Entries by Shannon Whissell

DF’s Story: Celebrating Success

DF came to live at Mary Cridge Manor (MCM) just over three years ago. He was homeless, living in a shelter, and had spent the majority of his adult life in and out of prison. He is a recovering alcoholic and addict. When he arrived at MCM, DF took methadone daily under the care of a […]

The Cridge Centre Ride for Refuge

The Cridge Centre for the Family is THRILLED to be the host partner for the first Ride for Refuge in Victoria, BC, taking place October 4, 2014. The Ride for Refuge is a non-competitive family- friendly ride that raises money for charities that support the exploited, vulnerable and displaced. Will you join us? We need […]

Chef’s Corner: Pumpkin Pie with Pastry Cream

Everywhere you look this time of year it’s pumpkin spice this and pumpkin pie flavoured that. Why not just go with the real thing – creamy, spicy, satisfying pumpkin pie. Pumpkin Pie  Ingredients: Group A: 5ml Ginger 5ml Cinnamon 2ml Nutmeg 1ml Cloves (ground) 65ml Hot water 2.5ml Vanilla Group B: 2 Eggs 140g Brown […]

Ride for Refuge Call for Volunteers

The Victoria Ride for Refuge is off with great momentum (insert bicycle pun here), but we’ve still got great opportunities for people who don’t want to ride to participate as volunteers. All volunteers are asked to sign up online at rideforrefuge.org/volunteer. Volunteer teams include the welcome team registration route marshals & rest-stop attendants celebration organizers […]

A Seniors’ Story: Gratitude

We thought we’d share with you this letter from a resident in the seniors’ centre: A message of gratitude to my Cridge family, Every morning, after thanking God for His gift of a new day, I sing quietly in my heart but loudly in the great outdoors, “I am full of joy, ALLELUIA, knowing deep […]

Anna’s Story: Smiling through Closed Doors

The past couple of months we have had the privilege of working with Anna, a recent immigrant to Canada, and her adorable toddler son. After suffering months and months of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of her husband and her in-laws, Anna made the decision to seek safety at The Cridge Transition House […]

Spirit of Play: Come Play With Us

In celebration of Child Care month this May, The Cridge Centre for the Family and The Cridge Childcare Services have been having fun exploring the importance of play in child development. Paula West-Patrick, Manager of The Cridge Children’s Services, participated with James Vitti and Gillian Petrini in a special radio program on CFUV called Radio […]

Congratulations, Dr. Chris!

Today one of our very cherished former team member, Chris Heyd, will become Dr. Chris Heyd as he graduates alongside his classmates in the University of Victoria Island Medical Program. It seems just yesterday, though it was really almost four years ago, that Chris resigned his post as School Age Care Coordinator to return to […]