Media Release:  June 2021

Father’s Day Marvel

Fathers Day 2021 - Paul



This Father’s Day, Villa St. Gabriel Villa took the perfect opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation to the beloved fathers who reside at the Villa.

The Villa St. Gabriel Villa team helped create a Father’s Day marvel by finding the perfect gift for our fathers; a photoshoot reflecting history of their pastimes and life experiences. Fun and innovative backdrops and props were used to capture a glimpse of what our handsome fathers would look like in the working field. The smell of the cedar wood “cabin”, and the twinkle of the orange construction signs were a sight to be seen. The residents were amazed at the opportunity that was provided for them and laughed when shown all the props provided for the photoshoot.

As the residents were prepared for their photos, they were simply asked, “What did you do for work?”. As soon as they heard those words, many of them began to grin. Each of the residents were very forthcoming about their past lives as working men and enjoyed telling their stories. With the help of our Villa staff members, our team of photographers, (Josée Park, Angie Brunet, and Renée Lalonde), were able to capture a moment to remember for our residents and families alike. During the two-week period, it was not uncommon to hear our residents state how much fun they had while getting their pictures taken. While some were hesitant at first, they warmed up to the idea quickly and revealed their best smiles.



At the end of the day, our residents were captured as the bold and valiant men we see them as. Happy Father’s Day to you all, and for all the fathers, we celebrate you!

Information: Tanya Gil-Alfau, Executive Assistant / Board Liaison ~ 705-674-2846 ext. 2104