*FREE for churches events, service clubs events, and recognized charitable org. only. - Send all activities or changes by Monday, 12 noon, at least one week before the event, by email at mich@stanstead-journal. com or by fax (not responsible for typing errors) at 819-876-7515. PASSOVER SEDER – April 18th 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of the Eastern Townships Hall, within Plymouth-trinity United Church, 380 Dufferin Sherbrooke – Let my people go – peace in the middle east and around the world Passover Seder join Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders for this peace event. Readings from the “Transition – World, Liberation Haggadah” FUN FEARLESS FITNESS – Women 16 and + highly qualified instructor. Every Monday, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Lennoxville French Elementary School, École St-Antoine’s Gym. Parking on Church and Speid St., Info Sunita 819-563-9987. WALK IN MY SHOES CAMPAIGN – Is asking for new (never worn) clothing items for homeless people. Cash donations are used to buy thermal underwear or footwear. Drop donations at Mental Health Estrie, 257 Queen, Lennoxville or at distribution points in the area. For info 819-565-3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org WELCOME WEDNESDAYS – Organized by Women’s Centre. «Get together» for coffee or tea or have a chat, meet friends, browse the library and learn to crochet. Activity room avail. 1:15-3:45 p.m. Bring knitting or craft. ACEF ESTRIE – Defense of consumers’ rights organization. Free services from third year students from Faculty of Law, ready to answer questions. Info: ACEF Estrie 819-563-8144. PRENATAL CLASSES – On-going classes. For info or register, Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre, 819-564-6626 or info@ ldwc.ca COMMUNITY CENTER LENNOXVILLE – Starting Jan. 24th 2011, the dances will resume at the Community Center Lennoxville at 1:30 p.m. every two weeks. Come join us for coffee and cookies! BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS – Waterville: April 26th at the Town Hall, 170 Principale S, from 10-11 a.m. – as well as one student from Bishop’s University. When asked about her experiences in Ottawa, Emilly Hubert stated that the trip was “a truly amazing experience. I loved meeting people from all across Canada and learning things we could bring back to our communities, as well as hearing other people’s perspectives and making friends from all of the provinces. It was certainly a life-altering experience that I doubt I’ll ever forget!” Alexandra Dougherty added that the Unite and Ignite Youth Conference was honestly a “life-changing experience. It may sound corny, but it really helped me grow as a person. Being able to meet so many different people from all over the country helped us grow as a community too!”
Jenny Menard, who worked for Townshippers’ Association in the summer of 2010 providing some support for the youth council, said that accompanying the young people was “a life-enriching experience. It was amazing and encouraging to see that youth want to get involved in dramatic life changes. The conference certainly changed my perspective in a positive way.”
The annual Unite and Ignite Youth Conference was organized by Youth Centres Canada and the Students Commission of Canada. This year, it attracted more than four hundred participants, including three hundred youth from every region in the country. During the conference, the youth made decisions and suggestions to combat youth homelessness and prevent youth suicide. Some were involved in workshops exploring effective means to prevent youth substance abuse and bullying. In addition to this, they took part in discussions and decisionmaking activities around the idea of how to engage and retain youth in small communities. The Townshippers’ Association group was one of few representing the province of Quebec. The Youth Council participants are already making plans to organize fundraisers for the coming year that will enable them to participate in this enriching and eyeopening activity again in 2012.