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Meet the Manager: Keith Leavitt, Education Program

We sat down with Keith Leavitt, our Education Program Manager, to learn a little bit more about his involvement with A Better World, his philosophy of education, and some of the most life-changing experiences he’s had during the course of his career.   How did you get involved with A Better World? Philosophically, I became involved

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The Big Ark Alphabet Book: Emily’s Handmade Fundraiser

A few days ago, we received a very special delivery all the way from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Emily Allen, a grade 3 student from Saskatoon Christian School, sent us a copy of her handmade book, The Big Ark Alphabet Book, along with the $40 of proceeds for schools in Kenya.   Emily was inspired to write her book while

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Pr. Ron Sydenham speaks at Lacombe Rotary Club

Ron Sydenham, Chair A Better World speaks at the Lacombe Rotary Club on “ Community Compassion 12”.  A Better World’s initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. 

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A Better World Canada calls on Canadians to celebrate country’s 150th birthday with increased acts of compassion

By LAURA TESTER Pictured above: Sunny 94 visits with residents of the Lacombe Seniors Lodge A Better World Canada’s project to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday is catching on — one kind act at a time. Since the Community Compassion 12 project was introduced in early January, at least 13 activities of spreading good cheer have been

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University students find rewards and challenges during mission trip to Bolivia

By LAURA TESTER Two university students from Burman University arrived in the foothills of Bolivia’s Andean Mountains. After months of fundraising and preparation, Mikelle Wile of Yellowknife, N.W.T. and Joshua Bradburn of Tillamook, Ore. had come to help less fortunate children. With their university’s endorsement as “student missionaries” and receiving logistical support from it and

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U of A “New Trail” – Question Period: Azalea Lehndorff, ’14 MPH

The founder of the 100 Classrooms Project, future doctor and ultimate doer tells us what it’s like to have to fight for an education By Lesley Young, ’94 BA on December 9, 2016 (click here to see full article) Within moments of meeting Azalea Lehndorff, you can tell how the public health grad has managed

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Cow Patti Theatre Fundraiser – buy your tickets now!

Come have a blast with us while supporting a great cause at the same time! A portion of the profits from this fun-filled evening will go towards the humanitarian work of A Better World Canada.   Wally’s Cafe Wally and his wife Louise buy a roadside café situated in Nevada on Route 66, 40 miles from

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Lacombe Compassion Project launched through A Better World

BY KALISHA MENDONSA Lacombe’s own Eric Rajah is looking to make a big impact in the community and beyond, in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary and in the name of creating a kinder world. The Lacombe Compassion Project, launched through A Better World Canada, is a way to bring meaningful interaction and kindness to the

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International Development Organization Calls on Canadians to Practice Compassion

 By Laura Tester A Central Alberta-based international development organization is calling on Canadians to increase their compassion as part of the country’s 150th birthday. A Better World Canada co-founder Eric Rajah hopes that caring acts will rise across the country as a result of the organization’s Community Compassion 12 project. The idea is simple —

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Bolivia Benefit Concert

Join us for a night of music to benefit A Better World’s projects in Bolivia! Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7pm Ad Building Chapel Burman University 6730 University Drive Lacombe, AB  T4L 2E5 bolivia-benefit-concert-poster-2017

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ExpressNews December 2016: Thank you! 🎄

 

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Proceeds from Paul Kane High School Students’ Second “Project A” Dance to Improve Education in Kenya

Students from Paul Kane High School in St. Albert, AB presented a cheque for $1,000 to ABW this week. These funds were raised by the St. Albert Rotaract Club, run by Aulden Maj-Pfleger, to go towards purchasing textbooks for students in Kenya.     The funds were raised and matched through “Project A”, a dance

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Media Contacts

Members of the media are encouraged to contact us with inquiries about A Better World, our projects, our people, or any related subjects:

Carl Hahn
Director, Marketing & Communication
A Better World Canada
Office: 403.782.0325