Darts raise big bucks for MS
Dartswas proven, once again, to be a popular pastime in the winter as twenty four teams took part in last Saturday’s Dart Tournament at the Stanstead Legion. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Sclerosis Canada and organized mainly by Stanstead’s Lynne Bennett and several of her supporters. “After our expenses, like having the engraving done on the trophies and the advertising, we’ll clear about $450.00,” commented Mrs. Bennett who is a member of the Pink Angels team that raises money to walk in the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada’s Marche de l’Espoir.
“We had a good turnout and there were lots of door prizes and raffles. Fun was had by all,” said the organizer. The top three teams who each received a trophy were: Winnie Lapointe and Neil Lazenby with first place; Carol Davidson and Stephanie MacDonald who took second; and Mike and Dallas Dessaint who won third place.
asked for assistance to confront the man, a 22 year-old who lives in Sherbrooke.
On Sunday, at 1:00 in the morning, SQ officers with the Memphremagog MRC caught a vehicle on route 141, in Ayer’s Cliff, going more than 170 km/hr in a 90 km/hr zone while approaching a 50 km zone at the entrance of the village. Once stopped, officers suspected the driver of drinking. He refused to do a breathalyzer test and so will have an extra charge against him for that. His driver’s license was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was seized for 30 days. The driver was a 53 year-old Magog man with similar, previous offences. He will appear before the court to answer charges and received a fine of $1,327 and 18 inaptitude points for excessive speeding.
Actionsinterculturelles de développement et d’éducation (AIDE) is proud to announce the winners of two draws for awards and grants totalling $650 each, for families who opened Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) in 2012.
- Winner number one was Renée of Compton, who won $650 in prizes and grants to deposit in an RESP for the post-secondary education of her children Sharon, Noelle and Michael.
- Laurie-Anne and Paolo of Lennoxville also won $650 in prizes and grants after opening RESP accounts for their boys Massimo and Luca, who learn French, English and Italian at home.
Actions interculturelles periodically holds draws for $500 for families who have attended an information session or received counselling on RESPs and subsequently opened accounts for their children. As with all money con-
tributed to a RESP, the governments of Canada and Quebec add grants to supplement the family’s savings. In the case of the contribution of the $500 prize, at least $150 is added, making the prize a minimum of $650 per winning family.
Too often families are uninformed or misinformed about the government grants available to them. Grants from both the federal and provincial government exist for all families who save in advance for their children’s education. Grant money is set aside just for this purpose, so why not benefit from it? There is even special money set aside for low-income families who can’t afford to save.
Actions interculturelles offers free and neutral information and workshops on RESPs and the government grants associated with them. The aim: provide families with relevant information on their options for saving for their children’s education and remove barriers which prevent families from accessing the grant money offered by the Governments of Canada and Quebec. Since 2010, more than 1,900 families across Canada have received information on RESPs through this project funded in part by the Government of Canada.
Families with questions on opening RESP accounts can direct them to Claire Holt, Project Manager at Actions interculturelles, 819-822-4180 or Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next contest winner!