Darren Danyluk

Sept 25, 2020 Message to Members

“Well, it’s one louder, isn’t it?”

Have you seen Spinal Tap? Those of my vintage may know exactly where I’m going with this. For everyone else, Spinal Tap is a seminal mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner, who also plays the role of the fictional filmmaker Marty.

In the film, Marty records the exploits of an 80’s…read more

Darren Danyluk

Sept 18, 2020 Message to Members

‘Look at this photograph…’

I bought my first car in the summer before grade 12. I felt so grown-up – so old – when I pulled into the parking lot on that first day of school. Fast forward to 2020: on the first day of school, I pulled into that same parking lot. Again, I…read more

Darren Danyluk

Sept 11, 2020 Message to Members

“Begin as you mean to go on…”

I can’t remember where I first heard this phrase, but the words of Charles Haddon Spurgeon became a fixture of my Welcome Back address during the first assembly of the school year. Now, for the first time in 50 years, I have not started my school year in…read more

Darren Danyluk

Sept 4, 2020 Message to Members

In Transition

And, today is Friday: Friday of the long weekend, no less. Labour Day. Can we talk about that for a minute? It’s another interesting word, labour, with an interesting history. On July 23, 1894, our then Prime Minister John Thompson made Labour Day official, passing it into law. According to one source, the…read more

Darren Danyluk

Aug 28, 2020 Message to Members

Connected, Between the Spaces

The place I call home is about as far due east as one can travel: we’re less than an hour from the Alberta border. The drive takes a few hours – well, more than a few – and that offers a lot of time to think. As I drove back and…read more

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