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"Brunch with the Bunch - Part 6" November 16, 2008
Friends and supporters of the Project gathered at St. Elias Centre in Ottawa on November 16, 2008 for the annual Brunch with the Bunch fundraiser.
Blue and white helium balloons, anchored by OK Clean Water Project coin banks, decorated each table and set the festive mood. Rotating large-screen photos of the people and scenery of Cameroon provided a vibrant backdrop.
The morning's program ran smoothly and on schedule under the direction of Jenny Mbamulu, Daniela Gunn and Ben Gunn. Special guests included representatives from the Cameroonian High Commission and members of the Carleton University School of Journalism team.
Norma McCoy presented an update from Cathy Molloy in Kumbo and Carmel Horan read excerpts of letters of appreciation from several people in Cameroon who are benefiting directly from the OK Clean Water Project endeavour.
A silent auction, craft and vintage tables as well as displays by the AIDS Angels and Kazuri Jewellery (for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign) provided opportunities to support several worthy projects.
Many thanks go to all our supporters, including those who worked so hard to make this event a great success.
"Making Waves 2008"
On May 7 in the studio of the National Art Centre, we celebrated 5 years of the OK Clean Water Project with special guest Cathy Molloy from Kumbo. Hosted by CBC's Bob Carty and featuring Tenor Michael Carty, Cameroonian vocalist extraordinaire Erta, Rock and Roll group The Verdict and a solo performance by The Mighty Popo, the evening was a tremendous success!
"Brunch with the Bunch - Part 5" November 18, 2007, 12:30 pm, St. Elias Centre
Approximately one hundred and eighty friends and supporters gathered for another Brunch with the Bunch on Sunday, November 18, 2007 at St. Elias Centre on Ridgewood Avenue in Ottawa.
The program was masterfully introduced and led by Lorraine Hopkins and Christine Mengwei. The High Commissioner from Cameroon, Martin Mbeng, offered words of welcome and appreciation. The guest speaker, Laura Mbeng, wife of the High Commissioner, shared memories of growing up in Cameroon, including the ritual of water carrying. She also expressed deep gratitude on behalf of the villagers in Cameroon whose lives have been so touched by the Project.
Elegant Christmas decorations, handmade and donated by Kathy Monkman, were offered as door prizes. There was also a silent auction of several items, including a framed photograph by Malek Karsh and coffee from Cameroon.
The close connection with the Cameroonian / African community was highlighted by the large-screen slide show which ran continuously during the event, the beautiful and colourful attire worn by several of the attendees, and the lively music and dancing which closed a most enjoyable, positive and uplifting event.
"Making Waves" October 4, 2006, NAC Fourth Stage - local artists make waves for clean water!
Rustic Twig Chair Making Workshop - Saturday June 24, 2006,.
Brunch with the Bunch - Part 3 - Sunday November 15, 2005
Alana Forrester-Verge, a committee member who had visited Cameroon for six weeks, spoke during her slide presentation of life in the Kumbo area and the work that has been done in the villages with money raised by the Water Project. The Acting High Commissioner, Martin Mpana, in attendence with his wife and children, thanked everyone for their continued commitment to the people of Cameroon.
Anne Lalonde, our MC for the event, kept the tempo easy and relaxed as people approached the buffet tables. Draws were held for a variety of exciting doorprizes.
Josephine Nestman, CND, has put her creative energy into making and selling these delightful, decorative clowns. A donation of $25.00 for each clown is suggest with 100% of proceeds going to the project. For custom orders call Josephine at 729-5272.