WE Day

Today is WE day! What exactly is WE day and WHY have I not heard about this before?

I woke up to lots of posts about WE day and no school today because of inservice and buses running to WE day cancelled because of snowy road conditions….

We’ve had Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and Dumping Day in Atlantic Canada, today is Wednesday known as Hump Day or as I’ve just learned WE day. So many “days” this last week of November!

So what is WE day?

Here is what¬†Wikipedia said…

WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. WE Schools is the yearlong program that nurtures compassion in young people and gives them the tools to create transformational social change.

Free The Children¬†is a children’s charity founded in 1995 by child’s rights advocate¬†Craig Kielburger. An article in the Toronto Star newspaper quoting¬†Free the Children¬†indicates that WE Day was created to “empower, educate, and above all, inspire”.

Me into WE

We are a movement comprised of individuals with unique gifts, talents and contributions. Together, we are powerful beyond measure, knowing that our strength lies in the uniqueness of us. However, the movement isn’t complete without you. We are capable of doing more together than any one of us could do alone.

I LOVE this concept…ME into WE! I always like to think of others before myself and a movement that encourages people to be themselves with their unique abilities and talents and bring them together to work together for the greater good of our society. Much can be done if we work TOGETHER!

I guess this is a big movement with huge events in cities in 3 countries. Today there is an event for Atlantic Canada in Halifax at the Scotiabank Centre

WE day…Hmm?

Have a great Wednesday!!

It’s Dumping Day!

The seasonal “kickoff” to Lobster Season.

As the lobster hunt gets underway today harbours are congested with boats racing to lay claim to prime fishing spots,  marking territory with buoys scribbled to distinguish them from hundreds of others.

Thousands of crew members will be out laying traps today! Praying it’s a safe one!

Here are a couple pictures from photographers in the area…

Metaghan Wharf BY photographer Ron Deveau
Metaghan Wharf BY photographer Ron Deveau
Brier Island in Digby By photographer Amy Tudor
Brier Island in Digby By photographer Amy Tudor

Be safe!

 

Giving Tuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s Giving Tuesday! Today kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. December can get pretty busy and hectic and sometimes…unfortunately…we may not be as nice as we should be. Sometimes it takes just a gentle reminder. Be KIND, Be GiVING, THINK of others!

I saw this Advent calendar. I used to do advent calendars when the kids were little. I suppose I still do with my lifesaver tree.

I loved this idea for an Advent Calendar…a Kindness Calendar and thought I would give it a try for the month of December! A great way to be thinking about giving this Christmas season.

 

Anniversary Sunday November 27, 2016

I remember back 30 years ago in November… we were dedicating our new church building. 30 years ago in July David & I married in the tiny facility that was once a liquor store, carpet store…our church where we met… and now someone’s home.

The summer we got married was crazy with the church being built. We didn’t want to wait until November for the new facility, so we married in the tiny building.

Later that Fall, in November 1986, the beautiful facility complete with red carpet was ready! This was a huge undertaking for a very new congregation that was only about 5 years old. This is where we served, this is where we raised our family. The church has grown over the last 30 years, people have come and gone. There have been many many changes.

This November, actually today, is the Annual Anniversary Sunday. This year 30 years later there is more great news and more reason to feel so blessed. Over the last 6 months the church as gone through a building expansion. Knocking back walls, adding here and there to make room for the growing congregation and young families ( lots and lots of new babies). So this November after having church at an off site location for the past 6 months , we are back in the newly expanded building. There is still lots to do, final touches and things to finish up BUT…we are VERY thankful and feel so blessed!

I didn’t get a picture of the outside finished today it was snowy so I will update one soon…

New signs with the Church’s Mission Statement

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The building project coordinator giving an overviewimg_1147

David sang a quartet special musicimg_1141

It was so nice to have the founding Pastor there today beside the current Pastor.img_1149

Happy Anniversary BOBC!

There’s just something about the first snow

Yay!!!! It snowed!!!!!

img_1114 img_1121 img_1122 img_1124The FIRST snow of  Winter is my FAVOURITE! A light dusting of snow on Christmas Eve and again on Christmas Day is perfect. Those are my favourite snowfalls.

A little bit of snow to keep things beautiful and clean during January and February are nice too.

It kinda makes you feel like a kid again…great memories of building a snowman and sledding.

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Enjoy your snow day!

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