"Trailblazers in Habits" ‒ Premiered on Saturday, July 6, at Richmond Cultural Centre, Performance Hall

MCS and MSS alumnae, families and friends gathered together and enjoyed an exceptional afternoon to raise money and awareness for the Maryknoll Sisters.
Motivated and enthused by the success of the premiere in New York last October (despite Super Storm Sandy), Vancouver chapter decided to organize this event and set the wheels in motion since April.  We were fortunate enough to have the director of this film, Nancy Tong, at the premiere to share with us her experience in the making of this insightful documentary.  

In her opening remarks, Nancy relayed the message of the Maryknoll spirit - create your own path, and walk through it with passion, courage, and always with a sense of humour.  Give yourself to others, to help make this world a better place, with humility and compassion.  Let us all be re-inspired!  Nancy had interviewed 42 Sisters in the process. 

The film is 65 minutes long and it tells, in Sisters' own words, of their pioneer work in education, health care, and the cause of social justice.  It is a very moving and absorbing chronicle that spans 100 years in Hong Kong, China, and other parts of the world.  This film was officially selected, amidst stiff competition, for screening at the Sarasota Film Festival in Florida in April this year.

The event was well attended by about 140 people at two screenings and raised over $10,000.00 for the benefit of Motherhouse.  Please visit the photo album in our photo gallery, and see if you can identify yourselves and/or any of your friends. 
Fundraising for Motherhouse is ongoing.  We thank those who have contributed, and we look forward to the participation of those who consider donating.

Donations can be made by either:
Make cheque payable to "Maryknoll Convent School", and mail it to:
Maryknoll Convent School Alumni (BC) Association
PO Box 61078, 571 West 57th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 6S5                     
Directly deposit funds into our bank account at any HSBC branch:
Bank account number 570-000262-240, held in the name of "Maryknoll Convent School" (designated account for Motherhouse), indicating on the deposit slip your name as the donor.
We thank you for your love and support.  Have a fun and safe summer!

Anita Poon