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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2017

It’s that wonderful time of the year again! There is chill in the air and soon snow will blanket the city. Christmas lights are popping everywhere, on houses and trees. Christmas wreaths adorn many doors. Inside many houses stands a well decorated and lighted Christmas tree.


Children are happy in anticipation of the gifts from Santa Claus. Many children still believe in Santa Claus and the North Pole and the Elves. My 4 year-old grandson was upset when his older brother teased him that an elf will steal his toy. “Let’s go to the North Pole and find that elf!” He said. Whether you believe in Santa or you think that he is a marketing gimmick, you better watch out and be good for goodness sake!

This is also a time for reflection, to think of the many blessings we received this past year and to look ahead to the challenges of the coming year.

From the officers and staff of Kalayaan Centre, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you for your support!