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Milestone for OK Clean Water Project

On Monday August 1, 2016 Visi Edwin, the Ok consultant and engineer for eight years, assumed the new role of  COUNTRY DIRECTOR.  He will be assisted by Litika Collins as the COMMUNITY LIASON OFFICER.

The “handing over” is a major step forward for the OK project as it moves towards its goals of becoming an Association recognized by the Cameroonian government and achieving financial sustainability.  The OK Committee in Ottawa supports these efforts wholeheartedly and has committed itself to continue to provide assistance for three years.

The “handing over” which took place at the new office of the OK project was attended by members of the Advisory Committee and a few collaborators.

Thank you for your support over the years.  

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Climate Change: Hope in Action through the Arts

World Social Forum

Friday, August 12, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Monument National, 1182 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal

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Visitations at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Asking if this was their first visit to Bon Secours, I zeroed in on the Anglophone tourists as they entered the church. Their names escape me, as do most of their faces, but they came from every continent, spoke English with every accent. Most were open to hearing the “five-minute version” of Marguerite’s life. The young woman from Taiwan listened thoughtfully, murmuring “Cool!” at each of my pauses. The tall blonde German girl was wide-eyed, completely surprised at nearly everything she heard. The confident young woman from Vancouver, backpacking across Canada, exuded deep appreciation of Marguerite’s courage.

Most of their questions I could answer; a few I had to pass on to the attractive and quite knowledgeable young guides in 17th-century attire. If necessary, I asked Sr. Joyce Roberts for her help, which she gladly gave: “Yes, Jeanne Le Ber’s bones are buried in the east wall of the chapel. They were brought here from the Westmount Avenue mother house in 2005. Before the process was begun, the doctors and canon lawyers had examined the bones: definitely female, knees very worn from kneeling, front teeth worn from cutting threads.” 

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