March 01 , 2011
Tonight I went to UBC and attended the first-ever Right to Play Canadian Awareness Event in Vancouver. The main objective of the Canadian Awareness Program (CAP) is to increase knowledge and understanding of the work Right To Play and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) are accomplishing through sport and play-based programs in West and Francophone Africa. The program also reaches rural Aboriginal communities in Canada.
The evening was an inspirational one as speakers and athletic ambassadors from Right to Play came to tell us their stories and experiences of how Right to Play programs positively change children’s lives. They even had us playing games and singing songs throughout the event. Right to Play reaches over 735, 400 children weekly in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world and ultimately provides them with the opportunity to build critical life skills through sport and play.
We put on our website that we’re going to be donating a portion of the company’s profits to this amazing charity. Furthermore, we’ll be putting on a Right to Play community fundraising event in the summer. Stay tuned for details on that. It’s going to be exciting. For more information on Right to Play and how you can make a donation, please click here.
Here are a couple of shots from my iPhone…
Left: UBC Norm Theatre. A game we all played at the event.
Center: Guest speakers Keifala Kromah and Helena Massaquoi from Right to Play Liberia.
Right: Guest speaker, Right to Play Athletic Ambassador, Olympic gold-medal rower Adam Kreek. Yup that’s his actual gold medal from the Beijing Olympics! Adam’s actually going to be rowing across the Atlantic Ocean to raise donations for Right to Play.