Friday evening, the Memphrémagog Community Learning Center is holding a country concert fundraiser at the Piggery Theater. Fun is sure to be abundant; performer Ray Seguin will be coming back for an encore after last year’s success. Yet, the fundraiser is dampened by the nature of its necessity. Without it, the CLC, and all the wonderful activities it organizes, might not be able to continue. Community Learning Centers are set up all across the province. Their mandate is quite simple: since 2006, CLCs serve to help English schools build partnerships with their communities. They partner up with schools, such as Princess Elizabeth Elementary, to support student success and contribute to the vitality of English-speaking communities. What the CLC actually does, however, goes deeper than that: they provide a place to learn, grow, and connect with others, and not just Anglophones either; it is open to absolutely anyone. The Memphrémagog CLC has been running for a little over 10 years and according to those involved, it’s something special. The learning center, located in PEES, hosts a variety of activities. Just recently, the center worked with the Copp’s Ferry Museum and the PEES ethics and religion course to work on a big project focussing on farming. The idea paired well with the CLCs community gardens, another project of theirs, and worked on reconnecting students with their farming roots. See full story in the Friday, June 1 edition of The Record.