By Mary Jacques
A number of dignitaries attended the 66th annual Catholic Women’s League Kamloops Diocesan convention at Sacred Heart Church in Williams Lake, April 12 to 14.
Guests were national president from Ontario Betty Ann Brown Davidson, provincial president Doreen Gowan along with Mayor Kerry Cook, and Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett.
A wine and cheese was hosted by the Knights of Columbus.
Saturday, resolutions were passed at the diocesan level to be presented to the national level where they are then taken to government.
A presentation was given on Mater Care regarding obstetrics for mothers in Isiolo, Kenya.
Saturday a banquet was held at the Gibraltar Room. Dignitaries were piped in by Angus Morrison.
Dinner was catered by TRUE Food Service.
Bishop David Monroe celebrated his birthday with a large cake from the CWL.
Cariboo Men’s Choir entertained the crowd with several songs. The evening wrapped up with a hilarious fashion show.
Sunday continued with business and election of new diocesan executives.
The women were given a bit of insight from Betty Anne Brown Davidson as she was asked to attend Pope Francis’ inauguration with the governor general of Canada and other dignitaries. The convention was closed with the installation of new officers.