June ends with a glorious entry into summer. Our gardens are looking lush and inviting….so I guess the rain had a hand in that! Cool weather kept lilacs blooming for weeks. Hopefully we can now get into a little summer warmth. It has been a month of parties and celebrations with the Volunteer Lunch, Father’s day, Indigenous Day and the opening of Alex’s Pathway Party Patio! Try saying that five times quickly. Remember to Click on photo to enlarge.
Along Our fabulous path.
Courtyards starting to Grow, Lilacs in the centre courtyard
Volunteer Fun at “Souper Hero Party” Thanks to Dee and the Rec team for a really great time!
Super Hero Party
Alex’s Pathway Party Patio
National Indigenous Peoples Day
St. Joseph’s at Fleming held its first Indigenous Peoples Day celebration on June 21st. Deanna Harrison, Saulteaux Ojibway from Treaty 3 territory and our own Matthew Post lead us through a smudging ceremony, teaching us its meaning and spiritual significance. Deanna, a traditional drummer and singer, is also an accomplished artist. She has given us an exquisite quilt to hang in our Home. It features a Medicine Wheel in the centre surrounded by Celtic imagery. This represents the two cultures in harmony. We have given it a place of prominence in our chapel.
Chi-miigwech Deanna, biwabamishinam Menawah. (Thank you very much Deanna, come see us again.)
Quilt in chapel Matthew and Deanna