In order to meet the growing and pressing needs of the aging inmate population being released into the community, the installation of an elevator and the renovation of some bedrooms are required at our community residential centre (CRC) Maison St-Léonard. The back entrance on the first floor and its access ramp also need to be upgraded. These renovations will permit access to our facility to elderly inmates affected with various mobility restrictions. All information required to evaluate our request will be provided.
We hope to set a precedent of best care practice in Canada with the completion of this project.
Donations can be sent to Maison Cross Roads, 5262 Notre-Dame West, Montreal, Quebec H4C 1T5. All requests for charitable tax receipts should be directed to Celina White.
The second edition of l'Activité communautaire Bateaux Dragon organized jointly by Maison Cross Roads and the Association des services de réhabilitation du Québec (ASRSQ) which was held on September 24, 2016 was a resounding success. This community event will help Maison Cross Roads finance expenses tied to the renovations currently underway to render CRC Maison St-Leonard's more accessible to persons with mobility problems and helped the ASRSQ to support the second edition of Le Cabaret de la deuxième chance.
Eight teams of 22 rowers competed against each other and a family picnic took place on the shores of the Lachine Canal. Prizes were handed out at the end of the day and the 175 people who took part in the activity had a great time and many express their interest in taking part in a third edition of this activity. Many members of the Board of Directors of Maison Cross Roads came and cheered the participants.
The Dragon Boat Challenge Community Event sponsored by CRC Maison St-Léonard last year was a major success. As a result, CRC Maison St-Léonard and Association des services de réhabilitation sociale (ASRSQ) have decided to join forces to host this year's event jointly.
The funds raised will be shared between the two organizations:
As planned, the dragon boat race was held at the Lachine Canal on September 19, 2015. As a result, the corporation was able to raise $8,000. We want to thank all the people who joined us to participate and helped to make the activity a resounding success. Special thanks go to our MC, Robert Marcheterre, the Event Production Team of 22Dragons, Matt Robert and Lyne Larivière, and our photographer, Kira Kozma. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the rowing teams:
Todate, we have raised $54,237 towards our target goal of $150,000. The following is the list of donors :
Various other donors have helped us along as well the monies derived from the sale of coupons for a drawing for hockey tickets. The winner of the hockey tickets was Diane Gagnon, Animator for Service Oxygène.
In collaboration with 22Dragons, our corporation is organizing a dragon boat race to be held the Lachine Canada on September 19, 2015 from 9:00 to 14:00.