Entries by Shannon Whissell

Thank you.

In the course of going about our business here – in wiping a crying child’s nose, comforting a lonely senior, teaching a brain injury survivor a new recipe, or finding a young mom her first home – we often receive the most gracious of thank you notes. In The Cridge Respitality Service, Mimi Davis has […]

Giving Tuesday 2013

You’ve heard about ‘Black Friday’ – the biggest retail shopping day of the year that kicks-off the relative madness of Christmas shopping in North America. You’ve probably also heard about ‘Cyber Monday’ – online retailers response to Black Friday that continues the spending frenzy after the weekend of failing to find everything on your gift shopping […]

Give the Gift of Christmas – 2013

The Cridge Centre offers low cost housing and supportive services to woman and children leaving relationship violence, as well as families in transition for many other reasons. Our Cridge Christmas Hamper program provides these families with an opportunity to celebrate Christmas without a lot of the stress low income families often have in trying to […]

More than a Garden Shed: Service and Home and Abroad

If you ask them, Tony and Jan Zanon will tell you they’re just ordinary people. That may be true, if ordinary people travel to Mexico for mission-based building projects, or organize donations and a crew to make a difference here at home. Tony and Jan are society members here at The Cridge Centre, who happened […]

Community Cooking 2013

COOK TOGETHER, EAT TOGETHER, LAUGH TOGETHER Dates: Thursday September 12, to Friday December 20, 20113 Time:  9:00am to 3:00pm Location: Oaklands Chapel (2736 Fernwood Road – one block south of Hillside Avenue) Program: A community kitchen is an arrangement where people get together to cook, have fun and support each other. This program is focused on […]

Buskers 2013

For the third year in a row we are welcoming the International Buskers Festival community performance program to The Cridge Centre for the Family. This year we will have three performance, all of which are open to the public. Charlie Caper – Monday, July 22 at 1 pm Charlie Caper is an international magician and […]