New Vision celebrates its fifth anniversary this Sunday. Our theme will be our responsibilities as treaty people with the first nations of this land.
We have had some excellent experiences over the last few weeks. Thanks to the Affirming Committee for a tremendous Pride Service on the first Sunday of June. Our guest speaker was Sean Cullen of Rainbow Mentors.
Shawn organized and produced Rainbow Stories for Rainbow Families in the Music Hall on the following Saturday afternoon, June 8. This was a well-attended event. The story tellers were great, the stories…they were rainbow.
Last Sunday afternoon saw another well-attended event – New Vision’s first experience of the Kairos Blanket Exercise. The exercise brings home the mostly bad history between first nations and settlers, and the tentative initiatives in the last few years to repair and reconcile and heal. The exercise was a lead-in to our anniversary service this Sunday.
This Saturday, June 15, is Pride in the Park. It will be held for a second year at Gage Park. Come enjoy the afternoon with many booths, and events, and food offerings. New Vision will be there again with a drop-in-and-sit-around booth from 12 pm to 5 pm.
If you can person the booth during any of that time, please come find the booth and you will be most gladly welcomed to do that. If you can’t do that, just come and enjoy the festival, and drop by and say hi.
See you Sunday, if not before ~