On January 26, the Woodroffe United Café was held in the Banquet Room from 7 to 8PM. Dave Chaplin, on a CIDA secondment, and Milan Kollár, the Slovak ambassador to Canada, described the part played by Canada in 2002-2004 to counsel the new country of Slovakia (1993) as they created a governmental agency to provide money and expertise to the international community. Slovaks wanted to ‘pay forward’ the help and support they had received from countries, like Canada, to emerging countries who could benefit from Slovakian experience. The coffee, tea and poppy seed desserts and the conversation made it worth the trek!
Next Woodroffe United Café
February 23, 2014: Norm Williams will speak to us about: Ecumenical Accompaniment in Palestine/Israel. Norman Williams was appointed to the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel by the United Church of Canada and the World Council of Churches. He spent three months in the West Bank from mid-April to mid-July, 2013.