Giving Tuesday

is November 28th  and it marks the official opening of Our Harbour’s 2017 annual fall campaign.

This is our major yearly fundraiser and we are so appreciative of the generous help we have received from you – our loyal donors – over the past several years.

Here are a few good reasons to include Our Harbour on your list of favourite charities this year:

  1. For fourteen years, Our Harbour has proved its staying power.
  2. Both the provincial and federal governments have recognized Our Harbour through their support.
  3. Our Harbour changes lives. One resident recently remarked that, “the best thing about Our Harbour is the peace and serenity”.                                   SKB

This year, our Board has set an ambitious goal: to raise $12,000 by the end of the 2017 fiscal year.
So far we have raised $3,000. Please help us attain our objective.                                                                       LR

GivingTuesday is a National Giving Day

Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday  …now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 28, 2017.

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community too.”

This Newsletter has been a collaborative effort relying on Our Harbour volunteers and staff. Contributers include Catherine Gillbert, Susan Kerwin-Boudreau, Colette Plouffe, Dolly Shinhat, Regine Bouzi, and Hayley Montpetit. Peter Woodruff served as editor, photomanipulator and designer. We would also like to honor the memory of resident Billy Jack Douthwright, who died November 8, 2017.

Our Harbour’s Record Growth Brings New Opportunities, New Concerns
Audrey Ann Truchon has rejoined us as Coordinator, Programmes and Services
Happy Trails: Team Blue Runs an Ultramarathon for Our Harbour and Themselves
Giving life more balance: Two Women, Two Bicycles and a Happy Fall
Striding Against Stigma: Our Harbour Swells the Montréal Walk for Mental Health
Our Harbour in Shock: Gentle Warrior Billy Douthwright Dies Suddenly from Cancer