TWU hosts the World Vision One Life Experience

TWU hosts the World Vision One Life Experience from April 11-20, 2008.

Trinity Western University is pleased to host the World Vision One Life Experience from April 11th through to the 20th. 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.

man at wall 2 Brandon Foreman, Tour Representative for World Vision Canada, approached TWU administration and facilities earlier in the year to see if the University could be the host site for the exhibit in the Fraser Valley, and TWU was honoured to host the event. The original World Vision One Life Experience travelled across the U.S. including stops in Seattle, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Sacramento and New York City's Grand Central Station. In August 2006, it was featured in Toronto during the International AIDS Conference where more than 5,000 people visited the exhibit. In August 2007, a new Canadian World Vision One Life Experience was built and began a cross-Canada tour. Since August, it has been featured in Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina, Kelowna, Montreal, Kitchener and St. Catharines and more than 18,000 Canadians have visited this moving exhibit.

The One Life Exhibit is free to attend and will be open to the public from April 11th through the 20th (Monday - Saturday 9am - 7 pm., and Sundays 12 pm - 7 pm.)

TWU will also be supporting World Vision's kick off of the 30 Hour Famine, VIP media event with actress Gabrielle Miller (CTV's Robson Arms, Corner Gas) and a pastoral breakfast featuring Tony Campolo.

wall of hope 2For volunteer opportunities contact http://www.worldvision.ca/onelife and click on "Join the Team" to register.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Motivated by our Christian faith, we serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

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: 2008-04-07
Author: Erin Mussolum