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TRCF Grants Support 28 Community Projects

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Thanks to donor generosity, 28 dynamic and enriching Eastern Townships projects were supported by grants awarded by Townshippers Research & Cultural Foundation (TRCF) at the annual luncheon on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Magog.

Not to be confused with Townshippers’ Association, the Foundation is an independent charitable organization working with donors and the community to improve the quality of life in the Townships by awarding grants to local, grassroots projects and organizations. It is the only charitable organization in the Townships that supports projects in the arts, education, health and social services, heritage and research.

This year close to $37,000 was awarded to initiatives of all sizes from Greenwood Cemetery’s building preservation to providing support for caregivers and individuals with mental health issues.  Funding will help provide equipment for the Army Navy Air Force Veterans Museum and CAB Seniors Health Days, support educational bike building workshops for special needs students [Pleins Rayons Bike Program] and tutoring. Also supported this year were festivals such as Townshippers’ Day, ShazamFest, Studio Georgeville film festival and many more excellent initiatives.

The TRCF’s work can only take place with the continued support of Townshippers near and far. Donations are stretched as far as possible and operating costs are kept to a minimum to maximize the impact of donations. Charitable tax receipts can be issued for donations of $20 or more. Invest in your community, and make a donation today!

For further information about the Foundation or to make a donation, visit, call 819-822-3314 or email

Published: Keeping in Touch column, Sherbrooke Record, Wednesday, April 27, 2016