National launch of World Vision's One Life Experience in Edmonton

    EDMONTON, Aug. 16 /CNW/ - The World Vision One Life Experience, a
186 square-metre (2,000 square-foot) interactive African village will launch
today at the West Edmonton Mall. Visitors will learn about the impact of HIV
and AIDS by hearing the story of one of four African children through
captivating audio and powerful photography. The exhibit moves visitors beyond
the AIDS statistics to gain an understanding of why the pandemic is the
greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.
    Edmonton is the first stop on the World Vision One Life Experience
Canadian tour and is part of World Vision's Edmonton 3200 Campaign running
from August 1 - September 15. The goal of the campaign is to raise sponsors
for 3,200 needy children in developing countries. The generous residents of
Edmonton and surrounding communities already sponsor 19,532 children through
World Vision. Since the launch of the campaign on August 1, local residents
have sponsored an additional 1,531 children.

    WHAT:           Special preview for media and VIPs

    WHEN:           12:00 p.m., Thursday, August 16, 2007

    WHERE:          West Edmonton Mall, HMV Stage (Door No. 56 entrance)

    INTERVIEWEES:   Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, Cassie Campbell and
                    World Vision One Life Experience spokespeople

    World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome
poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, we serve all people
regardless of religion, race, gender or ethnicity. For more information,
please visit

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Tiffany
Baggetta, (416) 677-4450 (cell),

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