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Cathedral Arts Fall Opening Concert To Support Community Development And Disaster Relief In The Third World

by NationTalk on September 30, 2009517 Views

OTTAWA, – Sept. 29 – Cathedral Arts, the arts programme at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, will present In the Spirit of Mozart on October 4th at 2:00PM at the Cathedral, 420 Sparks Street (at Bronson), featuring the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and the Cathedral Girls’ Choir. Part of the proceeds from the concert will go to support the work of the Primate’s World Relief and Development (PWRDF).The PWRDF is a non-profit development agency affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada that works in partnership with organizations in Canada and throughout the world to support people-centred development. The aim is to improve the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promote self-reliance, and address root causes of poverty and injustice. The PWRDF assists refugees, internally displaced people, and migrant workers by partnering with ecumenical organizations and community-based groups.

During natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, drought, hurricanes and cyclones, PWRDF partners provide emergency relief by way of emergency shelters, clothes, food, water, health care, seeds and agricultural tools.

“We are joining communities across the country in celebrating 50 years of changing lives and changing communities in over forty countries around the world, and in Canada”, said David Chisholm, the Fund’s representative in Ottawa.

“This event is in keeping with the outreach mandate of Cathedral Arts,” said John Dennison, chairman. “Over the years, Cathedral Arts has collaborated with many organizations for public education and to encourage financial support.” Some of these have included the Alzheimer Unit of the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Care Centre; the Kiwanis Precious Minds Read-a-thon; the Sickle Cell Disease Parents’ Support Group and, the Rotary Centennial Playground for Children of all Abilities.

Ticket Prices: Platinum $60 (Reception and partial tax receipt for the
Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund); Gold $45 (partial tax
receipt); Silver $30; Students $15.

Tickets and information: Cathedral Arts: 613-567-1787; cathedralarts[at]yahoo.ca; Purchase Online: www.cathedralarts.com

Backgrounder

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund has assisted programs, and supported emergency responses and refugees in many areas of the world, including:

Angola, Antigua, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Montserrat, Mozambique, New Orleans, Nicaragua, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam.

In Canada, the organization has supported programs with:
– The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Nova Scotia
– Kanien’kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa (KOR), Quebec
– First Nations Adult & Higher Education Consortium, Alberta
– Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, Ontario
– Nuu-chah-nutlh Economic Development Corporation, British Columbia
– Indigenous Culture Media Innovations, Ontario
– Tilcho Nation, Northwest Territories
– Northern Aboriginal Iskwewak (Women), Manitoba
– Two-Spirited People of the First Nations, Ontario
– Mi’kmaq College Institute / Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia
– Inter-Indigenous Partnership initiative
– Kainai Aribi/FAS Committee, Alberta

For further information: John Dennison, (613) 567-1787, Chairman, Cathedral Arts

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