Family Faith Fair

In Canadaby

07Feb2016

From 1:30pm until 4:30pm

At Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd.

Victoria Multifaith Society

World events remind us of the need to celebrate our unity in diversity, the positive power of faith, and the need to work together for the well-being of the community and the world. The Victoria Multifaith Society has decided to combine World Interfaith Harmony Week with a fundraising effort for the Syrian refugee program, to welcome families who will be starting a new life here in Victoria. The Family Faith Fair will take place at 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, February 7th, at Cadboro Bay United Church, 2625 Arbutus Rd., during B.C. Family Day weekend. The event is free of charge, with a nominal fee for treats at the World Café. All donations to the refugee program will be rewarded with automatic entry in a Prize Draw for prizes of interest to the whole family. In addition to the World Café, the event will feature multicultural dance performances and colourful exhibits by a wide variety of religions such as Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Unitarian, Sikh and Bahá’í. There will also be a keynote speech by educator Dan Vaillancourt on The Soul of Education, and talented storytellers with tales from different world faiths on generosity and compassion. The event program will include a series of questions to be answered at the various exhibits, with each “full card” eligible for a 2nd Prize Draw. Both draws are scheduled for the end of the program. Winners will choose from a variety of prizes as each winning entry is chosen for fundraiser donations and full cards. Gifts include a gift certificate for Pagliacci’s Restaurant, tickets to the IMAX theatre and the Victoria Butterfly Gardens, and some great books from Bolen Books – thanks to our wonderful community supporters! It’s hoped that as many people as possible will participate in this effort to support the refugees and provide a fun and educational activity for people of all ages, budgets, backgrounds and beliefs.

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