L’Arche celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2014. At Daybreak we marked this milestone with a few special events. We welcomed a few new people and said goodbye to cherished loved ones. Here are a few of the highlights of 2014.
The 50th Anniversary Year was celebrated around the world in 2014
Over the course of the year, we welcomed 11 new people into our day programs
February – Taize brothers Emile and Lucas lead our Community Retreat Day
April – Kevin Lyttle (in yellow) moves into Church Street and begins at the Craft Studio
April – “Artisans of Hope” Art Show at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
May – “Walk for Hope” with a focus on the Golden Jubilee of L’Arche
May – Sister Marie Paradis dies, founder of L’Arche Winnipeg, former Community Leader of North Bay
July – Minister of Community & Social Services Helena Jaczek makes her first public announcement as Minister at L’Arche Daybreak
September – tree blessings for trees for Peggy Hopkins and John Delazzari
September – Agnieszka and Kim go to France for the L’Arche International celebrations!
October – Thelus George, one of the earliest members of Daybreak, died at the age of 90
October – Kelly Library Exhibit at the University of Toronto celebrated the history of L’Arche, Jean Vanier, and Daybreak
October – Academic Lecture by Dr. Pamela Cushing at the University of St. Michael’s College
December – International on-line exhibit of L’Arche artists was launched on December 6th. (Click on the painting to visit the gallery.)
December – Gus Leuschner, Assistant Community Leader at Daybreak in the ‘70s and ‘80s, steps down as Community Leader at L’Arche Antigonish after 23 years.
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