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First Female Special Constable

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      NOVEMBER 1977      v07 n11 p11  
Cecile Merasty from Pelican Narrows graduated in March, 1977 as the first female RCMP special constable.

Cecile comes from a family of 13, graduating from grade 12 at Riverside Collegiate Institute in Prince Albert, in June of 1975. Two years later, she decided to join the RCMP force.

Cecile is now stationed at La Ronge, Saskatchewan, and finds the work very challenging and enjoys working with the people. She will eventually go for further training as a regular member.

During the graduation exercises, the troupe performed a few drills and received their certificates.

The Gordon Dancers performed during the ceremony which was followed by a banquet.

A total of 15 special constables graduated during the March exercise.

Cecile Merasty
Cecile Merasty is being handed her commission as a Special
Constable during a ceremony at Pelican Narrows recently.