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CWL: Last night of feasting before ritual fasting of Lent

Members encouraged to attend the Diocesan convention May 2 to May 4 in Castlegar

As in many parts of the world colorful clothing, sparkly shiny purple, green and gold beads and joyful music were part of the Mardi Gras celebration held at Holy Trinity CWL meeting on March 5.

Mardi Gras reflects the practise of the last night of eating rich fatty foods before the ritual fasting of Lent. That was evident in the food served which included dirty rice with beans and chicken étoufée.

The meal would not be complete without a sweet and colourful King Cake filled with cinnamon, sugar and even a plastic baby.

Though there are several theories as to what the baby represents, today the baby symbolizes luck and prosperity to whomever finds it in her slice. Often that person is responsible for making the next year’s cake!

In addition to the celebration the new executive was installed by Father Francis and Past President Sandra Stajduhar. Members were reminded of the Soup and Bun served at lunch on Wednesdays, the bake sake to be held on Palm Sunday and the “Tea Party” on April 28 on Our Lady of Good Counsel Day.

Also members were encouraged to attend the Diocesan convention to be held on May2, 3 and 4 in Castlegar. New members are always welcome.

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