OTTAWA, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ – The Together truck is driving change across Canada – and Ottawa is the first stop on the tour.
Together: An exhibition on global development is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, highlighting Canadian contributions to improving the lives of people around the world.
Housed in a custom-built truck with 1,000 square feet of exhibition space, Together officially launches in Ottawa on Wednesday, embarking on its two-year journey across the country.
The truck will travel coast-to-coast, featuring powerful photography, film, and audio; one-of-a-kind objects; an interactive world map of Canadian contributions overseas; and a skills quiz for visitors to discover how they can help in the fight against global poverty.
The exhibition was developed by Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), and features the work of 21 Canadian organizations working to reduce poverty around the world.
“Today’s global development challenges are immense and complex, but there are solutions – many of them thanks to Canada’s leadership and collaboration,” said Khalil Z. Shariff, chief executive officer of AKFC. “Together will spark and inform a conversation about the extraordinary ways in which Canadians are making a difference in the developing world.”
Together officially launches on Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat (199 Sussex Drive).
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will participate in the launch.
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Together: An exhibition on global development — Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Step into a world of opportunity…
Where improving quality of life in the developing world is more than just a hope – it’s a reality.
Together: An exhibition on global development is hitting the road, visiting communities across the country to explore how Canadians are driving global change.
About the exhibit
Together: An exhibition on global development is an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory experience designed to spark conversations about the role that Canadians can play in reducing global poverty.
This unique, mobile exhibition is housed in a 53-foot, custom vehicle. With 1,000 square feet of exhibit space, Together transports visitors around the globe. The exhibition features:
Powerful photography, film and audio that bring the individual stories behind global change to life
Interactive components and unique objects that enable visitors to explore innovative solutions to global challenges – and uncover how they can build on their own skills and interests to take action
Opportunities for visitors to share their experience with one another and with their social networks
A bilingual exhibition, Together is joining communities across Canada in a conversation about global change. In 2015 the exhibition travels across Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. In 2016 it will travel to northern Ontario and then on to central and western Canada.
Admission to the exhibition is free. The exhibit is fully bilingual and supported by knowledgeable staff. The experience is mainly self-guided, with an average length of visit between 20 and 45 minutes.
The exhibition is wheelchair accessible.
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