PGI Quebec Lob Ball Tournament & Gala

PGI Quebec – September 8, 2018

Come out and support your favourite Lob Ball team at Lions Park, Knowlton, starting at 8:30 a.m. and then head over to the Lac-Brome Community Centre at 5 p.m. for the Méchoui, awards ceremony and silent auction.

For more information:
Cindy (450) 330-0803 or
YLC office (450) 263-7503 or

Méchoui tickets: Adults, $20; under 12, $10; under 2, free

PGI Poster


Concordia Professor Sonia Di Maulo recognized for innovative work with the Yamaska Literacy Council


Sonia Di Maulo, Faculty Award Engaged Scholar

Sonia Di Maulo, part-time professor in the Education Department at Concordia University, won the Faculty Award for the Engaged Scholar Awards, for her role in coaching graduate students throughout a yearlong performance consulting initiative in partnership with the Yamaska Literacy Council (YLC).

Sonia brought academics and practitioners together with the shared goal of re-designing a training program to support volunteer tutors who work with adult literacy students. In addition, Sonia volunteered with the Yamaska Literacy Council to supervise student intern, Alice Isac, who designed and implemented YLC’s new tutor-training program that was launched this year.

“Sonia brings the real world into the classroom, preparing students for the challenges they’ll face on the job.” – Alice Isac


Alice Isac, Intern; Sonia Di Maulo, Faculty Award; Wendy Seys, YLC Executive Director

“Sonia Di Maulo is an engaged scholar, inside and outside of the academy. She grounds her student’s experience in real-world projects, stimulating learning through praxis”, says Wendy Seys, YLC Executive Director.

If you would like to know more about YLC’s Tutor Training Program, contact 450-263-7503 or The next tutor workshop is schedule for April 28. Reserve your place, if you’d like to become a volunteer tutor.



Tutor Training Workshop

 Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

505, rue du Sud, Suite 203, Cowansville

Would you like to help an adult improve their literacy skills?

Do you have some time to volunteer?

Help adults (16 years +) improve their skills: reading, writing, or basic math

YLC provides free training, materials and support.

Bring a lunch – Snacks & drinks provided

Registration required

For more information or to register: (450) 263-7503 or 1 (866) 337-7503




February 14th is International Book Giving Day. The Yamaska Literacy Council celebrated this day with staff and students at Farnham Elementary School. Volunteers read stories to the children, cookies were shared, books were donated. Good times!



Each student received a brand new book, donated by First Book Canada. THANK YOU!

Thanks  to YLC Development Agent,  Lynn Osborne,  for organizing this sweet activity!


YLC Development Agent for Bedford and Farnham area

Coffee with Character

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Virgin Hill Coffee Roasters  is a family-owned business in the Town of Brome Lake.  Not only do they make great coffee…they care about the community!

Says Tara Moar, owner of Virgin Hill Coffee Roasters:

This blend was created specially for Louise Penny, as we at Virgin Hill Coffee are HUGE fans.  We served it this summer at the pre-launch for Glass Houses in Knowlton Quebec. We are so excited to be able to offer it to all Penny fans!

The extra special thing about the Gamache blend is that for every bag sold, Virgin Hill donates 1$ to the Yamaska Literacy Council. PLUS!….Award-winning author and amazing person Louise Penny matched these donations to support YLC programs.



Left to right: Wendy Seys (YLC), Louise Penny (Author), Tara Moar (Virgin Hill), Lucy Hoblyn (Brome Lake Books)