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October 28, 2007 permalink
The final reminder for Grape Expectations, held tomorrow October 29. You have a chance to raise you objection in person to this CAS fundraiser.
Screen name: sparton2000
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:46 pm
Subject: protest PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE OF EVENT: OCTOBER 29, 2007 5PM TO 9PM
LOCATION: LIUNA STATION 360 JAMES ST. N. HAMILTON ON
CONTACT PERSON: MARY LOU JANIGA, CHILD ASSIST SERVICES
PHONE NUMBER: (905) 296-4366
Every Halloween the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society holds a fundraiser called the GRAPE EXPECTATIONS GALA. Every Halloween a group of concerned citizens come out to the event to protest. This will be the third year for people to unite for a common goal.
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And with all the corruption within the system that controls the family and the state infringing upon these rights by funding an agency that destroys families, I am ashamed to call myself a Canadian.
Source: Canada Court Watch Forum
Addendum Here are three reports on the event.
Screen name: sparton2000 [ Mary Janiga ]
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:03 pm
It was a great success. 15 people in attendance for our rally. I would like to thank all that attended the rally at the Grape Expectations Gala and making our voices heard. I will say that the rally/protest gets bigger every year and lets hope on our fourth anniversary we have just as many or more. We handed out CCW leaflets about what happened last year and the illegal drug use of CAS workers at last years event and people have to understand now that changes are needed in the Children's Aid System. We must overhaul the CAS and our voice must continue to resonate we are here and we are not going away and we are not going to take it any more. Again thank you and I look forward to seeing you all at next years protest/rally. Very happy. (On a side note I was there in spirit, after organizing for the past month I was immobilized by a superficial embolism of the outer veins of my left leg making me unable to walk or even stand — plaque and mini clogged veins which will clear up with heavy duty antibiotics in the next week with lots of rest and relaxation — and I spent today in the hospital emergency room from 3 pm until 9 pm. Ed called me while I was in the hospital and told me of the great success and even met me after the rally to keep my spirits up and going. So lets just say there were 16 people in attendance with me there in spirit and I hope that one day this system will change for our children and families of Canada.
Screen name: MConn
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:28 pm
It was great to see all the people there, we even had native people there helping with the protest and I learned something from one native that they are fighting for the same thing, to stop CAS from destroying their families and they did not know that the CAS was doing the same to us. We got to find out if this is true
Screen name: moldessa
Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:31 pm
It sure was a success.
One of the best protests i have been to. It was nice to meet the people I read from everyday. We came with high hopes and we left feeling as we made a small drop in the bucket. I think its great that we came together as one as we worked to achieve the same goal. Its great to be with like minded people and feel as though you're understood, acccepted, its just so nice to be part of something bigger then yourself. Many thanks to the organizers of the event. Keep up the good work.
Source: Canada Court Watch Forum