Rayjon is proud to host a second Gathering of Hope for Haiti with Grace United Church.
Join us with the power of hope for the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti last January. In one of Rayjon’s most difficult years in supporting Haiti, we still uncover stories of hope and see a difference being made with every small step forward. Learn about our future projects and the positive changes the organization is making to adapt to the constant changes of the developing world.
The event is on Saturday January 15th at Grace United Church.
It is an Open House from 12:00-05:00 PM.
A multi-cultural service will be held at 7:00 PM.
Stop in and enjoy a variety of art exhibits from both local and Haitian artists. Support local art, as well as support Rayjon. A silent auction of art pieces will be on display.
A variety of local musicians will be playing throughout the day for our Coffee House. Grab a hot chocolate or coffee and soak in music by:
12:00 Dorthys Hazarai
12:30 Kadi Vani
01:00 Brad & Naomi
01:30 Kesenia Parent
02:00 Mike Giresi
02:30 Lonnie in the Garden
03:00 Waterfront Drummers
03:30 Mike Blackmore
04:00 Dave Ashdown & Bruce Ritchie
04:30 Dave Ashdown
Include lunch in your visit and choose a soup or chilli from any culture around the world. Haitian, Canadian, American, Thai, German, Mexican, and many more soups and chilli to choose from! Bring the family for a tasty lunch!
Don’t forget about Rayjon’s Art Contest for our local youth age 4-18 years old! All art pieces submitted will be on display to gain votes by YOU at this event.
Young people have the opportunity to demonstrate what peace looks like in our local community, in the developing world and/or in our world community. Art pieces must be on 11×17 paper, drawn, painted or coloured. It must be submitted with a name, age, school, phone number and email. Drop off at Grace United church by January 7th at 6:00 PM.
Please see poster below for details.
Have a wander about at our open house, enjoy the art, music and food. Also, purchase local and Haitian art, as well as vanilla and handmade jewellery and crafts from developing countries.
In the evening we will gather again at 7:00 PM to take part in a multi-faith service of HOPE.
Speakers on behalf of the Catholic, Muslim and Chinese Associations will be take part, as well as music by the Aamjiwnaang Drummers, Nightingale singers, Tessa Catton, and Huron Brass Members.
View a magnificent piece of art form on stage by Ron Capser during the service.
Join us to experience culture and the power of hope in even the most difficult times.
Help us help Haiti.
For more information contact Rayjon Youth.