Thirty five years ago, the Christopher Leadership Course was introduced into northern Saskatchewan and our archdiocese by Gerry Vermette, Paul Boudreau and then Fr. Sylvain Lavoie OMI, It spread like wild fire and has been given to over 630 participants since then. The course is an effective speaking course that helps people grow personally, overcome shyness, gain confidence and promote community service and development.
Pictured here, from L to R starting in the back row (clockwise) are: Archbishop Sylvain Lavoie OMI (Seminar Instructor) ; Troy Paul, Sr. Andrea Dumont CSJ; Betty Landego; Sr. Bernadine Fetter OSU; Angie & Ed Mihalicz (Seminar Instructors); Antoinette Lafleur; Bro, Tom Novak OMI and Fr. Arokia Vijay OMI.
The Christopher motto is that it is better to light one candle than curse the darkness, and that is what each Christopher tries to do.
The participants were put into teams to prepare lesson plans and deliver the lesson to the group. Here are Sr. Bernadine, Sr. Andrea, Troy, Instructor Ed and Betty. The hope is that courses can now be offered both in Saskatchewan and Manitoba in our archdiocese.