OCTOBER ORNAMENTS – COME & GO
How is that for a “O” heading!! Well, the colours of Fall have faded, trees are now stripped of their leaves yet the fun activities of Fall continue.
Grandma J sent “Canadian” post cards with animal cut-outs to grandsons in Utah.
MEANWHILE …OUT AT ONION LAKE CREE NATION, SASKATCHEWAN
The Kunkels (far left) and the McCollums (right) present the FIRST FLIGHT CHALLENGE program certificates to a group of young adults in the Atoskasotan Employment program. We all enjoyed getting to know each other and had very good discussions together.
EIGHT LDS MISSIONARIES OF LLOYDMINSTER SHARE A THANKSGIVING FEAST
FIELDS: The Foundation for Indigenous Education, Leadership Development and Sustainability.
Yes, the Kunkels, McCollums, Kathryn and Savannah (the young sister missionaries that serve 30 hours a week as FIELDS volunteers) get together for planning weekly service opportunities with the First Nations People. Here we are meeting at the Kunkel missionary apartment. Ralph Kunkel is again, the photographer.
TRIP TO EDMONTON
Elder and Sister McCollum turn over FIELDS training to the Kunkels and drive to Edmonton to attend a session at the LDS Temple. They once again enjoy staying with Elder and Sister Burnett who serve in the office of the Canada Edmonton Mission (CEM). The next morning the McCollums appreciate the opportunity to attend Missionary Zone Conference with young missionaries from three zones of CEM.
OUR FIRST POW-WOW
FYI, the word pow-wow comes from the Narragansett tribe on Rhode Island. After our drive back to Lloydminster from Edmonton, to meet up with the Kunkels and head out for an evening of entertainment at Onion Lake Cree Nation. As we arrive, families had already gathered in the community hall and were eating dinner. Then the dancers began to dress for the pow-wow – hair being braided and dressing in the regalia.
Here they come!!
Notice the “ribbon” skirts and the beautiful beaded jewellery.
Look at the ornate footwear.
As you can see, the event was truly a family affair. Well….we were out of energy long before the dancers ended the pow-wow. We had put in a long day that included our travel from Edmonton. We will watch for another notice when again the Elders will teach the FIRST NATION youth of their traditions at a pow-wow.
LAKELAND COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE
Sam and Jeannine meet the school bus that drives into Lloydminster from OLCN, Eagleview Comprehensive High School with students that want to attend the Open House at Lakeland College (LLC). By visiting 5 open house stations, students “earn” a Lakeland Hoodie and the $90 registration fee is waved when they fill out the on-line registration. Seems to be a well attended event which continued into Saturday.
ATOSCASOTAN – EMPLOYMENT CENTRE, ONION LAKE CREE NATION
Sam and Ralph continue to help create and update key accomplishments resumes.
LLOYDMINSTER BRANCH HALLOWEEN PARTY – Saturday October 2
Sam and Jeannine managed to “dress-up” for the event, as Naval Captain and Midshipwoman!
Along with young adults, Elder and Sister McCollum, the young missionaries and Elder and Sister Kunkel manage to prepare and enjoy a fun event attended by 75+ persons. The weather cooperated for the Trunk N Treat portion of the party.
There was a Costume Parade. Frankenstein came as a guest. He received the award as the most unrecognizable. It was Billy Kuehn from our branch presidency.
Face Time Booth(decorating faces with Cool Whip).
Would you be able to eat a Doughnut-on-a string?
The refreshments were certainly a colourful part of the evening. The McCollums went home exhausted!!
Look at the false-teeth cookies, above; the chef used pink icing and small white marshmallows. CREATIVE!
Where’s Elder and Sister McCollum?
GRATEFUL FOR THE SHARING OF ON-LINE PHOTOS OF EXTENDED FAMILY HAVING HILLARIOUS HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS
As we end this blog on all-hallows-eve, the snow is falling. Do you have your winter tires installed? What! You don’t need winter tires in your part of the country! You are blessed, so blessed!!
Sending our love from the Alberta-Saskatchewan border city and thinking of you, Elder and Sister McCollum!