WEYBURN – A tea to honour mothers will be held at Weyburn's Knox Hall on Saturday, May 7, with proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross in their humanitarian work with refugees from Ukraine.
The Mother’s Day Tea will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., and will be held in conjunction with the Weyburn Arts Council, as they will have a children’s crafts centre set up in the hall.
Admission is by donation, with tea, coffee and strawberry shortcake available.
The hall will be decorated in the colours of Ukraine, yellow and blue, along with sunflowers, the official flower of that country, and the tea will be served from silver tea services, said organizer Linda Aitken.
“As moms, our hearts are aching for the people of Ukraine,” said Aitken, noting all of the proceeds of the tea will go to the Red Cross.
“There are lots of people who listen to the media and hear the reports about the events in Ukraine. We live in a very peaceful country, and don’t have people coming to our front doors to take people away,” she said, adding her hope is Weyburn will show themselves as a loving community in support of the people of Ukraine.
She noted the Red Cross has a Ukrainian humanitarian crisis appeal, and the funds will be in support of that work.
“The tea isn’t just for women, it’s geared to everyone, and we hope for a wide range of people to come out and honour our moms and grandmothers, but also it’s for the common good,” she said.
“With these last two years with COVID, our lives are forever different. We hope we can come together as a community to give something to people in need,” said Aitken.