Despite having to brave a monsoon-like rainfall, over 40 people joined actress Gabrielle Miller and Juno nominated rock group Faber Drive on Thursday morning to help kick off the World Vision One Life Experience hosted by Trinity Western University.
The crowd was welcomed by TWU president Dr. Jonathan Raymond and World Vision Canada Tour Representative Brandon Foreman. Other notables in attendance were Langley Councillor Mel Kositsky and Grant Ward, and Langley City Councillor Jack Arnold. Vancouver media and local media were also on hand to capture the VIP media event.
Miller who had recently traveled to Mali, Africa and worked with children there recalls, "I was struck by the incredible generosity, grace and wisdom of the people in Mali despite having so little. This exhibit is a powerful and emotional experience and I was very moved by it."
Miller and Foreman encouraged those in attendance to spread the word and tell people to take in the exhibit.
The One Life Experience is a 2000 square-foot interactive village that transports visitors to the heart of Africa. Through a captivating audio tour and powerful imagery, viewers will experience the impact of HIV and AIDS by stepping into the life of an African child, gaining a new understanding of the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.
The exhibit is free to attend and is open to the public from April 11th through the 20th (Monday - Saturday 9am - 7 pm., and Sundays 12 pm - 7 pm).
Volunteers are still needed. Please call Brandon Foreman at Tel: 250-686-9898 or email Brandon_foreman@worldvision.ca
Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C. is an independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers undergraduate degrees in 40 major areas of study ranging from biotechnology, education, nursing, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include counseling psychology, business, theology and leadership, and offers interdisciplinary studies in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Biblical Studies, Biology and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.
Last Updated: 2008-04-29