RJC and MCC Saskatchewan celebrate collaborative relationship

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February 27, 2019 | News | Volume 23 Issue 5
Donna Schulz | Saskatchewan Correspondent
Following the concert, guests enjoyed conversation over coffee and Syrian pastries prepared by Basem Ahmad and Fadia Almasalma, a Syrian couple who have recently settled in Saskatoon through the help of MCC. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan and Rosthern Junior College (RCJ) joined forces to host a unique fundraising concert. 

Held on Feb. 10, 2019, at Grace Westminster United Church in Saskatoon, Global Songs and Sweets featured music and musicians from around the globe. Interspersed between the songs were times of sharing. 

RJC teacher Zac Schellenberg and Grade 10 student Danielle Choi spoke of their recent learning experiences with the RJC Imagine program in Winnipeg. 

Principal Ryan Wood and alumna Krista Dueck, who now works for MCC Saskatchewan, talked about RJC’s collaboration with MCC in the school’s annual Alternative Learning and Service Opportunities trip to Guatemala. 

And finally, RJC vice-principal David Epp shared about his experience serving in Guatemala under MCC’s Serving and Learning Together (SALT) program. 

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Following the concert, guests enjoyed conversation over coffee and Syrian pastries prepared by Basem Ahmad and Fadia Almasalma, a Syrian couple who have recently settled in Saskatoon through the help of MCC. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

Richard Janzen led the RJC Ensemble as well as the Global Mass Choir, in which supporters of RJC and MCC Saskatchewan joined students to perform several works, including ‘Freedom Come’ by Ben Alloway. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

The Alsheikh family are Syrian refugees who recently moved to Saskatoon. Accompanied by their brother Abdul on keyboard, sisters Zina and Janna Alsheikh entertained the audience with songs sung in both Arabic and English. (Photo by Donna Schulz)

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