Grow Hope Second Annual Project for PWRDF Rupert’s Land and Canadian Foodgrains Bank
You can’t miss the excitement in the voices of the Anglican Grow Hope committee for Rupert’s Land Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.
“We are planting 15 acres again this year, with canola, and the crop will once again be sold to raise funds for the PWRDF account through Canadian Foodgrains Bank,” says Chris Lea.
The Lea family donated 15 acres, plus their time, equipment, and talent, to raise a crop of wheat for last year’s Grow Hope project. This year, they look forward to continuing to grow the rural-urban connection with parishes.
All are invited to come to St. Luke’s Pembina Crossing south of Manitou for a Rogation Service and blessing of crops on Sunday June 9 – watch the PWRDF Rupert’s Land Facebook page for event details and directions to St. Luke’s. The committee is excited to add a field day and picnic opportunity during harvest season for any interested people to come and see the acres during harvest time on Saturday August 17.
Parishes in Rupert’s Land are being asked to help fundraise and donate to cover the costs of purchasing the canola seed for this year’s project. Various parishes have already come on board to help fundraise.
St. Mary Magdalene will be hosting a “Bishop’s Pub Night” on Saturday April 13, and St. Peter’s Anglican will be having Jazz Vespers on Sunday April 28 as their Grow Hope fundraisers.
“This is the best way to multiply your donation to PWRDF”, says Cathy Campbell, PWRDF representative for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. “Donations to the Foodgrains Bank PWRDF fund can be multiplied by matching government dollars, sometimes up to three or four times the amount originally donated.” – Tanis Thiessen