Townshippers’ Association gives out goodies at Massey-Vanier

By Louise Smith

Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization focused on promoting and supporting the interests of the English-speaking minority in the Eastern Townships. One component of its mandate is promoting economic opportunities and youth engagement for Anglophones.

In Brome-Missisquoi it is estimated that 10,885 Anglophones reside here, making up just over 19 per cent of the population. In the 16 regions that make up the Eastern Townships, Brome-Missisquoi has the highest percentage and number of Anglophones.

Last Tuesday, Feb. 15, at lunch hour, members of Townshippers’ Association handed out goodies to students in the central plaza at Massey-Vanier. Snacks, t-shirts, pens, stress colouring books, and other items were available to students. Students in Secondary IV and V had an opportunity to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate at Walmart.

The Association wanted to let students know that Townshippers’ Association is a presence in the wider community and that they are there to support Anglophone youth. Judging from the enthusiasm of the students in the plaza, the Association did indeed, make a positive impression.

Anyone, of any age, who wants to join the Townshippers’ Association, or who wants to know more about its mandate, can go online or call 1-866-566-5717.

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