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Bishop Francis A. Marrocco Assembly and Sir Knight Aubrey Allen Assembly, both in Peterborough, provided an honor guard when relics of St. Andre Bessette visited Our Lady of Assumption Church. The relics were only available for veneration for four days, so Knights arranged an honor guard for a special Mass with the relics at the end of their visit, which was celebrated by Bishop Nicola de Angelis of Peterborough.

St. Clement Council 2844 and John Brazill Circle 1385, both in McGregor, co-sponsored a community fundraiser to purchase a new handicapped-accessible van for a local man with muscular dystrophy. Stephen King, a former Squire, has been in a wheelchair since his preteen years, and his van was deemed mechanically unsound in November 2011. The fundraiser sponsored by the Knights and Squires raised more than $14,600 to help King purchase a new van.

In 1992, Our Lady of Fatima Council 3732 in Port Colborne donated a wooden gazebo to an area park to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. Though the gazebo stood for 20 years, it was starting to fall into disrepair due to weathering. In response, the council worked with the City of Port Colborne to purchase and install a new gazebo made of steel that will serve visitors to the park for years to come.

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Council 12401 in Russell hosted a "Spaghetti Extravaganza" in memory of council member Paul Beaupré, who passed away in January 2012. The event raised $8,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society and featured a number of guest speakers who talked about their experiences of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Beauce Assembly hosted an information booth to disseminate information about the Order and the Fourth Degree at an event sponsored by the Beauceville Cultural Heritage Committee.

Pendant une fin de semaine du comité culturel et patrimonial de Beauceville, l'assemblée Beauce a monté une exposition informative sur l'Ordre et le Quatrième degré.

Beauce Council 2283 and Nouveau Millenaire Council 12603, both in St-Georges, along with Beauce Assembly, raised more than $56,000 during its 2011 fundraising campaign. The funds were presented at a special dinner and will be disseminated among a number of charitable causes.

L’assemblée Beauce, le Conseil Beauce 2283 et le Conseil Nouveau Millénaire 12603, à St-Georges toutes les trois, ont réuni plus de 56 000$ au cours de leur campagne de collecte de fonds pour 2011. On a remis ces fonds à un diner spécial et ils seront distribués à de nombreuses œuvres charitables.

Limoilou Council 4494 in Quebec donated $300 to Projet les Eaux Curatives (The Healing Waters Project), an initiative that works with injured soldiers who are returning from service in Afghanistan.

Le conseil Limoilou 4494 au Québec a fait don de 300$ au Projet les Eaux Curatives, une initiative qui aide des soldats blessés qui retournent au pays après leur service en Afghanistan.

St. Agnes Council 5763 in New Richmond raised $42,000 during 2011. The funds were distributed among 35 charitable organizations, including the creation of a "Youth Fund" for the town of New Richmond.

Le conseil St. Agnes 5763 à New Richmond a réussi à collecter 42 000$ au cours de 2011. Ces fonds ont été distribués à 35 organisations de bienfaisance, parmi lesquelles un « Fonds Jeunesse » nouvellement créée pour la ville de New Richmond.

Christ the King Council 5901 in St. Hubert held a charity dinner at St. Mary's Church in Greenfield Park to benefit the oncology department at Montreal Children's Hospital. More than 165 people attended the event, which featured music and raffle prizes and which raised more than $2,000.

Le Conseil Christ the King 5901 à St. Hubert a organisé un souper charitable à l'Église St Mary à Greenfield Park au profit du service d'oncologie à l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. Plus de 165 personnes ont assisté à cet événement où il y avait de la musique et des tombolas et qui a réuni plus de 2000$.

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