Youthful Canadians from places as far apart as Sechelt, B.C. and Amherst, N.S., will work and play this summer alongside young West Indians in projects that my find them in urban youth centres in Jamaica or village schools in Antigua.
Behind the scheme are sister churches of the world-wide Anglican Communion - the Anglican Church of Canada and the Church of the West Indies. Twenty-nine Canadians have been chosen for the work-tour, aimed at stimulating a sense of Christian vocation among the participants from the form of community life.
Five Canadian leaders will help to supervise the party which will spend July and August in the Caribbean islands. Nineteen will go to Jamaica and the others to Antigua. Members of the group range in age from 18 to 23.
The work-tour is under the auspices of the Canadian church's Anglican World Mission Committee which this year has earmarked more than $100,000, voluntarily subscribed, for the support of a variety of projects under way to extend the activities of the Church of the West Indies.
The young people visiting Jamaica will take part in work and recreation and vacation school activities at Negril Youth Centre which was built with Canadian funds. Miss Eleanor Rice of Toronto, who is consultant on youth work to the Diocese of Antigua, will direct the program for the Canadians going there.
Before leaving Canada on June 30, the work-tour group will attend a three-day orientation course at Canterbury Hills, the Anglican Conference Centre near Hamilton, Ontario. Cost of the project will amount to $500 for each member and financing has been worked out by mutual arrangement between the participants, the parishes and dioceses they represent, and the Anglican World Mission Fund Committee.
Members of the work-tour party:
Miss Marian Jakeway, Vancouver; Miss Alice Potts, Sechelt, B.C.; Scott Hammond, Pincher Creek, Alberta; John Firmston, Calgary; Miss Lorraine Overacker, Athabasca, Alberta; Miss Brenda Rae, Saskatoon; Miss Nancy Larson, Winnipeg; Eric Ralph, Espanola, Ontario; Miss Deborah Cooke, Windsor, Ontario; Miss Stephanie Hobson, Miss Cathie McFadden and Miss Carol Patterson, Kitchener, Ontario; Miss Janice Simkins, Oakville, Ont.; Timothy Belford, Niagara Falls, Ont.; Miss Lorraine Ollmann, Hamilton, Ont.; Gregory Finlayson, Port Credit, Ont.; Miss Linda Savory and Miss Candy Traynor, Islington, Ont.; Miss Heather-Jane Alexander, Miss Jocelyn Brown and Miss Joyce Tyler, Toronto; Miss Margaret Mason, Ajax, Ont.; Miss Judy Quick, West Hill, Ont.; Miss Margaret Peel, Agincourt, Ont.; Miss Margaret Jackman, Ida, Ont.; Miss Susan Darley, St. Lambert, Que.; Miss Elizabeth Munster, Sherbrooke, Que.; W.A. Schofield, Renforth, N.B.; Miss Charlotte Leitch, Amherst, N.S.
Leaders of the party will be Rev. J.B. and Mrs. Ferguson, Mission City, B.C.; Miss Edith Galbraith, Calgary; Mr. Lynn Ross, Lennoxville, Que., and Rev. J.M.G. Soutter, Wellington, Ontario.