Archive for June, 2012

Hi everyone:

We hope that you are all enjoying the warm summer weather. Remember that our Sharing Circles do not take a break and will continue on the third Tuesday of every month at The Olde Forge. Thanks to our facilitator team for allowing us to keep this commitment!

Our annual “Potluck in the Garden” is coming up on Saturday July 7 at 4:30 pm. Everyone is welcome whether you have attended meetings or not. This social activity is a way to keep in touch with people you may have met through TCF or introduce you to new friends. This is a true potluck – please bring whatever you fancy, homemade or purchased – this is a “no stress” event. Cutlery, plates, napkins, tea and coffee will be provided; drinks would be appreciated.

To give us an idea of numbers, please RSVP to this e-mail or by phone to 613-692-4521, but feel free to come at the last minute.

Hoping to see you at 4:30 on Saturday July 7 at: 31 Maplehill Way, Nepean, ON, K2C 3H1

South on Woodroffe to the junction of Prince of Wales Drive
Turn Right and continue south
You’ll pass a cemetery and Jack May GMC on your right
Immediately indicate a Left turn (200 yards before the Manotick lights) onto Maplehill Way
We are the first house on the Left
Call if you get lost – 613-692-4521

Thank you for your support!

Eileen and Andy
(Kevin’s Mum and Dad)

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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has broadcast a segment about suicide that features interviews with members of The Compassionate Friends of Australia.

Our friend John Bradley of TCF Australia was one of those interviewed. As some of you may remember, John visited our Chapter here in Ottawa last summer while touring across Canada.

Suicide is the biggest cause of death for those under 34 in Australia and there’s a push for a more public discussion of the issue.

Here’s a link to the feature:

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TCF Ottawa is on Facebook

Just a reminder that The Compassionate Friends Ottawa is on Facebook.

It’s an opportunity to reach out and connect with other parents who are also grieving for a lost child.

To connect, go to TCF Ottawa Facebook and log in to your Facebook account.

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Hi everyone:

Attached is the poster for our annual Balloon Release on Saturday, June 16th. Please feel to pass it on to anyone who may be interested, or to print and post it in your local community or medical centre, workplace or place of worship.

Hope to see you on the 16th.

Best wishes,

Andy Bond
The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter
Kevin’s Dad

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