Oxfam-Quebec 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials

 

Students in Burkina Faso in the contest!

My science students are the first USA students to participate in the OXFAM-Quebec 20th international Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials!!

Their toys are in the Montreal Biodome!

20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials (ICFT)

Over 200 toys have been collected from 10 countries (Canada, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, United States, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo). In all, over 6,000 young people have taken part in this initiative.

Designed from waste but with surprising creativity and ingenuity, the creations demonstrate the commitment of young participants to a more just world for our planet and the people that inhabit it. Their toys are the result of deliberation on the impact that their own consumption has on the environment.

The toys will be on display at the Montreal Biodome until March 16, 2012. 

André Sauvé launches the 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials (ICFT)

MONTREAL, Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ – André Sauvé will unveil the creations and winners of the Oxfam-Quebec 20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials on Saturday, December 3, at the Montreal Biodome.
Over 200 toys have been collected from 10 countries (Canada, Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, United States, Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and the Democratic Republic of Congo). In all, over 6,000 young people have taken part in this initiative.

“I visited several schools in Burkina Faso to collect toys made by children for the contest. These are wonderful teaching tools for raising awareness about environmental issues. And although we visited schools of some very disadvantaged children the emotion that was aroused was never pity. On the contrary, the memories I have retained of these encounters is a tireless determination to learn and to stand tall being taught”, reports André Sauvé, ambassador of Oxfam-Quebec upon returning from Burkina Faso.

Designed from waste but with surprising creativity and ingenuity, the creations demonstrate the commitment of young participants to a more just world for our planet and the people that inhabit it. Their toys are the result of deliberation on the impact that their own consumption has on the environment.
Join the party! Come and meet the award winners.
WHAT? Awards Gala of the
20th International Contest Featuring Toys Made from Reused Materials
WHEN? Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 1:30 pm
WHERE? At the Montreal Biodome, 4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin Ave.
WHO? The young participants, André Sauvé, Ambassador of Oxfam-Quebec and
spokesperson for the event and the Oxfam-Québec Team
IN ADDITION: The toys will be on display until March 16, 2012.

For further information: Media contacts: Justine Lesage, Oxfam-Québec Media Relations
Telephone: (514) 937-1614 ext. 375, Cell: (514) 513-0013
Email: [email protected]
André Sauvé is available for interviews from November 28.
The exhibition will be held at the Montreal Biodome until March 16, 2012.  Admission is free.
Photos are available on request. Photographer Éric St Pierre accompanied André Sauvé to Burkina Faso and some of his photos are also available on request.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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