Magazine article Anglican Journal

Calendar Features Medcof

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Calendar Features Medcof

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The Rev. Canon Alice Medcof is one of 52 women profiled in the 2015 edition of Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar.

The calendar, created by the Saskatchewan Women's Calendar Collective "as a weekly celebration of incredible women, past and present, who have shaped our country," has been published annually (with the exception of two years) since 1974.

"I was alive and active when Herstory was first dreamed up," said Medcof in an interview. "What I saw in Herstory was capturing the history of women. To be part of that was absolutely astonishing."

Medcof said she is proud to be a part of the book that also featured the women of Oka, Que. (who became leaders and voices for their Mohawk community during a 1990 conflict with the government) and others "who would not have been featured in the first five or six years of Her-story, but now in retrospect have become recognized [for their role] as turning points in the lives of First Nations women. …

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