Christine Ciona

Christine Ciona

I am standing in a gymnasium in a high security youth correctional centre in Saskatchewan.

I am sitting in a circle, in the chapel of All Saints Catholic School, where the Free2BGirlz Empowerment Camp is being held. Seventeen girls are sitting wide eyed, and a bit reserved, wondering what this camp is all about, and what exactly they have said “yes” to.

“Amazingly, most people spend more time planning their next vacation than they do planning the rest of their lives” – Dave Ellis, Creating Your Future

It is Friday. I am sitting in the Regina Airport waiting for my flight to Winnipeg, where I will be teaching a weekend course).

To be or not to be… that is the question. “What Happens When We Leap.”

My parents will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in May. That freakin’ blows my mind.

It's Ukrainian Easter weekend (on the Julian calendar) and Christine and I am headed with my parents to northern Saskatchewan for our Ukrainian Easter celebrations.


THE SETTING: I am writing this on International Woman’s Day. I am called to lift up my voice for women — all women (whether I know them or not), for today is our day.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:55

How to awaken from the slumber of spring

It is three weeks until spring. I leave the house no longer in darkness.

Here’s the truth: I love “love”. I am a full-blown romantic.

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