Daybreak Breaks Ground on a new Woodery Addition

Woodery program leader Venus Bidely handles the shovel with Woodery program participants Robin Steele and Tim Wright.

On September 23rd, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Woodery addition took place on land at the west end of the barn, exactly where the new structure will be built. Venus Bidley, the Program Leader at the Woodery, and Robin Steel and Tim Wright, long-time participants in the Woodery program, dug the ceremonial shovel into the ground surrounded by an excited crew of Woodery participants, assistants and volunteers. Construction will take place … [Read more...]

The Ability Walk and Roll – Hamilton Ontario

Robert Hajjar opened the event with an inspiring speech.

The first Ability Walk and Roll took place on August 27th in Hamilton where we celebrated and discovered abilities in the city. It was a great partnership with many community organizations and included wonderful and inspiring speeches from Robert Pio Hajjar and Kareem Elbard, the Community Living Drum Corps, singer Rebekah, an awareness walk and roll through downtown Hamilton, wonderful art displays and fun! Members of L'Arche were happy to be a … [Read more...]

Funeral Eulogy for Elizabeth Buckley

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July 28, 2016 ~ George Strohmeyer When I last visited Elizabeth on June 2, I was excited to share with her some poetic psalm verses translated by Zen Master Norman Fischer: Psalm 27: “I wait only for you with strength and good courage.” Psalm 144: “God bend the sky down till it fills the earth. Caress the mountains till they burst into flames.” Psalm 154: “I will stop and consider your burning beauty. I will stop and remember your … [Read more...]

Homily for Elizabeth Buckley

July 28, 2016 ~ Doug McCarthy Please listen to the first verse of a lovely poem written by Gerard Manley Hopkins: Elected Silence, sing to me And beat upon my whorled ear, Pipe me to pastures still and be The music that I care to hear. Elizabeth could have written those words. There are many people in our world who do not believe in God or have not a care for God. There are also many people who do believe in God and live their lives … [Read more...]

Final Results of our 2016 Walk WITH Hope are in!

The OLQW Team came out in full force again this year!

This year's Walk WITH Hope on May 7th was one of our largest yet, with nearly 400 people helping to raise over $83,000 much-needed funds for L'Arche! A heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to our day of community-building. We are so grateful for the spirit of generosity from the local community and the show of support from everyone who came out to participate. We had a beautiful day together! Our Walk WITH Hope 2017 is tentatively … [Read more...]