Haiti quake: Events support World Vision's response to Haiti

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 16 /CNW/ - Canadians are responding with characteristic care and generosity to the emergency in Haiti. As World Vision staff work around the clock to assist earthquake victims, Canadians are organizing events from one coast to the other. Funds raised will be directed to World Vision's relief work in Haiti.

The following list details just some of the many events that are happening in the coming days.

    
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              Date/
    Province  Time      Place           Organizer(s)   Event Description
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    Ontario   Jan 15,   2010 North      Jon Burman,    Hearts for Haiti -
              16, 17    American        Classy         booth visitors have
              Fri/Sat   International   Chassis        the chance to write a
              10 am to  Motorcycle      & Cycles       note to the people of
              10 pm     Show                           Haiti and make a
              Sun       Hall 5                         donation to the relief
              10 am     Booth 4017                     effort. Classy Chassis
              to 6 pm   International                  have pledged to match
                        Centre                         the donations received
                        6900 Airport                   during this 3-day
                        Road, Toronto                  event.
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              Jan 16    North York      Magda          Unleashed Legacies:
              1 to      Civic           Sylvestre      To inform the Haitian
              4 pm      Centre,         416-556-6925   community in the GTA
                        Toronto                        about the various ways
                                                       they can help. World
                                                       Vision presentation at
                                                       1:30 p.m. by Michael
                                                       White, Director of
                                                       Corporate and Private
                                                       Giving.
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              Jan 19    Oscar           Kristen        Forms went out to
              9 am to   Peterson        Fielding       families on Jan 14
              3 pm      Public School   905-569-6261   asking for donations
                        Perennial                      to be brought to the
                        Drive                          school on Jan 19.
                        Mississauga
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              Feb 7     Mississauga     Keevin         Fund-raising event for
              4 to      Chinese         Cheung         Haiti. Mayor Hazel
              5 pm      Baptist         905-238-9121   McCallion is
                        Church                         tentatively booked as
                        5220 Creek-                    a speaker.
                        bank Rd
                        Mississauga
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    Alberta   Jan 16    West Edmonton   Autumn         World Vision
              10 am     Mall            Ballek         Information & donation
              to 6 pm   Level 2                        booth
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    Manitoba  Jan 25    Burton          Drew Brown &   Concert/Worship Night
              7 pm      Cummings        Danny MacKay   with proceeds going
                        Theatre,        204-461-3207   to World Vision for
                        364 Smith St.,                 Haiti.
                        Winnipeg
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World Vision is accepting donations to assist those affected by the crisis. Those wishing to help can visit WorldVision.ca/help or call 1-800-268-5528.

    
    -   World Vision donors support more than 52,000 children in Haiti,
        including more than 10,800 children sponsored by Canadians.
    -   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.
    

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: Jane Bargout, (905) 565-6200 ext. 2149 or (416) 716-9738 (cell)


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