November 29, 2011 - 7:37 pm
Adam Little, a third year student at Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Ontario dressed up in a chicken costume as he promised to do if his classmates met his challenge to draw 600 chickens for Laos.
For the month of November, Aeroplan asked people to send in drawings of chickens and for each chicken drawing received, Aeroplan will donate $5 to help purchase a chicken for families in Laos. Every year, Aeroplan and one of its Beyond Miles charitable partners sends Aeroplan employees on an engagement trip. These trips were created to inspire and engage Aeroplan employees by helping them see how and where our charitable partners use donated Aeroplan Miles. Earlier this year, Aeroplan employees Alison, Amanda and Luis joined Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles charitable partner Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) on a trip to Laos.
Today, Alden Hadwen, Director of Community Engagement with Aeroplan visited OVC in Guelph to pick up the chicken drawings.
There are still 2 days for you to help. To enter, please send your drawing or photo to: csr.aeroplan (at) aeroplan.com by November 30th.
November 28, 2011 - 6:33 pm
Veterinarians without Borders/
Vétérinaires sans Frontières is one of five finalists that has a chance to win $25,000 in the national 2011 Heska Inspiration in Action Contest. Vote for VWB/VSF now!
By building healthy communities in some of the poorest developing countries, where people are struggling to recover from war and epidemic disease, the VWB/VSF program helps mitigate conditions that lead to instability and the spread of disease. In times of unstable climate, economy and politics, this creates a basis on which to build a more stable global community. Prize money from the contest would be used to support two ongoing projects in Laos and Uganda.
In today’s global economy and crowded planet, the health and welfare of animals and people everywhere are inter-connected. 60% of human diseases originate in animals, and is most acutely felt in developing countries where rural farmers rely heavily on animals for insurance, transport, labor, food, and income. In these developing countries, the veterinary profession now, more than ever, has the opportunity to help resolve challenges in food security, agriculture, equity, empowerment of women, and human and animal health. Currently, 70% of the global poor live in rural areas where women are challenged to provide 75% of agricultural labor and produce 80-90% of food.
Vote for VWB/VSF now! Voting is open to US citizens 18 yrs+.