The paintings featured in this calendar were created by artists with and without developmental disabilities who are part of the L’Arche Community. They were inspired by this year’s theme “ Here We Go” taken from our community theme:
This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.”
Theme: Here we go!
Pat Byron & Jenn Smith
“Pat and Jenn want to go to Disneyland for a holiday.
The airport, the bus and the hotel.”
The Good Path
Melina Boote & Dianne Koci
We painted the good path and the wrong path. We wanted to make it clear which path was the good path!
Delinda Perry & Rachel Seo
We wanted to paint a hug.
Making friends, new friends, lots of friends!
Philip Beeby & Madison Snider
The places we go are informed by who we are.
This is our picture of us!
Mary Hillhouse & Cristel Uwase
On a beautiful day, sunshine is everywhere!
Let’s go out on a picnic together and celebrate!
Operation Track Shoes
Linda Staudacher , Eresi Bira & Jennifer Rodriguez
Every year we like to go to Operation Track Shoes in Victoria. We have fun with friends, make new friends and have lots of fun!
Arthur Hutchinson & Petyo Brodnan
I love to go to Hawaii! My Hawaiian Shirts and this painting, remind us of our holidays spent in the warm sun.
Ready to Go
Guy Holland & Alex Richmond
We both appreciate all the hard work firefighters do for us. They are always ready to go help people. Our closest and favourite fire hall is Number 3 in Burnaby beside Metrotown.
Christina Bruce & Jackie Zhuang
Rainbows are a covenant and a promise of hope!
Lawrence Atwater & Hitomi Imamura
“Ittekimas” is a Japanese word that is used when some-one is leaving home to go somewhere. Every morning Lawrence is excited to get on the bus and head to work. I wish him “Itterashai” which is a Japanese word meaning “have a good day” or “have a safe trip”. Law-rence and I both love to use public transportation, whether it’s for work or adventure. We painted this to depict our love of going out.
Live in the Spirit, Live in Trust, Live in Faith
Theresa Meyers & Maria Biela
Here we go to live in the Spirit, to live in Trust, to live in Faith. Here we go to the ancient paths, and become one.
Here we go for Coffee
Paul Kierans & Megan Mete
Some of our favourite things to enjoy are a good cup of coffee and music with our friends and family at the Crossing House!
Over the Highest Mountains
Rose Marie Hayward & Ivana Svadlenova
Don’t stop dreaming, we must keep the purity of a child’s heart, especially when we are adults! The unicorn can still fly over the highest mountains!
The Way Home
Sue Allen, Gisele Goarzin & Fairy Lagrada
We all have different homes, some we share too. Some close and some far.
Umbrella, Bikini, Couch, Police Car
Ilonka Klein & Emily Ostapovitch
All the smashing, gorgeous things we love!