World Vision's One Life Experience:
Exhibit presents stories of four African youth touched by AIDS
MONTREAL, July 3 /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 Ethel Kapyepye, an
HIV and AIDS Program Manager with World Vision in Malawi, who will talk about
the programs and her work for World Vision in Malawi. Amboka Wameyo, Advocacy
Program Integration Manager for World Vision Canada, will speak about World
Vision's call to the Canadian government to keep its promises on AIDS at the
G8 Summit in Japan next July 7-9.
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
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
Ethel Kapyepye, HIV and AIDS Program Manager, World Vision Malawi
Amboka Wameyo, Advocacy Program Integration Manager, World Vision
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. Please confirm your presence before 3 p.m., on
Thursday, July 3rd.
For further information:
For further information: or to confirm your attendance: Janie Mercky,
Porter Novelli for World Vision Canada, (514) 846-5607, cell.: (514) 562-8023,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Brigitte Filiatrault, Porter Novelli for World
Vision Canada, (514) 846-5605, cell: (514) 702-2744,