Recent donations to the community

Two new members, Sheila Collins and Me Hong, joined Janet Stratton, President, at Banff Ave Community House to present this year's Banff-Ledbury Bursaries. Each year IODE Laurentian Chapter donates $500 towards the two bursaries. Rubie Jean-Baptiste will be going to study Intetnational Affairs at York University and Paula Noun will be studying Hairdressing at Algonquin College.

We also recently donated $5,000 to the Community House for their vital Summer Program. Along with a representative from The United Way, who also supports the Program, we were treated to a lunch prepared and cooked by the youth attending the program. We were shown a Powerpoint presentation of all the activities that are available to the children in the community.

A truly inspiring and enjoyable visit.

IODE Laurentian Chapter had the great pleasure of presenting a cheque for $10,000 to The Diane Morrison Hospice at the Ottawa Mission. The money was raised from our recent 56th House and Garden Tour.

The 21 bed hospice at the Mission cares for both homeless men and women who are in need of palliative and end of life care.

Seen in the photograph are (left to right) Sean Wong, Executive Director of The Ottawa Mission Foundation, Janet Stratton, President IODE Laurentian Chapter, Jose Hamilton, Past President and Peter Tilley, Executive Director of The Ottawa Mission.