“Townshippers’ Day, the annual celebration of Eastern Townships English-language heritage and culture, won’t be happening this year due to a lack of both volunteers and a municipal partner, organizers have announced.”
This year, the Townshippers’ Association said the event isn’t attracting volunteer organizers like it used to. Gerald Cutting, the association’s president, said that without volunteers, paid staff need to be used which scares off partner municipalities. The Association might rethink their model and find a couple of permanent locations.
On this issue, Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president of the QCGN, said the decision is further evidence that Quebec’s English-speaking communities are struggling due to a lack of resources.