First Annual St. Francis Award

This Season of Creation the Cathedral decided to create the St. Francis Award. This award goes to an organization that embodies the spirit and philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi.

There were several nominations and it was a hard decision but this years recipient is the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge located near Chase.

Since 1999, the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge has been offering refuge to donkeys. Thier purpose is similar to other animal shelters that provide services to domestic animals, but they specialize in donkeys which cannot be adopted due to their ongoing physical health and often mental health issues.  For the rest of their lives, our donkeys remain with them here at their Forever Home.

The Refuge is dedicated to ensuring that these loyal, stoic creatures are given the care and consideration that they have earned through service during the early development of industry in British Columbia and now as most often misunderstood companions to farm animals and humans

Here is a picture of Henry Tosoff  accepting the award. He is proud supporter of the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and raises money yearly to support this program.

Oh Henry


If you want more information about the TVDR check out their web page here – Refuge

Season of Creation Concert for PWRDF

Saturday October 20th the Cathedral held their last Season of Creation event – a concert titled “Gord ‘n Ron, Together”.

The concert featured retired Bishop Gordon Light and Ron Ste. Marie (as well as the Dean on the Piano). Admission was by donation and all proceeds went to the PWRDF – Primate’s World Relief and Development fund.

Enjoyed by a large group this concert raised close to $800!

Pie night!

On Friday October 12, 2018 the Youth Group learned how to make pie from scratch! Most of the kids, when polled, admitted they had never made a pie completely from scratch. Most had made a pie with a pre made crust. With a little bit of help from our Youth leaders every child, peeled, chopped, mixed and rolled their pie into creation! What a lovely and delicious life skill to learn.

They looked amazing and tasted even better

Photo Credit Melissa Green

Season of Creation – Tunkwa Lake Tour

On Saturday October 13, around 40 lucky members of the Cathedral got to participate in the Season of Creation Tunkwa Lake tour. Guided by Carl Pentilchuk,  parishioners were escorted to the site on a luxurious bus. The weather was perfect and a good time was had by all.

The purpose of this lovely fall field trip was to both learn about the natural area of Tunkwa Lake and to celebrate the Eucharist on site amidst prodigious natural beauty.

Enjoy the pictures!

Photo Credit Margaret Mitchell, The Dean

Wonderful Watercolour Workshop

On July 19 & 20th the Cathedral Christian Education Committee hosted
A Beginner’s Brush with Watercolour – With Kathie MacDuff

Participants learned basic watercolour techniques and put them together to create small works of art including something a bit larger at the end of the session. It looks like it was a very good time!!!

Photo Credit Dean Ken

More picture here on his web site –




Service of Celebration and Reconciliation

Please find on this page highlights from a service Celebrating Reconciliation, Sunday July 8, 2018 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops.

National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald presided at table assisted by Bishop Barbara Andrews of the Territory of the People.

Ms. Melanie Delva General Synod Reconciliation Animator preached a fine sermon which is also attahced below.

Members of the Nicola and Fraser Valley First Nation parishes were in attendance along with some pastoral elders.

July 8 Order of Service
Sermon July 8 Delva

Cathedral happenings

A few interesting things to note from the Cathedral this past weekend.

Dean Ken commissioned the Lay Ministers of Word and Sacrament during the service – congratulations to Bud, Margaret and Verna!

It was Barry’s birthday and we celebrated with a cake in the Hall

And finally there is a new sign on the front door that reflects the change in the Territory name!

Never a dull moment here