The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada on June 18, 1986 · Page 12
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The Chilliwack Progress from Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada · Page 12

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Wednesday, June 18, 1986
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A1 2 THE CHILLIWACK PROGRESS, Wednesday, June 18, 1986 Scott named coordinator The National Council of Women of Canada, representing over 1,500 women's organizations and 750,000 women from all parts of Canada, recently held its 93rd annual meeting in Halifax, where Jean Scott of Chilliwack was named national Status of Women coordinator. The council, which represents a broad, diversified voice of Canadian society in the 1980s, acts as a catalyst for its federated associations by advocating the improvement of social, economic, environmental and political conditions for women, the family and society as a whole. The resolutions debated at its conference form the basis of its annual brief to the federal cabinet. Among the policy resolutions debated were those concerning the importing of pornography into Canada; benefits for part-time workers; conservation of the Canadian Arctic; expansion of care for the dying (palliative care); public monitoring of the auditor general's report; designating the Ministry of Environment as the responsibility centre for the regulation of all chemicals used in Canada; requirements for warnings on possible side effects on all prescription and non-prescription drugs; and the legalization of midwifery. All resolutions were reviewed by local councils of women across Canada for full input prior to final passage. Additional resolutions, of an emergency nature dealt with items of immediate concerns. Some, such as the radio-active treatment of vegetables (irradiated radishes) were received for circulation and comment. Others, where government action is imminent, were debated at the conference. These included resolutions on child care funding, defamation of ethnic groups, retention of the caboose on trains carrying dangerous or hazardous goods; funding cuts by the National Film Board regarding films for and about women and policies in response to the federal report 'Towards Equality.' The council also authorized president Margaret MacGee of London, Ont. to send a letter to the Mulroney government with respect to settling native land claims. They also endorsed a statement respecting the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Conference delegates approved the addition of the new nationally organized societies: The Canadian Congress for Learning Opportunities for Women, and the Palliative Care Foundation. As well as policy and business sessions, council delegates were hosted by the Province of Nova Scotia at a lobster feast and entertained at tea at Chilliwack dancers performed at Expo Member of the Chilliwack Mom's and Dad's old time dance club performed at Expo on Tuesday, June 10, during Expo Senior Days. They danced at the band shell stage, directly behind the Plaza of Nations. Ten couples marched onto the stage, led by Herb Cunningham and partner Daisy Le Couteur. The women wore floor-length dresses of various brightly-colored cotton and polyester prints. The men wore black trousers, white shirts, set off by black ribbon arm bands and bow ties. They danced 11 old time pattern dances to music supplied by Bill Min-ty of Abbotsford, playing button accordion, accompanied by Alma Townsend of Clearbrook on bass guitar and Lora Reimer on piano. Master of ceremonies was Olive Johnston. All arrangements for this group to perform at Expo were made by the group leader Ray Knorr and his wife -Helen. They were assisted by Herb Cunningham, incoming president of the Mom's and Dad's dance club for 1986-87. , Two busloads of supporters from Chilliwack and surrounding area accompanied the group to Expo. The dancers included: Herb Cunningham and Daisy Le Couteur, Jack Woodroff and Sylvia McDonald, Joe Tell and Alice Selby, John Kozak and Charlotte Dickinson, Peter Redekop and Marjorie Robertson, Art and Lila Kurz, Charlie and Dorothy Bright, Rich and Kay Muxlow, Jim and Pat Bauder, and Ray and Helen Knott. Two partners of women were unable to attend. Agnes Minty's partner, Charlie Draper, was unable to be with the group due to a death in his family, and Margaret Guest's partner, Jack Chamberlain, was unable to dance because of illness. Margaret and Agnes danced together and performed very well, a spokesman said. Government House by Mrs. Alan R. Abraham, wife of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Speakers at the conference included Douglas Roche, Canadian ambassador for disarmament at the United Nations, who gave an address on peace and hope for a future where the people of the world can live in harmony. Roche spoke at the Halifax Council House, a heritage home restored and maintained by the Halifax Council of Women. Later in the conference, the council passed a statement on peace, affirming their belief that peace is attainable and beneficial to all people. The mayor of Halifax, Ronald Wallace, participated with the presidents of the National and Halifax Councils of Women at the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the opening of the first playground in Atlantic Canada in 1906. This playground was developed and funded by volunteers from the Halifax Council of Women. It started not only the playground movement in Halifax but was also the beginning of what became the City of Halifax Recreation Department. Following a workshop on the needs of indigenous, immigrant and physically disabled women that outlined their potential and place in Canadian Society, the conference was addressed by Maureen O'Neill, formerly the co-ordinator of Status of Women of Canada and now with the Human Rights Commission of Canada. MacGee summed up the conference by saying: "Women in Canada are taking an active interest in a broad spectrum of policies and issues that affect all Canadians. " HAVE YOU SEEN THE W.CHILLIWACK IJC YMYWCA SUMMER MEMBERSHIP BARGAINS ON PAGE B2 OF THIS ISSUE? Reg. $1497 NOW $ ONLY (While Supply Lasts) 899 CLEAROUT SPECIAL dua'sar YTT6299 YW DynaTech500 Full Square Databrite Picture Tube AudioVideoOutput Jacks including RGB Compu-matic TVVCR Unified Remote Control So Many Features You Won't Believe It!! DIETER'S TV Sales and Service L .LULL MMfj.l'M.'M.Yil tfM A FAMILY TRIP TO FLORIDA SMS ORANGE C0MTEST! 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