Bryson, Oct. 22 2023
The annual Catholic Women’s League Harvest Breakfast was held on Sunday morning at the Immaculate Conception Church in Bryson.
It was a full house, with over a hundred people showing up over the course of the morning.
“We always get wonderful support from our own community and all the surrounding communities as well – so it’s a lot of fun for us,” said Betty Maloney, a key organizer of the event, long-time member of the Catholic Women’s League and a parishioner at the Immaculate Conception Church.
“The food is amazing and the pancakes are known to be the best around,” she said, adding with a wink that her husband is responsible for making them.
The event is one of several community gatherings organized by the Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL), a 100-plus year-old national organization comprised of over 60,000 members across different communities that stands for faith, service, and social justice.
“We’re always trying to give back,” said CWL Bryson president Sheila Racine, “I’ve lived here all my life and was raised in Bryson. We always thought what people give you, you help out with, too.”
One lucky attendee was the winner of a 50/50 draw, taking home half of the proceeds from ticket sales, Margo Newberry of Bryson.
“I usually never win, but oh my God, what an honour,” said Newberry after her name was called.
The CWL will direct the rest of the proceeds from the event towards supporting the Immaculate Conception Church.
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