Posts from ‘Stories’

Written by Emily Killin, Nancy’s daughter My mother, Nancy Killin, has been a member of Wellspring for over two years. Over the last two months, my father, my siblings and I raised donations in her name to support Wellspring’s Birmingham Gilgan House. It has been a meaningful project for us because it gave us the… [Read More]

Inside Story: Sam and Abby

Posted on June 5th, 2015 | 1 Comment

                I stumbled upon Wellspring during a random internet search to find support for my dad, and the discovery has been nothing short of a blessing since.  I called Wellspring and spoke with a friendly person who encouraged my dad and I to drop by for a tour…. [Read More]

Sue Pielsticker and Letha Whyte have been friends for forty years. In good times and in tough times they continue to find the energy and commitment to make a difference in the community. Wellspring is an example of how their friendship has changed the lives of others. Letha knew Wellspring’s founder Anne Armstrong Gibson when… [Read More]

Kate Smith

Posted on May 5th, 2015 | 2 Comments

                All Wellspring programs are led by exceptionally talented and committed professional leaders. One such leader is Kate Smith, the program manager for the four GTA Wellspring centres.  Kate, a registered kinesiologist, has been working with Wellspring since 2009 when she joined as the cancer exercise leader. Since… [Read More]

New Faces at Wellspring

Posted on May 5th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Janet Turner – Chief Development Officer               We are pleased to announce the appointment of Janet Turner as Chief Development Officer. Janet left a career in radio and television news to raise funds for cancer, following the death of her mother, Beth, from breast cancer. Since that time, Janet… [Read More]

Inside Story: Deb Davis

Posted on April 8th, 2015 | 0 Comments

Years spent working in the Airforce, which included frequent moves to new locations, helped Deb Davis become very comfortable with change. However, since her retirement, volunteering at Wellspring has been a constant in Deb’s life that has helped her keep grounded, and in one place for the past 16 years. “The fact that I can… [Read More]

Inside Story: Elli and Olivia

Posted on December 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment


Inside Story: Gilles Bazinet

Posted on December 5th, 2014 | 1 Comment

                    For the past four years, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Gilles Bazinet has dedicated part of his day to transporting Wellspring members to and from Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House. Gilles is part of a dedicated group of volunteers who keep Wellspring’s Transportation Program available to… [Read More]

Celebrating Ten Years with Wellspring

Posted on October 6th, 2014 | 2 Comments

Several Wellspring program leaders were recently recognized for 10 years of dedication and making a difference in the Wellspring community. Marguerite Arbour Marguerite has been a yoga instructor at Wellspring since 2004.  She teaches yoga and gentle yoga at Wellspring Downtown and Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook. Marguerite is a very dedicated leader and the… [Read More]

New faces @ Wellspring

Posted on August 8th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lauren Bryson Program Coordinator, Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House  Members and volunteers at the Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House might notice a new face in the centre. We are delighted to welcome Lauren Bryson to the Wellspring community as Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House’s new program coordinator. In addition to scheduling programs at the centre, Lauren will also… [Read More]