L’Arche in Canberra celebrates 40 years

L-R: Cindee Richardson, incoming L’Arche Genesaret Community Leader/CEO, Joanne Mitchell, L’Arche community member, David Treanor, National Leader of L’Arche, Kim Sinclair, Interim CEO, and Barry Sandison, L’Arche Genesaret Board President. Picture: Supplied.

THE L’ARCHE Genesaret community in Canberra celebrated its 40th anniversary in Woden on Friday night.

More than 190 guests, including representatives from across Australia, gathered at the Canberra Southern Cross Club to celebrate the milestone, which also marks the foundation of L’Arche in Australia.

L’Arche Genesaret Board President Barry Sandison said the organization was celebrating its 40th anniversary with a clear direction to open new homes for people with and without a disability this year.

“L’Arche has a unique story in shared living and community building alongside people with an intellectual disability,” he said.

“L’Arche provides a place of belonging and welcome, in our four residential homes in Woden and through intentional and regular community gatherings at our Hub in Phillip.”

For more information about opportunities to join the L’Arche community in Canberra, please contact the L’Arche Genesaret office on 6282 9066 or email canberra@larche.org.au

L-R: Joanne Mitchell, Elizabeth Archer, Anne Walsh, David Treanor and singer/song writer John Coleman.