By Gordon Lambie, The Record
The first phase of the “Young Quebecers Leading the Way” project is now in motion, preparing a series of workshops and forums throughout the province for young people aged 15-25. Over the next three months, a team of regional co-ordinators will be revving up teens and young adults in six different regions of Quebec to get them thinking seriously about their country in the lead-up to the sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.
Organized through the Quebec Community Groups Network and the Institut du Nouveau Monde, the project is focused this year on Canada’s past as seen through the eyes of its future.
Holly McMillan has been hired as the 2015 regional co-ordinator for the Eastern Townships. Originally from Ottawa, she came to the Townships to study and has been in area ever since.