It was a historic event last year when Rotary International District 5550 World Peace Partners launched the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights (RAHR 2015).
It followed the highly successful University of Winnipeg Global College course Emerging Issues in Human Rights and represents the next building block towards peace, compassion and service above self amongst youth. (Rotary youth member Quinn Ferris reflects on his experience attending the Emerging Issues in Human Rights course in this recent CNC article: Youth as the future of world peace).
Alongside the unveiling of the Rotary Adventures in Human Rights program, RAHR co-chair Irwin Kumka, embarked on a road show to Rotary Clubs in the district to garner support for the initiative.
The call inspired the Winnipeg Transcona Rotary Club and the East AM Rotary Club to jointly organize a business Mix & Mingle on the Waterfront to raise funds for the Rotary program to be conducted at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
On Mar. 16, 2015 the Rotary clubs had an evening of fun and fundraising at Cibo Waterfront Café. The event was sponsored by the Mere Hotel.
This was also an opportunity for small business owners in Winnipeg to connect with other business minded people from within and outside of Winnipeg.
Along with helping them develop deeper relationships within the business community, many guests found a natural fit between promoting human rights and business networking.
This year’s Rotary Adventures in Human Rights (RAHR 2016) organized by Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners is scheduled for August 2016.
Video by High Hopes Communications.
All photos by Will Milne Photography