Through Rose Coloured Glasses
Remembrance Day is this Monday. Many people will attend Remembrance Day ceremonies and pay tribute to our war veterans. Some people may not be able to attend official ceremonies, but all over our country for two weeks prior to November 11, people proudly display poppies pinned to their lapel as a tribute to our veterans.
The Prince Albert Literacy Network recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. PALN was formed in 1989 by nine teachers who believed that by working together, services for learners could be improved. I wonder if they envisioned how successful their organization would be and how many lives would be improved because of them? Did they ever think their organization would be alive and successful thirty years down the road?
The other day as I was channel surfing, I came across the movie “A League of Their Own”. Seeing that old movie again reminded me about Regina’s Bonnie Baker, one whom Gena Davis’ character was based on. With October being Women’s History Month, this is a perfect time to write about Bonnie Baker.
So often it happens that we have heroes in our own backyard which we know so little about. We seem to know far more about people in other provinces and countries who have done great things to improve the lives of others, and yet seem to ignore those who improved the lives of people right here in Saskatchewan. Violet McNaughton is one such person.