You Are Invited to June Callwood Children’s Day

 A Celebration and A Call To Action

June 2, 2015

 The Waterfront School and June Callwood Park

You are invited to attend June Callwood Children’s Day – June 2, 2015  – to celebrate the Keep The Promise (KTP) campaign’s efforts to end child poverty in Canada.

Since its launch two years ago, the KTP campaign has engaged children from across Canada in this work — a national student summit in November 2014, children’s meetings with politicians, anti-poverty projects in their communities, developing ability in children to exercise their role as citizens. The images and stories from the campaign can be found here, on our website.

As we prepare for the approaching federal election, we want to take stock of what we have achieved and how we might further the campaign in 2015 and beyond. We are planning three special events for this purpose and we would very much like you to join us.

Event #1: 10:00 AM to 1:15 PM – an intergenerational colloquium where students will present their anti-poverty work and engage a dialogue with politicians, anti-poverty leaders and Keep The Promise volunteers on the priorities for the year ahead.  Location: The Waterfront School, 635 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto.

Event #2: 1:30 to 3:00 PM a children’s party in the new June Callwood Park – a spring opening of this public space with music, children’s activities and the unveiling of a KTP plaque.  Location: June Callwood Park, 636 Fleet Street next to Fort York, Toronto.

Event #3:  5:00 to 7:00 PM an “after-work” park party where KTP supporters can mix with community members and June’s family and friends to celebrate this venue and the campaign, and be briefed on how our objectives will be pursued in the year ahead.  Location: June Callwood Park, 636 Fleet Street next to Fort York, Toronto.

It’s been said that wisdom follows kindness. June always led with kindness, and the wisdom followed. That’s our goal for these June 02 events — a gathering of people committed to ending child poverty, a day inspired by kindness and leading to wisdom.

For further information, or to register for one or all of the events, contact Gayle Duchene at gduchene@sympatico.ca. We look forward to sharing this exciting day of learning, planning and celebrating with you.

 

 

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