Langley Leading The Charge For World Food Day 2012

LANGLEY LEADING THE CHARGE FOR WORLD FOOD DAY 2012

LANGLEY, B.C., Oct. 9th, 2012 – High school students are getting an up close and personal look at hunger both, locally and globally. 1,500 Langley students are scheduled to flood the Langley Events Centre Thursday, October 16th, 2014 for the fourth annual World Food Day Canada Conference, hosted and live streamed by local charitable organization, the Food for Famine Society.

A day of inspiration, learning and engagement, this year’s theme is “Agriculture cooperatives–key to feeding the world.” The Langley students will be greeted with presentations from senior executives of: MANA Nutrition, World Vision Canada, HOPE International Development Agency and Breakfast Clubs of Canada.

In the midst of this impressive collection is Order of Canada recipient Daniel Germain. His work with Breakfast Clubs of Canada has touched 4,124 children in British Columbia alone as well as close to 120,000 children and youth across the country. He will be speaking about the difference that he and his organization do Nation wide.

On a global scale, World Vision Canada’s Executive Vice-President Michael Messenger will share how World Vision Canada is helping more than 500,000 children in developing countries and responding to acute malnutrition in areas of crisis, including in the Sahel region of West Africa.

World Food Day Canada is a free event with distinguished speakers and information exhibits. Open to the public and live streamed by Shaw Cable Systems; this event is designed to create a desire in our youth to be the change they wish to see in the world.

For more information on attending this free event please contact: info@worldfooddaycanada.ca or call Maria Martini, Executive Director at 1 604 290 5684.

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About World Food Day:

World Food Day is celebrated every October 16th and is facilitated through The Food and Agriculture Organization. Started in 1945, “The FAO spearheads international efforts to defeat hunger and build a food-secure world for present and future generations. As the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural development, it seeks to alleviate poverty, hunger and malnutrition by promoting sustainable agricultural development, improved nutrition and the targeting of food security. Serving both developed and developing countries, it acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.” http://ww.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/

World Food Day 2012:

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Doors open at 8 a.m.)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Open to the public

For more information please visit:

www.worldfooddaycanada.ca

Contact: Stephanie Whalen at stephanie@foodforfamine.org, 604 970 4828.

Secondary contact: Danica Scott at danica@foodforfamine.org, 604 341 2978.

World Food Day and Anderson Cooper 60 minutes Video’s:

https://www.worldfooddaycanada.ca/event/video/

Schedule of Events for the day:

Senior executives and representatives will be available for brief interviews between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. as well as 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Danica Scott will greet you. She will facilitate interviews with our executives.

Media should park and enter through the East Entrance. Event is in the Gymnasium.

8:00 a.m. Doors Open

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction

Session 1

9:45 a.m. Mark Moore, Co-Founder and CEO of MANA Nutrition.

10:20 a.m. Michael Messenger, Executive Vice-President of World Vision Canada.

11:00 a.m. Lunch and Exhibits

Session 2

1:00 a.m. David McKenzie, International President of HOPE International.

1:35 a.m. Daniel Germain, President and Founder of Breakfast Clubs of Canada.

2:10 a.m. Final Words


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