• Reporter Angela Mouly

Indoor Garden Party

Pansies planted earlier this year by Vermilion Health Centre residents bloomed outside the Garden Party on June 13. Photos Angela Mouly

The Friends Of Vermilion Health Centre Society held their annual Garden Party in the Dr. Stewart Hunter Room of the Vermilion Health Centre on June 14.

Rain in the morning had the party moved indoors, but the community and volunteer support had everyone smiling and enjoying the festivities.

Kirby Whitlock volunteered to entertain Vermilion Health Centre residents with a fresh flower hat and tie at the Garden Party on June 13.

According to Recreation Therapist, Darlene Dary, all of the hospital departments donated silent auction baskets. With an overflow of things to choose from, attendees were kept busy while visiting and enjoying the strawberry shortcake, coffee, and juice.

“Thank you to Laura Teasdale and Lorraine Galloway who volunteered to bake and serve the many angel food cakes,” said Dary.

In addition, in honour of Senior’s Week, nursing home staff entertained residents and family members with a selection of Senior’s Games including target shoot, beanbag toss, and horse shoes. Participants were thrilled to play, and winners were awarded with prizes. Kirby Whitlock enjoyed wearing a fresh flower hat and tie creation to the event, and had residents laughing at his leafy ensemble.

“The Garden Party is an excellent event that brings the community to our home and reminds residents how important they are to our community,” said Dary.

Nevaeh Meer enjoyed browsing the silent auction with family at the Garden Party on June 13.

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