This autumn marks the 50th anniversary of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), and there’s going to be a party to celebrate it  Saturday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. No host bar, 7:00 p.m. Banquet at St. Philip’s Church, 3737 W. 27th Ave., Vancouver.
Tickets are selling quickly so purchase yours today: 1,2,3,6 or an entire table for a very special banquet hosted by Bishop Michael Ingham. We will enjoy delicious food, toe-tapping entertainment with East Coast flair, and hear stories of the good work that has been achieved through the generosity of Canadian Anglicans who have contributed more than $80 million to the PWRDF since its beginning. Our uplifting speaker will be Cheryl Curtis, Executive Director of PWRDF.
The Primate's Fund came into existence as a result of a terrible human tragedy in Canadian history. In 1958, in Springhill, Nova Scotia, there was an underground explosion in a coal mine. 174 men were in the mine when it collapsed, and 75 died as a result of the disaster. The tragedy moved Anglicans and other Canadians to respond with assistance for the stricken families. As a result of this experience, the church recognized the need for an efficient process to channel assistance quickly in situations of emergency.
In 1959 – fifty years ago this autumn – The Primate's Fund was established.
Tickets for this diocesan banquet are $50, available by phoning Eileen Nurse at the synod office at (604) 684-6306 ext 228 or order your tickets by email contact Eileen Nurse. Our fundraising goal at this event is $50,000 in cash and pledges. Click handbills to download printable information flyers.
Space is limited, so plan to purchase your tickets early. Bring a friend. Fill a table!
And there is another party planned for St. Alban's, Richmond. September 26th beginning at 6pm. A delicious multi-course African feast with Fair Trade Organic African Wine. Guest Speaker: Denise Hambidge, Guest Entertainer: singer, Sibel Thrasher. Tickets $35 including a $15 tax receipt. Available now at the St. Alban's office by calling 604.278.2770. To avoid disappointment order your tickets before September 22nd.