Including an interview with Lorraine, volunteer at WICA Lorraine has been an active volunteer at WICA for the last seven years. In this time, Lorraine has truly embodied WICA’s philosophy of “people helping people”; this can be seen in the meaningful and lasting friendships she has developed with her protégés. I don’t have the time to volunteer. Only retirees do. At WICA, half of
This winter has been tough on everyone it seems. People were fighting flu, colds, gastros and every other ailment that seems to strike during the winter months. For those of us who are lucky enough to have strong immune systems, we powered through though. We got up, went to work, took care of our families and carried on. For those who have weak immune
Jane* is a 103-years-old and is not short of humour or anecdotes. “I play Scrabble, but I ain’t that smart!” she joked. Ann*, her volunteer from West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) laughed it off and reminded Jane of her 310-point Scrabble game. Ann has been volunteering for the past three years at WICA and was matched with Jane to visit a couple of times a
WICA said goodbye to two community leaders in recent weeks. Joan Hadrill was a dedicated volunteer in our Church Apartment Program and a community activist. You can read about her in the West Island Gazette. She will be missed!
WICA staff and board members fêtes Mary Clare Tanguay and Hélène McGregor on the occasion of their retirement…but WICA plans to keep them busy as volunteers in their spare time!
A big thank you to Sean Pinck of the The Montreal Times for the article about Mary Clare and Marie!
Marie Fournier and Margo Heron appeared on Montréalité today…did you see it? Check it out! It starts at the 12:50 mark.
Terrific news report on Breakfast Television Montreal about WICA and its impact on the most vulnerable members of the West island community.
John Malanos (right) and Tommy Ginocchi of WICA…volunteer recruitment at the YMCA. We need you!