Archive for February, 2020

Sharing Circles and Mid Winter Social

Dear Compassionate Friend:

With the turning of a calendar page, a New Year used to represent the chance of a new start, a fresh beginning full of hope, promise and even resolutions to make positive changes. For those grieving the loss of a child, it represents another milestone on the grief journey, as days become weeks, months and years without our loved ones. Although the number of milestones on each personal journey is unknown, we can believe that at some point, there will be more behind than ahead, and we will be able to look forward with hope rather than looking back with regret.

May this new year be your time to look forward again.

  1. Sharing Circles – every third Tuesday

Our Sharing Circles continue on the third Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm at The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre, 2730 Carling Avenue (at Richmond Road). Our next meetings are on January 21st, February 18th, March 17th and April 21st. There are no fees to attend and no need to register in advance – please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. You can find directions and a map on our Chapter website

  1. Mid-Winter Social – March 15th

Julia and Kevin Page have offered to host our 3rd annual Mid-Winter Social from 12 noon to 2pm on Sunday, March 15th at their home in Britannia. The format will be a pot-luck lunch, similar to our Summer Social, and is open to any parent, regardless of whether or not you have attended a Sharing Circle or other TCF activity. If you would like to attend (and we hope that you will), please reply to this e-mail for directions.

  1. Website / Facebook

Our Chapter website ( contains additional information and resources, including our Chapter library and newsletters from other Chapters and the National Board. You can also read and post notices on our Facebook page – look for “The Compassionate Friends – Ottawa Chapter”.

We are currently looking for a Facebook host. If you are familiar with social media and have an interest in providing on-line support, please reply to this e-mail.

  1. Unsubscribe

If you would prefer not to receive these occasional updates, please reply to this e-mail and I will remove you from our mailing list.

Best wishes,

Larry Cadman
The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter
Mitchell’s Dad

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