Ascension Concerts: Beausoleil Trio, Feb. 23

February 23 at 7pm: Boss Ah! Rachel Beausoliel, Gary Elliott, and Liz Hanson perform Brazilian music for voice, guitar, and percussion. 
Your ticket includes sweets and savouries, coffee and tea, or purchase a decent glass of wine or craft beer.

Sula Wok’s Concert Special
On concert nights, show your ticket to take 15 percent off your dinner at Sula Wok‘s Asian taste adventure. NB: Sula and her family are on winter holiday and will be back February 20.

Final Concert in the series
April 6 at 7pmThomas Annand & Laura Nerenberg (Early masterworks for harpsichord and baroque violin)
Season passes and a Pick-3 Concerts Pass are also available.

Ascension Jazz & Concert Preview

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Support for Ascension’s concert series comes from our sponsors:

Canada 2020
Word Task
Merriam Print
The Mainstreeter
Bluesky Strategy Group Inc.
ViaCibo Italian Street Food
Capital City Keyboards
Sula Wok

Blessing of the Animals

In memory of the love St. Francis had for all creatures, Ascension celebrates a Blessing of the Animals this Sunday. This one time in the year, your fur bundle is invited to church to receive a special blessing! No bundle, no problem: Stuffed pets, pet photos, and memories of pets are also most welcome. House trained appreciated.

All My Relations

Learning from home: The history and legacy of residential schools

Education has gotten us into this mess, and education will get us out

Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair, Former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The purpose of this program is to deepen our understanding about the impact of residential schools on the lives of Indigenous peoples; the Anglican Church’s role in the schools and; the ongoing commitment of the Anglican Church to reconciliation and justice.

The program is also a continuation of Church of the Ascension’s ongoing efforts to bring to life the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Call to Action #59 as we agreed at our 2017 Vestry:

#59. We call upon church parties to the Settlement Agreement to develop ongoing education strategies to ensure that their respective congregations learn about their church’s role in colonization, the history and legacy of residential schools, and why apologies to former residential school students, their families, and communities were necessary.

The program consists of two online learning sessions to be experienced at home; a 3.5 hour workshop was presented at Church of the Ascension on March 17, 2018. The online sessions contain a variety of materials. You may find it most convenient to select articles/media of interest, and come back to others later.

Access the Introduction here.

Access the First Learning Module here.

Access the Second Learning Module here.