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St. Patrick’s parish, in Whitecourt, joyfully celebrated the Season of Creation with a Sunday morning church service and potluck picnic at our nearby Riverboat Park where the scenic McLeod and Athabasca Rivers merge to continue their meandering journey to the Mackenzie Delta and Arctic Ocean. It is a beautiful setting where we gave thanks to God for our awesome planet.

We contribute annually to sustainability, and to reducing our local carbon footprint by doing roadside clean-up. This year our parish has accumulated 300 hours picking many bags of trash, along with recyclable cans and bottles. It is a great way to enjoy each other’s company while getting outdoor exercise and fresh air. Submitted by Elisabeth Strebchuk, St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, Whitecourt