Save the date! The 10th annual Nest Secret Garden Tour returns on July 28, 2019 with nine featured gardens. Passports to the tour are $20 and available from Anthology (126 20th Street West), Dutch Growers (1818 Central Avenue) and McNally Robinson Bookstore (3130 8th Street East). The self-guided tour runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine! Photo courtesy of Ken Tickner of … Continue reading Nest Secret Garden Tour back July 28
Four of the original members of Nest received the 2019 Global Citizen Award at a ceremony in Saskatoon on February 9. The award was presented to Thelma Howard, Faith Rohrbough, Heather Kleiner and Margareth Peterson by the Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation. The annual award recognizes Saskatchewan people who are making outstanding contributions to global co-operation, peace and justice. Thelma, Faith, Heather and Margareth have contributed … Continue reading Nest receives Global Citizens Award
The children at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church put their artistic talents to work and came up with “an illustrated guide” to winter for recent arrival Saw Eh Klu. Saw, a refugee from Myanmar, was sponsored through the Canadian government’s Blended Visa Office Referral Program. He arrived in Saskatoon on November 8, after spending the last 10 years in a refugee camp in Thailand. He carried … Continue reading Children offer advice to newcomer
Nest members are saddened by the death of Bev Johnson in early January, one of the city’s community builders. Nest was a member of Nest and a generous supporter of our Silent Auctions. She also was active in many other organizations. Nest members extend their heart felt condolences to her spouse Al Scholz and their extended family. Continue reading Remembering Bev Johnson
Wisal and her five children (Rama, the sleeping Ibrahim, Hashem, Mohamad and Abdelhey) enjoy time together in their new home in Saskatoon. The Syrian refugee family arrived in Saskatoon on September 18. Rama is enrolled at Mount Royal, while Hachem, Mohamad and Abdelhey attend Lester B. Pearson School. Wisal’s family has relatives in Saskatoon. Continue reading Wisal and family settle in!
Elaine, Nancy, David and Louise prepare to welcome Saw Continue reading Nesters welcome new arrival
Long-time Nest member Maureen McPherson was recognized for her community outreach and leadership on October 26, when she was inducted into the Saskatoon Women’s Hall of Fame. Maureen has worked with many refugee families in the city over the last two decades. She also assists with Rainbow 50 Plus program at St. Thomas Wesley United Church and is active in St. Martin’s United Church. Maureen … Continue reading Maureen honoured!