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Archives for: August 2018 (6 posts)
Art Fair #2
August 24, 2018 @ 7:11 AM by: Richard Steinecke

I was three times older than almost everyone else there. Our students had organized an Art Fair on the theme of food insecurity (i.e., people who do not have access to adequate, nutritious, affordable food). Our students had scouted out a location ... [read full post]

Unexpected Generosity
August 20, 2018 @ 6:16 AM by: Richard Steinecke

We were pleased to have Maimoonah and a group of day camp students from the Dawah Centre (a local Islamic information storefront) visit Oasis. They were enthusiastic volunteers serving on one of our busiest days this summer. The day camp students ... [read full post]

Overcoming Ignorance and Hate with Love
August 13, 2018 @ 5:27 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Hopefully it was just ignorance. Hopefully the person who spray painted a green swastika on the corner of Oasis’ home did not intend the hate that the symbol represents. God knows that the building that we serve through, and which houses mor ... [read full post]

Big Impact on Young Students
August 13, 2018 @ 5:26 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The main reason we hire summer students at Oasis is to try to impact their lives. Sure it is great to have the additional help at a time when many volunteers are away. And having young energy livens up the place. However, these young people are ma ... [read full post]

Tin Cans and Tires
August 9, 2018 @ 7:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

(Another) one of my favourite parts of volunteering at Oasis is hearing community members tell their stories. Recently a community member shared with me that when she was a child she was so poor her only toys were empty tin cans that they found ly ... [read full post]

Art Fair
August 8, 2018 @ 4:50 PM by: Richard Steinecke

So much talent. Our summer students are brimming with flair. They have organized a second art fair (last year’s was wonderful). Calling on their friends and connections they will be presenting visual and performance art on the theme of food ... [read full post]

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