Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan by Reformed Presbytery

By Reformed Presbytery

Excerpt The diocese of Qu'Appelle, within the province of Saskatchewan, Western Canada, is so named from the Indian tale which tells of the maiden who lay loss of life, calling piteously for her lover. He, remote in his canoe at the Saskatchewan River, all of sudden heard a voice, and spoke back: "Qu'Appelle." The voice got here back, after which he knew it for that of his cherished, and made all pace to her facet. yet, unluckily! whilst he reached her she used to be lifeless. Qu'Appelle is a suggestive identify and indicative of the decision which such a lot of have heard from the prairie provinces, a twofold name, urging a few to earthly and a few to non secular husbandry. a few account of the Western Canada of to-day can be worthy right here.

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A long search finally revealed the Bible, dusty from long neglect, and a further search discovered the story, which was read with intense interest by parents and child alike. When the latter went to school next day he proudly told his class-mates how the fascinating adventure ended. In connection with the Parochial Department, much is also being done for the training of boys and girls of the "teen" age. With a view to meeting the needs of these young people, a Council on Boys' Work, a Council on Girls' Work, and a Council on Young People's Work have been formed, whose chief task it is to prepare and issue definite programmes of mid-week activities for organised groups of older boys and girls and young people.

Before they have made their way, or when the crops fail, they have to depend upon the public schools. To help such parents several bursaries have been given, but others are needed. After my week-end at Kenaston I settled down to work in Regina until the trails were ready. My vicar made arrangements for me to lodge with a charming family--a Mr. and Mrs. W. and their two daughters. They had come out from England about twenty years before, and the girls were thorough Canadians and very delightful creatures.

Like Chinese chop-sticks, these should have been retained throughout the meal. The scarcity of water necessitates these little economies. ] CHAPTER V IN REGINA Within the last twenty years Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan, has grown from a colony of wooden huts to a town of over 26,000 inhabitants. Government House and the Parliament Buildings are finely built of stone, but most of the houses are of wood, there being no quarries on the prairie. One not infrequently meets one of these wooden houses moving along the streets--a fascinating accomplishment.

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