By Patti Macaulay
My Mom was an amazing woman. She left her home and family in Antigonish, Nova Scotia when she was only 18, and went to Montreal, Quebec to be a nurse.
In those days, it was unusual for a young woman, especially one who had been brought up on a farm, to go so far away at such a young age. But my Mom was a courageous woman, she wasn't easily frightened or intimidated.
Articles in Category: Tributes
By Patti Macaulay
By Susan Macaulay
Happy 83rd Birthday Mom!
I wish I were there with you on your birthday, instead of on the other side of the world in Dubai.
But it’s good that we had lots of time to celebrate this summer. It was wonderful to golf, dance (!) and just be together – we had fun as usual. Mostly dressed in PINK!
Posted by Adina Luca
I met Susan in Italy some years ago. She was loud, pink and ageless. And Amazing Women Rock was just a project.
I said to myself: I hope to be like Susan when I grow up. I have followed Amazing Women Rock over the last several years - this post is in honour of the third anniversary of the AWR website.
Susan notes: I had the great pleasure of working with Doris Harris in the late 1980s at Baker Lovck in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As she is now, Doris was always full of life and fun and well-respected and loved by all those who knew her.
While at Baker Lovick, she somehow managed to keep all of us organized before the days of the Internet, e-mail, scanning, and digital everything.
I join Doris's friends and family everywhere in wishing her a happy 80th birthday on May 25, 2011, and I'm pleased to publish this poem written by Sharon Robinson specifically for the occasion.
How would one describe Doris?
January 13, 2011
Elham Al Qasimi the Emirati women that skied her way to the North Pole. She’s an inspiration to me, and all Arab girls to follow their dreams and make it happen.
No matter what the society that we are in thinks of women, if we have a dream that we think is good for us we should chase it, and make the impossible possible to turn our dream into reality.
Last year Elham Al Qasimi came to our school, she explained to us how her journey to the North Pole was, and how hard it was first for her to convince her parents into doing this.
When he parents finally allowed her, she had to go to train herself to ski in Ski Dubai and I think to the United States as well.