To our neighbours and those attending programs at the church this past week
Hello members and friends of James Bay United Church,
As many of you are aware, this has been an extremely challenging week at the church for residents close to the church, others moving through the neighbourhood, AND for those of you volunteering at the Thrift Shop or attending the various programs in the church.
The person who was occupying the parking lot and church frontage was and is clearly struggling. We were in communication with his outreach worker through the week and got word a place had finally opened up for him to move to rehab on Friday. We had hoped to support him to get to this critical opportunity. Our intent was not to have him camp in the church yard for a week. The ultimatums he agreed to, he failed to keep.
On Friday morning at 6am, three of us from the church and his outreach worker arrived with two trucks and removed him and his belongings and thoroughly cleaned the parking lot and front patio.
We have learned a number of important things through this experience.
We are now planning to bring the broader community together to talk in depth about how we navigate our way such that the well-being of everyone is upheld.
Please watch for an invitation to a meeting that we will convene soon.
Karen Dickey, Minister
The Nikolay Bine Quartet
Tuesday, October 11th at 7PM
Tuesday Night Jazz at the Church proudly presents the Nikolay Bine Quartet featuring renowned trumpet player Miguelito Valdes!
The young virtuoso accordionist and pianist Nikolay Bine brings together an all-star quartet celebrating some of the finest compositions for accordion and jazz piano.
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Nikolay came to Canada to pursue a Master's Degree in performance at the University of Victoria.
Nikolay Bine has competed in, and won, many prestigious worldwide competitions, including taking 1st place in Accordion Star International (USA) and Trophée Mondial (Kaunas, Lithuania, 2014), where he was named a world accordion champion.
Nikolay’s music specialty is accordion and piano jazz; inspired by current New York jazz artists - he has created many contemporary jazz pieces, as well as arrangements of jazz standards. Nikolay has also recently had his debut at Carnegie Hall. In addition to all of this, he has played with world-famous jazz musicians such as Chick Corea, David Binney, Benny Benack III, Alexander Claffy, Simone Zanchini, Sean Mason, and others. Nikolay's well-received concerts and masterclasses have been held in the USA, Canada, China, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Germany, and many other countries.
Masks required on the main floor, masks optional in balcony.
Admission by donation ($20 suggested donation / sliding scale)
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