We publish a newsletter monthly and on special occasions. The latest is listed below:K of C Newsletter Oct 18
- The Sask K of C State Board & the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation have partnered with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation in bringing a car load of wheelchairs into our province.
The wheelchairs will be very similar to those distributed overseas. The attached photo shows Bishop Bryan Bayda sharing a chuckle with two gracious young recipients of a K of C wheelchair at the Children’s Orphanage in Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine. The chairs we have ordered will also have the K of C emblem embroidered into the fabric as shown on the photo.
We have ordered two styles of wheelchairs. The solid standard is the traditional chair designed for basic use inside of buildings. The solid standard with mountain bike tires is a stronger chair with primary use outside of buildings.
The intent of this project is to provide Councils and/or individuals with the opportunity to purchase chair(s) and gifting them to individuals, nursing homes, churches, community halls, rinks, schools etc. We should not focus strictly on our own community, but also consider any place where there may be individuals that may need a chair for the short or long term.
We have ordered 105 chairs of differing sizes. We anticipate their delivery to Saskatoon in mid-December. We invite you to pre-purchase utilizing the attached order form. The chairs will be only be considered purchased when the payment and order form are received at the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation office in Moose Jaw. Unfortunately promises will not be acceptable.
The number & sizes of chairs that have been ordered are:
- 4 – 12” solid standard – recommend for youth to Grade 8
- 4 – 14” solid standard – recommend adolescent up to 100 pounds
- 12 – 16” solid standard – recommend adult up to 150 pounds
- 15 – 18” solid standard – recommend adult up to 200 pounds
- 20 – 20” solid standard – recommend adult over 200 pounds
- 5 – 22” bariatric – recommend adult over 250 pounds
- 20 – 18” solid mountain bike tires – recommend primary use outside for adult up to 200 pounds
- 25 – 20” solid mountain bike tires – recommend primary use outside for adult over 200 pounds
The storage in Saskatoon is currently at no charge, however, this may only be available for a short term. If anyone has an alternate location, please contact Shawn.
Please recognize that there are a limited number of each size, so once again, ordering early will provide a better assurance that you get the size you requested. If the size you ordered is no longer available, you will be contacted by e-mail and/or phone to ask if you will accept an alternate size. If an appropriate size is not available, you must decide whether we will either hold or return the funds until another order is made. There will be no assurance of timeframe for next order.
We will be making this offer available to other State jurisdictions upon receipt of the chairs. Therefore, ordering before December may be a prudent move.
The cost of a chair if picked up in Saskatoon is $225.00 Canadian. This includes all of our costs for shipping to Saskatoon, embroidering etc. If you wish to have the chair(s) shipped from Saskatoon to your community, it will be at your expense. All shipping arrangements will be made in conjunction with Wheelchair Project Chair Shawn Scherr.
Further information is available from either:
Sask K of C Wheelchair Project Sask K of C Charitable Foundation
Chair Shawn Scherr Exec Dir. Gerry Gieni
306 222 9549 306 631 1610
The attached order form shows the breakdown of sizes and the cost per box. Also Completed forms are to be sent together with cheque to Sask K of C Charitable Foundation P.O. Box 61 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, S6H 4N7
We got confirmation that we will be able to get boxes of coats from Knights Gear Canada. We can pre order any time now with shipping occurring in mid October. The price will be $385.00 per box including shipping. The price has gone up slightly because the coats for Canada have been up graded to accommodate our colder climate
September 24, 2018
Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation
Hello Brother Knights, on behalf of the St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp I want to thank you for your support. This generous grant enabled our camp to purchase new mattresses. We were able to replace some of the old worn out mattresses in our staff accommodations and in our medical facility. With your continued support we hope to offer our unique camping experience to children and youth from all areas of Saskatchewan and beyond for years to come.
2018 was the 60th year of the camp being in operation. A special anniversary celebration, during the August long weekend, was held here at the camp. Bishop Albert Thevenot from Prince Albert attended and celebrated Mass with us and was able to view our facility and enjoy the weather.
On behalf of the board of directors, staff, volunteers, supporters and of course our campers I want to thank you again for your support of St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp.
Manager, St. John Bosco Wilderness Camp
Attached is a letter that we received from Mark Banga, son of member Alex Banga, in appreciation for our support during his two years at the JP II Institute in Washington D.C. He also outlines his plans for PhD studies over the next five years.Letter to Granatier, Knights of Columbus Sask Foundation, July 30, 2018