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Sharing Her Good Fortune

For Claude Chapdelaine, sharing some of her good fortune with others is a simple pleasure. Each year, she donates some of her investments to the Perley and Rideau Foundation, along with other local charities.

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Serving His Community

Throughout his life, Edgar (Ned) Rhodes, who passed away earlier this year at age 82, served the community through volunteerism and philanthropy. His generous spirit lives on through the significant donations he made in his will to several charities, including the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation, a favourite cause.

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We are hiring: Development Manager

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation is a fully independent, registered charity that raises funds to help The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre provide seniors and Veterans every opportunity to enjoy healthy, fulfilling and dignified lives. The Perley Rideau Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Health Centre and is seeking a motivated and team-oriented individual for the full-time position of Development Manager, Foundation.

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New Foundation Executive Director takes the helm

The Board of Directors of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation is pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Delphine Haslé, CFRE. Delphine will officially begin her role on July 3.

“It is an honour to lead the fundraising team at the Perley Rideau.” says Delphine. “I look forward to inviting donors to invest in Canada’s very first Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care and our expanding vibrant Seniors Village. I am passionate about our mission and I am committed to achieving results for the Perley Rideau.”

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Farm Fields and Battlefields

As his 100th birthday draws near, John Denzil Sparks relaxes in his room and thinks back over his remarkable life. Although he spent more time working on dairy farms than he did tending to wounded soldiers, he knows that he was forever marked by his five years in uniform.

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International Women's Day High Tea

More than 200 people attended the second edition of the International Women’s Day High Tea fundraiser, now an annual event. Attendees honoured women Veterans, including those who call the Perley Rideau home, and raised $4,755. Speakers included Deputy Minister of Defence Jody Thomas and Maj. (Ret’d) Sandra Perron, Perley Rideau Foundation Board member. The Canadian Military Wives Choir Ottawa and the Army Voices Choir serenaded the room with stirring renditions of old and new classics. Special shawls handmade by Mylène Levesque were presented to some of the Perley Rideau’s newest Women Veterans.

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#TeddyTuesday

The first ever #TeddyTuesday was a success!  Held on November 27th to mark Giving Tuesday, Perley Rideau residents, tenants, volunteers, and staff were invited to bring in their stuffed animals and register them (with a small donation) for the #TeddyTuesday contest.  

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