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About the Event

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A live online follow-along paint night, where the subject of the painting is food related. Using any materials the participants have around the house, or can get at a craft or dollar store if they feel comfortable doing so. The participants will follow along step by step painting, and are encouraged to enjoy with friends and family (from a social distance), drinks, snacks, and good vibes are also encouraged. In the end the goal is to have a completed painting, and some fun memories.

Get to know us:

Megan, Deborah, Zareena, Guilene, and Agerh are very determined and compassionate students. Due to COVID-19, moving this whole campaign to the virtual world was quite the challenge. However, with their creative minds and with the help of the other amazing classmates and professors, we as a team strongly believe that we will put in all efforts to make this work and help the Ottawa Food Bank. To ensure team collaboration and cooperation, we have scheduled zoom calls every Tuesday at 1:45pm and all members who are able to attend must participate. With a team of bright minds and love, we will put compassion in Crave Compassion.

Let’s know a little more about each one of us-

Megan Leona McGrath

Meg is a ACPR student in her second semester. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies with a minor in political science. Meg has a lot of volunteer experience with fundraisers and event planning, specifically when she was the event chair for the Relay for Life campaign in 2015 that raised over $13000. Meg is extremely passionate about helping people, learning new things,  and is looking forward to contributing and participating in the Crave Compassion Campaign for the Ottawa Food Bank. As a creative person with a broad imagination, Meg enjoys arts and crafts, fashion, and makeup, and incorporating them into her work, while paying attention to detail and staying well organized.

Deborah Iradukunda 

Deb Iradukunda, she goes to school at Algonquin College and is currently enrolled in a public relations program. She has a couple of hobbies and those include reading and travelling. She's a fiction fan, but she enjoys a good non-fiction book, especially a biography book. Her travelling goal is to visit at least two countries in each continent. As any other human she enjoys good food and she finds comfort in a good dish. Her favorite food is fried rice with chicken and fries on the side.

Guilene Charlotte

Guilene Is a sophisticated woman whose desire is to see a multitude of women walk in their full    potential. She desires to empower women across the nation and is an influencer to her generation.Guilene Charlotte continues to use her life experiences, passion, and personality to impact women across the nation through her talk show and foundation, GC Talkshow and GC Foundation (GCF) respectively. A woman who wears many hats, Guilene has branched out from her talk show to also launch her own foundation that is currently based in Burundi. The foundation serves to provide young people around the globe with an opportunity to achieve the future of their dreams through education. Guilene Charlotte is extremely passionate about helping people, and looks forward to contributing in the Ottawa Food Bank campaign.

Ageth Kanagaratnam

Ageth is a Public relation student in his second semester at Algonquin College.He has an undergrad degree in law. Ageth has a passion for travelling, eating varieties of food and going on hikes. Ageth has volunteered previously at the Tri County literacy council for Community Homework & After-school Program for youth. Has also worked with youth summer programs creating games and exercises for kids. Ageth is always looking to help and make someone's day better. He is excited to be working with the Ottawa Food Bank on behalf of the crave compassion campaign to make a difference in his community.

Zareena Hakim 

Zareena is a young and inspired student at Algonquin College, studying public relations. Zareena has a passion for learning about new cultures, traveling, reading, and is always up for trying something new. Zareena has worked many jobs but her love for makeup has driven her in a path to take a course in lash extension application, and she is now a lash technician. One of her greatest goals in life is being a part of a campaign that helped her school raise over 14k during an event called Relay For Life in 2019 for cancer. Thus, leaving her very excited to be a part of another wonderful campaign called Crave Compassion for the Ottawa Food Bank to help support, get donations, and raise awareness for food security; because food is life.

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