More good news from Chomedey, Laval and the Chomedey Seniors Club. From extinction to resurrection, and so it came to be. In June 2016 the news came out that the historic Young Israel Synagogue was being sold, the home and place of worship and celebrations for the Jewish population where we enjoyed bar-mitzvahs, weddings, celebrations, activities and more.

The good times throughout the years was now all coming to a halt. The Jewish population was beginning to become seniors. Their home was becoming extinct and our President had also decided it was time to resign. It looked like doom and gloom and the passing of an era, with no light at the end of the tunnel.

What will happen to CHOMEDEY SENIORS was the common chant for many weeks prior, with no real answer. Until one brave hero who got up to lead, believed that CHOMEDEY SENIORS was in part responsible for reducing the isolation and loneliness prevalent in seniors by having weekly entertaining meetings and activities to attend. She stressed the fact that unless we had serious volunteers to form committees and work toward keeping this club alive, it would be no more.

An amazing transition took place. Eleven volunteers immediately signed up to be on the committee. We agreed to meet over the summer as a basis for continuing in September. Our first main task was to find a new home, and this we did, with the wonderful support and cooperation of Centre Du Sablon. We are grateful to them for starting us on our way. Registration took place on September 1st, 2016 with an astounding turnout. The committee of volunteers turned out to be an amazing force and is the reason we succeeded and found the light at the end of the tunnel.

To say it was easy, we would be lying. But our determination made us realize that, “Where’s there’s a will, there’s a way. At present we are just shy of 100 members that meet every Thursday afternoon at Centre Du Sablon for socializing, entertainment and refreshments. Our motto says it all: “Where friends meet friends” and that is VERY GOOD NEWS.