Casey from Matsqui home has been
participating in the annual month long Movember fundraising event.
Participation as a “MoBro”, the term used by the campaign’s
organizers to identify participants, has given Casey the opportunity
to connect with his community and contribute positively to the lives
He and his key worker, Kevin, have
been growing facial hair and collecting donations to help raise
awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and mental
The Movember foundation has been named
one of the top NGOs in the world with Canada being the nation with
the largest contributions worldwide. You can visit
mobro.co/caseymaljaars for info.
REUNITING WITH FAMILY
at the age of 3, was placed into Woodlands care but every Sunday he
visited his Aunt and Uncle at their home in Squamish, where he would
be able to visit his siblings. However, this did not last long and
they soon lost touch.
In 1998 a Public Trustee came to see
John, now living at West Richmond Home, and promised to help locate
John’s brother. Along with staff, John began praying to
reconnect one day with his family. Many years later God answered his
prayers. John was recently reunited with his brother, Byron and
his sister, Verna, and for over two hours they laughed, told stories
about their family history and reminisced about their childhood.
Byron, the youngest of the siblings,
would now like to continue contact with John in every way he can.
Together they can visit their family in Squamish during band
presentations and events, and of course for picnics and parties.
Byron is hoping this will be the beginning to once again bond with
his brother, John.