Elizabeth Centre Residents Have A Great Time During Octoberfest Pie Baking Contest
This yearís Elizabeth Centre Octoberfest Day featured a special pie-eating contest that proved to be very popular with the residents of the facility.

After tasting fifteen different pies, the judges selected Germaine Laurinís raspberry pie as the winner of the first place prize. Germaine, who is shown seated in front of the group, baked the pie with the help of a family member, Linda Perreault. Others in the photo included: Henri Fortin, seated on the far left, Dan Draper, Administrator of the Centre; Louise Portelance; Vicki Vincent, 2nd place winner with an apple pie; Andre Rivest; Sonya Hearty, 3rd place winner with another applie pie; and Ron Dupuis.

Dan Draper, Louise Portelance, Andre Rivest, Ron Dupuis and Henri Fortin were the judges of the contest. They had a taste of each of the fifteen pies and then rated them on a scale of one to five. Following the prize presentations, the residents enjoyed eating the rest of the pies as a fitting conclusion to their barbecue lunch.
The Elizabeth Centre is located on
Main Street in Val Caron and is home to 128 low- to total-care residents.


A total of fifteen (15) pies were entered in the contest.
Residents waited for the judging of the pies so that they could enjoy the dessert session of the lunch, which included an outside barbecue.
The meeting room at the Elizabeth Centre is used for a wide variety of social and recreational events.
The judges had a difficult time picking a winner from the fifteen entries. From the left: Dan Draper, Administrator of the Elizabeth Centre; Louise Portelance, Candidate for Councillor of Ward 5; Ron Dupuis, Councillor of Ward 3; Andre Rivest, Councillor of Ward 3; and Henri Fortin, President of the Residents' Council. Helping with the contest is Julie Paquette, on placement from C.D.I. College.
Staff served one piece at a time and the judges wrote down their ranking from one to five.
The residents patiently waiting for the dessert to follow the judging of the pies.
Katie Zarichney-Ede, Activation Co-ordinator, on the right, and Assistant Activation Co-ordinator, Trisha Petryna, found a quiet spot in the hallway to tablulate the scores submitted by the judges.

Published by
Robert Kirwan, President & C.E.O.
4456 Noel Crescent, Val Therese ON P3P 1S8
Phone: (705) 969-7215    
EMAIL   rkirwan@infocomcanada.com