Chuck Norris Does Live in Carleton Place—Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Auxiliary

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As I walk down the halls of the Carleton Place Hospital each week I am proud to know, and have known, a lot these volunteers whose photos are on the wal. These women and a gent, are what I call *‘baddass’.

I know people are horrified reading that word, but I make no apologies– and why the Chuck Norris reference? See the definition at the end.

These individuals are all tremendous volunteers that are an integral part of the CPDMH team. Their volunteers have come from all walks of life and represent the values and cultural diversity of our local communities.

Your new executive, lead by incoming President Marg LeBlanc, welcomes your ideas and looks forward to chatting with you. Drop by anytime the door is open or leave your ideas in the Auxiliary mailbox.

In the meantime take a glance at some of the faces (male and female) that work, and have worked hard for your community. Take a hop, skip, and jump over to their website and when you see them– please thank them for what they do.

 

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*DEFINITION

bad·ass
ˈbadˌas/
NORTH AMERICAN informal

tough, uncompromising,– gets the job done

WORDS RELATED TO BADASS
  • awesome
  • cool
  • sexy
  • amazing
  • sweet
  • crazy
  • hot
  • chuck norris
  • kickass
  • epic
  • “I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish”. Chuck Norris–

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    • Kari Clarke
      My mother Carole Bruun was a proud supporter of the hospital for many years and sat on the Auxiliary Board. I can remember the ladies coming to our home and working together in the basement making decorations for the yearly fundraising dance. Each year there would be a different theme and one particular year they made silhouettes of Japanese geisha girls using wall paper to create the kimonos. They were a wonderful group of dedicated women and a lot were former nurses like my mother.

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. My mother Carole Bruun was a proud supporter of the hospital for many years and sat on the Auxiliary Board. I can remember the ladies coming to our home and working together in the basement making decorations for the yearly fundraising dance. Each year there would be a different theme and one particular year they made silhouettes of Japanese geisha girls using wall paper to create the kimonos. They were a wonderful group of dedicated women and a lot were former nurses like my mother.

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