Quebec AM at Lennoxville Elementary School
The Quebec AM crew was happy to spend time in the Townships last week, when the show stopped by Lennoxville Elementary School on Friday March 14th. We had a great time hearing from events and initiatives in the community:
Reaching students' hearts... through their stomachs
Heather Thompson is the Campus Minister at Bishop's University and Champlain College in Lennoxville. With the help of her colleagues in other churches of the region, free Friday night dinners are being offered to hungry students.
Late winter snowstorms and "pie" bonspiels in Lennoxville
Alison Brunette and Holly Bailey are the face of Quebec AM in the Townships and we had the pleasure of having them live with us.
Holly begins by telling us about the Lennoxville Curling Club that hosts one of the oldest bonspiel's in the province. And teams are not only competing for a trophy...
Alison went out in the streets of Lennoxville to see what the latest winter snowstorm had left behind for residents to shovel.
Our three political panelists, Eric Poirier, Heather Darch and Michael Smith explain their views and expectations for the 2014 election campaign.
The joy of caregiving
English-speaking caregivers in the Townships now have access to resources in their region to share their experiences, including the positive ones. Susan McCauley tells us about caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's disease and how she's coped with leaving her life in Dubaï to move to North Hatley.
After the show we also touched base with Eric Akbar Manolson, the Projects Coordinator for the Intergenerational Project with the Townshippers Association, to find out more about the upcoming Forum on caregiving.
Multi-age classes at Lennoxville Elementary School
Students in classes of grades four, five and six at Lennoxville Elementary are participating in a combined-grades initiative that is proving to be a success. Principal Dawn Irving and teachers Bonnie Smith and Isabelle Desbiens tell us about the project.
The Girl Guides of Lennoxville
The Girl Guides of Lennoxville is one of the oldest chapters in Canada. Three girls who are also students at Lennoxville Elementary tell us what they enjoy the most about being a guide.