Thursday, March 23, 2006

Mayor's Walk for Volunteerism AND Carleton Activity

Hey folks,

Two quick announcements:

April 23 to April 29, 2006 is National Volunteer Week. The efforts each of our volunteers make through Volunteering with Frontier College, in addition to those of many other volunteers across Ottawa, help to create and maintain this wonderful community.

To mark the end of National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Ottawa, one of Students for Literacy/Frontier College in Ottawa's partners, is organizing the 4th Annual Mayor's Walk for Volunteerism on Saturday, April 29, 2006.

The event runs from 8:00 in the morning until 11:00 when there are prizes! The walk begins and ends at City Hall and Volunteer Ottawa is aiming for a bigger participation this year.

While the event also doubles as a fundraiser, this aspect of the event is optional. For those interested, 50 percent of anything raised can go to "your favorite Volunteer Ottawa organization" (which we hope is us!). However, we realize that many of you are "all fundraised out" after Scrabble Night in Canada, so please do not let this aspect dissuade you from participating in what looks like a fun community event. You do not have to fundraise to participate. You can just come out for a morning of outdoor fun with your fellow volunteers!

If any of you are interested, please let OT Member Louise Hayes know. She will be coordinating a SFL/Frontier College Ottawa Team of interested volunteers. She can be reached at lfhayes5@yahoo.com. For more information on the event, please visit Volunteer Ottawa.

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The Rights and Democracy Delegation of Carleton University is pleased to invite you to a Film/Panel Discussion evening, addressing the issue of "Irregular Migration and its Implications for Human Rights"

The event will be held on March 31st, 2006 at the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe St ). Doors open at 6:30 pm and film screening begins at 7:00pm Admission is $5. All proceeds go towards the Canadian Council for Refugees

Programme for the Evening:

First Part:

Film Screening: "Dying to Leave", a movie by Australian film producer Chris Hilton, explores the current worldwide boom in irregular migration. This documentary investigates the many circumstances that force migrants from their places of origins, describes the difficulties involved in their arduous journeys and reveals what awaits them in their new world.

Second Part:

Panel discussion: "Non-status migrants: human Rights implications " featuring:

· William Walters-Carleton University
· Chantal Tie- South Ottawa Community Legal Services
· Cheryl Hotchkiss-Amnesty International
· Faduma Abderrahman-Catholic Immigration Center

We rely on your support and are looking forward to your participation in this event,

The Rights and Democracy Delegation of Carleton University. For further information, please contact us at: rightsanddemocracy@gmail.com

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