Media invitation - World Vision at the Mondial des Cultures in Drummondville



    World Vision's One Life Experience:
    Exhibit presents stories of four African youth touched by AIDS

    DRUMMONDVILLE, QC, June 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Marie-Eve Bertrand, Quebec
Regional Team Leader for Vision Mondiale Québec, invites media representatives
to the launch of World Vision's One Life Experience on Friday, July 4, 2008 at
11:00 a.m. at the Mondial des Cultures, a multicultural Festival which exist
since 1982. Yearly, it welcomes over 500 artists and more than
300,000 spectators.
    World Vision's One Life Experience, a 2,000 square-foot interactive
African village, will be featured at the Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville
from July 4-13, 2008.
    Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the impact of HIV and AIDS by
walking in the footsteps of one of four African youth affected by the disease.
The exhibit moves visitors beyond the AIDS statistics to an understanding of
why the pandemic is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.
    Olipa Chimangeni, whose story is presented in One Life Experience, is a
devoted HIV and AIDS activist in Malawi. She will tell her own story and
discuss her work in Malawi. Olipa will be accompanied by Kenyan Amboka Wameyo,
Advocacy Program Integration Manager for World Vision Canada. Wameyo will
speak about World Vision's call to the Canadian government to keep its
promises on AIDS at the G8 Summit in Japan next month.
    Charles Gbeke, Impact de Montréal professional soccer player, will
discuss his impressions of the exhibit.

    
    REMINDER

    WHEN:  Friday, July 4, at 11:00 a.m. (The One Life Experience can be seen
           daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

    WHERE: Mondial des Cultures
           Woodyatt Park, corner of Du Pont and Heriot Streets, Drummondville

    WHAT:  Launch of World Vision's One Life Experience exhibit

    WHO:   Marie-Eve Bertrand, Regional Team Leader for Vision Mondiale
           Québec
           Marie-France Bourgeois, Executive Director, Mondial des Cultures
           Olipa Chimangeni, one of four African youth whose story is
           presented in the One Life Experience exhibit; AIDS activist in
           Malawi
           Kenyan Amboka Wameyo, Advocacy Program Integration Manager, World
           Vision Canada
           Charles Gbeke, Professional soccer player for Impact de Montréal
    

    NOTE: Transport to Drummondville will be provided for journalists, as
    required. Please arrive at 8:45 a.m., on Friday, July 4th, at 3575
    St. Laurent Blvd, Suite 300 in Montréal. A minibus will leave at 9 a.m.
    for Drummondville, returning at 2:00 p.m.




For further information:

For further information: and/or to confirm your attendance: Janie
Mercky, Porter Novelli for World Vision Canada, (514) 846-5607,
janie.mercky@porternovelli.com; Brigitte Filiatrault, Porter Novelli for World
Vision Canada, (514) 846-5605, cell: (514) 702-2744,
brigitte.filiatrault@porternovelli.com


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