QUAIL FALL NEWSLETTER 2009 … by jazz84


									                                   QUAIL FALL NEWSLETTER 2009

 HOUSE NEWS:                                  FUNDFUND RAISING:                               on the tables for you to nibble will be
 Despite the dismal June and July the             The Strawberry Social was fun and,          Duck terrine with port, mixed salad
 residents had a great summer. Thanks in          including the jam sales, raised $1932.      with tomato and coriander dressing,
 large part to Laura Torontow, this years         The weather cooperated and lots of old      goat cheese mousse with herbs and
 summer student. What a treasure. She             friends gathered together for our           sundried tomato, olives and gherkins.
 interacted so well with the residents and they   delicious      strawberry      shortcake.   Should you have any room left after
 loved the extra attention.                       Thanks to Laurie Lee Hogan who              this, the choice of main course is as
 Robert has settled in well. He celebrated his    donated the strawberries. Laurie Lee        follows:
 60th birthday this summer with a party,          also sells Gill’s Jams at both her             Main Course: Muscovy duck with
 complete with cake made by Gill. He is           Chelsea and Wakefield locations.               rosemary and small vegetable
 looking forward to joining Gerard at La          Charles IGA graciously donated the             sauce OR Atlantic salmon with
 Lanterne.                                        cream and lemonade, many thanks.               dill sauce.
 Gerard is always the first to greet one with a   And thanks to the Davy John Road               Dessert: Raspberry and lemon
 big smile. He visits his parents frequently. He  gang who hulled and sliced 100 lbs of          balm sherbet with wild blueberry
 is very happy La Lanterne has begun its          berries in 11/2 hours! Thanks to all the       and lime leaf sauce.
 winter programme.                                shortcake bakers and all those who             Tea or Coffee.
 Hugh is communicating well now his hearing       helped Joan Drummond put on such a          You can mail your choice and cheque
 is improved. He is working hard getting his      wonderful afternoon. Patricia Black         to QUAIL 9 Bois-Joli, Chelsea QC
 kindling ready for sale. Please call the house   won the baby blanket donated by             J9B 1J9 or call David Castleman at
 (819 827 0110) if you can use some. He uses      Christine Watts, Vera Fermor won the        819 827 0465.
 the money to help pay his fare to visit his      Pina Colada basket given by Gill            If we all tried to bring one new person
 sister in Vancouver at Christmas.                Heginbottom and Gayle Higgins was           it would make a huge difference.
 Charis really benefited from Laura’s             the lucky winner of the Jamboree gift.
 attention. Laura took her to the library and     Sheila and Willie Allan manned the          VORLAGE CRAFT FAIR:
 worked on reading with both Charis and           jam stall and did a roaring trade. We       7-8 November at Vorlage ski centre
 Robert and the results are impressive.           owe them a big thank you for all the        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 James draws wonderful trains during the          time they have put in along with            Gill will have her jam stall at this
 days he spends at Quail. He is quite the artist. granddaughters Charlotte and Bridget,       annual hospital fundraiser. The Fair is
 Claude is not currently at the house. His        selling jam at the Wakefield market on      a great opportunity to support the
 physical problems worsened and became too        Saturday mornings. Thanks too, to           community and stock up early on
 difficult for the staff to handle. We hope       Claus Jobes, Carolyn Sharp, Jenny           unique Christmas presents. You will
 things will be sorted out for him.               Curtis, Charis Palmer and Corinna           also have a chance to get your raffle
 The staff welcomed Bill again this year for      Chaudhary. All have helped with the         tickets for this years draw. We have
 his summer holiday.                              jam making and or selling.                  wonderful prizes this year. Gill
 All the residents are getting a big kick out of  And to Kathleen and Clifton Wallace         Heginbottom has created another of
 the Wii machine that Joanna bought. They         many, many thanks for growing the           her beautiful quilts. Maureen Marcotte
 bowl, do exercises, (Charis says she’s the       vegetables Gill uses in some of her         is donating one of her Ceramic Bowls
 hoola-hoop champion) and interact with it in     pickles and chutneys.                       and The Snow Goose is donating an
 many ways. It gets them moving and they          Jam sales so far this year have raised      Inuit Carving. WOW!
 have fun.                                        $8,388.
 The summer BBQ was a great success with                                                      CHELSEA CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
 family and friends joining the gang for          DONATIONS:                                  December 5th at Chelsea Elementary
 sausages, salads and one of Gills yummy          Many thanks to all of you who have so       School 10 AM. – 4 PM
 cakes. Thanks to everyone who participated.      generously given to Quail this year         This event is sponsored by Quail. If
 Christine, who is bilingual, came part time in   (it’s never too late!). This years appeal   you haven’t bought your raffle tickets
 the summer which helped Claude and Sue           has raised $8,550 to date. It is only       this is your last chance as the draw
 joined the house, replacing Lucy. She is         with your support that we can give          takes place at the end of the day.
 living in the house in exchange for hours        these vulnerable folk a reasonable          There will be a wonderful selection of
 working with the residents. She brings           quality of life.                            hand-crafted gifts here for those
 considerable talent and the residents are        Thank you to the Nearly New Sale            special people on your Christmas list.
 enjoying the pottery lessons and the yoga        volunteers for their donation of $1000.     Do come and support our local artists
 classes. We are so lucky with our staff.         Thanks to Andy Xhignesse and his            and artisans.
 Joanna has recruited a great crew. Thank you     team for the tailgate sale donation,
 Joanna, Carole, Frank and Sue for creating       what a great idea. And thank you to         Thank you to all of you in this
 such a warm and loving environment for the       Rupert Library Fund for their donation      wonderful community and beyond for
 residents.                                       of $1000 given to remove the dividing       the support you offer in so many
 The gang still enjoys pizza night on Friday      wall in the living room It has made         ways.
 and Bingo with Francine on Saturday.             such a difference to the house.
 If any of you have been to the house this year   We haven’t yet reached our goal to
 you will have noticed the lovely front garden.   allow us to break even so please mark
 Thanks to Sue Buck and Joyce Mason. (Wish        your calendars and come out and
 they’d do mine!)                                 support the following events.

 AGM:                                              AUDREY JESSUP MEMORIAL
 Two new members joined the Board this             DINNER:
 year, Rev.Robert Sears the Anglican minister      November 3rd, 6.30 PM for 7.00PM
 and Andrejs Berzins, the brother-in-law of        I did mention this in the Spring
 Robert (our new resident). We thank them          Newsletter. We are hoping for a big
 for volunteering their time. We have a            turnout this year. The cost is the same
 dedicated group of volunteers, many who           as last year. $70, $40 of which goes to
 have been on the Board for years. They have       Quail. As always it will be held at
 accomplished much and we thank them all           L’Orée du Bois.
 for the time and effort they put in to make       The menu this year is super. Starting
 Quail house possible.                             with Vegetable and pesto soup. Then

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