35 years strong for Len­noxville and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Aide

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Sher­brooke Town­ship­pers' As­so­ci­a­tion, Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion

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.

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