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Saskatoon Alumni Dinner

It was a busy day with flights and alumni, but it was well worth it. Flanagan’s Steakhouse was where we held our first supper and it was delicious! I highly recommend it. They had a beautiful private dining area for our group.

Tilling the Fields

Being September I should have known better. Many of our clients couldn’t make it out because they were tilling the fields – it was nice days and they can’t chance not working on these nice, beautiful September days. We still had good numbers for Saskatchewan, but would’ve had closer to 15 if all could’ve made it. Great evening regardless.

Saskatoon Support Meeting

The following night we held our support meeting. The harvest moon was full and glorious as it sat against the endless blue Saskatchewan sky. It was a good turnout and the meeting was full of honesty, sharing, and vulnerability, and the idea that you have to be these things to grow, move forwards, and go where needed to. It was refreshing.

Doing it

Our alumni are eager to continue the support meetings. It’ll be great to launch another meeting for our men. It’s a great feeling to know that we will be with our clients as long as they want us to be. The meetings will be held every two weeks to start, and ideally happen every week eventually. The sky’s the limit at this point. Long term care and support is our thing.

What a Trip

The next morning I’m up and out the door. The same alumni and his family are there to pick me up and take me to the airport. How’s that for being involved and supporting each other?! After the security pat down – which never really happens, I’m left hustling to my gate. I’m a bit late, but I make it. I feel so lucky at these times.

As I fly home, I’m always left with this very full heart. I’m a feeler, lover, healer, and supporter and, guess what, that’s what we are doing at SCHC. You could be an alumni for 10 years and still get the support you need when you need it. That’s something I’m really, really proud to be a part of! Onwards and upwards as the tires leave the strip.

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