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Another Vigil
March 18, 2019 @ 11:31 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Here are the notes for the remarks that Oasis presented at the vigil for the New Zealand mosque shootings, which was held at the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre last Friday evening:

The Oasis Dufferin Community Centre stands in solida ... [read full post]

Visiting Friends
March 12, 2019 @ 8:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The friendship of shared experiences is comforting. There is something reassuring in spending time with those who have similar visions and goals. Last week we visited the South Asian Women’s Centre (SAWC). After an interesting tour to see ho ... [read full post]

Embarrassing Our Volunteers
March 4, 2019 @ 12:22 PM by: Richard Steinecke

I embarrassed one of our volunteers. I had thanked her for filling in twice in as many weeks when we were short a staff person and complimented her on her tasty cooking. I did this in front of some of her friends outside of Oasis. I thought they s ... [read full post]

Freezing on Just a Cool Night
February 26, 2019 @ 7:53 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It worked. One of the goals of the Coldest Night of the Year was to give a small glimpse of what it is like to be homeless in the winter. We thought that a brief walk in the neighbourhood early one Saturday evening would not convey much. Dabbling ... [read full post]

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