Celebrating Saskatchewan's compassion

SASKATOON, July 17, 2016 /CNW/ - On Saturday July 16, development agency World Vision hosted a BBQ in Saskatoon to celebrate the difference the people of Saskatchewan are making across the globe. The free event was manned by volunteers, and was a chance to highlight the generosity of Saskatchewan residents, many of whom advocate for and help some of the world's most vulnerable children.

As an international aid and development agency, World Vision has seen firsthand the generosity of the people of Saskatchewan, and their hearts to respond to global issues. The overwhelming generosity is evident in their response to international emergencies, and their ongoing efforts to help children.  Currently more than 11,500 residents of the province sponsor a child with World Vision, and in so doing fight poverty in communities around the globe.

The BBQ took place over lunchtime by Michael's Independent Grocers on Wanuskewin Rd.  It was a fun day attended by a full crowd. Even Saskatoon's Mayor Atchison took a turn at the grill.

They were also able to raise money to support World Vision's clean water work.

The event was part of the Campaign for Children taking place in Saskatchewan over the summer months. Area residents may hear and see more about World Vision, and door-to-door representatives will be in communities across the province to answer questions about World Vision and provide the opportunity for area residents to sponsor a child and change a community. 


  • There are more than 11,500 World Vision child sponsors in Saskatchewan who help more than 14,000 children.
  • Child Sponsorship makes World Vision's community development programs possible; providing communities with sustainable access to necessities like clean water, nutritious food, economic opportunity, health care and access to education.
  • The Saskatchewan Campaign for Children hopes to find an additional 1,200 sponsors to change a life, and connect with a child in a World Vision community around the world.


Visit www.worldvision.ca.


Sarah Bartley; 289-242-1733; sarah_bartley@worldvision.ca
Genevieve Barber; 416-671-0086; genevieve_barber@worldvision.ca

SOURCE World Vision Canada

Image with caption: "Ashly Yaknovich, a volunteer for World Vision, serves up bags of chips on a sunny day in Saskatoon, Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was involved in a BBQ as part of the World Vision Campaign for Children to celebrate the difference people in Saskatchewan are making in children's lives around the world, and to raise money to support the organization's work. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160717_C3332_PHOTO_EN_736087.jpg

Image with caption: "Saskatoon mayor Don Atchison serves up a hamburger on a sunny day in Saskatoon, Saturday July 16, 2016 as a guest at a BBQ hosted by World Vision as part of their Campaign for Children. The campaign celebrates the difference people in Saskatchewan are making in children’s lives around the world, and is raising awareness of the organization’s work. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160717_C3332_PHOTO_EN_736085.jpg

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Sarah Bartley; 289-242-1733; sarah_bartley@worldvision.ca; Genevieve Barber; 416-671-0086; genevieve_barber@worldvision.ca


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