Archive for May, 2012

(This message originally distributed May 9th 2012)

Hi everyone:

A reminder that our AGM #13 will be held on Tuesday June 5th at The Olde Forge starting at 6:30pm. This is not a Sharing Circle but an opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes and perhaps contribute your time and talents to help other parents on their grief journey.

Several positions are up for bi-annual election, including Chapter Leader, Secretary, Treasurer, and Communications, as well as volunteers to assist with planning events such as the annual Candle Lighting Celebration.

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Andy Bond
The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter
www.tcfottawa.net
Kevin’s Dad

Read Full Post »

(This message was originally distributed on April 7th, 2012)

Hi everyone:

Spring is definitely here and the longer, brighter days help to lift our spirits as we see new life returning around us. Please note the following events in your calendar.

1. Sharing Circles – 3rd Tuesday

Our regular monthly meetings continue on the third Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre, 2730 Richmond Road (at Carling Avenue). The next meetings will be on April 17th, May 15th and June 19th and will continue through the summer. Detailed directions and a map are on our website www.tcfottawa.net.

2. The Butterfly Garden Spring Clean-up – May

We are planning to spring clean in May, date to be confirmed. If you are interested in helping, please reply to this e-mail or call 613-692-4521. This is a great opportunity to get your “green thumb” back in shape with some light outdoor work and as well as a pleasant social activity.

3. Annual General Meeting – June 5th

Our AGM #13 will be held on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30pm at The Olde Forge. All parents are welcome to come and see what happens “behind the scenes” and perhaps offer your own talents and expertise to help others in need.

4. Balloon Release – June 16th

The annual Balloon Release in cooperation with CHEO will take place at 2pm on Saturday June 16th at The Butterfly Garden (on the CHEO campus). All family and friends are welcome to join in remembering those children who have left us to soon. Balloons will be provided.

5. Summer Pot Luck Social – July 7th

Eileen and I will be hosting our annual get-together on Saturday July 7th starting at 4:30pm. We will send a reminder nearer the date.

Best wishes,

Andy Bond
The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter
www.tcfottawa.net
Kevin’s Dad

Read Full Post »