TOUR OF THE SHRINER HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN IN MONTREAL, PQ

Nobles, their Ladies, and some of their family (50 total) came together for our bus trip to Montreal where we spent the night at the Nouvel Hotel.  Ron Rushnell was our bus driver who ensured that we arrived safely.  After one stopover at the Cornwal Enroute  and a quick bus tour of the city we booked into our rooms in Montreal and then enjoyed an evening in the Hotel bar/restaurant.  It was then time to rest up before our tour of the Shriner Hospital for Children on Sunday.   A big thank you to Nobles John Neil and John Bonnin for organizing this trip.  And another thank you to Lady Peggy who was our “hostess with the mostess”, and not just jelly beans.

On Sunday our group  toured the Shriner Hospital for Children.  Our guides were Gail and Gil Chartier, Jean Pascal Gosselin, Mark Diaz, and Emmanuelle Rondeau with Justin Puma assisting and finally our Secretary of the Board of Governors Noble John H. Neil.  There was so much to see and hopefully these photos capture our excitement and humbleness for OUR Children’s Hospital.  We raised $165 on the bus that was donated to the hospital and at the end of the day everyone spent lots of money on souvenirs.  The meal in the cafeteria was great not to mention the excellent service by the cafeteria staff. Again a big thanks to our team for making this happen, even the ones at the back of the bus who were the lively group, right Nobles Cook and Allan?

Tour attendees:  Driver Ron Rushnell, John & Peggy Neil, Don & Vada Gillis, Rob & Bonnie Wigmore, Clive & Sandra Allan, Brian & Annette Cook, Bill & Debbie Black, John Bonnin, Vada Lake, Jim & Barb Rennie, Marilyn Hackett, Debbie Coulbeck, Bruce & Kevin Ferguson, Harold & Bea Newton, Bill & Gwyn Bedford, Ralph & Shirley Swan, Bill & Sharon Osborne, Barb Geen, Carrie Davis, Don & Sandra Shaw, Doug & Louise Overy, Roy & Linda Todd, Harry & Eilene Ayerst, Frank Wilson, Stephen Shirk, Elaine Smithrim, Janice Stilletto, Rick & Janet Loveless, Larry & Loraine Donaldson, Jack & Shirley Hogarth  and Bob & Bettie Weir.

About SDShirk

President 2018 Belleville & District Shrine Club, Finance Officer Legion of Honour Rameses Shriners. Historian with the Schürch Family Association of North America. Editor 418 Wing RCAF Belleville.

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