Drumheller marks World Day of Prayer

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On Fri­day, March 3, women from Chris­tian churches through­out Drumheller cel­e­brated World Day of Prayer. This year the ser­vice was held at the Drumheller Al­liance Church. The an­nual event is held the first Fri surable value which a woman rep­re­sents as the core of the fam­ily unit. Within the home she is the C.E.O., the Di­rec­tor of Hu­man Re­sources and the Man­ager of Sup­ply and Sup­port Ser­vices, while she may also be pur­su­ing her own ca­reer goals in her “spare” time. In­di­vid­ual recog­ni­tion is im­por­tant and too of­ten those so de­serv­ing go un­der­val­ued and un-praised. Ear­lier I men­tioned the chal­lenges faced by Magna Andersen who ar­rived to her homestead, newly wid­owed with five young chil­dren, and she was not the only Dalum pi­o­neer to be in that sit­u­a­tion. Maren Chris­tensen lost her hus­band to the flu epi­demic of 1919 and, with her sons Fred and Dick, she also had to be­come man­ager of both the house­hold and the farm. These strong women never heard of In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day but they are well de­serv­ing of be­ing hon­oured nearly a cen­tury after they made their mark in our com­mu­nity.

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald Ras­mussen at 403-8232036 with your news items or, e-mail to ger­mar70@magtech. ca.

day of March and has been staged for al­most a cen­tury and cel­e­brated in­ter­na­tion­ally. This year the ser­vice was pre­pared by the women of the Philip­pines.

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