My Ten Year Christmas Tradition

My Ten Year Christmas Tradition

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In 2005, I came up with a very personal and self-indulgent Christmas tradition… one that I now look forward to every year with escalating anticipation. My husband doesn’t aid or abet my little secret tradition (actually, he calls it an addiction). Continue reading

There Should be a Word – Poetry

There Should be a Word – Poetry

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There Should Be A Word is a poem written by Susan Plett for Margaret Plett, who was the finest mother-in-law a person could ever ask for. Continue reading

Photo Contest Results

Photo Contest Results

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In our Spring 2015 issue of Kolbe Times, we put out a photo challenge – to come up with a photo that best expresses this issue’s theme: “Power Beyond Words”. Thanks to all who entered! Jasmin Ngu won first prize with her exquisite close-up of a flower. Continue reading

The Drop Box

The Drop Box

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The Drop Box is a touching documentary about Father Jong-rak Lee, a Korean pastor who takes in abandoned children, and his struggle to care and provide for them. Continue reading

Three-Dimensional Design: The Joy of Spaces

Three-Dimensional Design: The Joy of Spaces

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Award-winning Carmel Gatt discusses the significance of joy and beauty in designing three-dimensional spaces. Continue reading

Immigration: Who is my Neighbour?

Immigration: Who is my Neighbour?

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In the midst of the current refugee crisis, former Citizenship Judge Ann Wilson recounts her own experience of immigration, and the great value of kindness and hospitality. Continue reading

Tom Jackson: An Exclusive Interview with The Big Guy

Tom Jackson: An Exclusive Interview with The Big Guy

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Tom Jackson has been an actor, singer, producer and activist for over 40 years, well known for his dedication to helping the less fortunate. He was born on the One Arrow Reserve in Saskatchewan to an English father and Cree mother, and was raised largely in Winnipeg. With his distinctive…

Artful Activism: building bridges through creativity

Artful Activism: building bridges through creativity

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Jewish Academy Humanities Teacher Lesley Machon organized an artful activism project to promote social justice and build bridges between students from very different backgrounds. Continue reading

Autumn – Poetry

Autumn – Poetry

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Autumn is a seasonal poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), one of the most enigmatic and significant poets of the last century. Continue reading

Book Review: Two New Treasures

Book Review: Two New Treasures

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Laura Locke reviews a pair of treasures – two books that are spiritually refreshing, as well as being very engaging reads. Continue reading