Upcoming Events

Jingle Bell Walk

When? Friday, November 15, 2013
Where? Bayside Mall
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For the Love of Noelle Benefit Concert

When? Saturday, February 15, 2014
Where? Jack Doyle’s

Noelle’s Gift of Fitness

When? Saturday, May 24, 2014

Why we do what we do

Thank you message

We were recently humbled and honoured to receive this thoughtful thank you note from a recipient of one of Noelle's Gifts. This is why we do what we do :)

In loving memory of Noelle Paquette, 1985-2013

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts, Social Science Degree from the University of Ottawa in 2008, Noelle Paquette developed a love for teaching during a one-year placement at an elementary school in Seoul, South Korea in 2010. Returning to Canada, Noelle completed her Bachelor of Education Degree at Nipissing University in 2011. She then returned to her hometown Sarnia, Ontario to start her journey as a Teacher in a town she adored and grew up in. She immediately made an impact during her 2012 contract position at St. Matthew Catholic School in the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, taking it upon herself to go above and beyond her assigned duties. She was passionate about helping students grow and ensuring they were able to have a positive experience, often supplying meals, classroom supplies, and clothing to those students in need.

Survived by her loving family and friends, she was a gift to everyone who was lucky enough to meet her. Her optimism and positivity were inspirational and driven by her inner strength and inherent goodness. Noelle's presence was unique and unmatchable. She had a way about her that resonated and filled everyone's heart with warmth and pure kindness. Noelle loved with all of her heart and knew no other way. Although her life was unjustly taken from her on the 1st of January 2013, she will continue to live on in the hearts of everyone whose lives she touched, forever more.

What was most important to Noelle was her family, friends and students. She enjoyed every minute she spent teaching and no matter how much she did for her students, she always wanted to do more.

Thank you for helping continue Noelle's legacy by contributing to a cause which was so important to her.