The Thrift Shop is closed. Commonwealth School’s breakfast program is on hold while all schools in Ontario are closed. Loaves&Fishes has take-out only and May Court volunteers are staying away.

Thus, our service AND money-raising projects are stymied.

However, we phone and email each other. We go for walks, listen for birds, greet strangers and dogs, careful to keep a six-foot distance. Brockville’s Brock Trail is a welcome path. It starts at the St. Lawrence River waterfront, follows Buell’s Creek, the old Brockville, Westport, Sault Ste. Marie railway (the railway never got past Westport), goes under Highway 401 and finishes at the Cataraqui Conservation Area. Lots of kilometres.

Along the way Brock Trail walkers can view the maple tree that May Court planted to mark the club’s 45th anniversary, and the playground to mark the 50th. To mark 60 years in 2019, May Court gave $60,000 to the Brockville General Hospital.