Cornwall Ontario — Each year Child Haven International has a Cornwall dinner to raise funds for the Child Haven homes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Tibet in China. The 2013 dinner will be a very special one for Child Haven co-founders Fred and Bonnie Cappuccino and Dr. Nat Shah. The Cappuccinos are celebrating their diamond jubilee, their 60th wedding anniversary and Dr. Shah was recently awarded the Dr. Garth Taylor Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Chamber of Commerce 2013 awards.
According to City Councillor and SD&G Coalition for Social Justice member Elaine MacDonald, “the diamond jubilee gives us the opportunity to focus on Fred and Bonnie and their family, all 21 kids, more than we usually do at our dinners. The community will have a chance to salute, celebrate and be touched by this most extraordinary couple and the work they’ve done over the years.”
The dinner takes place Friday, April 5th at the Ramada Inn. Doors open at 6 pm and tickets are $60 each. To purchase a ticket, contact Child Haven at 613-527-2829 or [email protected] or Elaine MacDonald [email protected] or 613-938-7763. The occasion will be a memorable event, in honour of a worthy cause, and featuring great food and entertainment.
The dinner is a gourmet vegetarian feast by Chef Joginder Khalsa. The entertainment is provided by Cornwall’s own Graham Greer and Madée Jacques, aka the jazz lady. Madée is the anchor of the open mic sessions every Sunday yat the MacCloskey Hotel in Chesterville, Ontario. And if all that isn’t enough, there will be a silent auction and bazaar of exotic Eastern goods, and proceeds from that will help raise more money for Child Haven.
Child Haven International assists children and women in developing countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, as well as emotional and moral support. Over the years, the Cornwall dinner has been able to support that work greatly.
Visit www.childhaven.ca for more information on Child Haven.