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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying it.

Frances Lear

Beaumont Covenant Care residents delighted by the renaming of their home to “Chateau Vitaline”

July 29, 2015

15 Jul 28 Covh St Chateau Vitaline

Chateau Vitaline site leader and Town Councilor Bruce LeCren reveal Beamont Covenant Care Centre's new name.

For residents at Covenant Care’s supportive living centre in Beaumont, the renaming of their home to Chateau Vitaline means a renewed sense of connectedness with the community.

Residents gathered in the centre’s beautifully decorated garden on July 21 for the naming announcement and embraced Chateau Vitaline as the name of their home. At first it seemed that Chateau Vitaline was chosen to reflect the regal appearance of the building, whose serene gardens and exterior design resemble a large countryside manor—but in fact the name has a rich history behind it.

“The name comes from the bell that rings in the tower of St. Vital Church every day,” Chateau Vitaline site leader Brenda Thomson explains. “The word “vitaline” means life-giving, alive and vibrant, which is fitting for our centre and the Beaumont community.”

“Our seniors are our treasures,” Beaumont Town Councilor Bruce LeCren says proudly at the naming ceremony.  “The name ‘Chateau Vitaline’ honors its residents and highlights their importance to the Beaumont community.”

St. Vital Church and the Marie-Vitaline bell are deeply rooted in the Beaumont’s history. It meant so much to community members that when the bell was destroyed by a fire in 1920, they rallied together to raise money to replace it. Today the Marie-Vitaline bell remains a symbol of hope, resilience and community spirit.