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Saskatchewan youth honour the earth all night

Kirsten Hamm-Epp,
| Jun 14, 2017 | Volume 21 Issue 13

Ric Driediger, right, leads participants in the Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization’s Honouring the Earth event in solving a murder mystery. (Photo by Kirsten Hamm-Epp)

Honouring the Earth, an annual Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth Organization event, took place April 18 and19, 2017, in partnership with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan and Rosthern Junior College (RJC).

The event started at MCC Saskatchewan in Saskatoon with workshops and discussion around what it might mean to be a refugee, and how to make choices when the cost is something greater than money. Youth were then challenged by Jamal Tekleweld from the Sanctuary Saskatoon Alliance to take these lessons and consider what it might mean to make Saskatoon a “sanctuary city.”

The fun continued at RJC all night, with a murder mystery led by Ric Driediger, midnight glow bowling and a surprise hot tub. Games of all shapes and sizes were played throughout the night, sometimes with one eye open, but there were always snacks when extra sustenance was needed. Sleep was had by some, fun was had by all.

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