In honour of Black History Month last February, residents and staff of the MICA and Mother and Child programs helped prepare a typical Haitian menu for lunch and dinner.
Elsie, a clinical counsellor at the Mother and Child program, was chief cook for the event. Accompanied by mothers and colleagues, she prepared a delicious jambalaya and tasty turkey legs. The day ended with and display of Haitian objects on the first floor of the building.
The men of the Portage’s MICA centre (Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers) are busy indeed! In addition to their outdoor hockey games during the Winter and their weekly water polo games, the residents had the opportunity to join in art therapy sessions organised by their teacher Catherine.
They created masks from start to finish, from casting to sanding. After painting the final coat, residents were asked to explain what they had painted and why. Their work was presented on Family Day, Sunday, April 26.