Date(s) - March 5, 2020
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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The Provincial Leaders Dinner is a special gathering of the faith community on the eve of the BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast. It is an occasion for people of faith and for those who support the Prayer Breakfast to come together in a more intimate setting, sharing dinner and conversation.
Some of our Prayer Breakfast table hosts, previous speakers, sponsors, patrons, head table guests and former committee Chairs will be in attendance.
We are honoured to have Peter Ash, CEO of Under The Same Sun, join us as our special guest and speaker for the evening.
Peter is a passionate Canadian philanthropist and entrepreneur, who also has albinism. He was successful in finance and real estate. As a result of his disability, Christian faith, and business background, Peter is motivated to do whatever he can to provide resources and assistance to people with albinism who have become victims of discrimination in Tanzania, throughout Africa, and worldwide. He is the founder and CEO of Under the Same Sun, a charity dedicated to helping people with albinism overcome often deadly discrimination through education and advocacy. After 10 years of working with the government, education, and media, 2018 was the first year in recorded history of Tanzania that no one with albinism was killed.
Under the Same Sun has grown from a struggling organization to one with global recognition for its advocacy work. Nearly 10 years on, Peter attended the Geneva Convention for Witchcraft and Human Rights Experts’ Workshop in 2019 to speak on a panel about witchcraft, an issue the United Nations has never tackled before, which brings awareness with it.
Locally he has a passion for the marginalized of society. His mother, who was addicted to drugs, died on the streets of Halifax. He and his brothers David and Paul built Vivian House in her name in East Van for Hard to House women.
Single Ticket $100. Table of eight $800.