"We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Samantha Nutt - Founder and Executive Director
of War Child North America is our guest speaker for our 9th annual community breakfast
on Thursday November 7th, 2013," notes Andrea Quenneville Chair of the Board of
Directors for Violence Against Women Services Elgin County.
"All are welcome. This is a great opportunity for women, men, high school students,
friends, and neighbours to get together over good food and fresh coffee and be inspired
about how we work together to create safety for women and children across the world
and right here in Elgin County," Ms. Quenneville added.
The Breakfast is on Thursday November 7th beginning at 7am at the St. Thomas Senior's
Centre, 225 Chestnut, St. Thomas. Tickets are $15 and include full hot breakfast.
Call Pam Dyck at 519-633-0155 or email
email@example.com to reserve your ticket today.
Dr. Samantha Nutt has for over 15 years been at the front lines of many of the world's
major crises, in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Darfur. These
experiences have given her unique insights into the brutality of modern conflict:
why it begins, what sustains it, and what must be done to prevent children being
held in its terrifying grip. In addition to overseeing War Child Canada, Dr. Nutt
is a staff physician at Women's College Hospital in Toronto, and an Assistant Professor
of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also the author of the bestselling
book Damned Nations, a distillation of her observations from providing hands-on
care in some of the world's most violent flashpoints. She was awarded the "Order
of Ontario" in 2010, and appointed to the Order of Canada in 2011.
Violence Against Women Services Elgin County offers safety, support, and hope to
women and their children who have been abused. For 35 years, Violence Against Women
Services Elgin County has with our community helped to save the lives and to change
the futures of tens of thousands of women and children: with a 24 hour help line;
24 hour safety at Women's Place Elgin's Emergency Shelter; community based counselling
to help manage the hurt of abuse in Aylmer, St Thomas, & West Lorne; counselling
for children aged 4 to 18 - girls and boys whose moms have been abused; and prevention
through education partnerships in our schools, workplaces, and community groups.