Archive for October, 2015

Dear Compassionate Friend:

As Fall arrives, here is a gentle reminder of some upcoming events and activities that we hope you will be able to attend.

1. Sharing Circles – 3rd Tuesday

Our Circles will continue on the third Tuesday of each month at The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre. The next meetings will be on October 20th, November 17th, December 21st, and January 19th (2016). There are no fees to attend any of our events or activities and no need to register in advance. For directions and a map, please visit our Chapter website

2. Worldwide Candle Lighting Celebration – Sunday, December 13th

Please mark your calendar for this annual event – I will send a reminder nearer the date. In the meantime, please forward the attached poster to anyone whom you feel would like to attend. If you have any suggestions for readings or music to be included in the program, or if you would like to help with organization, please contact Marlene at

3. Loss of a Child Closed Group – October 7th

Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) are accepting registrations for their 10-week closed group sessions. The attached brochure describes other available support programs. For more information or to register, please contact Deborah Krogan at or call 613-567-4278.

4. Facilitator Training

We are planning a short training session for new facilitators for later this fall. If you are interested in helping to lead the Sharing Circles, please reply to this e-mail.

5. United Way Campaign

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a volunteer, peer support network. There are no membership or any other fees to use our services or to participate in our groups or activities. We do not solicit funds from our members nor do we have fundraising campaigns. This is not a request for funds, however, we are grateful for any donations received and use them to further the activities of the Ottawa Chapter. If you wish to donate directly to TCF Ottawa, you will receive a tax receipt from us for the full amount of your donation. You may also donate through United Way and designate TCF Ottawa as the recipient of your contribution. The official title of the Chapter is “The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Valley / Outaouais Chapter” and our charitable organization number is 86493-2520-RR0001. United Way will provide you with a tax receipt but please note that an administrative fee will be deducted by United Way from your contribution.

6. Unsubscribe

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please reply to this e-mail.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

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

Candle Lighting Poster 2015 FINAL.pdf
2015 July to Dec – BFO brochure (updated August 2015).pdf

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