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Associate Recognition for Long Term Commitment

Visitation East Coordinators have decided to recognize the following years for long time Associate Commitment (15, 20, 25, 30 and soon 35 years). So each year, those who have these anniversaries will be acknowledged. We want to offer Congratulations and thank the following Associates for their many years of Commitment to the CND Associate Relationship. In 2014, those with 30 years of Commitment are: Emma Avery of Larry’s River, NS; Edith Corbett of Fredericton, NB; Teresa Doiron of Halifax, NS; Martha Kennedy of Truro, NS. Anne Reynolds of Sydney, NS, has 25 years of Commitment. Twenty year recipients are: Theresa Dickson of Halifax, NS., and Josie Ritcey of Halifax, NS. Six Associates with 15 years of Commitment are from Summerside, PEI. They include: Irving and Lillian Arsenault, Doris Gerrard, Dorothy Hamill, M. Ann MacLellan, and Aldona O’Brien-Jollimore. Simone Cormier of Riverview, NB, also has 15 years of Commitment. 

December 7th - Second Sunday of Advent Reflection

December 7th

“. . . make straight in the desert, a highway for our God…the uneven ground shall become level and the rough places a plain.” Is. 40: 3-5

There are so many inspiring themes for Advent but I imagine that most, if not all, of us can relate to the desire to make highways straight and levelling out uneven and rough places. This I believe also relates to the theme of Home-coming as suggested by Joyce Rupp in, “May I Have this Dance.” Being a home body myself I can relate to combining the theme of making straight a highway for our God and the sense of Advent being a time for coming home. In winter time especially we worry about external highways being straight and level so that we can reach home, wherever home is for us.

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First mourn, then work for change … We remember 1989 … 25 Years Since Polytechnique

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known informally as White Ribbon Day, is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique killings. Fourteen women were murdered and twelve others were injured, because they were women. Gender-based violence is still with us. We need to focus on the questions regarding how far we have come. Have we really made the connection between the horrific Montreal Massacre and what women are exposed to every day all around us? Many Canadians will wear a white ribbon tomorrow. Some of us will gather in special events. In Charlottetown, a Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon, Friday, December 5 in Memorial Hall, Confederation of the Arts.

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