Rewards and Bursaries

Damian Montour

Congratulations to Damion Montour-Standup for this 350$ bursary given by Jane Morey on behalf of the Brome Missisquoi Youth Foundation.


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Our volunteer elves are back creating fresh evergreen wreaths

for the Holiday Season for delivery last weekend of November.

Only $50  –  with all profits going to the Youth Foundation.

To confirm your order,  please email as soon as possible at, and send your payment at the address listed below.

Because of Covid-19:  It is  necessary to pay for your wreaths before

we can deliver  –  there will be no pick up at the barn nor acceptance

of payment at your home. 


Please post your cheque by Oct 31-2021 to the following address:

BMYF,  Box 322,   224 rue sud,  Cowansville,  J2K 3S7

Or you may pay by credit card on our web site


With a big thank you from our youth

         Sonia Raikes Smith,   Toni Marion,  Marnie McCullough,  and Jane Hayes

[Marnie 450-538-7289 ]  [Toni:  450-243-6165 ]


2021 Valentine Fundraising Dinner

The annual Brome-Missisquoi Youth Foundation (BMYF) St. Valentine’s Day fundraising dinner will NOT be held this year due to the continuing Covid19 pandemic. We  wish you well, and look forward to seeing you again in good health and good spirits in 2022. We will miss you!

As you know, the Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization, owns and maintains three homes for at-risk youth aged 12 to 17 years old in the Montérégie. These Houses of Hope are maintaining their essential work despite the pandemic. Presently, 24 adolescents live in these secure and well-supervised environments, located in Cowansville, with the goal the teens acquire the skills to integrate their personal, family, school, and social life.  To date, over 1000 adolescents have been assisted in the facilities, and the Foundation continues to support the youth in pursuing their studies by providing scholarships and educational materials.

Contributing to the work of the Foundation is making a difference for these adolescents. Your support is greatly appreciated,

We wish you a very happy New Year and St. Valentine’s Day. Keep safe and of good cheer.

The BMYF Board  (Sonia Raikes Smith, Serge Laflamme, Jane Hayes, Toni Marion, Anna Beth Doyle, Francine Maurice, Marnie McCullough, Robert McMaster, Jane Morey, Stephanie Kokitko, Maxime Rainville)


Bridge 2020


Hello and greetings to all fellow bridge players!

October is here but our annual bridge fundraiserfor the BMYF will, sadly, not happen this year.

With no foreseen end to the pandemic, young people are in need more than ever. The Foundation still maintains the three Houses of Hope and has provided $1000 to each house to help the residents cope. We also designated funds for any technical support that is needed for remote learning due to the uncertain school year. This is how your donations help.

We are asking our supporters to consider a donation in lieu of the normal bridge fees. I know we will all miss the opportunity to get together and enjoy an afternoon of the BMYF luncheon, but the needs of our Houses of Hope cannot take a year off. So please join us in helping those most at risk in this era of Covid19.

If you choose to help you may send your donation to the above address or with a credit card on our website. We will provide a tax receipt for any donations of $20 or more.

With any luck all of this will come to an end and we will ask you to Save the Date of October 22, 2021!


Until then, thank you for your support.

Robin Sewell

BMYF Committee


Dance for hope - Danse de l'espoir

Dance for Hope/ Danse de l’Espoir 2018

Saturday October 27

Royal Canadian Legion

120 rue Davignon, Cowansville

The Random Chance Band

7 pm doors open

8 pm music

Tickets $15

The Random Chance Band is a local amateur band who play classic rock ‘n’ roll mostly dance music;

Tickets available at RCL Cowansville 450 263-3543; RCL Sutton 450 538-2210;  from BMYF Board members. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds for Houses of Hope

Parking is available at the Legion and on Davignon and neighbouring streets

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MAY 28 2017

The Foundation would like to say: “Thank you” to all the participants at the Musical entertainment ( Music with a French Accent) presented on May 28, 7PM at Theatre Lac Brome. Mr.  Henry Schreiber’s presentation was greatly appreciated by all the 70 partipants and allowed the Foundation to raise 1,125$.

A special thanks to Mr. Scheiber and to all attending and volunteers for such  a success.