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Year in Review: Canada Newsroom Shares Top Stories From 2022


Here is a look back at some of the significant stories and events covered in 2022 by Canada Newsroom of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Alberta’s Galt Museum Highlights 100 Years of Lethbridge Saints’ History

A colourful quilt hand-embroidered with the names of 560 Lethbridge members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, photos of a tragic fire that destroyed the Lethbridge Alberta Stake Centre and other fascinating items were on display at the Galt Museum and Archives in southern Alberta in celebration of the stake’s centennial.


Black History Month: “Reflecting on Black Latter-day Saint History

Clareena Lindsay discussed her journey to learn more about Latter-day Saint Black History. A Church member in Montreal, Quebec, Lindsay shares the legacy of Black men and women who have shaped history, including early Black Latter-day Saints and other Black pioneering Church members.


International Women’s Day: “Latter-day Saint Women in British Columbia Promote Awareness of Gender-based Violence”

Members of the Relief Society and Young Women organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in British Columbia participated in community events to raise awareness about gender-based violence. These events offered an opportunity to provide practical support to local community organizations that support women who experience violence or families in crisis.


From Mother of Five to Mom of 200

Mission leader Lisa Harkness feels honoured to be called “mission mom” by more than 200 young missionaries serving in the Canada Montreal Mission. She describes her responsibilities for training and mentoring missionaries alongside her husband, David, as well as caring for the missionaries’ spiritual, physical and social well-being.


“What a Sikh Parade in Edmonton Taught Latter-day Saints About Religious Freedom”

A Sikh parade reminded members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Edmonton of the importance of religious freedom. They learned that supporting someone else’s right to worship freely in the community strengthens their own understanding and appreciation of this principle.


“Ukrainian Refugees Find Open Arms and Generous Hearts in Western Canada”

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Western Canada welcomed displaced Ukrainians with open arms and resources needed to make a new start in Canada.


“Special Video Launch: Latter-day Saint Children’s Choir Celebrates Canada’s Temples and Membership Growth”

To celebrate the membership milestone of 200,000 Latter-day Saints in Canada, a virtual national children’s choir released a music video on August 7, 2022. With an impressive 183 voices, the choir includes young Latter-day Saints from coast to coast.


“What the Pope’s Visit to Canada Taught Latter-day Saints About ‘Walking Together’”

Canada Newsroom invited several Latter-day Saints to reflect on the papal visit and to share what they learned about “Walking Together,” the theme of the Pope’s visit.


“Indigenous Latter-day Saints Participate in a Gathering of Tribes in Calgary Alberta”

About 200 Indigenous members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Calgary, Alberta, September 9–10, 2022. Canadian representatives of the Cree, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuut’ina, the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Métis Nation; American representatives of the Navajo and Apache tribes; and Polynesian peoples came together for the first event of its kind in Western Canada: a Gathering of Tribes.


“Celebrating 200,000 Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada”

From its humble beginnings in Ontario, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada has expanded to include 200,000 members living across the country. Since its earliest converts joined in Eastern Canada in 1830, the Church in Canada has come full circle.


“The Prophet Speaks to Latter-day Saints of Western Canada”

On Sunday, October 16, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke at a devotional for Church members and their friends in Canada’s westernmost provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.


“Canada’s First Giving Machines Help Light the World This Christmas”

The first Light the World Giving Machines in Canada were unveiled in Calgary, Alberta, on November 29, 2022, with hundreds of people gathering to celebrate the arrival of the big red vending machines.

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