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Gabrielle Plenert on CBC Tapestry

    February 21, 2005
-by Dan Dyck
 


Gabrielle Plenert, 17, gets help from CBC radio technician Ron Goede.

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Winnipeg, Man. — Gabrielle Plenert, 17, gets help from CBC radio technician Ron Goede in preparation for an interview for Tapestry, “a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning.” The topic of the installment was about faith building in teens and how they make life choices in preparation for adulthood. Plenert talked about her “Quinzena”, a Latin American tradition of hosting a coming of age party at age 15, and the role of her community – which included church, family, and friends – in the event, and in her life. A reading from her personal vows, which she presented to the assembled guests at her Quinzena, served as a launching point for further discussion. The installment will air on March 20 (see www.cbc.ca/tapestry/ for air times across the country). Plenert is a grade 12 student at Westgate Mennonite Collegiate in Winnipeg, and is a member of Home Street Mennonite Church.

Air time updated March 2.