Entries by KASHA

Good Without God Winter Clothing Drive

As in past winters, CFI Okanagan recently held its Good Without God Winter Clothing (Etc) Drive. This year, we collected items for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, the Boys & Girls Club Downtown Youth Centre, Inn From The Cold, and the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Donors were very generous and we collected a lot of stuff […]

Blythe Nilson

Name: Blythe Nilson Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan What type of work have you done? I have worked as a college and university instructor/professor for over 25 years. When I was younger, I worked as a cashier in a drugstore and also as a waitress in a discotheque. How do you identify yourself in terms of religion/spirituality? […]

Richard Hammell

Name: Richard Hammell Birthplace: Thompson, Manitoba What type of work have you done? I’ve worked mostly as a fabricator, a mechanic, and an electrician. I’ve always ended up fixing things. That’s been the story of my life — fixing things. How would you identify yourself in terms of religion/spirituality? Anti-theist. What are some of your reasons […]

Johanna Faccini

Name: Johanna Faccini Birthplace: Colombia What type of work have you done? I’m a chemical engineer. I have a Master’s degree in environmental engineering, and I was teaching at a university when I was doing my Master’s. Now I am self-employed, and I work in water resources. I’ve also worked as an engineer in the food industry […]

Tania Kuehn

Name:  Tania Kuehn Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba What type of work do you do? I’ve been working in support services (housekeeping, food services, laundry) with Interior Health for almost ten years. In 2012, I took a leave of absence from that job, and I spent most of the year working in a funeral home and crematorium — that […]

CFI Sewing Group

In the winter, a group of people who like to sew joined CFI Okanagan’s sewing group to make toys that would eventually find a good home, with children who would love them. We collected donations of fabric and shared tips, patterns, stuffing, and photos of our creations to help inspire one another. Some of us […]

Zena Ryder

Name: Zena Ryder Birthplace: Britain What type of work do you do? As well as volunteering on the board of KASHA, I currently volunteer on the board of the local chapter of Dying with Dignity, with the Boys and Girls Club’s restorative justice program, and at the SPCA alongside my son and lots of cats. […]

Dear Pastor

Dear Pastor, I walked by your church again today. I guess that you would call it God’s church, but the thing is, I no longer believe in God. I know, I know…you’re probably shocked. A lot of people are surprised when I tell them that I no longer consider myself to be a “believer” anymore. […]

Loren Price

Name: Loren Price Birthplace: Spiritwood, Saskatchewan How would you define yourself in terms of religion/spirituality? Skeptic Did you have a particular reason for starting up a CFI branch in the Okanagan? We moved here from Saskatchewan in 2005, and I started up the group in 2010 because I wanted to be part of an “intellectual” group. What were […]

Guy King

Name: Guy King Birthplace: London, England What type of work did you do? I’ve had numerous jobs, but no “career.” I worked in real estate for a while, and I had some of my own little businesses. When I was young and fit, I worked as a treeclimber — now we call them “arborists.” That was in New […]