L’Arche annual general meeting Friday

Reception at 6:30 p.m.; presentations at 71

  • Nov. 19, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Submitted

L’Arche Comox Valley, the sponsor of the Valley-wide I Belong! campaign, holds its annual general meeting on Friday, Nov. 21 at St. Peter’s Church Hall on Church Street in Comox.  A reception at 6:30 p.m. with desserts, tea and coffee will be followed by presentations at 7 p.m.

L’Arche provides residences, learning, creative arts, social activities and opportunities for lasting relationships for adults with developmental disabilities.  Its I Belong! campaign is raising funds to build an 8,000 square foot facility in Courtenay with apartments, studios, workplace and outreach services.  The campaign which began a year ago has the goal of raising $800,000.  Over $550,000 has been raised to date.

The AGM will hear from the chairs of the campaign as well as the L’Arche executive director, Christine Monier, and the board chair, Tony Reynolds, about the progress of the campaign, the work of the society over the past year and the plans to implement the construction phase of the project.  Members of the society will elect a new board to carry its work through the exciting prospect of beginning the project in the coming year

A PowerPoint presentation will set out the goals and activities of L’Arche across Canada and the challenge L’Arche presents to encourage society to end the isolation of individuals with developmental disabilities.  All are invited to attend to learn more about the development of this vital community facility.

 

Just Posted

Three on ballot, two running for Union Bay Improvement District board

Voters will go to the polls to choose new board member on Saturday, Nov. 23

Comox Valley initiative collects items for those in need

Everybody Deserves A Smile (EDAS) is a ‘Kindness Care Package Project’ that… Continue reading

Campbell River to house regional composting facility

A new regional composting facility will be built at the Campbell River… Continue reading

Ecofish founder receives provincial honour

Award was given at Generate Conference earlier this month

Comox Valley tent event a reminder of housing crisis

A Survival Drive that culminated with a tent event generated a large… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through Rover.com

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

B.C. First Nations drop out of court challenge, sign deals with Trans Mountain

Upper Nicola Band says deal represents a ‘significant step forward’

VIDEO: B.C. man trapped under ATV for days shows promise at Victoria hospital

Out of induced coma, 41-year-old is smiling, squeezing hands and enjoying sunshine

Most Read