OTTAWA OSTOMY EVENTS - 2018
SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
September 18, 2018 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Park Place Seniors Residence, 120 Central Park Drive, Ottawa
Meeting Topic: Peer To Peer Discussion
Join us in what is usually a lively and informative “round table” group discussion. The theme is usually informal where you can listen and learn whether you are a new Ostomate or someone who has had an Ostomy for many years. People are encouraged to ask questions and share their stories and experiences. It’s always interesting and this forum lends it-self to people being quite open and inquisitive about the many aspects of living as an Ostomate. There will be 4 Discussion groups, Colostomy, ileostomy, Urostomy and Spouse Groups. Join a table for a lively exchange, tips and support. Members are reminded that your significant others is also invited to participate. The meeting will conclude with our regular announcements followed by refreshments and fellowship.
September 29. 10:30 Dick Bell Park
Last spring, the Ottawa Ostomy Support Group dedi-cated a tree and a plaque as a memorial in recogni-tion of Astrid Graham’s tireless advocacy supporting persons with ostomies around the globe. We will hold a brief ceremony acknowledging her contribu-tion
September 29th, 2018 in Ottawa’s Dick Bell park @ 10:30. At Dick Bell park take the walking path to the left of the boat launch. Astrid’s plaque and bench are a third of the way up looking east over the Otta-wa river. Following the memorial, interested mem-bers and friends may participate in this years Stoma Stroll at Dick Bell and Andrew Hayden Parks
October 6, 10:30 Carleton Place
Additionally there will be a fundraiser, Stoma Stroll on October the 6th, at the Farmers Market in Car-leton Place.
Enjoy a leisurely walk down Bridge Street to the Rideau River and Back. See the sights. Did you know that the famous Roy Brown was born in Car-leton Place, and Stomping Tom Connors was also a legend here. Some stores will have our poster in the window, take a peak, plenty of places to sit or drop into one of our many restaurants. The newest one is Al Capone Deli, And yummy.
We will have a table set up with some home baked goodies and water. If it is too cold we will have coffee. There will be T-Shirts for Sale, and a draw for a gift.
Hwy 417 West, exit for Carleton Place, Continue to McNeely /Hwy 7, Turn left at the lights on Lake Ave. continue along lake towards Bridge Street and you are there.
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