The Ottawa Writers Festival has invited Erin Davis, co-host of 98.1 CHFI’s Toronto’s morning show, and grief survivor, to speak about the loss of her daughter and her struggle to reclaim joy in her life. They are offering free tickets to anyone who might be interested in Erin’s story.

If interested, please email leslie@writersfestival.org to reserve the number of tickets. They will be held under your name to be collected the night of the event at the on-site box office table.

Event Details:

Thursday, February 28th

7:30 to 9 PM

Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave. at Bank St. – Ottawa

https://writersfestival.org/events/spring-2019/mourning-has-broken-love-loss-and-reclaiming-joy

Should you have any questions, get in touch with Leslie at the above email address.

Below is further contact info.

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Leslie Wilson

Public Relations Director

Ottawa International Writers Festival

http://www.writersfestival.org/

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ottawa.writersfest

Good day everyone,

In light of the weather we needed to cancel our social today but thanks to Julia and Kevin Page they have offered to host it next weekend, from 12 noon to 2pm on Sunday, Mar 3rd at their home in Britannia. The format still be pot-luck lunch 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 and to help planning.

Larry and Paulette Cadman

The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter

Website: www.tcfottawa.net

E-mail: tcfottawa

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Mid-Winter Social Reminder – Sunday, February 24th

January 21, 2019 by TCF Ottawa

Dear Compassionate Friend,

Julia and Kevin Page have offered to host our third annual Mid-Winter Social, from 12 noon to 2pm on Sunday, February 24th. 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 and to help planning.

Larry and Paulette Cadman

The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter

Website: www.tcfottawa.net

E-mail: tcfottawa

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Dear Compassionate Friend,

Julia and Kevin Page have offered to host our third annual Mid-Winter Social, from 12 noon to 2pm on Sunday, February 24th. 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 and to help planning.

Larry and Paulette Cadman

The Compassionate Friends, Ottawa Chapter

Website: www.tcfottawa.net

E-mail: tcfottawa

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Dear Compassionate Friend:

As you are aware, Eileen and I have been planning for some time to step back as leaders of the TCF Ottawa Chapter and as we reach the 20th anniversary of our founding, feel that this is an appropriate time to “pass the torch”.

We are pleased to announce that Paulette and Larry Cadman have agreed to take over as Chapter Leaders. The transition will take place over the next few weeks and Eileen and I will continue to be available in an advisory role.

We have greatly appreciated your support to other bereaved parents by understanding and providing a safe environment to share experiences. We have a strong team of volunteers assisting with our various events and activities, and encourage you to give Paulette and Larry your full support as they take on their new roles.

With best wishes for 2019,

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

Website: www.tcfottawa.net
E-mail: tcfottawa

Dear Compassionate Friend:

A last reminder that our Ottawa Chapter will again be participating in The Compassionate Friends Annual World-wide Candle Lighting taking place this evening. All family and friends grieving the death of a chid are welcome to remember their loved ones. Please see the attached poster for details. There is no charge to attend.

  • St. Augustine’s Church Hall, 1060 Baseline Road (at Merivale).

For convenience, please use the east side entrance to the hall.

  • Please arrive at 6:30 pm for a prompt 7:00 pm start
  • Please bring a free-standing picture of your child(ren) for the front table.
  • Candles will be provided
  • Light refreshments to follow

We hope that you will be able to join us this evening.

Best wishes,

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

Website: http://www.tcfottawa.net
E-mail: tcfottawa@rogers.com

Candle Lighting Poster 2018 (1 page).pdf

Dear Compassionate Friend:

The clocks have gone back but we are still looking forward to several events that we hope you will be able to attend. These include our annual Candle Lighting, a workshop on Resilience, and our monthly Sharing Circles.

  1. Candle Lighting Celebration – Sunday December 9th

Our 20th annual Candle Lighting Celebration in conjunction with the World-Wide Candle Lighting in memory of all children who have died will take place at St. Augustine’s Church Hall, 1060 Baseline Road. Please arrive at 6:30pm for a prompt 7:00pm start. Candles will be provided and light refreshments will follow. The attached poster gives more details.

  1. Resilience Workshop – Saturday November 10th

Ottawa parent Sue Kavanagh has organized a half-day workshop on “Moving Through Grief – The Role of Resilience as a Companion on the Journey” from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy Street. For more information and to register, please contact Sue at HealingBrokenHeartsinfo.

  1. Sharing Circles – every third Tuesday

Our Sharing Circles continue year-round 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 November 20th, December 18th, January 15th , and February 19th. 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 www.tcfottawa.net.

  1. Always With Me

Following a successful book launch last month, this anthology of parents’ stories of loss compiled and edited by Donna Sharkey has sold over 600 copies and includes several local contributors and others from coast to coast. Some copies are available on loan from our Chapter library, and they may also be ordered from Octopus Books in the Glebe.

  1. Website / Facebook

Our Ottawa Chapter website (www.tcfottawa.net) includes information on our Chapter activities and events, links to helpful resources and reading materials, as well as recent newsletters from Chapters across the country. The latest national newsletter from TCF Canada is attached for your information.

Our Facebook page (search for “The Compassionate Friends Ottawa Chapter”) provides a channel to post and read comments from other parents. TCF Canada also operates a moderated closed group for parents across Canada. Search for “The Compassionate Friends of Canada” and answer a couple of questions to gain access.

  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,

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

Website: www.tcfottawa.net
E-mail: tcfottawa

Candle Lighting Poster 2018 (1 page).pdf

TCF National newsletter October 2018.pdf