The sweet light of Gwenda is shining in heaven.

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The L’Arche Greater Vancouver family is sad to announce the sudden passing of Gwenda Dunlop this morning.

Gwenda had been part of our community since 1975 and was 59 years old. We will miss her smile and will always remember her when we hear “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine”.

Please keep all of us in your prayers as we gather this afternoon at 2:30 to remember her, sing her favourite songs and celebrate the joy she brought to us.

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Connections

Come and join us for the next Connections evening! 

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Introducing our Christmas Benefit Concert Musicians

L’Arche Greater Vancouver is pleased to introduce our 2016 Christmas Benefit Concert musicians: Michael Hart and Garth Bowen.  

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Michael Hart

From 1985-2010, Michael Hart recorded eight albums.  One of his most popular is Dulcimer Light Christmas.  He’s a gifted songwriter and guitar player who loves playing Christmas events.  From the Celtic folk-pop to blues-jazz, Michael’s performances in concerts are engaging and fun.  In his daily life he works as both Chaplain and Music Director for Harbour Light, Salvation Army.  He has been a friend of L’Arche for around 25 years and married to Jan for 31 years. They live in New Westminster.

For more info and reviews:  http://www.michaelhart.ca

 

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Garth Bowen

Appearing with Michael will be Garth Bowen. Garth is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and dedicated music educator. After growing up in Vancouver – Kitsilano, Garth moved to Richmond where he worked for many years performing and teaching music. After completing a degree in Jazz Education Garth became increasingly passionate about teaching students to improvise and compose music.  He enjoyed several years of performing and touring with other musicians.  After 34 years of teaching music with the Richmond School District, he retired and now serves as an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Education at UBC. In his spare time Garth enjoys recording in his studio and helping others with their musical projects.  Playing music with friends is always a joy and something Garth intends to sustain.  He has self-recorded a warm and folky Christmas record entitled, “A Single Birth” (2008) and is currently working on another record of inspired originals. He hopes to have many more opportunities to teach and make music with talented people.

Join us on Friday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at 1st Lutheran Church 5745 Wales Street as these gifted musicians help us enter into the advent season.  Michael and Garth have promised us some sing-along pieces as well.  A reception will be held after the concert. 

This is a free concert with opportunity given to support L’Arche locally and globally.

 

 

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Christmas Benefit Concert

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CONNECTIONS

A fun evening for young (and young at heart) adults with and without developmental disabilities.

We will gather for the first time on Friday September 9th from 7pm-8:30pm in the big living room at L’Arche, 7401 Sussex Avenue.

Please come and bring your friends. Please RSVP to Annette at 604-435-9544 ext. 34 or trainer@larchevancouver.org

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2016 Fall Newsletter

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Thank You Canada Life!

BIG BIG thanks to the wonderful people at Canada Life for inviting L’Arche back for their 11th Annual Charity Softball Tournament. We had fun and, because of everyone’s contributions we have been able to raise more than $26,000! Canada Life will match that with $20,000!

The funds will be used for a new van that has special accessibility features for the people at L’Arche’s Emily House.

Thank you to everyone who donated, played our games and came by for a visit.

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