Pres­ti­gious Award for the Res­i­denceWales Home!

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Cleve­land Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Rachel Gar­ber North Hat­ley

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.

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