Thursday, 29 April 2010


A young parishioner from St. Paul's has made a pledge to teach a dance to a group of children in Africa who have been orphaned through AIDS. The camps are the brainchild of Sarina Condello. She travels to Africa for 2 months every summer offering week-long creative arts camps at various orphanages. The children enjoy life at summer camp, and at the end of the week they star in a performance to which relatives and community members are invited. Using this medium, the kids have a way to communicate with each other and work together--sick or healthy, colour and gender blind.

Our young parishioner has been invited to join with Sarina as the lone volunteer. She needs to find the resources to pay for travel, accomodations & meals which she estimates will be about $5,300. She is seeking support from her community to help her participate in this worthy cause.

If you or someone you know is willing to help her, please contact St. Paul's Cathedral for details:, or phone 250-372-3912 during office hours.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


This morning, ably supervised by 4.5 month old Baby Lily, Mom Jenn and Granny Sue spent a couple of hours working in the dirt and got the following done:

* Edged lawn/veg. garden (running north/south) and removed +++
volunteer grass "seedlings".
* Dug and added compost & peat moss to the flower trellis and
planted 2 packets of sweet peas: Galaxy and Kiwi Bicolour Mixe.
* Weeded a bit among the raspberries and on veg. garden paths.
* Enjoyed delicious coffee and cake on the patio - the best bit!

The marigold, godetia, and red cosmos seedlings (planted April 15) started to sprout April 19 - that was quick - must be all the warm sunshine.And Sue enjoyed the first fruits of our veggie patch - clipped leek seedlings and chives - in a salad for lunch. So, we didn't get through the list of chores - they'll keep till next week!

Digging in the dirt most days - Sue

Thursday, 15 April 2010


More Hands in the Dirt gang shots

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Seven hardy souls braved sunlight, then clouds, wind, hail & rain to dig in manure, compost & peat; to establish beds; to erect netting for peas; and to plant peas, spinach & lettuce. We also had coffee, tea & delicious goodies and were honoured by Lily's presence!

Is Bud praying, planting or both?

all in a straight row please


Sorrento Centre is welcoming friends and neighbours for a visit on Saturday, May 8 from 1pm to 5pm. For those of you who are not acquainted with the centre and all it has to offer, please consider this your invitation to visit. For any of you who are friends already and would like to help us welcome our guests, please give us a call at 250-675-2421 to volunteer.