L’Arche Ontario Regional Gathering, 2014

Highlights from our Regional Gathering -Waterloo Ontario, June 2014

Delegates from every community in Ontario met for three days in Waterloo.

Delegates from every community in Ontario met for three days in Waterloo.

Gabrielle Beaulieu, L’Arche Canada Vice Leader, joined delegates from each community.

Gabrielle Beaulieu, L’Arche Canada Vice Leader, joined delegates from each community.

Melissa Knox (centre) from L’Arche London, an Occupational Therapist, shared about her professional visit to the communities in Honduras (with Jessica Vorstermans) and what she received in visiting them.

Melissa Knox (left) from L’Arche London, an Occupational Therapist, shared about her professional visit to the communities in Honduras (with Jessica Vorstermans) and what she received in visiting them.

Donna, John and Jim welcomed many guests to the Assembly and the year 1964. See the video below for highlights.

Donna, John and Jim welcomed many guests to the Assembly and the year 1964. See the video below for highlights.

Video highlights from our L’Arche 50th Anniversary Celebration in Waterloo:

L’Arche Ontario Regional Gathering 2014 – Highlights from L'Arche Canada on Vimeo.

“Clara and the Belles” (Daybreak and Toronto musicians) recreated the sounds of the Yorkville folk scene

“Clara and the Belles” (Daybreak and Toronto musicians) recreated the sounds of the Yorkville folk scene

The Spirit Movers danced to “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell

The Spirit Movers danced to “The Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell

Jean Vanier reminisced about his days as a professor at St Michaels College, U of T, in the months when he was called to move to Trosly and found L’Arche (video by Warren Pot)

Brian Halferty reminisced about his days as a student of Jean at St Mikes in 1964 then led the Prayer of L’Arche that he composed.

Brian Halferty reminisced about his days as a student of Jean at St Mikes in 1964 then led the Prayer of L’Arche that he composed.

Sol Express recreated the hysteria of Beatlemania and brought in the birthday cake to bring the celebration to a close.

Sol Express recreated the hysteria of “Beatlemania” and brought in the birthday cake to bring the celebration to a close.