At the CWL Provincial Convention held at St. Joseph’s Calasanctius R.C. Church in June, Marcella Pedersen of Cut Knife from the Prince Albert Diocese received the Bellelle Guerin Award along with two other recipients from the Saskatoon Diocese: Ruth Hiebert and Ann Kosokowsky. This special recognition is given to those who have given years of elected service to the Catholic Women’s League of Canada on parish, diocesan, and provincial levels. Bellelle Guerin was the founder of the Catholic Women’s league, so this award was created to those who have carried the torch and values of the CWL. Marcella became a member in North Battleford Notre Dame parish for 2 – 3 years in the early 70’s and in 1988 when the Cut Knife parish CWL council was formed.
Positions held in the CWL:
Parish Spiritual Convener (91/92), Organization (93/94), President (95/96); Pres. (07-10); Secretary (2011>)
Diocesan Organization/Vice-President (97/98); facilitator for over 10 Grow Projects; and President (99/00); Spiritual Development (05/06) (2013-2014)
Provincial Communications Chair (2001/02) Spiritual Development (03/04) Resolutions Chair (08/09); Legislation Chair (2009/10), Communications Chair (2011-2013)
A heartfelt congratulations from the Diocese of Prince Albert for your commitment to the CWL and for your faithful service to all.