Gifts and Gratitude

September to December, 2023, has been full of the gifts of new adventures and familiar occasions at The Big Sky Centre for Learning and Being Astonished! We are grateful for all these gifts and want to highlight some of them for you. We are grateful for all the ways you support the work of Astonished! and share the Astonished! story. To read more …………

Summer Fun

Life is flourishing this summer. Astonished! Summer-Literacy students are delving into ‘Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. Astonished! Core Members are spending Monday afternoons exploring the natural world at the community garden they planted in June. They are engaging with nature through experiences like painting, meditating, making a bird feeder, and generally having fun and creating culture at the garden. The Big Sky Summer Adventure Program is a great way for Core Members to be together and be part of summer events, like the Queen City Ex, a Red Sox baseball game, a campfire, or a movie night. Check out our summer news here…..

Just Sayin

To care deeply about one another means we share in each others joys and sorrows. This newsletter tells of  both, our sorrows and joys. We are grateful to be community together. Click here to read it…….

Photo: Pascal Erickson and her sister Jennifer

Strengths, Dreams, and Needs

At Astonished! the strengths, dreams, and needs of the Core Members set the direction for our work and our play. To see where our Strengths, Dreams, and Needs have taken us recently, click here.

Summer Adventures

Our July 2022 newsletter is jam packed with adventures. Click here to view it. Enjoy

Creating Community

Check out all the ways we are Creating Community in these unique times. Click here to view the April 23, 2022 e-newsletter.

Better Together

It is wonderful for us to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with you, because we are indeed, Better Together. Check out all the work and fun we are having being together in a variety of ways. Take a look at our February 14, 2022 newsletter.

A Little Good News

We know everyone could use a little good news these days. We hope these stories from Astonished! will be blossoms of good news in your day.

Click here to read ‘A Little Good News’ in our July 2021 newsletter.

These Days

Check out our May 2021 e-newsletter. It is a great way to get a flavour of Astonished! these days. We are finding all kinds of ways to stay connected, including participating in Front Porch Photos. We hope you might join us for our Yoga for Every Body Event on June 11th. Click here for the news and  details…..

PHOTO: Madison and Amanda Crerar Koshuba