Abbotsford mayor on-hand for opening of interactive African village



    
    Sevenoaks Shopping Centre will host World Vision's One Life Experience
    AIDS exhibit
    

    ABBOTSFORD, BC, May 4 /CNW/ - World Vision's One Life Experience, a 186
square-metre (2,000 square-foot) interactive AIDS exhibit, will launch on May
7 at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (outdoors facing Gladwin Road). Mayor
George Peary and other VIPs will help to open the exhibit which will be on
display from May 7 - 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
    Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the impact of HIV and AIDS by
experiencing the life of one of four African children through captivating
audio, authentic sets and powerful photography. The One Life Experience moves
visitors beyond the AIDS statistics to gain an understanding of why the
pandemic is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.
    More than 40,000 people have visited World Vision's One Life Experience
since its Canadian tour launched more than a year and a half ago. This is the
first time the exhibit has been displayed in Abbotsford.

    
    WHAT:           Special preview for media and VIPs

    WHEN:           11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2009

    WHERE:          Sevenoaks Shopping Centre (outdoors facing Gladwin Road)
                    32900 South Fraser Way
                    Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 5A1

    INTERVIEWEES:   Mayor George Peary, City of Abbotsford
                    Brandon Foreman, World Vision
    

    World Vision's One Life Experience is a free exhibit open to the public
from May 7- 18. Exhibit hours coincide with regular mall hours. Parental
discretion is advised.

    World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion,
race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit
www.worldvision.ca.
    B-roll and photos available upon request.





For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Jessica
Parker, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2152, (416) 881-0732 (cell),
jessica_parker@worldvision.ca, www.worldvision.ca/onelife


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