The Place That Sustains Us

Wisahkotewinowak is an urban Indigenous garden collective in the Waterloo-Wellington region, including the The Sisters Garden at the Steckle Heritage Farm here in Kitchener. Today we invite you to learn more about Wisahkotewinowak and their gardens and initiatives by visiting their website: and by listening to the podcast below with Dave Skene, Co-Executive Director of White Owl Ancestry and one of the founding members of Wisahkotewinowak.

Beyond Omicron to the Omega

3 ways to survive COVID as Christians

As we continue to face the reality of COVID in a new variant we still live as people of Christ, people of hope! Julian Paparrella from Salt & Light Media offers three ways for us as Christians to survive COVID. Click the button below to read her article.

New Day’s Lyric

AMANDA GORMAN, THE YOUNG POET who read her now-famous poem, “The Hill We Climb”, at the 2021 inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden, has written another poem to welcome 2022. “New Day’s Lyric” includes this beautiful excerpt:

“This hope is our door, our portal.
Even if we never get back to normal,
Someday we can venture beyond it,
To leave the known and take the first steps.
So let us not return to what was normal,
But reach toward what is next.”

Arctic Winter Games

The next Arctic Winter Games will run from Jan. 29 – Feb 4, 2023 will be the 50th anniversary of this sports competition which began in 1970 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The Arctic Games are unique in that athletes compete in both modern and traditional sports. Today we invite you to learn more about the traditional sports, the origin of the games, and maybe even watch the 1970s documentary of those first games!

Christmas Family Time

The Christmas holy-days are a time to celebrate Jesus’ birth into the human family by spending time with our own families. If you have a few more days together with your family and are running out of ideas for things to keep the kids occupied, consider doing something simple and/or nature- based that doesn’t create any more material trash or use extra natural resources. Although it’s cold, go for a walk together outside, play cards or board games in the candlelight as a family, or sit around the table in your pajamas and make art while you create thank you cards for Christmas gifts. If there were people you wanted to send Christmas cards to but you didn’t get to it, you can take the time to write to them today to let them know they are on your heart.