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*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-jour­ (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 men­tal­health.estrie@bell­ 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

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.

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