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Fall 2016 Events and News from the Quinte Home Economics Association
1. Monday September 19th 4:00 p.m. Wine tour at Potters Settlement Vineyard and Winery. We'll have a 1 hour tour and then we'll eat at Kelly's Restaurant in Tweed. 2. Monday October 17th Tatting 5:00 p.m. Dinner at Jane's and then we will learn how to Tat, Taught by Betty Hunter. It will cost $10.00 and everything will be provided 3. Monday November 14th 5:00 p.m. Fund raising evening with Jane's Pampered Chef - I'll get you to make dinner with me and we will talk about our up coming trip to the Christmas Show. 4. Thursday November 18th Bus trip to the Season’s Christmas show, Mississauga 5. Monday December 19th 4:00 pm Silent Auction and Christmas pot-luck. Bring your treasures, regifted items and your own products so others can do a little shopping and support our QHEA community donation. 6. Feb 27th 4:00 Sewing evening for our Canada's 150th birthday celebration.. Place to be determined. Bring a sewing machine, if you can. 7. May 29th Annual meeting
Fall 2016 Events from the London Home Economics Association.
LHEA 2016-2017 Events
LHEA & SHEA Meet & Greet - Thursday, September 29th at 6pm at Brescia University College/UWO
For the Love of Laundry - End of October-Mid-November on a Tuesday or Thursday
Ronald McDonald House - First week in February 2017
Home Ec Symposium: Public Lecture - February 24-26th, 2017
Days for Girls Sewing Event - After March Break 2017
Annual General Meeting - First week in May 2017
If you are interested in attending any of these events, please contact Lucy Mahood: email@example.com
Fall 2016 News & Events from Ottawa Home Economics Association
The Ottawa HEA kicks off its new season with a tour of Kanata Theatre on September 20, dinner at D’Arcy McGee’s and tickets to the opening performance of The Last Romance. Now in its 48th season, the very successful theatre showcases community actors and fine artists in the Ron Maslin Playhouse & Gallery. Ottawa HEA member Liz Pearson (a Kanata Theatre volunteer) organized the special evening.
Elizabeth Lee, P.H.Ec. has organized Hat Day for October. 4th. Eager Ottawa HEA sewers and friends will once again create warm fleece hats of many colours and sizes for distribution through local charities.
Ottawa HEA will host a presentation by Champlain Region LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) regardingChanges to our Healthcare System. October 19, 7 – 9 PM, Bells Corners United Church. “The Champlain LHIN is responsible for overseeing the health care services provided to the 1.2 million people in the Ottawa region. They plan for, fund, integrate and manage the performance of services delivered in hospitals, long-term care homes, community support service providers, community-based mental health and addictions services, community health centres, and home care services provided through the Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). Ottawa Home Economics Association members, family, friends and neighbours are welcome. The event organized by Betty Shields and Betty Young.
Algonquin College Inaugural Pant-A-Thon for Culinary Students Last year, Ottawa HEA memberLinda Robbins organized a small group of sewers in a lobby of the Hospitality & Tourism Building at Algonquin College for an inaugural Pant-A-Thon. The aim was to hem the pants of culinary and baking students so that they would present a more professional image on volunteer assignments in the community. The other goal was to improve safety in the kitchen (reduce the risk of tripping on hems that have been turned up, taped with duct tape, pinned, stapled, paper-clipped, or simply tucked into socks or shoes). The group collected more than $600 that was donated to the Algonquin College Food Cupboard. This year, Algonquin College has revamped its method of handling uniforms for the 2016 Fall intake --the cost of uniforms (including 2 pairs of pants) and toolkits will be included in tuition fees and will be given to students during Orientation Week. ‘I have been asked if I would be willing to coordinate the hemming effort, explains Linda. Before she agrees to this, Linda needs to have an indication of the level of volunteer support that she can count on, as the job is considerably larger this year – ‘we need more help, but the rewards for helping students is also greater’. Please contact Linda for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org Submitted by Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
Ottawa’s own Grete Hale – guest speaker at the Ottawa HEA Annual General Meeting on May, 17, 2016
Grete Hale is Chair Emeritus of one of Ottawa’s oldest businesses – Morrison Lamothe Inc., formerly a baking and catering company, now a private label national frozen food company started by her father in 1933. Grete told fascinating stories of the struggles her parents endured during the early years of Morrison Lamothe.
She graduated in Journalism from Carleton University in 1954 and has held directorships with numerous organizations such as Consumer Gas and North American Life. She has also served on a number of federal advisory groups. Recognized as one of Ottawa’s leading and most committed citizens, Grete is an active humanitarian. Her work in the community and in the board room has garnered her numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Canada, Senator in the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, Woman of Distinction-Mayor of Ottawa’s Award for Community Service, YM-YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award, the Ottawa-Carleton Philanthropy Award, Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award-Lifetime Achievement Category, Ottawa Community Builder of the Year Award, and honourary doctorates from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Elaine Silverthorn, P.H.Ec. exhibited and explained One Earth, a Canadian company based in Thorold, Ontario that gives artisans in co-ops in the developing world a hand-up, rather than a hand-out, from poverty. Elaine will sold some artisan products. 20% of all sales or orders placed at the meeting, went to Ottawa HEA to support the Scholarship Program