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Archives for: August 2017 (6 posts)
An Artistic Goodbye
August 26, 2017 @ 6:09 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Eight weeks. That is how long our summer students were with us. At the beginning eight weeks seemed like forever with so much opportunity and promise. At the end it seemed to have just flown by in the blink of an eye. In between it was filled with ... [read full post]

Getting A Boost
August 23, 2017 @ 3:55 PM by: Richard Steinecke

August has been tough for our food bank. Our usual suppliers are experiencing shortages themselves. We have been spending our own funds (which are in short supply) to buy additional food. Some of our community members have felt it, especially when ... [read full post]

Too Close to Home
August 18, 2017 @ 6:30 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It was almost two years ago that I first learned about the opioid crisis. I was having lunch with the leader of the pharmacy regulator in Ontario. He explained about the origin of fentanyl-laced street drugs and of the small margin of error betwee ... [read full post]

Kids are the Same Everywhere
August 15, 2017 @ 6:31 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It was such a delight to have the day camp from the Dawah Centre (our local mosque) visit the food bank. They helped serve community members with enthusiasm. We also arranged some interactive events to educate them about the work that Oasis does. ... [read full post]

August 11, 2017 @ 7:18 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Many of our volunteers are open about their struggles with addiction. Over the last few weeks some of them have shared their experiences with our students and other volunteers. We were able to hear how the roots of their addiction originated with ... [read full post]

Giving Up Dinner
August 3, 2017 @ 3:10 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Ninety people! The people just kept streaming in. As soon as we brought in more tables and chairs we needed more. The room was bursting. This was probably the most we have ever had for our Tuesday community dinner. Nice weather and holiday closure ... [read full post]

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