its been awhile since I last tumblr’d :) But I’m still alive. Have been swamped with a zillion GREAT projects, a job change, family time and this incredible weather we’ve been having. But more on that later.
Just wanted to show that my tumblr is still here and somewhat active :) and to announce that I’m now a proud member of Team Granny’s Girls and am gearing up to participate with them in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure which takes place on Sunday, September 30!
Sherbrooke became the 3rd site in Quebec to host the run in 2010 and last year Granny’s Girls raised the MOST money during the event. Not bad work for a group of English speaking gals :) I’m thrilled to lend my support this year and hope you will lend your support with a donation, no matter how small.
To donate online visit here (I’ll be personalizing it later) http://www.runforthecure.com/site/TR/RunForTheCureFY13/QBCF?px=2416347&pg=personal&fr_id=1426
For other ways to donate, send me a message with your email and I’ll send you details.
Immediate Summer Job Posting
Townshippers’ Association is urgently looking for a college or university student of computer information systems, business or office management to work as a Community Information Agent for the summer of 2012. This is a full-time 10-week position (with the possibility of extension up to a maximum of 14 weeks)
Tasks will include:
- Developing and organizing an information database for the Association,
- Updating and classifying information for the database,
- Assisting with fundraising efforts for Townshippers’ Day 2012 and
- Helping to process and classify exhibitor information for this large annual event.
About the Job:
Open to members of the English-speaking minority in Quebec, preferably in the Eastern Townships region. Applications are welcome from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities or Aboriginal peoples. Candidates must meet the Young Canada Works criteria and be returning to full-time studies in the Fall 2012 semester.
Send letter of application and CV, in English, to:
Rachel Hunting, Executive Director
By e-mail: email@example.com,
By fax: 819-566-0271
By regular mail: 257 Queen St., S. 100, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7
Want to know more about Leucan? Read this article printed in the Record.
Hi! I understand that you go to university of bishops. I am considering applying there, but my grades are not exceptional. Does this university only admit excepetional students ? Or do they accept mediocre ones too ? ( international student applying to psychology major) Thanks!!
I don’t attend Bishop’s University so I’m afraid I can’t help you in regards to admissions, I’m just a reporter in the town where the university is. What I suggest is checking them out on Twitter @UBishops and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/gobishops Best of luck! Its a great school with some pretty great students attending!
Went to one of my fav grocery stores last night to find it closed for rennos, had no idea! Really appreciated then having someone posted to notify & apologise to clients. The free chocolate & $5 coupon were as great touch! Thx Maxi Grande Fourches for making me feel like my biz is important! Cant wait till you reopen!!
Are we puppets on a string, or are we doing what’s right and necessary?
Norwegian reporter Aasne Seierstadin questioned in an op-ed piece before the trial of Anders Behring Breivik began.
Late Wed afternoon, I was assigned to visit the microfilm archives at Bishop’s University, to find what about the British ocean liner Titanic disaster was printed in our newspaper, then the Sherbrooke Daily Record, in 1912.
It was a crazy few hours, but I found a treasure trove, more than I had time to study in detail. Rushing back to the office just before noon, I zipped thru the afternoon reading, researching and writing my centennial tribute to the tragedy. I have to beg forgiveness for the errors I noticed post-printing and much to my dismay. Even finishing my day late, I was not able to deliver a perfect product, but I am still pleased with the overall (including the photos I collected from the microfilms and front page picture I orchestrated and our graphics-master Jake, pulled off!)
The Titanic and the stories of many of her more than 1,500 lost passengers and crew, has been a long interest of mine, ever since I spent summers visiting my grandparents in Halifax. I think for those who are still affected at thinking of the human cost, like myself, are united by this sense of frustration that we can’t go back in time and change the outcome. If you don’t know much about the Titanic, read my article, then visit these two sites for more: Encyclopedia Titanica or Titanic in Nova Scotia.
Wrote a great story about a great story today! All I’ll say is the townships, the titanic and a trifecta of powerful women. Can’t wait to read it in tomorrow’s Record.
My Grampy, Gordon Pole. I was touched to read how he was viewed at his retirement party years ago:
Despite a lot of good-natured ribbing that went on, one word kept popping up. That word was “gentleman”. Whether it be at work or in a social environment, that is what Gordon was and is. (Source)