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
Check out an article we wrote that was published on the West Island Blog: We would like to share with you a story of dedication and kindness that features a unique character. In some ways, this story is similar to the one of a white-bearded man in red suit who wanted every child in the world to get a gift at Christmas. And so
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
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.
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.
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.