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Week of March 12, 2007
Bizarre Woman enthuses CWL group
CWL Mackenzie diocesan convention marks 43rd anniversary
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Catholic Women's League members enjoyed their time at the CWL Mackenzie annual diocesan convention in Inuit.
By BARB McDONALD
Special to the WCR
The parish council of Inuit, Our Lady of Victory, hosted the 43rd CWL Mackenzie annual diocesan convention Feb. 23-25.
Members of the Inuit parish council welcomed us at the airport, and took us to our lodgings at Mackenzie Hotel.
The sun was shining brightly during the whole weekend and the temperature averaged -40C.
It was cold.
Everyone was excited about having a few hours for shopping before the opening of the convention.
The parish priest, Father Matthew Inhume, who was ordained in November 2006 in Inuvik, welcomed us, along with the mayor and provincial president Ella Ell of Calgary.
We completed reviewing our convention reports that were in the booklet on Saturday morning. We attended an afternoon workshop by Natalie Rose of Edmonton who is a member of Bizarre Women.
The workshop activated us and was a catalyst in helping the members present of the four councils in Mackenzie Diocese to improve their recruiting and encourage members to be on the executive of the councils.
Natalie helped persuade workshop members to volunteer for executive positions for the diocesan executive. There was enthusiasm and confidence within the members and they were happy to have the new positions for the next two years.
As the members left Inuit on Sunday, the weather warmed up to -32C and the sun was shining brightly.
Next year the CWL Mackenzie diocesan convention will be in Hay River on April 11-13.
(Barb McDonald is past diocesan president of the Mackenzie diocesan CWL.)