Archive for November, 2012

(Original distribution November 13th 2012)

Hi everyone:

Please note the following dates in your calendar. We hope to see you at one or more events.

1. Sharing Circles

Our monthly meetings continue from 7pm to 9pm on the third Tuesday of every month at The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre, 2730 Carling Avenue (at Richmond Road). For directions and map, please visit our website Our next meetings are on November 20th, December 18th and January 15th.

2. World-wide Candle Lighting Celebration

Our annual celebration in memory of all children who have died will take place on Sunday, December 9th at St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroffe Avenue. All family and friends are welcome to attend. Please bring a picture of your child, preferably in a free-standing frame, and arrive by 6:45pm for a prompt 7:00pm start. Candles will be provided with refreshments to follow. Please forward the attached poster to anyone you feel may like to join us, or print and post it in your workplace, doctor’s office, community centre or place of worship.

3. Chapter Website and Facebook Page

Our Chapter website provides information on Chapter activities and includes several resources to help parents in need of support. In particular, a list of contacts to call just to talk, and a page to Remember our Children. If you would like your child’s name and picture to be included, please send a note to our webmaster through the contacts page.

You can also find us on Facebook as “The Compassionate Friends – Ottawa Chapter”. Please visit and “like” the page and post comments or messages.

Best wishes,

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

Candle Lighting Poster 2012 (scan).doc

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Worldwide Candle Lighting Celebration

Just a reminder to please join us next month for the annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Celebration.

All parents, families and friends of children who have died from any cause, at any age, are invited to attend this non-denominational celebration of our children who left us too soon.

Please bring a picture of your child and arrive by 6:45 p.m. for a prompt 7:00 p.m. start. Candles provided.

December 9th, 2012
Location: St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
971 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa

The Compassionate Friends holds this Celebration annually on the second Sunday in December.  At 7 p.m. in every time zone, candles are lit in honour of all children who have died.  As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lit in the next, creating a 24-hour wave of light that encircles the globe.

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