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Archives for: November 2018 (7 posts)
Holiday Calendar
November 27, 2018 @ 7:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Every Christmas I watch smaltzy movies with my family. I love to hate them: shallow, predictable, unrealistic. One of them, Holiday Calendar, stood out as it was filmed in our beloved Niagara-on-the-Lake. A scene caught me off guard. The rich boyf ... [read full post]

Christmases Past and Present at Oasis
November 24, 2018 @ 9:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The Oasis Christmas event has changed over the years. My earliest memories were of Jim Walker and other Board members personally cooking turkeys and serving a full course, sit down dinner to volunteers and supporters of Oasis. Then we shifted to s ... [read full post]

Tell Me Your Story
November 19, 2018 @ 3:21 PM by: Richard Steinecke

The same phrase can have two very different meanings. It depends on the context. 'Tell me your story'. When I am cross-examining a witness at a hearing the phrase insinuates incredulity if not outright disbelief.‎ Plus the phrase refers to one ... [read full post]

Prayer Meeting
November 17, 2018 @ 7:45 AM by: Richard Steinecke

To anyone without a faith background, the idea of a prayer meeting sounds peculiar. It conjures up an image of fundamentalist tent meetings a century ago. Despite being “used” to it, it does not come naturally to me. The concept of sto ... [read full post]

Pressing the Flesh
November 11, 2018 @ 8:33 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It is always nice to see politicians as they visit Oasis. They are usually quite appreciative of what we do. In addition, if it is in their power, they like to try to help with any issues we might have. I also try to be respectful of their time ha ... [read full post]

Memories that Last
November 8, 2018 @ 11:59 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It is funny what sticks in your mind. On Tuesday I spent over ten hours madly going through a ton of tasks (buying supplies, cooking food, carrying cases of food, writing letters and cards, meeting with other agencies). But that is not what I am g ... [read full post]

Halloween Humour
November 1, 2018 @ 4:58 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The team was in. Having Halloween on a food bank day was too hard to resist. Many staff and a few volunteers decided to dress up in costumes. Some more outlandish than others. Nelson dressing up as a deranged hot dog was inspired. Sarah put togeth ... [read full post]

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