Annual Gala Fundraiser
London Area Right to Life Association’s 35th Annual Gala Fundraiser was held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Hellenic Centre in
London, Ontario. Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition was our guest speaker. His topic was:
“Fatal Flaws: Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide”
Our Gala is one of our major fundraisers which allows us to continue our vital pro-life work in the community. Your generosity enables us to have more pro-life billboards in London, an educational booth at the Western Fair, sponsor young people to attend the March for Life, and more…
Ngan DeVries, Vice-President of London Area Right to Life Association & Gala Chairperson is pictured at left with her husband, James. Alex Schadenberg is in the middle, flanked by Ngan & James.
London Area Right to Life Association’s mandate is education. Over the years, the themes of the Gala have included adoption, ways to be pro-life in our world, among others. The legalization of euthanasia & medically assisted suicide has paved the way to abuses and dangers. Alex’s expertise is very much appreciated.
ANNUAL WALK 4 LIFE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 9
Bishop Dabrowski celebrated Mass at 8:30 am in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street, while Pastor Oscar Castillo presided over a non-denominational prayer service at the same time in St. Mary’s Choir School gymnasium.
What a beautiful day it was!!
You can download the route and pledge sheet from the pdf found below:
Photo Gallery from this year’s Walk 4 Life:
Highlights from 2017:
The London Area Right to Life rents a booth each year at the Western Fair. Details to come about this year’s fair soon…We have been there for over 40 years, educating fair-goers about the development and humanity of preborn babies. The table is run by volunteers who give of their time, talents and knowledge of pro-life current events. God bless each of our volunteers!! We are in the “look around tent” this year!
Resources include: a DVD showing 4D ultrasounds, pamphlets, Precious Feet pins and more. Plus there is a raffle prize! What more can you ask for???
Photos from this year’s booth in the “Look around Tent” (note the new look):
Last year’s booth:
Life Chain was held on Sunday, September 30 from 2 pm to 3 pm. at the corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond.
Starting in 1987 in Yuba County, California, LIFE CHAIN is a chain of pro-life solidarity, as concerned citizens spend an hour on the sidewalk holding signs with pro-life messages and praying for an end to abortion. The Life Chain is conducted across North America. We hope that you can come out to pray for one hour. As Jesus asked of His disciples, “can you watch one hour” in prayer to end abortion? Our lives are not our own. We are made in the image and likeness of God our Creator and loved beyond belief.
The official Life Chain website can be found here: http://www.lifechain.net/
40 Days for Life
The 40 Days for Life is an international campaign which was first held in London, Ontario in the fall of 2011. It is a 40-day-long vigil of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. Pro-lifers keep a peaceful, prayerful vigil in front of Victoria Hospital (Commissioners at Wellington S.) for 12 hours each day, from 7 AM to 7 PM (excluding Sundays).
For more information, see our London 40 Days website: www.40daysforlife.com/london-on
The Catholic churches in London and area will have their “team captain” who will ensure that each church’s parishioners sign up for a day that the church chooses. We hope that our non-Catholic, pro-life friends will do the same. That way all 40 days will be covered. Together we can make a difference!!
Thank you to all of our prayer volunteers; we hope you can join us again this year and perhaps bring a friend or a family member who have never participated in 40 Days for Life.
Approximately 50 children are aborted weekly in London! If you have tried to watch the film, the Silent Scream, you will understand why these preborn babies in the womb need to be protected. Abortion is the dismemberment of babies who simply wish to be born. Imagine if you had been aborted? Or someone you love?