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June Heroes of HEFC - Belena Park Easter Egg Hunt

This month our Heroes are the stalwart folks who came out for the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 20 at Belena Park. HEFC was invited to participate by Erinn Brooks of the Riverview Park Community Association, organizers of this event, along with councilor Jean Cloutier, local MPP John Fraser, and local police and fire services. Two intrepid Board members, Peter Rinaldi and Stewart Fast, represented HEFC. It was a cold and rainy day and only truly hardy Ottawa folk would, In My Opinion, expect the Easter Bunny to venture out – let alone scatter candy eggs - in such appalling weather. Fortunately, the Easter Bunny appeared to be of a stronger constitution that this writer, and a good time was had by all. Events such as this not only help us to get to know each other as individuals but assist in creating that sense of community spirit which is so important for us all - even if, as in this situation, it is engendered through the experience of cheerful collective endurance of April weather in Canada’s Capital.

HEFC thanks the Alta Vista/Riverview Park community for your longstanding and generous support of our work, for remembering that not everyone shares an affluent lifestyle, and for offering us at HEFC an opportunity to both share information about our service and to accept your generous donations which help fill the empty stomachs of some of our community members. We are always willing to participate in community events and to explain our work and advocacy for those among us who are having a difficult time and who need a little extra food to get through the month.

We want to remind you all that the biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual Walkathon, will take place on Saturday September 21 between 9 AM and noon, at St Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive. This is a 5 km walk through our beautiful Alta Vista community You will be able to get pledge sheets by contacting 613 737 9090 or speaking to a board representative at your local church. What a great way to spend a Saturday morning outdoors, getting to know the community with a group of likeminded people, while involving your children in giving back to those less fortunate, or kicking off the season for your youth group!

Members of the Board of HEFC are happy to attend your events or fundraiser to talk about the service we, all together, provide for our community. We even have a PowerPoint presentation ready to go! Call us Want to add a caption to this image? Click the Settings icon. at 613 737-9090 or e-mail us at for more information.

Heron Emergency Food Centre is located at 1480 Heron Road and is open 4 days a week to provide emergency food to people in need in Ottawa South. Check out our Facebook page at Heron Emergency Food Centre @hefcottawa

JUNE WISH LIST We welcome cash and food donations including soup, chickpeas,

kidney beans, canned vegetables and pasta sauce as well as seasonal produce from your garden.

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