We are pleased to share the completed renovations The SFF has funded for the St Xavier church Christmas pageant, which now forms part of the larger school campus. (Click on the right image to scroll through the whole gallery.)
Here is a photo of Michael and Stacey handing out blankets and bedding for the native people who have no permanent homes near our school site. It is winter time and this photo was captured this past December, 2017. Although the days are warm and 30 plus degrees celcius, the evenings are quite cool.
The Foundation sends another $20,000 to the Sacred Trust Project this past week, and we are happy to share with you the progress photos from the construction that is well underway. Thank you for your continued support and feedback is always welcome at our Contact Us page. The following photos depict the earth and foundation work, as well as the Bishop's blessing. Click the image below to scroll through the gallery.
Nithya Sakthivel met with The Steele Family Foundation's BOD this past week in Seattle, WA to discuss her detailed plans and visions for the school site and program. Nithya comes to us as an Architect in India and with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon in Portland. What is also valuable and very helpful is that Nithya is from Banglaore, a major city only hours outside of the school site. Our meeting was very constructive and highlighted many new and exciting plans. We are very happy to have Nithya as part of our growing team.
We enjoyed a lovely event yesterday, at Saint Michael's Cathedral Basilica, celebrating the Archdiocese of Toronto's 175 year anniversary, with the main celebrant, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. A beautiful luncheon followed at the Marriott hotel, where a large crowd gathered to give thanks and praise as a community of faith. Special guest, Mayor of Toronto John Tory, was there to commemorate.