Monday, February 18, 2013

AANS Conference

On January 25th I had the privilege of making a short presentation on the project in Congo at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, NS.  It was part of an event that included messages from Fabien Cousteau, grand-son of Jacques Cousteau, as well as Rohanna Subasinghe, Senior Aquaculture Specialist with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Rubbing shoulders with these two professionals was the highest-level networking I've ever been party to.  They were both very approachable individuals with good insights into the potential of Fish for Hope moving forward.

Fabien Cousteau and myself
The event was part of the annual conference of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) which had invited my participation in the first place.  With over 700 in attendance, it brought great awareness and credibility to our work in DRC.  People extended their affirmation for our efforts and offered assistance whereever possible.  My deepest gratitude goes to the AANS for their support and endorsement of the work of Fish for Hope, entrusting me with a venue that had the potential to bring greater scope to the aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia.  I like to think that the increased visibility of Fish for Hope through this event gave the industry something else to be proud of.

I also mentioned in a previous post that a local donor had committed $1,000 to the project with the idea that it would be matched through fundraising.  Within exactly one week, our own church friends had contributed $1,700.  Onward and upward!

1 comment:

  1. Hi peter

    Good day...
    can i get your email or phone no?
    Thanks and regards
    Raghavendra Ramu
    E mail:
    Phone No:0970042889