Posts Tagged ‘AJHL’

April 6, 2018 a highway accident en route to a game. 29 were on the bus. 15 have passed away. There is not a Canadian that does not know someone who is connected to some level of hockey or activity that requires buses to go to events.

My son learned belonging and passion outside of family through Alberta’s AJHL. I can possibly understand on a philosophical level the hurt in the community of Saskatchewan, but really can not imagine what if I was the billet/parent/family member to get the call. Watching as the NHL responds with Canadian teams in the team colours, names replaced with one word Broncos. Idea of We are all Humboldt. Charles Adler a political pundit on the radio, announcing today he was shelving politics to honour the team, and community. Watching as world leaders send their condolences to the families.

For me there was wool gathering on other thoughts today, but as an empath, this event has overwhelmed the emotional data banks, as it should. For it was on instant, that changed everything for those connected with 29 young people, and the ripples outward.

It is something that makes us realize that we are more than our differences, and labels. As Canadians, we are family together.

All that is left is authentic prayers, and listening hearts. Watching the positive that social media can be in spreading the story, uplifting and getting the word out for help.


Hug your loved ones a little bit closer today.

Go Fund Me page for Humboldt Broncos


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Last night the Rainbow Chapel held its last event, we bore witness as the Calgary Canucks defeated the Drumheller Dragons 4-1 at the Max Bell Arena.  The Alberta Junior Hockey League is family fun, community building and renewing where all can come together…much like what we attempted to do with the Rainbow Chapel.

Yip the Rainbow Chapel was a simple home base ministry that reached out to all of God’s children regardless of well pretty much anything.  We were a ministry based on inclusion of all.  Throughout the years even before we named it, there was the chapel in existence, involving sacraments, breaking bread together, prayer, retreats, meditation, services….so whether you just knew us through a participant, spiritual direction, mentoring, the Denny’s Bible Study, Timmy’s Book Club gathering, Brunch n’ Bible, Contemplative Worship; House Church; Communi(on)ity, Movie n Pizza Nights or Summer Book Club…know that our prayer is simple that we continue to discover the Holy Mystery and live out of that love.

In Unitarian Circles they snuff out the chalice at the end of a gathering; in Mainline Churches they extinguish the Christ Candle…the mythology being that the service is complete and the gathering is dispersing…yet it is backwards, for it is not that the gathering is complete, or Christ has left the building.

Rather the extinguishing of the light on the altar… the reflection and meditative of the gathering is the act of the Holy Spirit blowing through and this light igniting each and everyone of our own lights again…an outward act of a soul renewal…it should be as powerful a sacrament as communion for this is saying we are taking the light of Christ within us to shine out of us…

Just as Jesus stated in John 15:12 (CSB):

12 This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you.

As the light is extinguished we take that love internalized, and the Benediction is not the end of worship, but the beginning for a new week or personal and communal transformation within this love…so the chapel leaves you with a simple Benediction:

In the name of our Loving Creator; the wisdom and compassion of our brother, Jesus of Nazareth; and the comfort and joy within the family of the Holy Spirit may you be blessed with love, and out of this love live…for ever and ever…amen.

Christ Light– Out 🙂

May you RE- IGNITE it each day within.



Evan Bayko, one of my son’s favourite Calgary Canucks players (AJHL) passed away from epilepsy. The Calgary teams are hosting a night on January 30, 2012 in support and rememberance…please attend:

A Night for Evan Poster