Member Initiatives

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” (Helen Keller) is indeed our motto at the Terrasses Francesca.

These words clearly express the views and aspirations of the residents. There is a sense of belonging – a depth of knowledge and shared experiences amongst our little community.  Several of our monthly events help to promote this sense of belonging and inclusiveness among residence.

The Terrasses Francesca’s residents also believe in the development and sustainability of Vanier/Overbrook communities through a variety of programs as described in this page.

We look forward to working more on local community projects and with local community groups in the future.

Our Current Community Activities

The following activities are organized by residents for residents creating the “sense of community”

Ladies Who Lunch

A monthly gathering of ladies at the The Bridges Public House Restaurant hosted by our resident Linda B. is a highlight for all.  “No Men Allowed”.

Upcoming dates:  April 10th and May 8th

Men Who Lunch

The men also enjoy a monthly breakfast/lunch at Perkins Restaurant.  Their host John C. sees to the organisation of the event.

Upcoming dates:  April 10th and May 8th

Evening Out

Monthly the members (men and women) enjoy a special 3 course Prime Rib Menu at the Bistro Restaurant or the Bridge Public House.  Once again organised by our host resident Linda B.

Upcoming dates:  TBC

Beer, Wine & Liquor - Bottle and Can Drive

Date: Started in 2018 - Ongoing

Program Recipient: The 1425 Club

Managed by Wanda H. who recruits volunteers to collect, sort and deliver the items to the local Beer Store.

Previous Support Programs

Programs initiated by residents that provided support to a number of organizations.

Shoebox Project

The 1425 Craft Club is participating in the “Shoebox Project” to produce gifts for homeless women.  Shoebox donations must be delivered to the Party Room on Thursday, December 7th between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.

For details on tips for making the shoebox and on content recommendations, click on November Bulletin.

🎄Holiday Craft Sale 2023

Friday, November 24 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Main Hall

Elizabeth V., a 1425 Club Member, has decided to share her love of craft making with you, and is inviting you to purchase one of these beautiful Holiday Crafts for family and/or friends while supporting a very good cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to the "Partage Vanier" Food Bank.

Thanksgiving - 1425 Ottawa Food Bank Drive 2022

Date: September 27 and 28, 2022

Organizer: Jocelyne N.

Program Recipient: The Ottawa Food Bank

Joy of Giving 2021

Dates: Sep 2021 - Dec 10, 2021

Organizers: Jocelyne N.

Program Recipients: Families in the Overbrook/Vanier area facing financial challenges.

2020 Silent Art Auction

Date: Dec 4, 2020

Organizers: Betty D., Jocelyne N. & Normand L.

Program Recipients: 2020 Christmas Gift Giving Campaign

2020 Christmas Gift Giving Campaign

Dates: Oct 2020 - Dec 2020

Organizers: Jocelyne N. & Normand L.

Program Recipients: All Inclusive Children Support Schools in the Overbrook Area

Sock Drop For The Homeless

Date: Sept 2020 - Oct 2020

Organizer: Elaine de S.

Program Recipient: The Salvation Army Outreach Program

Sending Christmas to Chesterfield Inlet

Date: Dec 2019

Organizer: Pascale L.

Program Recipient: Community of Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut

Holiday Purse

Date: Dec 2018

Organizer: Sheila & Hugh M.

Program Recipient: Ottawa Women's Shelters

Covid-19 Face Mask Project

Date: Nov 2018 - Mar 2020

Organizers: Linda G. and Pauline M.

Program Recipient: Les Terrasses Francesca Residents & The Overbrook Foodbank

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