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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Edith Goodspeed pauses, overcome with emotion, as she thinks back to the young men who were injured or killed on the Second World War battlefields. “The boys were ours. They were wonderful kids,” she said.
The Nepean Kings know what it means to have great sportsmanship on and off the ice - and they're demonstrating that with the relationships they're forming with Veterans at the Perley Rideau.
"If you asked me to name a country I haven't visited, I'd have to think pretty hard. After 34 years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy, I like to say I've seen just about every place in the world!"