Friday, May 14, 2010

Wheat Kings Rule!

Well, we didn't catch any hockey, but on Sunday, May 9th we had the privilege of being back in Brandon, Manitoba, hosted by our dear friends Harvey and Joyce Douglas.

We split the team for morning worship, with Joe and Christine participating at Central UC and Harvey and Bazza joining forces at Knox UC. Both services were totally energized by the addition of drums, and we were able to promote our drumming event that evening.

The three amigos, Joe, Harvey and Baz, took Christine and Joyce for a lovely Mother's Day brunch, where we met Carol Ann, Brandon native but currently a student of dance in Toronto. Carol Ann is our latest 'enthusiast' for the big Drumathon on October 1st and 2nd, and will be a valuable addition to the Toronto team - we look forward to re-connecting with her in September!

Sunday evening Central UC hosted an information session on the Dondi Project and a community drum circle, attended by about 25 people. We saw some 'old' friends from last fall and made some new ones - Joyce Douglas stepped up to coordinate the Drumathon activities for Central UC, and we expect several other congregations in Brandon will join the festivities.

To top off our visit, Monday, May 10th we held a drum circle with 250 Grade 6-8 students plus teachers and staff at Harrison Middle School. It was a super high energy and fun way to start the week - Harvey has all the pictures from that morning - I'll see if he will share some!!

We have been made to feel most welcome in Brandon, and Harvey and Joyce in particular make you feel like you're 'home'!!

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