World AIDS Day 2007
Kitchener to host Ontario launch of World Vision's AIDS awareness exhibit
KITCHENER, ON, Nov. 27 - The World Vision One Life Experience, a
186 square-metre (2,000 square-foot) interactive African village, will launch
on Wednesday, November 28 at Your Kitchener Market.
The goal of the educational exhibit is to raise awareness about the
plight of children affected by AIDS in Africa. Organizers say they hope the
exhibit will draw local residents throughout the 11-day event, especially on
World AIDS Day on December 1st.
World Vision chose the Kitchener/Waterloo/Guelph/Cambridge area as the
first Ontario stop on the exhibit's Canadian tour to thank local supporters
who give so generously to the organization's work. Area residents sponsor
10,950 children in developing countries - the most of any region in Ontario.
Visitors can learn about the impact of HIV and AIDS through the stories
of four African children told with captivating audio and powerful photography.
The One Life Experience exhibit helps people move beyond the AIDS statistics
to an understanding of why the pandemic is the greatest humanitarian crisis of
WHAT: Special preview for media and VIPs
WHEN: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2007
WHERE: Your Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E., 2nd Fl.
SPEAKERS: Linda Fauteux, assistant to Mr. Harold Albrecht,
MP for Kitchener-Conestoga
Councillor Kelly Galloway, City of Kitchener
Christopher Wachira, World Vision project manager,
Vaughn Sauve, Waterloo resident and World Vision volunteer
The One Life Experience exhibit is free and will be open to the public
from November 29 - December 9 at Your Kitchener Market. Parental discretion is
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 WorldVision.ca.
For further information: or to arrange an interview, contact: Tiffany
Baggetta, (905) 565-6200, ext. 2485, (416) 677-4450 (cell),