A Surprise Valentine’s Day Visit for Our Residents

This year Valentine’s Day proved to be especially memorable for the people, many of whom are war veterans, who live at St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni. A surprise visit from Phillippe Sutter, the Consul General of France in Vancouver, had been arranged by Veteran Affairs Canada. Mr. Sutter delivered Valentine’s Day cards, which were written in both English and French, that had been created by elementary school students for our veterans. St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni veterans gathered together to read the Valentine cards, many embracing the French language by reading the card aloud and chatting to Mr. Sutter in French. One card, which was written by an 11-year old girl, stood out above the rest. Its sentiment saw many of our residents who had fought in a war tearing up while reading it. This joyful day had a lasting impact for many of our residents, and we are thankful for Mr. Sutter’s visit.