France’s participation to WaterCan Embassy dinner
This year’s dinner, was held on Friday, May 7th, 2010 at the historic Aberdeen Pavilion, and marked the 16th consecutive Embassy Dinner hosted in support of clean drinking water projects in the developing world.
This gala fundraiser, made possible through the generous support of Ottawa’s diplomatic community and nearly 100 volunteers, has raised over one million dollars in support of clean water projects throughout eastern Africa.
“By eating our way around the world during this one-of-a-kind event, we’ve helped to improve thousands of lives by providing access to one of life’s most basic needs: clean water,” says Gary Pluim, WaterCan’s Executive Director.
The event featured a “BUFFET OF NATIONS”. Embassies and High Commissions representing over 30 countries offered a delicious and varied assortment of culinary specialties from their respective homelands.
WaterCan is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to providing clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. Since 1987, it has helped more than one million people in the developing world live healthier, more productive lives.