A couple of years ago, Dave and I had the opportunity to view the International Fireworks display from a cruise on the Ottawa River. I’m not sure what Ottawa’s July 1 celebrations will look like this year, but I bet we’re not gathering on Parliament Hill, so I thought I would share a couple of my photos with you.
Some new things have been happening with Woodroffe United. Last week the Emergency Preparedness Committee completed its mission and was disbanded. Many, many thanks to Mary-Frances Laughton, Deb Lester, Brent Cuthbert and Ray Cuthbert for serving on the team.
As well, a new committee has begun – the Re-opening Committee (Carol Cochrane, Ralph Curtis, Mary Frances Laughton and Gerry Maffre) which will now be meeting by Zoom regularly to discuss and decide how best to make the church building safe so that we can return to face-to-face worship as well as all the other activities which take place on a weekly basis. Already, the Russian daycare that meets in the building has submitted their plan for health and safety and this week, many of the children returned. Apparently they are absolutely delighted to be back.
Please note that although the daycare has opened, the building itself is not yet open to the public/members. Therefore, if you wish to drop something off, pick something up, or say hi to Anne in person, you will need to call the office 613-722-9250 to make an appointment so that someone can unlock the door for you.
Our very fine Treasurer, Joe Smarkala, has applied for and received the rent subsidy, which will help with the finances. Don’t forget, if you are able, to mail in your offerings or make donations online right here on the home page. We want to keep the building in tip top shape and our Treasurer happy.
May you enjoy this Canada Day, regardless of what limitations we might face. I hope that you are as proud to be Canadian as I am. We live in an awesome country with so much beauty and privilege.