Activist for Aghan women a special guest
CWFWAghan’s local chapter hosts annual fundraiser Sunday
The Peterborough chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is holding its annual fundraising dinner Sunday in the Guild Hall at St John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock Street. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.
The guest speaker is Adeena Niazi of Toronto, founder and executive director of the Afghan Women's Organization which has been active in supporting and advocating on behalf of women and children and the many Afghan refugees and newcomers to Canada. In 2008, Adeena was honoured with the Order of Ontario Award. She has travelled to Afghanistan regularly where she has established and managed educational programs, created home-based training and income-generating initiatives and opened an orphanage for young girls. In 2002, she was one of two Afghan Canadians elected to Afghanistan's Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) to vote in the Transitional Government in Kabul.
Other highlights of the dinner include traditional Afghan cooking, a silent auction and the sale of needlework from Afghanistan.
The Peterborough chapter of CW4WAfghan is one of 13 nonprofit, non-religious chapters across Canada which raise money for the education and girls in Afghanistan and raise awareness in Canada of human rights in Afghanistan. The organization supports literacy training, teacher training, libraries, schools, digital academic resources and an orphanage.
Tickets for the dinner cost $30 or $20 for students/unwaged. To purchase tickets or to donate an item for the silent auction contact Daphne at Peterbor[email protected]
History in the Baking
The annual Hutchison House Christmas Market, History in the Baking, takes place Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Award winning Empire Cheese specialty cheeses and gift baskets can be ordered ahead of time for pickup at the sale, but please note that the deadline to order is Thursday.
The market will feature home baking, shortbread, fruit pies, jams, jellies and preserves, along with other special seasonal treats. Books, new-to-you items, fresh greenery and other gift items will also be available for sale.
If you wish to donate baked goods and/or new-to-you donations for the sale they can be dropped off at the museum, located at 270 Brock St., from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23.
For further information call the museum office at 705-7439710. Order forms for Empire Cheese are available at the museum or online at hutchisonhouse.ca and should be emailed or dropped off at the museum in time for the deadline Thursday.
An evening of joyful music will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Westdale United Church, Sherbrooke St. Presented by The Spirit Gospel Choir, the evening will also include special guests The Kawartha Music Company and the McDonnell Street Gospel Quartet.
The program will be varied with gospel, a cappella, current tunes and pre-Christmas music. The event is free, but a freewill donation for the Peterborough Children’s Choir would be appreciated.
Northminster United Church, 300 Sunset Blvd., is hosting the Westben choir from Campbellford performing their Christmas program The Little Drummer on Saturday Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased by calling 705-748-4881. The facility is wheelchair accessible.
Adeena Niazi, a dedicated activist working in Canada to benefit women in Afghanistan, will be at Sunday’s annual Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (Peterborough chapter) fundraiser.