2018 News and Press Releases

Taste of the Valley Event – Arnprior Edition

The Town of Arnprior has been accepted as a Taste of the Valley Location for 2018.  The last market of the Season, September 30th,, will be a Taste of the Valley Event.  Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home will be there offering homemade baked goodies, local grown preserves, handcrafted ideas for gift giving and a chance to win $1000.00 (Mega 50/50 raffle with draw to take place December 13, 2018 at the Annual Senior’s Christmas Party)

Arnprior Curling Club Supports Seniors at Home…

The Arnprior Curling Club hosted, at the Sandpoint Golf Course, the Ottawa Valley Curling Association Golf Event on Sunday, May 27th with Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. recipient of a Charity Donation in the amount of $2,000.  The donation was accepted on July 13 by staff members, left, Mike Walsh, ABMSH Driver and Mandy Stinson, Administrative Assistant ABMSH, as presented by Joe Ferrari, President ACC and Michael Reid, Treasurer, ACC.  

 Thank you to everyone who assisted in organizing the event, Board of Directors ACC, those who played in and supported financially, all of which added to the success of the tournament. 

 A special  Thank You to  those  folks whom Seniors at Home where directly involved  during the planning of the event including Mike Imbeau, Social Director ACC, Rose Buse, Volunteer ACC and Bruce Murdoch of Murdoch Electric, sponsor of a hole on behalf of Seniors at Home.

 

                  Photo by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator, ABMSH

Memorial Live Butterfly Release

By Liz Wall, Seniors at Home

Join us for an afternoon of Remembrance and Sharing.

Arnprior Braeside McNab Seniors at Home Program Inc. (ABMSH) is hosting their First Annual Memorial Live Butterfly Release, to honour loved ones, takes flight at 11:00am on Sunday, August 19th in Robert Simpson Park.

How does it work?  You have the opportunity to purchase a Monarch Butterfly, between now and August 10th, at ABMSH’s office located at 106 McGonigal Street West – Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  Upon introducing yourself at the official registration tent the day of the event (between 11 and 11:15am you will receive your butterfly in a special designed container. When instructed everyone will release their butterfly, but not before making your own distinctive wish, sending it to your loved one in the wings of the Monarch Butterfly.

The Legend

According to an Indian Legend, since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish.  According to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to your loved ones in the wings of the butterfly and be granted.

This is a special fundraiser for Seniors at Home with 100% of the proceeds going back to your Community Support Services Agency.

Cost: One butterfly $25.00, two/$45.00, three/$70.00, four/$85.00 and five/$100.00.  ABMSH accepts cash, cheque, Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard and E-Transfer (please email [email protected]).

An official Income Tax Receipt will be issued at time of payment.

Upon purchasing your butterfly, you have another opportunity to share the name/names of your loved one/ones.  The names of those being remembered will be read aloud as shared by Lisa Smith of Boyce Funeral Home

Also included in the Memorial Live Butterfly, special musical performances by local musician Vicki Brittle, the reading of the Indian Legend by Andre and Gina Pilon of Pilon Family Funeral Home. There will be refreshments available for purchase with all followed at 2:00pm by Kyle Felhaver featured musician for the final Music In the Park performance of the summer.

A Butterfly Release is considered a symbolic event representing the transformation of the spirit of our loved one and the completion of a life cycle, they are finally free and have taken flight.

When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasurer.

Plan now to share in the experience, memory and treasurer of  Seniors at Home’s Memorial Live Butterfly Release.