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How to start 2017 on the right track

Christmas is a festive season. Generosity is rampant with organizations bringing Christmas baskets to those in need and volunteers donating their time to spread holiday cheer. But now that the presents are unwrapped, the paper recycled, the tree put to the curb or back in the box, the turkey and sweets consumed and the new year rung in, those people will still be in

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YOGA for NOVA – Save the date

Save the date! NOVA West Island is pleased to collaborate with EnergiZen for the 5th edition of YOGA for NOVA Come enjoy some sun salutations by warming your hearts to a good cause! Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 10 am to 11:30 am Centre Harpell, 60 St-Pierre, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue H9X 1Y6 Minimum donation: $15 per person All level yoga one hour class for adults –

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advocate of the month

Christiane epitomizes everything that it means to be a volunteer. She was matched with her protégé over two years ago and she visits her weekly. Her protégé Mary-Ann is in her 90’s and is socially isolated. She doesn’t get out much due to her age and her physical health. Christiane provides much-needed emotional and social support. When the weather is more cooperative, they go

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Thank you!

A big thank you to WICA volunteer Geneviève Simard (middle) who prepared a festive meal for the residents of Heron/Farley House in Pierrefonds last Friday with the help of WICA community worker Diane Veuhoff and Dawson social work stagière Katherine St-Laurent (left)!

Community Cocktail!

WICA Director Mary Clare Tanguay, (with Debbie St-Martin, right, Pierrefonds Community Project) attended a cocktail hosted by Merck Canada Inc. “to recognize the hard work and the positive impact that two local non-profit organizations have had over the years: West Island Community Shares (WICS) and NOVA West Island.” These two organizations received a special ‘Neighbor of Choice’ grant from Merck.