35 years strong for Lennoxville and District Community Aide
Seen here at the 35th anniversary celebration of Lennoxville and District Community Aide are General Director Sylvie Gilbert Fowlis (far left); Political Attachée to Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Jacqueline Belleau (second from left); St-Francois MNA Guy Hardy and other members of the organization.
Townshippers’ Association is excited to invite the community to be a part of a special digital anthology project that will highlight the Eastern Townships chapter of Canada’s 150-year story in advance of the anniversary celebrations in 2017.
Residents of the historical Eastern Townships, are encouraged to submit their stories, using poetry, prose and illustrations, for consideration for a special digital publication in 2017. The community is also invited to submit a title for this 150th commemorative project.
”We are very enthusiastic about this new initiative that appropriately combines the old/past and the new/future, by telling our historical stories through a digital publication,” said Rachel Hunting, Executive Director for Townshippers’ Association. “This project gives our community a unique opportunity to examine our historical path and recog- nize the Eastern Townships’ contributions on our nation’s stage. We hope it will also challenge people to explore our local history and its fascinating individual stories.” Eligible Submissions
For this project, Townshippers’ is on the lookout for original content from unpublished, emerging and established authors and artists. The call for submissions is currently open until January 30, 2017.
Written stories must be original, unpublished (fiction or non-fiction) poetry, prose, short stories and other written explorations. Visual stories can include any unpublished illustrations or artistic expressions that tell stories of our history. Historical photos, which you retain the ownership to, are also accepted. Book titles should be short, preferably less than six words. Book titles, written and visual submissions must relate to at least one of the following themes:
the historical roots of our region;
the experience of settlers in our region;
our community’s role in shaping the nation;
contributions made, by individuals and/or our community, to both the province and the country. For details or to apply, visit Townshippers.org/Canada150 or contact Townshippers’ Association at 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717.