Vancouver NGO The Shanti Uganda Society has been chosen as one of four recipients to accept The Crystal of Hope award and share in the $150,000 donation sponsored by Swarovski. Sadie St. Denis, executive director of Shanti Uganda, will be accepting the international honour from actress and producer Hilary Swank this Saturday in Vienna at the annual Life Ball. This year's Life Ball will be hosted by AIDS LIFE, a European NGO that is held to remember those who have suffered from AIDS and honour those raising funds in 36 different countries. The Girl Effect, a social change movement for adolescent girls, has been selected as the beneficiary as well. Shanti Uganda's Teen Girls Health and Wellness Program teaches young girls about healthy relationships, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, family planning, skills training and sexual reproductive health rights. Girls are empowered and inspired to make healthy choices and stay in school.
Members of the talented Sardis Secondary Drumline have their eyes on Africa as they push to raise $10,000 for grandmothers caring for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.
Dining Out For Life, B.C.'s largest restaurant fundraiser is coming to New West this week.
NORTH Vancouver resident Melodee Brown and her daughter, Saidee, a student at Handsworth secondary, are currently raising funds for an Arusha, Tanzania orphanage they plan to visit next month as part of an International Volunteer HQ mission to the country.
Re: "Richmond realtor reduced to tears on African mis-ion," News, Feb. 13.
Three restaurants in Richmond have stepped up and will open their doors Thursday, March 7 to celebrate Dining Out For Life, BC's largest restaurant fundraiser.
Every year, there's a few mandatory dinner-out night that come along - those typically include Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and birthdays.
A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF) has found that confusion and a lack of information may be standing in the way of Canadians with hepatitis C being diagnosed and treated.
As a scientist, it was disturbing to read that the ongoing discussions regarding needle exchange in Abbotsford arrived at a simple difference of opinion regarding the benefits and shortcomings of these programs.
AND WORLD PEACE: Nearly 1,000 people filed into the Vancouver Convention Centre for the 18th Miss Chinese Vancouver Pageant. Ten young women paraded the stage in cocktail dresses, bathing suits, evening gowns and cheongsams vying for the coveted title and tiara. Twenty-year-old UBC student Gloria Tang, born in Hong Kong, captured the crown. Veronica Shiu and Christina Wang were first and second runner-up respectively. The 18th edition also raised $228,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.
At least one local grandmother, as well as grandmothers across the country, was outraged and disappointed recently when a bill designed to send life-saving generic drugs to developing countries was defeated in the House of Commons.
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Saturday, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, and will be marked locally with a candlelight vigil and fundraiser.
feisty group of local grandmothers from Chilliwack, Sardis, Ryder Lake and Yarrow have combined forces with several local potters to collabo-ate on a fundraising effort to support grand-others in Africa.
TWENTY years after his death, the legacy of Dr. Peter Jepson-Young has endured with the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
The Royal City Gogos are living proof that grandmothers can make a difference.
A group of young dancers from Place of Rescue in Cambodia will perform at Tsawwassen Alliance Church tonight.