Announcing 2011 Preconference Events. . .

Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:30 p.m.: Evening Dinner Cost: $35
An opportunity to gather for a meal together. Mar/by Kennedy Bardsley opens her home at 138 Wa-terloo Row (downtown Fredericton) to you for a relaxed catered meal and great company. When registering, if you indicate any special needs such as transportation or dietary, we will do are best to accommodate.

Friday, June 24, 2011 10:00 a.m.: Art Gallery Tour Cost: $10

A Docent Guided tour of the renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery collection. The duration of the tour is approximately 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours and we invite you to gather in the lobby of the Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street (downtown Fredericton), to begin the tour.

Friday, June 24, 2011 2:00 p.m.: Guided Heritage Walking Tour Cost: $20
An historically-costumed guide will transport your group to you were there, offering dramatic an-ecdotes, stories and sometimes a poem or a song. The highly-skilled guides mix this unique flavour with traditional commentary featuring architecture, social history and all sorts of interesting trivia. Meet at the Legislative Assembly Building, 706 Queen Street.

The standard 1 and 1/2 hours features a circle route throughout the historic downtown. Highlights include: Christ Church Cathedral, the Legislature, the Historic Garrison District, City Hall, Loyalist Burial Ground, well-groomed historic neighbourhoods and the riverfront.

Travel companions, friends and others are welcome to register.

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Workshop for Catholics on Abortion and Public Policy

The Vexed Question of Catholic Women, Abortion and Public Policy

A respectful sharing and information-gathering session for CNWE members on topics including:

  • the history of Catholic teaching on abortion
  • the status of abortion in Canada
  • the politics of Church teaching on abortion
  • conscience and Catholic women
  • towards peace and a common ground

Facilitator: Rosemary Ganley

Rosemary helps organize women’s events in Peterborough, Ontario and does development work in Jamaica. A long time CNWE member, she was assistant editor of Catholic New Times in Toronto (2001-2006), and teaches feminist theology in Jamaica and in Canada. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto STAR, the Peterborough Examiner, the Green Teacher and Conscience magazine. She also volunteers with Catholics for Choice Canada. A second wave feminist, Rosemary attended the Fourth United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, where religion was, for the first time at a UN meeting, a topic of inquiry. She is the winner of several awards for her work, including the Canada 150 Medal, the YWCA Woman of the Year Prize, and a Trent University Citation for community involvement. Interested in the intersection of women’s studies and the religions, she has studied liberation theologies at Regis College in Toronto and at Boston College. Rosemary has three sons and seven grandchildren. Most importantly, she paddled the Yukon River in 2009 (330 kilometers), with a group of senior women and lives to tell the tale.

Friday 24 June 2011
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Tilley Hall, Room 8
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Cost: $35.00 per person which includes lunch

To register contact Cathy Holtmann: or (506) 366-1081 home.