Due to the construction downtown, SAVIS (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services) will be holding its annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, September 19th at the Film.ca Cinema at 171 Speers Road. This event is a way to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence, and show support for survivors. The event’s marketplace will open at 5:30 p.m., the program begins at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a march through the streets at 7:45 p.m.
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Did you know that the first 72 hours after a natural disaster are the most crucial, and it’s during this time that you’re the most likely to be cut off from municipal and emergency services? Learn how to be prepared! Come out on Sunday, September 29th from 2 to 3 p.m. for a workshop organized through the Oakville Ready program. It will teach you what you need to have on hand, and what you need to do, to help yourself and your family in an emergency. This workshop is free and is open to all members of the Oakville community.
As in past years, we’ll be opening our doors to the community for Doors Open Halton (see doorsopenontario.on.ca/en/halton-region). We are looking for volunteers to meet and greet visitors. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday, September 28th. It’s a great opportunity to meet people and promote our beautiful historic building in the heart of downtown Oakville. There will also be lots happening at Knox. On that day the Knox Knitters will be having a sale and hosting a luncheon. Brian Turnbull will be providing short organ concerts throughout the day. The New Roads team will have an information table set up. And we’ll be running a craft table for kids. If you are able to help out for an hour or two, please contact Heather Carey or Louise Fortier. You can also leave word with the church office
Our Vacation Bible School, run in cooperation with St. Jude’s Anglican Church, was a ton of fun, and was a great experience for all those who took part. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out over the course of the week, and who assisted in the lead up to the event. We couldn’t have done it without you. An extra big thank you to Monika Platt, our intrepid Christian Education Coordinator, who took the lead in organizing and running the program.
Knox and St. Jude’s have joined forces to offer a week-long Vacation Bible School this summer. With the theme “To Mars and Beyond,” this fun and inspiring VBS day camp is open to kids aged 5 to 11. It will run at St. Jude’s Church August 12th to 16th, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Space is limited, so register soon! The week-long event costs $80 for one child, $50 for the first additional sibling, and $20 for each additional sibling after that. Please register on our EventBrite page. Registration is extended to July 22nd!
Knox’s doors were open for the toddlers walk this past Halloween Wednesday October 31st, 2018! Even though it rained , parents still brought their kids out! Monika Platt & Brian L. Turnbull presented a cute little Mother Goose poem, which the children loved, see the attached video! Our staff and parent even dressed up!