email at
Find the Job Posting Here!

Excel in the Estrie - It's time to apply!
It’s that time of year again, when Townshippers’ Association puts out the call to secondary five students to apply to our annual essay challenge: Excel in the Estrie. 

For more information on this challenge, click on the image above to visit the essay contest page on the Townshippers' Association website, click the button below to view our promotional video, or email Bethany Vanasse: The deadline to submit an entry is April 15, 2022.
Excel in the Estrie Essay Challenge Video
Highlights of the Month
This March, dietitians from across Canada will be working together to talk about how they can support you and make your future a healthy one!

If you'd like to learn more about nutrition, try out some new recipes, or learn more about food literacy, food sovereignty and sustainable food choices, visit the website, where you can download a Nutrition Month activity and ideas guide and a recipe e-book, or learn more about the important role that dietitians play in helping us to embrace, understand, and enjoy food!
Want more?
Visit Canada's Food Guide online to learn more about the most recent edition of Canada's Food Guide, to pick up some new and interesting recipes and food tips, or to sign up for Canada's Food Guide's monthly newsletter.

Take me to the Canada's Food Guide Site!

About Townshippers: Are you languishing? Signs and How to Cope
As we move towards the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic here in Canada, you may find yourself experiencing a lack of motivation or periods of discouragement. You'll be pleased to know that you aren't alone in this - and that there is even an official name for it: languishing.

Last July, About Townshippers host Ed Humphrey interviewed Jennifer Bauer, Emily McBurney, and Olivia Romano from Mental Health Estrie about languishing. Their discussion, even if it dates back a few months, is still very relevant and may offer you some coping strategies that could help you if you feel you might be languishing in these last few months of winter. Click on the buttons below to view the "Are You Languishing?" interviews.

If you would like more information about languishing or could use some support, contact Mental Health Estrie.
About Townshippers - Are You Languishing? Part 1
About Townshippers - Are You Languishing? Part 2

Townships Expressions

Richmond: Now & Then
By: Nick Fonda

March (and St. Patrick's Day) in the Townships often brings up thoughts of Richmond - so what better time of year could there be to pick up a book about the history of Richmond?

Nick Fonda's "Richmond: Now & Then" offers an anecdotal history of the town of Richmond. According to the book's description, "some liken formal histories to four-lane highways. Nick Fonda answers with a meandering road, quietly charming, with a human face. Readers of this book will inescapably yearn to visit Richmond, now and then."

To get this book, or explore the Townships Expressions collection, visit our online shop.

Visit the Townships Expressions Online Shop

Legal Information

In collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke's law faculty, Townshippers' Association is pleased to provide the community with free, easy, and confidential access to legal information in English. The service is available from January 17 - April 11, 2022 (with a break from February 21-28).

COVID-19 measures:
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the legal information clinic will be operating remotely for the moment. To contact our student volunteer, we invite you to call the legal information phone number (819-566-2182) and leave a message. Messages will be checked regularly and our volunteer will return your call as soon as possible. You can also contact our student volunteer by emailing

Please note: This opportunity is available in English only. Clinic volunteers do not provide legal advice. They can only give out information and make referrals.

Legal Database

Are you looking for legal resources available in English in the Townships? Scroll through our legal services database:

This database is also available on the Townshippers mobile application:
Google Play Store:
App Store:
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