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Arnprior Market ‘Taste of the Valley’ Bake Sale – September 30, 2018
Janet Michelson, volunteer with ABMSH visited with her grandson, 15 month old Dean Ryan, while helping out at the Seniors’ Bake Sale on Sunday, September 30, ‘The Taste of the Valley’ and last Arnprior Market for the season. Thank you to all who donated time, baked items and other for this fundraising event. Thank You: Janet, Linda Robinson, Sharon Sewter, Sue Hodgins, Judy Hill, Cindy Sellers, Linda Chalmers, Kathleen Bender, Donna O’Grady, Marg Bourke and Diane Brambury of Kysako Sucre a Crème (Fudge) Photos by Liz Wall, Development Coordinator
Mike Walsh, Agency Driver, stops by for a visit with his wife Ruth and family pet
Kevin Osborne, Agency Driver and wife Sonja enjoyed themselves at the Arnprior Market.
Linda Robertson shares in a special moment with a young lady and her dad on the hunt for chocolate chip cookies.
Fall Charity Yard Sale, Saturday, September 15, 2018
Our Annual Fall Charity Yard Sale was held Saturday, September 15th in our parking lot on McGonigal Street West. Thank you to everyone who shopped, donated and supported this fundraiser. Without the help of our dedicated volunteers events such as this would not be possible. Thank You Agency Volunteers: Ian Black, Tanya Rath, Helen Havelin, Sara Thomssen, Sue Hodgins, Norma Langevine, Alexis Barr, Angela Martin, Barb Shea, Heather Campbell as will staff members who gave of their time; Nancy Peck, Kevin Osborne, Colin Borshevsky and Mike Walsh. You folks are the best!
Volunteer Alexis Barr (left) admires the handmade sweater as found by volunteer Norma Langevine
Helen Havelin, volunteer, enjoys the sunshine while selling the Mega 50/50 tickets
Volunteers Barb Shea and Sue Hodgins worked together greeting and helping shoppers
First Annual Memorial Live Butterfly Release – August 19, 2018
It was a true community supported event, our 1st Annual Memorial Live Butterfly Release held Sunday, August 19th in Robert Simpson Park. Dennis Harrington welcomes all along with special guests, Vicki Brittle, Andre Pilon, Gina Pilon, Lisa Smith, Phyllis Doherty-Hereford, Rev. Leo Hughes, Cathy Brown and Eldon Smith.
Eldon Smith made a new friend as he released his butterfly
Leah Richardson-Dean joined her parents Neil and Eileen Richardson to send wishes to their loved one
Sending his wish in the wings of his butterfly to a loved one
Rev. Leo Hughes gives thanks
Bob and Donna O’Grady release their precious gifts
The guests were moved by “On the wings of an Angel’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ as sung by Vicki Brittle.
Arnprior Wheels Car Show Barbeque – August 6, 2018
It was a beautiful day for all who attended and volunteered at Arnprior Wheels – Car – Truck and Bike Show held Monday, August 6th on the grounds of East Side Mario’s with our Agency providing the refreshments with a Charity Barbeque
Elizabeth Briggs was guardian of the cash flow
Seller of the Mega 50/50 – Helen Havelin with Kathleen Bender assisting
The line-ups were steady as folks lined up for a burger or hotdog with all the trimmings
It was a ‘Volunteer Family Affair with Brodie, Bruce, Carroll and Teagan, all who helped out at the barbeque
And the winner of the 50/50 raffle Dave Needhan was congratulated by Sara Thomssen, Willis Coop Student, on behalf of ABMSH
All held under sunny skies – a great day for all
“The Bun Lady” our very ‘strong’ and dedicated volunteer, Nancy Strong
“Dancing ON a Storm”, volunteer Liz Nadon, another great barbeque volunteer
Even the pets benefited from the Charity Barbeque – ‘Cans for Cats’
19 th Annual Seniors’ Barbeque Robert Simpson Park – July 19, 2018
The 294 guests where treated to hamburgers, fries (donated by various local chip wagons), cold drink (supplied by Arnprior Villa) and ice-cream cups (supplied by Carp Commons Retirement Village)
It takes the help of plenty volunteers to serve 294 hamburgers with all the trimmings. Thanks to, left, Nikki Rumbelow, Kathleen Bender, Liz Nadon, Barb Shea, Donna O’Grady and Nancy Strong, all volunteers with ABMSH.
Norma Dewar (centre) and friends sat back and relaxed during the 19th Annual Seniors’ Barbeque on July 19th
The folks of Arnprior Villa by Revera thoroughly enjoyed the fine weather and company of the 19th Annual Seniors’ Barbeque held on Thursday, July 19th at Robert Simpson Park
Volunteers Gwen and Barclay assist many in the purchasing of Mega 50/50 tickets with the draw held later in the day
Kicking up their heels, Nikki and Adam
Helen Havelin, volunteer and seller of Mega 50/50 tickets, draws the winning ticket held by Scott Stubinsky with a winning of $1389.00. Thank you everyone who purchased a ticket and to all volunteers who sold tickets
Nancy Paquette, volunteer, assisted by driving folks to their parked cars following the barbeque
Patti Farr had a great time offering rides to the many guests
Volunteers Ed Hill, Nancy Peck and Judy Hill smile for the roving camera
Transportation by the way of a golf cart was supplied by Madawaska Golf Course with Brian Bourk volunteering as a driver
Marg Bourk, Social Program Coordinator, organized the event with the help of many including Dennis Harrington (left), Maurice Burnette and Kevin Osborne all of ABMSH
Brittany Harris of the Arnprior Villa provided a “Spin of the Wheel” to the many guests of the Seniors at Home Barbeque
A little bit of humour – Rebekah Gunning of Carp Commons Retirement Village and Mel Porter, Arnprior’s Senior of the Year, ham it up
Musician Gillan Rutz, of Pembroke, entertained
Canada Day Barbeque – July 1, 2018
Canada Day was a “Hot” one but it didn’t stop the volunteers of Seniors at Home from getting into the fun as they hosted the Canada Day Barbeque held at East Side Mario’s on July 1st which also included live entertainment, beer garden and a “Shine & Show”. Helping out in the morning, Donna O’Grady (seated), left, Patti McLean, Barb Shea, Mandy Stinson, Elizabeth Briggs, Mike Walsh, Maurice Burnette and Dave Anthony.
Under the tent, volunteer Janet Michelson (far right) helps two of the morning customers
They had ‘extra heat’ as Carroll and Bruce Haywood maned the barbeque
All smiles as they took break, left, Nancy Strong, Patti and Mike Farr
– A fun guy, Dave Anthony didn’t let the heat get to him
Plate lady – Kathleen Bender
Refreshments – Barb Shea
Cashier – Elizabeth Briggs
All around helper – Janet Michelson
Annual Father’s Day Charity Car Show – June 16, 2018
200 plus burgers and hotdogs were served by our Volunteers at the Father’s Day Charity Car show and BBQ held Saturday, June 16th at Red Pine Bay, Braeside. Under the big blue tent, agency volunteers Bruce Haywood, left, Heather Campbell, Dennis Harrington, Barb Shea and Janet Michelson.
It was a perfect view and location for such a great charity event; charity car show and barbeque as hosted by Brian Gunn and his team for Prostate Cancer Research and our team for Seniors at Home.
Volunteers Barb Shea and Sue Hodgins were all smiles as they greeted the many
Bruce Haywood was the head chef of the day
It was a perfect sunny day to enjoy the company of family and friends
Residents and visitors of Braeside and area enjoyed the hospitality of the day
Free Dentistry Day – June 4, 2018
[email protected] hosted a FREE Dentistry Day on Saturday, June 4th with 69 residents receiving a total of $25,000’s worth of free dental work. ABMSH was the beneficiary of donations from the Free Barbeque offered during the morning of the event. A total of $800.00 was raised and donated to Seniors at Home. Folks were greeted by both volunteers of ABMSH and [email protected] with local musician Doug Smith entertaining.
ABMSH’s volunteer, left to right, Phyllis Doherty-Hereford, Liz Kargus, Karen Townley and Donna Spencer-Bertrand gave of their time on Saturday to help out.
The hungry folks were greeted by the smiling faces of those who volunteered their time for [email protected]
Dedicated Agency Volunteers, Gilbert and Nancy Paquette provided help on behalf of Seniors at Home.
The Arnprior Fire Department was on hand to give the young folks a chance to get up close to the Fire Truck as greeted by Cory Nicholas, Fire Prevention Officer
Annual Spring Yard Sale – May 12, 2018
Our Annual Spring Yard Sale, held Saturday, May 12, was a huge success, due to both weather and support from the community. A total of $2300.00 was raised thanks to a very special $1,000.00 donated by RBC’s ‘Day of Service Grant for Community Service and Support’ as presented by employees and family members of RBC (all in blue shirts), left to right, Sara Lecuyer, daughter Becca Welsh, Catherine Metcalfe, Tracey Crane, Jackie Laughlin, Community Manager RBC and Austin Welsh (son of Sara Lecuyer). Jackie presented the funds to Kathleen Bender (in red) volunteer on behalf of ABMSH.
Thank you to everyone who shopped and supported this fundraising event.
A great day for a Yard Sale as Volunteer Cashier Elizabeth Briggs assists one of the many shoppers. In the background. longtime Yard Sale Volunteer Ian Black takes a look through the books
Jackie Laughlin assists a customer
Agency Volunteers Bev Deveraux and Kevin Turcotte enjoy a morning of shopping while supporting the cause
Volunteer Barb Shea sorts through Yard Sale items
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – May 11, 2018
The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held Friday, May 11th at the Parish Hall with everyone enjoying a Roast Beef Dinner catered by Riley’s Catering Co. followed by presentations and entertainment by The Magic of Steven Anthony. The first group of the ‘Newest’ volunteers were welcomed and thanked by Dennis Harrington, Executive Director and Margaret Bourk, Volunteer Coordinator. The first group, front row, left to right, Shawna Oostendarp, Volunteer Driver, Karen Townley Board Member/Special Events., Jean McCarron, Entertainment and Brenda Vaughan, Volunteer Driver/Special Events. Back left, Richard Hall, Meal on Wheels, Don Washington, Parkinson Support Group, Pat Washington, Committee Member/Special Events, Gilbert Paquette, Website/Office/Special Events, Barry LaBrie, Volunteer Driver and Linda Robertson, Special Events/Foot Clinic/Regal.
Photo by Liz Wall
The next group honoured at the Volunteer Dinner included, front, left to right, Lisa Kopil, Entertainment, Barb Shea, Special Events, Sheila McBride, Board of Directors, Nancy Strong, Special Events/Foot Clinic/Income Tax, and Dennis Harrington, Executive Director, Back left , Anne Gozzard, Craft Workshop/Special Events, Margaret Bourk, Social/Volunteer Coordinator, Andre Latreille, Entertainment, Sandy Ireland, Entertainment, Jane Anne Lafont, Entertainment, Nikki, Rumbelow, Office/Foot Clinic/Income Tax/Special Events, Dave Anthony, Driver and Maurice Burnette, In-Town Transportation.
Photo by Liz Wall
Volunteers Donna and Garry Dowd
Nancy Strong, into her second year as a volunteer with Seniors at Home
Teresa Kelly, a 10 year plus volunteer with Seniors at Home
Helen Havelin, the present longest serving volunteer with Seniors at Home
Volunteer Colleen Blimkie and husband Brent
Volunteers Pat Weir and Maddy Lascelle
Norma Langevine, a two year dedicated volunteer of Special Events
Volunteer Entertainers, Jean McCarron and Rick Leben
Shred-It Day Arnprior – April 21, 2018
The very successful Shred-It Day Arnprior was held Saturday, April 21st giving the community a chance to rid of valuable, but no longer required papers. Shred-it Ottawa provided the professional service along with the agencies’ many volunteers. Enjoying the event, left, Ian Black, Kevin Osborne, Tom Hunter and Derek of Shred-it Ottawa, Tanya Rath, Tom Sewter, Sharron Sewter, Donna O’Grady, Barb Shea, Elizabeth Briggs, Nancy Paquette, Patti Jennings, Kelsan Freir, and Ryan of Shred-it Ottawa.
Jim Mulvihill of Mulvihill Insurance, was only one of the many members of the business community to support the fundraiser as see here being thanked by Tom Hunter, Sales Representative with Shred-it Ottawa.
Kevin Osborne and Kelsan Freir make volunteering fun
Employee Mike Walsh enjoying the day
Volunteer Liz Kargus prepares a charity receipt, in background, volunteer Karen Townley is busy selling Mega 50/50 tickets and Dennis Harrington and Linda Robertson prepare the refreshments
Tom and Ian give a helping hand in unloading the truck
Pancake Feast – Island View – April 11, 2018
The Annual Pancake Feast was hosted by Island View Retirement Residences on Wednesday, April 11 and with thanks to Andre Pilon (seated left) of Pilon Family Funeral Home, everyone was able to enjoy their pancakes with locally made maple syrup. Also enjoying the fundraiser, back left, Dennis Harrington, Executive Director ABMSH, Wendy Knechtel, Community Relations Director, Island View, Dan Lynch, Town Councilor and Manager Arnprior Airport and representing volunteers, Nancy Paquette, who along with others, volunteered on behalf of ABMSH
Volunteer Alexis Barr greeted the guests while Luke Goulette, Operation Manager, Island View Retirement Residence, welcomed everyone as well.
Dishing up the goodies, Dennis Harrington and Mandy Stinson both of ABMSH, to guests Donna and Garry Dowd
Chef Wendy Crego, Island View Retirement Residence, prepares her special pancakes to be enjoyed by all in attendance
Both guests of the Pancake Feast and both celebrating a birthday, together Rick Leben and Bertha Towey drew for the lucky winner of the gift basket as designed and donated by Island View. And the winner is……
Music Trivia – March 23, 2018
Our annual Joint Fundraiser with Regional Heath Foundation took place Friday, March 23 at Nick Smith Centre. At the end of the night the team “The Girls and The Guy” rained. Team members, left, Brenda Storie, Chrissy Laforce, MC Jason Marshall of Valley Heritage Radio presenting the Annual “Top Musical prodigies” trophy to captain Michelle Beale and the Guy Norm Durocher
Even though “Too Many Blondes” finished last they had a “whole lot of fun” doing it.
“Oh What A Night”
It is easy to see this team enjoyed themselves win or lose
Taking Second Place “Mel’s Belles”
“Here for a Good Time”, the team captained by Colleen Lascelle, had fun getting into the act
Family Day Breakfast – February 19, 2018
We had our Annual Family Day Breakfast on February 19th at the Christian Education Centre with guests greeted and served by agency volunteers and devoted members of the community including, left to right, Nancy Paquette, Sue Adkins, Bob Adkins, Heather Campbell, Mel Porter, Kevin Turcotte, Janet Michelson, Mayor Tom Peckett, Township McNab/Braeside and Brenda Vaughan
Volunteers Donna and Larry Bertrand offered folks a chance to win one of several donated door prizes
Enjoyed the breakfast friends of Seniors at Home Andree Lapierre (left) and Sonja Osborne
The second set of servers and volunteers for the Family Day Breakfast included, left to right, Lauren Reid with her dad Mayor David Reid, Town of Arnprior, Brian Patterson and Rev. Leo Hughes
Regina Palmer sending time with her 14 month old granddaughter Evelyn Palmer
Volunteers Kathleen Bender (left) and Annie Gozzard greeted folks at the door
Volunteers Sandra Hall (left) and Linda Chandler were the second set of greeters
Kathleen’s Creations – February 2018
The newest program offered by Seniors at Home; Kathleen’s Creations’, a craft workshop instructed by Kathleen Bender, Agency Volunteer which is held the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3pm at 106 McGonigal St. West. Free to those age 55 and over. Must register by the Monday prior to the Wednesday date. Classes are presently limited to eight members only – if full you will be added to a waiting list and called by Tuesday.
All photos by Nancy Peck, Program Coordinator
The finished project – Desk Top Calendar
Kathleen Bender, Instructor of Kathleen’s Creations, assists Theresa Charbonneau with the press.
Pictured is Lynne Zander who is all smiles after completing the January workshop which included both a desk top calendar and matching note card.
The finished project – Note Card
It was a satisfying afternoon as the ladies display their desk calendars with matching note cards. Enjoying the Craft Workshop included Pat Washington, Lynne Zander, Carol St. Michael, Annie Gozzard, Norma Langevin, Donna Jorgensen, Debbie Feilders, Donna Jonas and Theresa Charbonneau (missing from the photo).