This dinner is a major fundraiser to cover Relief Sale expenses.
Ticket cost: $10.
See the Relief Sale Representative at your church for tickets or contact Marilyn at the MCC Ontario office at 519-745-8458
Please purchase tickets in advance. Donations above the cost of the ticket will receive a charitable tax receipt.
Guest speakers: Kaylee Perez, Refugee Sponsorship Associate. Kaylee Perez is a Refugee Sponsorship Associate at Mennonite Central Committee Ontario. She was born in Canada to a Cuban father and Palestinian-Colombian mother. Being raised in a multicultural family has fuelled her passion for peace work both locally and abroad. She is a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies graduate and has 5 years of experience working as a strong advocate for refugees. Her role at MCC is multi-faceted. It includes connecting and matching sponsorship groups to refugee families identified by the Canadian government and the United Nations, walking alongside sponsors and newcomer families as they mutually learn and grow, and engaging the community in public education on welcoming refugees. “What I’m most passionate about – what I’ve seen over and over again – is the powerful way that regular people can make all the difference in the world to newcomer families. Every day, I see it with my own eyes, and every day, it humbles me.”