March 2011 - Vol. 8, ISS. 1  


Happy New Year! Time for a fresh new start! 2011 is also the "Year of the Rabbit" in the Chinese calendar, which promises to bring peace and tranquility.


Let there be peace and let it begin with me is the Rabbit motto. Keeping that in mind, may we all work together to mend fences; build bridges; promote diplomacy, negotiation and cooperation to advance our mutual successes. May our focus be on creating healthy harmony.


In this newsletter, we share ideas and ways in which our members have been involved in creating harmony and community in their area.


The Janeway Project -a wonderful example of a local centre collaborating with others for the benefit of their patients.


Matching Gift Programs - a special way to build awareness and increase your support of AboutFace.


Ms. Jill Fraser, a new camp volunteer who shares her personal journey of caring, sharing and giving back.


Finally, UnMasked will kick off 2011 for AboutFace. This event will bring voices, smiles and friends together in celebration of AboutFace's 25 years of serving Canadians with facial differences and their family! Join us on March 29th at The Carlu. Our MC is Ms. Suhana Meharchand from CBC News. Our live performer is Mr. Robert Pilon, Canadian singer and performer; known for his role as Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. He will perform live for the first time with the new AboutFace Glee Club. And finally, we will "unmask" a new art program with Artist Jeremy Bortz: Garden of Smiles.

We hope you will join us!


For more information on our UnMasked event, please click HERE.

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My AboutFace Experience by Jillian Fraser - a new and active AboutFace Volunteer

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by  Brianna Bate, Communications Assistant at AboutFace
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It's a new year - and with a new year come new goals and resolutions. As always, following a new year, we make promises to ourselves more »

Matching Program

by Andrea Holmes - Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships at AboutFace
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You & Your Baby

by Anne Clift, Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre


Anne and Suzanne
Left to right: Anna Clift and Suzanne Dyke

 It has been an amazing year for Suzanne Dyke and me, Anne Clift. We are both members of the *Janeway Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Team in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Here is our story of how a little idea mushroomed into something much bigger than either of us expected. read more»

We hope you have enjoyed this E-newsletter! If you have a story to share or would like us to cover a topic or issue of interest, send us an email.
Thank you for your ongoing support and interest in AboutFace.
Anna Pileggi
Executive Director
"In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them" - Joyce Brothers