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Townships Young Voices

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At the Townships Young Voices Awards Gala on April 28 were emcees Ross Murray, Arabella Macaulay-Fishman, and Ana Martinez, and 15 of the 21 finalists. CREDIT: Marie Moliner

Townships Young Voices 2024 Winners by Category

          Townships Young Voices 2024 Winners by Category FICTION Johnny Beauvais, 16, Cowansville: Remember To Live Brooklynn Beaudoin Driscoll, 17, Lennoxville: Remember Ruohan Wallis, 18, Brompton: Call Me Back Emry-Waven A. Côté, 12, Magog: Excerpt from a novel-in-creation called “Nhako’s Quest” Sofia Thibault, 11, Sherbrooke: …The Fear… NONFICTION Avigaelle Court, 12,…

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Townships Young Voices 2024 had 75 participants from across the Eastern Townships.

Townships Young Voices Awards Gala

        $3000 in Prizes Go to 15 Creative Youth Knowlton, April 28, 2024. “You had to be there,” is what everyone is saying. A convergence of over 100 youth, families, teachers, and friends gathered last Sunday in Knowlton for the Townships Sun’s 2024 Townships Young Voices creative awards. The gala saw 21…

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Happy Poetry Month!

  Happy Poetry Month!  You are warmly invited to our Poetry Tea on Sunday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Uplands Cultural & Heritage Centre, 9 Spied St., Lennoxville. Admission is free, courtesy of Uplands, and tea and treats are complimentary, courtesy of participating poets. A series of Townships Poets will read from…

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The Townships Sun is an English-language non-profit community magazine that explores the life and culture of the English-speaking communities in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. Its mission is to promote Townships living while, through the publication of a magazine, encouraging the full participation of English-speaking community members in the life of Quebec society.


Initiated by the Eastern Townships Social Action Group, the Townships Sun was founded on July 1st, 1973. Its first issue was published on February 8, 1974, at a crucial moment in the history of the English-speaking Townships community.

“Our main interest was to help the English-speaking community adapt to what was going on in Quebec. That was the time of the ‘great exodus.’ A lot of English speakers were scared, a bit, of the nationalist movement, and a lot of people were leaving,” explained Russell Pocock, one of the ETSAG founding members.

Since its momentous beginnings, the Townships Sun has published between 9 and 12 issues per year, documenting the history and stories of English speakers in the Eastern Townships, and responding to their concerns and aspirations. Started as a newspaper, it has evolved into a creative community magazine.

A dedicated team of volunteers currently publish nine issues per year, with varied articles, stories, poetry, art, and photos on themes of interest to Townshippers, whether they live in the Eastern Townships or further afield.

Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors:
David Wright, Chair
Janet Angrave
Jennifer Brown
Melanie Cutting
Rachel Garber
Angela Leuck
Ana Martinez
Beverly Taber Smith
Scott Stevenson
Jane Baird Warren
David Wright
Rachel Garber
Assistant Editor
Marie Moliner
Poetry Editor
Steve Luxton
Books Editor
Angela Leuck
Editorial Assistant
Ana Martinez
Marion Greenlay
Subscriptions Coordinator
Karen Sockett
Jennifer Brown
Copy Editors
Janet Angrave
Melanie Cutting
Layout Artist
Melanie Cutting

Townships Sun Inc. (Soleil des Cantons inc.) is a non-profit volunteer organization that publishes the Townships Sun nine times a year. Member of: Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA), the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), and Canadian Advertising Rates & Data (CARD). Registered with La Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec. Publication Mail Agreement: #40016398. Printed on 100 per cent recycled paper made in Quebec, by Imprimerie Blanchard Litho Inc. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, and the Ville de Sherbrooke, in the form of project and operations grants.

The Eastern Townships are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abenaki people.
Les Cantons de l’Est sont situés sur le territoire traditionnel et non cédé du peuple Abénaki.