Portage Prévost residents and staff members enjoyed a winter festival during Spring Break, during which they were joined by community members from other Portage centres in the Montréal region for a day of outdoor activities. Sleigh rides, snowshoeing, ice fishing, a talent show, a bonfire and sing-along, a treasure hunt, and an ice carving competition were on the agenda, topped off by an excellent sugar shack-style lunch.
Certain activities brought the women’s and adolescent girls’ communities together, giving them the opportunity to share experiences and ideas. “I loved spending some time with the adult women, they taught us a lot,” said Kim, a resident in the adolescent program. “The snow sculptures, the sleigh ride with the horses, and the atmosphere were all really nice – it was a great week.”
Many thanks go out to the Residents’ Committee, headed by Kathleen, for organising this amazing week. And a special thanks to Alain, who created all the outdoor play areas for the activities.