Still Standing is a CBC summertime program that shows comedy man Johnny Harris as he travels to small towns and puts on a show for the local community. Johnny’s visit to Mabou, NS, will be aired Tuesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. (Atlantic Time). (Johnny is well known to viewers of CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries. Johnny plays Constable Crabtree).
During the summer, Sean Casey, the federal liberal MP for Charlottetown, held a consultation on Climate Change which Sister Marie Hagen and I attended. Mr. Casey was very attentive and receptive to a number of informal presentations given by representatives of such organizations as Eco-PEI, Sierra Club, Winter River Watershed etc. Dorena Hall spoke on behalf of Development and Peace. Since the mike was being passed around, I decided to share our Congregation of Notre Dame commitment to and support of all efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, mentioning our Corporate Stance.
One of the themes of the Chapter retreat was “Where is God not where I thought God was?” This theme was helpful in setting the stage for our creative presentation.
Sisters Maureen Baldwin, Karen Kelly and Sue Kidd had met and decided on the script earlier. They created an “alphabet song” using words from the small group reports from Visitation Province. They provided us with 26 brightly coloured T-shirts and the 26 letters of the alphabet. The Visitation Province committee members who were present joined us for the presentation.
The script took the form of a Congregation of Notre Dame language school – first using traditional methods which were no longer effective for learning the language, and then deciding to try “a new way.”