Come and participate in the “COVID in the HOUSE OF OLD” Exhibit at Actionmarguerite St. Vital

Actionmarguerite is proud to partner with Megan Davies, curator of the COVID in the House of Old travelling exhibit. Megan seeks to draw attention to the realities experienced in long-term care homes during the pandemic. Her exhibit is currently at the Millennium Library in downtown Winnipeg. She presents us with a series of chairs that each represent the story of a person who died in a long-term home during the pandemic. Megan says, “This exhibit presents powerful stories of frustration, outrage, care, love, and grief, tracing fault lines that COVID revealed in our eldercare system.”

From May 8th to May 12th part of this exhibit will be presented at Actionmarguerite St. Vital. In addition to featuring a few people’s stories, Megan is also looking to collect as many stories as possible from people who have COVID-related memories in long-term homes. Megan tells us that, “Your contribution will be displayed in our exhibit, on our website and social media, and preserved in Montreal’s Archives Passe-Mémoire. The story you share will become part of Canada’s historical record of COVID-19”. Everything will be preserved anonymously. No names will be linked to your story.

Actionmarguerite residents, families, and employees are invited to contribute their stories

When:             Wednesday, May 10th 2023

Time:              Anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Where:            Actionmarguerite St. Vital Chapel

For more information contact:

Annick Boulet, Spiritual Care Practitioner at

Together, let’s work to preserve history to improve the lives of people in long-term care homes.