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Friday, May 8, 2015

Volunteer West Island / The Guild In the News

Volunteer West Island
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Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild Reaches Out to  West Island  Meals on Wheels Clients

As a special anniversary project, the ladies from the Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild
have set aside their March meeting date to start making beautiful, handmade wool flowers they are donating to Volunteer West Island for distribution to the clients of the 13 West Island Meals on Wheels kitchens.

“We are celebrating our 40th anniversary and thought it would be nice to give back to the
community. Crafting flowers is not the usual pursuit of rug hookers but we thought it would be a small gesture to brighten the day of Meals on Wheels recipients”, says Linda Henderson, Vice President and Media & Publicity coordinator of the Guild.

The Beaconsfield Hooking Crafters Guild, a branch member of Ontario Hooking Crafters Guild, was founded by Lois Morris in 1975. “She and a few of the original members continue to be active members and an inspiration to us all. Lois and Judith Dallegret are our resident teachers,” states Ms Henderson.

The Guild is supported by the city of Beaconsfield and members participate a number of public activities throughout the year.
Formal classes are offered to guild members and introductory projects are made available to people  who want to try their hand at rug hooking.

“The guild's mission is to actively promote the craft of rug hooking in the community and we recently had the pleasure of teaching a class of children. We are pleased rug
hooking is enjoying renewed popularity, with new members joining us every few months”.

Members meet Mondays at Centennial Hall in Beaconsfield and Saturdays at Le Coin Artisanal in Beaurepaire Village. For more information: http://www.beaconsfieldrughooking.com/home.html

Shelley Hayden, VWI Volunteer Outreach Coordinator states, “This small gesture is really a large one. They are using their hands and good spirit to create  something of beauty for complete strangers. How amazing is that?
The MOW clients we typically see referred to us are isolated seniors, often living alone with little to no help from family or friends available to them. Receiving a flower will put
a smile on their faces and they’ll feel less isolated”.

Volunteer West Island
It’s about time...
...time to help others


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