Spirited Donation

Presentation of a cheque
 on September 1, 2022
Courtesy of the Parish of Penetanguishene and Waubaushene

The Parish of Penetanguishene and Waubaushene donates $10,500 to the Spirit Garden, a monument planned for Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto to honour the survivors and those who died at Canada’s Residential Schools. Presenting the cheque to Bishop Andrew Asbil on June 26 at All Saints, Penetanguishene are, from left, Anna Beach and Kathryn Knowlton of All Saints and Doreen Jones and Peter Davis of Christ Church, Waubaushene. The money came from individual donations and the parish’s ‘God Only Knows Fund.’ Anglicans across the diocese are being encouraged to give to the Spirit Garden, which is a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #82, which calls for the installation of monuments to the legacy of the Residential Schools in each provincial capital. Below is an artist’s impression of the Spirit Garden.

Illustration of the spirit garden at Nathan Phillips Square


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