March 20, 2017

Inauguration of living wall installed in Bon séjour LTC home in Gatineau

The dream becomes a reality

The first living wall in a Quebec health care facility was officially unveiled at the Bon séjour long term care facility in Gatineau on March 2nd, 2017. It was wonderful to see so many people join us for the inauguration ceremony.

The volunteer technical team who devoted many hours of their time and expertise to build the living wall were on hand to see the results of all their hard work.

The board members of the Forget For A Moment Foundation were delighted to see their vision become a reality after five years of hard work. They were joined by members of the Santé Gatineau Foundation and its partners, and some of the Bon séjour Centre residents.

Foundation President Jeannine Lafrenière acknowledged the efforts and dedication of everyone who was involved in bringing the wall to life and expressed her hope that this will be the first of more to come.

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Forget For A Moment Foundation Board members who made the vision of a living wall a reality. L to R: Anne Chartrand, Lucie Mercier-Gauthier, Jeannine Lafrenière, Jasmine Vesque, Alexandre Lafrenière. ©Markusfoto
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The living wall at the Bon séjour long term care facility in Gatineau on March 2, 2017. ©Markusfoto
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Jeannine Lafrenière explains the living wall to a guest while two of the volunteers who installed the wall look on. ©Markusfoto
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Forget For A Moment Foundation founder Jeannine Lafrenière addresses the guests and residents at the Bon séjour Centre during the March 2 inauguration of the living wall. ©Markusfoto
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L to R: Jean Pigeon, Executive Director of Fondation Sante Gatineau, Jeannine Lafrenière, Founder & President of Forget For A Moment (FFAM) Foundation, Albert Mondor , Spokesperson of the FFAM Foundation, and Denis Chénier, Assistant Executive Director of Integrated Health and Social Services Centres of the Outaouais (CISSSO). ©Markusfoto
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The volunteer team who constructed and installed the living wall. L to R: Jean-François Charron (Mur Verti Flora), Thomas McCuiston and Justin Lefebvre (Toiture Nature), Jeff McDonald, Jeannine Lafrenière, Guillaume Brunet, Albert Mondor, Daniel Moschini and André Hoang (Solutions Avancées). ©Markusfoto
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Michel Gauthier, Executive Director of the Canadian Garden Council, stands in front of the living wall with Forget For A Moment Foundation Founder & President Jeannine Lafrenière. ©Markusfoto
Foundation inauguration guests
L to R: Yves Ducharme, Jean Pigeon, Denis Chénier. ©Markusfoto

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