Thank you from L’Arche

The Beacon Herald - - OPINION -

L’Arche Strat­ford held its third annual Walk ‘n’ Roll with L’Arche on Satur­day, Oct. 20. Close to ninety peo­ple en­joyed the walk around the river on the crisp sunny morn­ing and raised over $10,000.

Thank you to every­one who sup­ported us, to those of you who joined in the walk, and to all who made the event pos­si­ble! Spe­cial thanks go to bag­piper Justyn Reid who led the Walk, to the Black An­gus Restau­rant & Cater­ing who warmed us with cof­fee, and to Bea­con Herald re­porter Cory Smith for a great ar­ti­cle and photos in the news­pa­per!

This year marks the 45th an­niver­sary of L’Arche in Strat­ford. Over those years, we have wel­comed many in­di­vid­u­als with in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties to share life with as­sis­tants from around the world in mu­tu­ally trans­form­ing re­la­tion­ships.

As well as en­rich­ing com­mu­nity life, the funds you raised on this year’s Walk ‘n’ Roll will go to­wards ren­o­vat­ing our new com­mu­nity cen­tre on Bri­tan­nia Street. We pur­chased the for­mer Montes­sori school a year ago, and hope to be­gin ren­o­va­tions in early 2019. The cen­tre will be home to an ex­panded day pro­gram, to the L’Arche of­fices, as well as six new res­i­den­tial suites en­abling us to wel­come more core mem­bers.

Thank you Strat­ford for your gen­er­ous sup­port of L’Arche!


Elaine Clark-Siberry Pres­i­dent, Board of Di­rec­tors L’Arche Strat­ford

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