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    FLAG BLESSING & DEDICATION

    PROVIDENCE CARE CENTRE CALGARY, ALBERTA

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Monsignor John J. Assembly # 2786 presented a Canadian flag and flag pole to the Providence Care Centre located in Midnapore (Calgary) Alberta.

    Immediate Past Master South & AB Charitable Foundation President, Willis Winter, lead the Honour Guard. IPSD W. Charles Russell & Chair of the Board of Directors at Father Lacombe Care Society was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Linda Maye, CEO of Father Lacombe Care Society welcomed everyone present.  PSD William J. Smith brought greetings on behalf of the Alberta/NWT Jurisdiction. Father Colin O’Rourke, Chaplain of St. Bonaventure Council #7432, officiated at the blessing of the flag and flag pole.

    The Residents at Providence Care Centre were pleased that the Knights of Columbus presented the Home with the Flag and enthusiastically sang our National anthem “O Canada” as the flag was raised.

    Following the ceremony, a group of young Irish teens entertained the Residents and the Assembly members with Irish fiddle music, songs and dances.

    The Assembly members were invited to attend a small reception where Evelyn Stewart, Director of Development, did a short presentation on the new Chapel project for the Care Centre that will be under construction shortly. A short tour of the Care Centre followed.