News Advisory - Reminder: World Vision's One Life Experience kicks off Okanagan campaign

    Kelowna Mayor, Kelowna-Lake Country MP and Kiwanis members to attend
    launch event

    KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - The World Vision One Life Experience, a 186
square-metre (2,000 square-foot) interactive African village will debut in
B.C. today outside of the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. Visitors to the
exhibit will learn about the impact of HIV and AIDS by walking in the
footsteps of one of four African children through captivating audio and
powerful photography. The exhibit moves visitors beyond the AIDS statistics to
an understanding of why the pandemic is the greatest humanitarian crisis of
our time.
    Kelowna is the first B.C. stop on the Canadian tour of the World Vision
One Life Experience and is part of World Vision's Okanagan 500 Community
Campaign running from September 21 - October 22. The goal of the campaign is
to find sponsors for 500 needy children in developing countries. The generous
residents of Okanagan communities already sponsor 3,063 children through World
    The World Vision One Life Experience is a free exhibit and will be open
to the public from September 21 - 24. Parental discretion is advised for
children under the age of 12.

    WHAT:           Special preview for media and VIPs

    WHEN:           11:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2007

    WHERE:          Outside Orchard Park Shopping Centre (at the corner of
                    Springfield Rd. and Dilworth Dr.)

    INTERVIEWEES:   Sharon Shepherd, Kelowna Mayor
                    Ron Cannan, MP for Kelowna-Lake Country
                    Wendy Falkowski, Incoming District Governor, B.C.
                    Northwest District Kiwanis Clubs
                    Celina Laforet, World Vision One Life Experience

    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: Tiffany Baggetta,
(905) 565-6200 ext.2485, (416) 677-4450 (cell),

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