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Townships Sun Seeks Submissions for Upcoming issues on Astronomy, Waterways, Gardens, and Humour

  Townships Sun Seeks Submissions for Upcoming issues on Astronomy, Waterways, Gardens, and Humour   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Please refer to the Contribution Guidelines at TownshipsSun.ca/Submit. REFLECTIONS The Townships Sun is seeking submissions for its April 2024 issue on Astronomy and Waterways in the Townships. We’re looking for original, unpublished works by writers fr om…

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Donate $50 for the 50th Campaign: Update, December 22, 2023 The thermometer is heating up! If we’re reading it right, we’ve come three-fifths of the way to our goal for the $50 for the 50th campaign! Thank you so much for your help! In the works are two very special 50th anniversary editions of the…

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Mission

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.

History

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
Publisher
David Wright
Editor
Rachel Garber
Assistant Editor
Marie Moliner
Poetry Editor
Steve Luxton
Books Editor
Angela Leuck
Editorial Assistant
Ana Martinez
Accounting
Marion Greenlay
Subscriptions Coordinator
Karen Sockett
Advertising
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.