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Apr
28

ALSO Alabama 2017 - Our day in Memphis

Greetings from.... "Katherine where are we?"

"Tennesse? Arkansas? Memphis? I don't know."

"That's in Tennesse Katherine."

"Oh right. Well go check the map again Vanessa."

"Southaven. Southaven, Mississippi. That's where we are now."

 

We survived the two long nights on the bus. And we started off the day with a stop in Memphis at Graceland to visit the King. We were able to board his planes and sign the wall. Sprinkled for a few minutes, thought we'd need our rain coats, but the weather just decided to be humid the ENTIRE day! Then it was quick shopping for souvenirs and before we knew it, it was lunch time.

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Apr
13

Deeper Life Days - 2017




On April 10 and 11 students at RJC participated in Deeper Life Days. This event, planned with support from the Faith and Life committee, focused on community building, fostering relationships and recognizing the gifts in one another.   A particular emphasis of Deeper Life Days was exploring these themes in the context of work and relationships with adults with disabilities.

The first event of Deeper Life Days featured Wyndham Thiessen and Andrea Schmidt, both from L’Arche Saskatoon. They told the story of Jean Vanier and the start of L’Arche, an international organization that builds communities of support for adults with and without disabilities. They also taught the students about mutuality and sharing life. This presentation was supplemented with the musical talents of Christopher, a core member of a L’Arche home in Saskatoon.

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Apr
13

Lentopoly: Rolling the dice for the last time!




Lentopoly: Final Report - Ryan Wood

April 13, 2017

Students crossed the finish line in their Lentopoly fundraiser this Tuesday with a grand total of $7,707.12!!!!  Running through Lent, students competed, won prizes, and tracked their progress on a monopoly-style game-board pasted on the chapel walls.   

The money will go to support our ALSO partners in different locations.  The Grade 10 class will bring a $1,000 donation to the Gleaners in Oliver BC, an organization that makes dehydrated soup for aid organizations around the world.   The Alabama group will bring $1,000 USD to the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church for their lunch program, and the Guatemala group will bring $1,500 USD to the ANADESA after-school program.  Closer to home, the Saskatoon group will make a generous donation to the MCC Saskatoon Kids’ Club, and the Calgary group will sponsor a $2,000 hot supper at the Calgary Drop-in Centre, the largest homeless shelter in Canada.

 

Students were generous, creative, and energetic in their fundraising, and in the end the Grade10/11 class won the Lentopoly game raising $3,640.37 of the total.  These students enjoyed two dress code free days, and desk-side breakfast service from The Barista Brothers (Ryan and David).  

 

Some of the fundraising activities this year included pie sales, a bottle drive, an auction, and a curling bonspiel.  Thank you to everyone that participated and supported this event.  None of the money collected stays at RJC, it all goes to other organizations, and the students went above and beyond this year.  Congrats on your volunteerism and energy, and for making this event a success!      

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