CEO Weekly Newsletter - November 1, 2021

AVENS CEO Weekly Newsletter for the week of November 1, 2021

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Thank you to all our donors

Brad Heathe
Donnie & Joan Robinson & Family
In Memory of Merell St Marie
Claudia Kelly
Sheila Robertson
Peter & Francis Riggs
Mackay LLP
Violca Memedi
Rose Youngblut
In Memory of Hugh Arden
Richard & Irene Painter
Hash Manickum & Cory Sibbald
Robin & Colleen Greig
Caroline Wawzonek
Alan Woytuik
Stephen Gwilliam
Christopher & Rona Williams
William Graham
Lake Awry Cap & Crest Ltd.
Kathie Mahler
Kate Drexler
Tony White
Shoppers Drug Mart
Krish & Prem Manickum
Penny McHugh
Art Hiltz
Stella Rice
Sutherland's Drugs
Pam Monkman
Dunrite Cleaners
Mahen & Shalene Manickum
1190879 Alberta Ltd.
Management Employees:
John Colford
Phil McPhail
Municipal Enforcement Officers
Greg Robertson
Claudia Parker
Grant and Marlene Hinchey and Family
Rachel and Jeremy
Acasta Heliflight
Pat Slighte
Jacqueline Beland & Paul Bennett
Tibbit To Contwoyto Winter Road Joint Venture
Dustin Arychuk
Daren Keith & Marie-Claude Lebcau
Sally Settle
Estrellita Sumcad
Bev Van Metre
Wanda R. Carpenter
Bonnie Logsdon
Alan & Violet Shevkenek
Yellowknife Chrysler
Wendy Stephenson
Jane Romanowich
Sheila Humphrey
Petra Ehrke
In Memory of Mary Hamilton
Margo Nightingale & Conrad Schubat
United Way Centraide
Kevin Ansdell
Irene Cinnamon
Bruce Smith
Mike Adam
Ben McDonald
The Yellowknife Royal Legion
Cynthia Brown
Rose Youngblut
The Bahai Community of Yellowknife
Annette Lemay
Doug Rentmeister
Robert Ward
Vickie St. Germaine
The Royal Purple #143
Rick & Shannon Taggart
Jane Romanowich
Greg Debogorski
Maryse Perraud
In Memory of Mary Adderley
Stuart & Leslie Bromley
Scott Cyr
Peggy Moorhouse
In Memory of Patricia Mracek
Linda Bussey
Catherine Harper
Brian & Beth Collins
Joan Findlay
Bennie Fernandez
Air Tindi
Terry & Jacqueline Hall
Andrew J. Kotaska
In loving memory of Bernice & Noland Boss:
Ronne Heming
Yellowknife B.P.O. Elks Lodge #314
Carl's Carpet Cleaning Ltd.
Marc Lecorre
Rick Maddeaux
Linda Bussey
Martha Codner
Aureline Hache

AVENS offers independent housing to seniors.

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3rd Annual Tree of Giving

Launching November 18, 2021 at 1:00pm

Options to Donate:

  1. Choose a "Wish List" from the Tree and directly purchase the items listed for the resident. The gifts should be wrapped and brought back to AVENS by end of day December 15, 2021.
  2. To make a monetary donation, please scan the QR Code on the poster or click the "donate now" button on the top right corner. All funds go directly to purchasing any wish lists that do not get chosen and/or towards any special events for the residents. (Please note, that any cash donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt).

If you are interested in participating, we will be launching on November 18, 2021 at 1:00pm.

For more information, please email us at

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New Fundraising Campaign for AVENS

To Raise Money for a New Nurse Call Bell System

AVENS is raising $250k for a New Nurse Call Bell System, as the one they currently have no longer works.

The new call bell system is state of the art and will bring peace of mind to our facility.

For more information: Please visit our webpage by clicking here or download a copy of our Performa, by clicking here.

To Donate: Click here and select 'Operation Care on Call' from the drop down. Tax receipts are automatically generated.

To Vote: We are also featured on Field Law's website for a chance to win $10k along with many other great initiatives.

Click here to vote. Voting closes November 12, 2021.

Pitchin' in for safety for our seniors; when quick response matters! Thank you for your consideration.
About Us

AVENS – A Community for Seniors

AVENS – A Community for Seniors (previously YACCS) was incorporated under the Societies Act in April of 1983 by a group of citizens to lobby the Government and establish programs and services for seniors.

Long Term Care

AVEN Manor is a 29 bed long term care facility that provides programs and services for NWT seniors.

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Dementia Care

AVEN Cottages are specifically designed to care for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

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Seniors Housing

AVENS is proud to offer independent housing to seniors with 32 housing units on campus.

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Join Our Team

Avens delivers quality services in a safe and respectful manner to support residential living choices for seniors.

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AVENS Pavilion Project – COMING SOON 2023  

AVENS team is working hard to provide 102 safe and affordable housing units for seniors. It will include 92 (1 bedroom) and 10 (2 bedroom) units and introduce a new way of independent living for seniors that will allow them to age with dignity for longer in their homes.

At this time, we are in the permitting phases and waiting for approval to begin construction and hope to commence intakes in the fall of 2023.

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