Prestigious Award for the ResidenceWales Home!
On behalf of the Résidence Wales Home, Brendalee
Executive Director, proudly accepted the prestigious award.
TheRésidence Wales Home (recognized by the MSSS as the 1st senior in Quebec) is honoured to receive its 8th prominent award!
a gala event held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal, on November 12th 2015, the Quebec
and the Mouvement québécois de la qualité awarded an Honorable Mention of the Prix québécois de la qualité for a not for profit organization to the Résidence Wales Home.
behalf of the Résidence Wales Home, Brendalee Piironen, Executive Director, proudly accepted prestigious award.
with the Deming Prize in Japan, the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in the United and the Prix européen de la qualité, Quebec set up its own world-class evaluation system in Grands Prix québécois de la qualité. This award recognizes private and public companies that implemented stringent quality-improvement systems and achieved outstanding results.
Résidence Wales Home is the first senior residence to receive a Grand Prix québécois de la This prestigious award reflects the Résidence Wales Home’s 145 employees, over 200 Board Members, and the Wales Home Foundation’s dedication and passion to ensure The Wales Home a Home of choice for seniors.
May 28th, 2015, the management of the Résidence Wales Home, a private, not-for-profit which provides quality care to senior citizens, was submitted to a rigorous eight-hour and results revealed that the residence shines in the following highest standards:
manner in which it applies best business practices, Leadership in its field, Devoted to its residents, employees, volunteers and partners and Best results for its operations.
2011, The Résidence Wales Home has been the recipient of eight (8) prestigious awards; Aviva
Community Fund, Gala Reconnaissance
Theycall their music “indie-rock-folk,” because it defies definition - they being Bent By Elephants, a five-person band from Montreal. They give a concert in North Hatley this Saturday at 7:30 p.m., in the historical wood-panelled church at UUEstrie, 201 Main Street.
“If you like any type of music, really, I think you’re going to like it. It’s eclectic. Maybe a little bit on the world music side. Maybe a bit classical. I have trouble describing it. It’s unique,” says Ryan Frizzell.
Frizzell plays trumpet and keyboards in the band. He’s the local link between the Montreal group and the Townships. He and his partner, Crystle Reid, moved to North Hatley this summer. When he’s not playing trumpet, he develops e-commerce websites, working from home. Reid teaches collaborative creation theatre.
Luke Fowlie, on guitar, and Chesley Walsh, singer and also guitarist, started Bent By Elephants in 2008. Walsh writes the lyrics, and Fowlie and the other group members develop the music. Besides Frizzell, the other members are Eric Dew, on drums, and Paul Van Dyk, on bass.
Like the other band members, Frizzell was trained in classical music at McGill University. He has a Master’s in trumpet performance. But that was just the start of their evolution. They’ve made two full-length albums and a shorter EP. Their 2015 release is called “The Shore.” They call it “a raw and rattling album of contrapuntal electric guitars and sweeping synths.”
Bent By Elephants toured clear across the United States – Walsh is from Los Angeles. Then up to Vancouver, and back across Canada to Montreal. They’ve played in the exciting Hillside Festival, a non-profit music festival in Guelph, Ontario. But this is their first concert in the Eastern Townships.
cont'd page 13 Estrie, a certificate of merit from the McKnight's
in Technology Award (USA), RQRA award for “RESIDENCE OF THE YEAR”, honorable tion of the MSSS Prix d’excellence, Promotion des Estriennes pour initier une nouvelle équité (P.É.P.I.N.E.S.), Most Innovative Corporation 2015 by the Centre d’aide aux entreprises du Val St-François (CAE), and on November 12th 2015, Le Grand Prix québécois de la qualité!
Bent By Elephants band from Montreal: Paul Van Dyk, Ryan Frizzell, Luke Fowlie, Chesley Walsh and Eric Dew. They’ll bring their unique music to North hatley on Saturday evening.