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Partners line up to sponsor Saskatoon 2002 promotions

Let's Make a Garden by Tamara Awad Lobe

Winnipeg, Man.-Saskatoon 2002 will offer several opportunities for children, youth, and adults to take home a piece of the assembly theme, "Tending God's Field, Forming God's People".

Children registered for the children's convention will receive the book, Let's Make a Garden by Tamara Awad Lobe as a memento of their experience. Let's Make a Garden is a wonderful book that celebrates the diversity of humanity through the metaphor of gardening and growing. Purchase of the book is sponsored by Mennonite Educational Institute (Abbotsford), Menno Simons Christian School (Calgary), and Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary Schools (Winnipeg).

Thanks to Rosthern Junior College children, youth, and young-at-heart adults will be able to sport the always a popular temporary tattoo. Two tattoos will be available-one with the RJC logo, and one with the official hands logo of the Saskatoon assembly. Assembly participants are invited to wear the tattoos proudly as an invitation to witness in the community of Saskatoon. "Hey, neat tattoo. Where'd you get that from?" Have you got your response ready?

Re-usable, and useful for almost any purpose are the ever popular, fabric convention tote bag. Every registrant for Saskatoon 2002 will receive a free tote bag courtesy of Mennonite Foundation and Meritas. These bags have 101 post event uses-from toting groceries to serving as winter shoe bags. And maybe you'll even be reminded to call Mennonite Foundation for help in estate planning, or Meritas to investigate ethical investment funds.

Not sponsored by anyone, but available for sale will be assembly T-shirts featuring the "Hands" logo that symbolizes the assembly theme this year. Olive green in colour with a gold coloured logo, these T-shirts will be available in limited quantities on a first come first serve basis. It's a smart T-shirt with a cool logo that invites conversation. Many delegates will want to wear one when they report back to their congregations.