by: Rebecca Taylor

A New Year at the Wales Home and tons of activities are on the horizon for 2018. Here are just some of the highlights from January.


An amazing piano and vocal concert with Lou Simons took place in the living room on the afternoon of the 4th. Friday teas resumed on the 5th after a hiatus for the many festivities which were held in December. Local author, Nick Fonda, gave a presentation in the main living room on the afternoon of the 11th.


On the evening of the 15th, residents had the opportunity to watch two episodes of Father Knows Best on the large screens in the main living room. The December and January combined… Continue reading

by: Rebecca Taylor

The entire month of November was busy throughout the Home. In addition to our regular monthly activities which include bingos, exercise classes, yoga sessions, card games, Friday teas and church services, here are some of our highlights. The Home was also decorated for Remembrance Day at the beginning of the month and once those decorations came down, the Christmas decorations began appearing throughout the Home.


On the 1st, residents had the opportunity to see a comedy show on User’s Rights in the main living room. The show has been shown in towns and cities throughout Quebec in both English and French. A magnetic jewellery sale was held in the living room on the 2nd.


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by: Rebecca Taylor

October was a month of transition around the home. We watched as the leaves changed around the building, as the decorations for Thanksgiving and Halloween went up, and some employees changed offices and work locations as our front of house renovation neared completion.

On the afternoon of the 7th, over a hundred people who had received a special invitation received a tour at the ribbon cutting of our front of house renovations which include a therapeutic pool, new therapy department, offices, a board room and training center, resident lounge, dining spaces and modernized shipping and receiving and waste management center. On the 10th, employees were given the guided tour and on the 11th, residents had the chance… Continue reading

by: Rebecca Taylor

September was a busy month for activities and renovations. Here are a few highlights.

Mario Bourassa provided residents with an amazing musical afternoon in the main dining room on the afternoon of the 7th. Friday teas resumed on the 8th after a summer break. The fall session of painting classes has also began on Thursday mornings. Bible study on Tuesday afternoons is also back in session. Boutique Diane held a clothing sale in the Shaw 1 solarium on the 9th. The Terry Fox walk was held on the afternoon of the 11th, and numerous employees and residents got outside to enjoy the sunshine and remember Terry and his legacy. There was music in the dining room on… Continue reading

by: Rebecca Taylor

The month of August meant more awesomeness throughout the Home. Some activities and offices were moved at the end of the month due to our renovations, which are progressing well. In addition to our usual monthly activities which include carpet bowling, bingo, church services and storytelling, here are some of this month’s highlights.


On the 2nd, the Masonic Lodge hosted a barbecue at the Wales Home for all residents and employees. We would like to thank them for this special treat. Following the delicious lunch of hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, lemonade and ice cream treats, a dance was held in the main dining room.


Zootherapy was held in the nursing care units on the… Continue reading