*FREE for churches events, service clubs events, and recognized charitable org. only. - Send all activities or changes by Monday, 3 p.m., at least one week before the event, only by email at journal@ stanstead-journal.com (not responsible for typing errors) ÉCOCENTRES – Summer schedule: Until Aug. 7/11. Open 7 days a week, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free unlimited service for Sherbrooke residents, up to 1,8m3. Info Écocentre Michel-Ledoux, 1000 LéonTrépanier via Lavigerie, 819-822-6010; Écocentre Rose-Cohen, 365 Pépin, via Portland Blvd, 819-822-6033. 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. BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS – Lennoxville: Tuesday July 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 3002 Belvidere St. Waterville : there will be no blood pressure clinic for July. North Hatley : Friday July 18, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Library, 165 Main St. N. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lennoxvillecentenarian Joan Thomson was chosen for a special event earlier this month: she presented a bouquet of flowers to Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, with husband Prince William at her side, as they were about to board their plane to leave Quebec City on July 3rd.
Mrs. Thomson, who is a recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for her years of volunteer work, was asked to present the bouquet to the royal couple by the office of the Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec, Pierre Duchesne. The centenarian was contacted by the Lt. Governor’s office about three weeks before the event to ask if she could present the bouquet, but was told that she had to keep it a secret.
Mrs. Thomson was chosen particularly for the volunteer work that she did for the Red Cross, during the Second World War, in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Lennoxville resident Joan Thomson had the honour of presenting a bouquet of flowers to the Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton, as the royal couple were leaving Quebec City.