Place aux Jeunes visits Stanstead
Earlier in September, a group of twelve young professionals visited the Memphremagog region as part of the Place aux Jeunes project that brings young professionals out from the bigger cities to discover what life is like in the regions, all in an attempt to get them to relocate. Some of the visitors had already decided to relocate to the area, while others were on more of an exploratory mission. Over the three day weekend, the group visited local attractions and met with entrepreneurs, elected officials and others to learn about employment possibilities.
On Sunday, September 21st, the group spent the morning in Stanstead. They received a tour of the Haskell
Free Library and Opera House from Lynn Leimer, then went to the Granite Central where Joanne Lajeunesse McKay, Stanstead’s development agent, gave a power point presentation about Stanstead.
“Our trip to Memphremagog didn’t only confirm our interest, but allowed us to really visualize ourselves in the region. We’ll go back home with the tools in our pockets to plan our move!” said Caroline Dault, of Montreal.
Veronique Boutin, of the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Memphremagog, is the migration agent for the Place aux Jeunes project in the Memphremagog MRC. She offers three main services to the young adults who take part in the program: help to find employment, lodging, daycare services and more; exploratory, all expenses paid trips to discover the region and improve their networks; an internet site full of information about the region and a cyber bulletin sent to participants weekly with news, events and job offers.
For more information contact Veronique Boutin at 819 843-3007 ext. 226, or toll-free at 1 888 843-3007.
A group of young professionals, seen here with Migration Agent Veronique Boutin (3rd from right), visited the Haskell Free Library and Opera House.