This year's Irish Breakfast fundraiser at O'Leary's Pub was the liveliest one yet! Thank you to EVERYONE who came out to volunteer and to enjoy a great breakfast and fabulous music in support of L'Arche Saint John!
Saturday February 11th, our second annual "For the Love of Art" show and sale, was a vibrant afternoon and wonderful success! Thank you to the many friends and supporters who came out to enjoy the works of our Creative Connections artists. Thank you to the members of L'Arche Antigonish who travelled to be with us. Thank you to our Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau and to artist Ed Coleman for their thoughtful and compelling remarks. The show was a lively celebration of creativity, collaboration, friendship and growth -- and the community that is fostered as we live out our mission in a new way.
On Dec. 3rd, we gathered at Fairville Starbucks to host our annual Coffee House! Special thank you extends to our talented performers Karen Palmer (Casey), Terence Chandra, Hilary Ladd, Mary Beth Marks, and McKim House! The afternoon was a beautiful time of song, conversation and delicious coffee. Thank you to everyone who joined us in friendship and to those who made a free will donation in support of our community!
On Oct. 27th, 2016, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rothesay, dozens of card players and volunteers gathered for the annual Halloween Bridge fundraiser organized by faithful friends Donna Schroeter and Janet Corbett. Congratulations to the door prize and raffle winners!
On Oct. 5 & 6th, 2016, we gathered to officially launch our new location, Creative Connections! Thank you to everyone who showed up to support us as we celebrated this tremendous milestone for our community! A special thank you extends to Her Honour Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, Shirley McAlary (Deputy Mayor of Saint John), and Dorothy Shephard (MLA) for joining us!
On Saturday, Sept. 24th, our community gathered with many of our friends and supporters to remember John Pike, founding core member of L'Arche Saint John, at our 8th Annual John Pike Memorial Bowling Extravaganza! In good ole' country theme, just as John would have it, cowboys and cowgals came together to create our own corral in the lanes! A special thank you to our event sponsors Lawtons Drugs and Tim Hortons for their contributions to our event; to our many volunteers, pledge collectors, and helpers; and to Susan Pike and the Pike Family for their unique and creative fundraising with their harvest basket. Congratulations to Jacqueline Scott on being awarded the John Pike Spirit Award!
On Aug. 14th, we went Hawaiian as we cheered and hollered words of encouragement as well as passing out water and Gatorade to the runners participating in Marathon by the Sea! A very special thank you to Moira and Marijke who came out in the rain to help!
The Annual General Meeting for L’Arche Saint John took place Saturday May 28 from 2-4pm at our Chapel in the Woods, in Black River. The business portion of the meeting concluded with a prayer of thanksgiving, followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments.