A Message from Our President
As we look forward to 2019, our 113th year of helping individuals in need in Ottawa and across Canada, I again want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way this past year.
While 2019 will offer us the opportunity to continue to engage and help those organizations who we know well, it will also allow us to build links with those who have not received our support before. The Youville Centre is one such example. The Centre will be the focus recipient of funds from this year's 58th House & Garden Tour on May 11th.
Like many individuals and groups worldwide, we in Laurentian Chapter are deeply concerned about the impact of single-use plastics on people and the environment. Because of this, in 2019, we will replace all single-use plastics with alternatives, where they exist, at our events.
2019 promises, as well, to be a year of learning for the Chapter. While we will continue to use tried and tested methods to carry out our various functions, we also plan to investigate and use new approaches to ensure we keep pace with the demands of the 21st Century.