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Campion College President Wheelchair Experience

Last updated on December 5, 2014
”It was tough,” said Campion College President Dr. John Meehan after accepting a December 3 challenge to navigate in a wheelchair the first and second floors of the College. The challenge was issued by 2nd year Education student Dale Williamson confined to a wheelchair following a single car rollover accident in 2003. The accident injured his spine and left him unable to walk and with limited use of his arms and hands. He uses a motorized wheelchair with hand controls. Read More

Riffel High School Once Again Tops in Canada

Last updated on December 3, 2014
Hundreds of Riffel Catholic High School students laughed and applauded as Principal David Ripplinger and first year teacher Mitch Bresciani were Guerilla taped to the gym wall and teacher Connie Perreault had her hair shaved off. It was all part of the school’s celebration as once again they topped all other Canadian High Schools in the weight of food gathered during the Farm Credit  Corporation (FCC) annual Drive Away Hunger campaign held October 13-17 in six provinces. The school collected 19,125 pounds of food which went to the Regina Food bank. Read More

Opening of the Year of Consecrated Life

Last updated on December 3, 2014
The Year of Consecrated Life will be inaugurated on November 29, 2014, with a Prayer Vigil in the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, Rome, and will end on February 2, 2016, with the celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life. The launch will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Perfectae Caritatis, the Second Vatican Council Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life, promulgated on October 28, 1965. Pope Francis announced in November 2013 the Church will have a special year of 14 months dedicated to the consecrated life, extending throughout all of 2015. Read More

Campion President to Use Wheelchair

Last updated on December 3, 2014
Today, United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities, President John Meehan, SJ, will experience Campion College from a different perspective.  Accepting a challenge from Dale Williamson, an education student at the University of Regina who is partially paralyzed due to a spinal cord injury, Dr. Meehan will navigate through the College building using a wheelchair. “It is an opportunity to gain a new perspective and a real understanding of the challenges some of our students face every day. This experience will better inform our decision-making process, which, in turn, will help us achieve our goal of creating a barrier-free environment,” says Meehan. Read More

Holodomor Memorial

Last updated on November 24, 2014
Holodomor is still an unfamiliar word in the Western World but it is gaining traction as memorial services are held to commemorate the deliberate starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-1933. The rotunda of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly Building was the scene of one such memorial service, November 20 to mark Holodomor Memorial Week. Saskatchewan, according to a government news release, in 2008, was the first jurisdiction in North America to formally recognize Holodomor. Read More

St. Michael's Fundraising Breakfast

Last updated on November 24, 2014
The Saskatchewan Roughriders won the 2007 Grey Cup in the first team meeting with new coach Kent Austin, said former offensive line man Mike Abou-Mechrek. “He said ‘Believe. We are going to win the Grey Cup,’.” That’s the day we won the cup said Abou-Mechrek. Abou Mechrek was the guest speaker at the annual St. Michael’s Retreat House fund raising breakfast held November 20 at the Royal Regina Golf Club Abou-Mechrek’s talk focused on his 20-year football career, 10 years as a pro and the roleBelief the title of his talk, played in his development as a football player and as a man. He played high school football in Toronto and won a city championship, the Vanier Cup with the University of Western Ontario Mustangs and the Grey Cup with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Read More

Giving Tuesday

Last updated on November 24, 2014
You may have heard about an event coming up this year on December 2nd called “Giving Tuesday.” This is an international movement to counter the culture of consumerism in December that has its “kick-off” on “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” – two dates where special sales and discounts are offered by retailers to get consumers in the door early for the holiday season. Giving Tuesday is the kick off for the “giving season” and is about promoting the idea that December is a month when we also remember to share what we have with others. Though the movement is not specifically Christian, the idea of refocusing attention on helping others is a good fit with our call to use the Advent season as a time for focusing on prayer, almsgiving and sacrifice. Read More

Ecole St Mary Remembers

Last updated on November 24, 2014
November 11 is long gone and as usual people will return to their daily lives without thinking much about what Remembrance Day represents but I want to tell you about a very special ceremony that took place at Ecole St. Mary School just before Remembrance Day. The gym, much too small for the student cohort not to mention the visitors that came that day, began filling before the ceremony; parents, grandparents, a few veterans and a police officer in full uniform, likely a parent to one of the students but he was there as a spectator, took up space at the back wall. The students filed in class by class and took up their positions sitting on the floor. Read More
On November 6, 2014 the members of Catholic Women’s League of Canada Sturgis council and Preeceville council held a Memorial Service for Deceased Members at St. Read More
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