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Archives for: December 2018 (6 posts)
An Itchy Nose
December 24, 2018 @ 11:24 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Don’t scratch it. Don’t scratch it. I kept repeating that mantra in my mind. I have a perennially itchy nose (which is not surprising when you see its size). When a community member came up to speak with me, she was patently distressed ... [read full post]

Fire Fighters, Food and Friends
December 20, 2018 @ 2:09 PM by: Richard Steinecke

“Triple what you cooked last week!” That was my encouragement to our chef as I knew our annual fire fighters turkey dinner would be a big draw. Many volunteers stepped up cooking food throughout the day. This was the third year that th ... [read full post]

Capturing the Essence of Oasis
December 14, 2018 @ 1:23 PM by: Richard Steinecke

How do you capture the spirit of a community like Oasis? Stories help. Pictures help. The closest I have seen, however, is a video prepared by a volunteer, Adam, where we celebrated the birthday of one of our dearest volunteers. It captures the es ... [read full post]

Filling the Stage
December 11, 2018 @ 11:42 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The Oasis Christmas event was very special this year. There was special music from a local brass band, a former summer student, a community member and a local church. Pastor Nathan nailed it with a reflection on the Innkeeper in the Christmas stor ... [read full post]

A Happen' Place
December 9, 2018 @ 8:31 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Sometimes the last week of the month is a bit slower at the foodbank. However, last month quite a few of our volunteers attended. And we had three external agencies visiting us. The local legal aid clinic and an employment centre very close to us ... [read full post]

Cultural Expositions
December 4, 2018 @ 7:24 AM by: Richard Steinecke

A wondrous part of the Christmas season is to be exposed to different cultures. This past Saturday, the Oasis seniors group hosted a Spanish cultural exposition with dancers and musicians. It was wonderful and the audience really seemed engaged. T ... [read full post]

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