Great stories start with kind-hearted people like Peter and Ron. Beside the fact they are brothers-in-law, both men share something very special: The two retired men are volunteering on a regular basis with isolated seniors. It all started with Peter who first enrolled as an advocate with West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) a year ago. “It’s just that if you have the time, patience,
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
On Tuesday morning, WICA was in Lachine during La Théière‘s Annual General Meeting. Here’s what our stand looked like: In order to meet the growing needs of the community in Lachine, we need locals to volunteer. By going on the field and meeting the citizens, WICA can connect with the locals and better understand how they want to contribute.
A big thank you to the Kirkland Concert Band and all those who came out in support of our Mother’s Day Concert and Tea on Saturday, May 7 at the Dorval Strathmore Church. More than $900 was raised and all proceeds will go to fund the many programs WICA offers.
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.
A big thank you to Margo and Ian Heron who turned Ian’s 85th birthday into a “fun”draiser for West Island Citizen Advocacy! They raised $850 for WICA. Both Margo and Ian sit on the board of WICA. Are you having an private event that could benefit WICA and would like to make a difference in your community? Let us know!
Terrific news report on Breakfast Television Montreal about WICA and its impact on the most vulnerable members of the West island community.
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)!
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.