At first, it was just a puff of dust in the distance, a sign that a vehicle was headed their way.
But as the dust cloud grew, so did the excitement amongst the gathered women and children in Asembo Bay, a village of about 850 families on the shores of Lake Victoria in western Kenya.
The Second Annual Global Dignity Day Fundraising Reception was held on October 15, 2013 at the Councillors Lounge in Ottawa City Hall, an event that included HERA Mission President & CEO Peggy Taillon as a guest speaker. Ms Taillon's remarks from the event are available below.
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 11am — 4.30pm
Jean Pigott Place, Ottawa City Hall
All Nations, All Traditions — a Circle of Friendship
Friends for Peace Day is an awesome, diverse, unique Ottawa experience. It is a day to celebrate the consciousness of peace, social justice and planetary care rather than bemoan their scarcity. Mayor Jim Watson had this to say: "Friends for Peace is an outstanding organization that does very important work, promoting, strengthening and maintaining peace, planetary care and social justice within our communities and the environment."
from CTV Ottawa
During a live broadcast of CTV News at 6 on September 14, 2013 Anchor/Producer Kimothy Walker was surprised by friends, colleagues and the United Way with a Community Builder Award for her community service. Her name will be engraved on a special wall at Ottawa City Hall.