Chez Doris to Hold Holiday Fair and Open House

MONTREAL, Dec. 9, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The clientele of Chez Doris, a day shelter for women in difficulty, will hold a holiday fair and open house this Sunday. They will showcase arts & crafts that they have made, which will include mittens and scarves, stone jewelry, and Aboriginal knitted items.  

"We are truly delighted to give the opportunity to women to sell items that they have prepared for the open house. While each mitt or scarf takes two hours to sew by a client, countless hours are given to collect old wool sweaters, sort them, wash them, dry them, cut patterns and color-code the pieces of wool," said Talar Dikijian, the President of Chez Doris. Marina Boulos, Executive Director added, "All the funds raised, will go towards paying for special in and out-house activities for our clients."

As well, members of the Montréal photography collective, Momenta, will hold an exhibit, and sell their photos ranging from $30 to $80. The group holds exhibits with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to charity. Proceeds will support Chez Doris' programs as well as its clientele. To learn more about Momenta go to:

The public is also encouraged to bring highly needed items such as towels for our shower service, non-perishable food items as well as gently used winter clothes such as coats and boots. 

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

Where: 1430 Chomedey, Montreal, QC H3H 2A7 (between St. Catherine Street and de Maisonneuve)

MEDIA is invited to schedule interviews anytime on Friday and Saturday between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

About Chez Doris:
Chez Doris is a charitable organization offering a daytime shelter 7 days a week for all women in difficulty. The house provides meals, respite, clothing, socio-recreational activities as well as practical assistance in a secure and accepting environment.


SOURCE Chez Doris Women's Shelter Foundation

For further information: or to arrange an interview: Marina Boulos, Executive Director, Chez Doris, Cell. : 514-654-7597,


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