Advent Calendar

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As we head into the holiday season and navigate new gathering restrictions, now is a time, if ever, to engage in traditions that bring us comfort. One of the things I enjoy during advent is an advent calendar. There is much anticipation and joy in opening a new window each day as we move toward Christmas. I still remember the advent calendars I had when I was a child, hunting around for the next number on the windows, wondering what shape of chocolate I would find. Now you can get advent calendars filled with all sorts of things, chocolate, tea, jam and even beer. Continue reading “Advent Calendar”

Upcoming Workshops

There are a number of workshops happening locally that might be of interest:

Racist, Who Me? – The Kelowna Chapter of Amnesty International is putting on an online opportunity to explore the topic of racism in a safe and open environment, learn about what anti-racism activities are happening in BC. Nov 19. For more information go to: https://www/eventbrite.ca/e/anti-racism-event-tickets-127810632041

Pacific Mountain Region, Leadershift events:

21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act with Bob Joseph – Book study. Sunday November 15. More information on the Leadershift website: https://leadershiftpm.ca

Confronting Whiteness with Anna Colina White. This workshop will help you develop personal skills for confronting systemic racism. Friday November 20 9:30-12:30 Cost: $50.00To Register: https://www.leadershiftpm.ca/register/confronting-whiteness-11-20

Anti-Racism Resources

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship – Click HERE

A comprehensive list of anti-racism resources – Click HERE

Anti-racism for Kids 101 – Starting to talk about Race – Click HERE

Interview with Rev. Anthony Bailey, Minister with the United Church of Canada – Click HERE

Wilbur Howard and the White Church (The first black moderator of the United
Church faced racism that still resonates today) – Click HERE