by Rhonda Massad
More than 110 people participate in the annual West Island Citizens Advocacy (WICA) annual garden tour. This year Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor Jim Beis offered his garden to the list of sites.
Participants were served refreshments at Heron House which is part of WICA’s apartment program whereby WICA provides subsidized housing for people experiencing mental health issues. Currently there program assists 44 residents, some of whom live in Pierrefonds at Heron House and Farley House while others live in community apartments in Pointe Claire and Dorval.
In keeping with tradition the tour started on June 20, at 9 a.m. until noon raising close to $2,000. All proceeds from the garden tour benefit West Island Citizen Advocacy.
WICA receives one third of its budget from private donors and foundations as well as funding by the provincial government under health and social services.