Toronto AFABW Supports Crime Prevention

April 17, 2004 – Toronto, Canada: Toronto Artists for A Better World teamed up with Kamp Hope Executives from the Scarborough Church of God as well as the Church of Scientology Volunteer Ministers to produce the “Keep Hope Alive” Toronto Event for Crime Prevention. The theme of the event was “Hope is the Key”.

Many thousands of people of all different races, cultures and creeds attended to work hand in hand supporting peace and anti-violence in Toronto. The event served to create a communal atmosphere of hope and harmony in the city.

A combination concert and prayer vigil was held with the Volunteer Ministers Tent Cavalcade at Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto. The event ran from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm and included 14 singing performances, two dance performances and a martial arts demonstration from the Fighting Tigers Martial Arts Club. Types of music included gospel, folk, blues, rhythm & blues and pop music. Thousands stopped to watch the concert and hear the speakers, and about 400 people toured the Volunteer Minister tent to get information on solutions for a troubled world.

Members of the Toronto Artists for A Better World who performed included Sean Hauk from “The Producers,” a Broadway show currently playing in Toronto. He sang a song written by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, called “Men of Reason.” Also performing were Nina Amaral, Steve Ambrose & Glen Miller with the CC Rider band, Mil Sepic, Tyson Froese, and the Uptones – Suzanne Mallet, Art Beauregard, Tad Magee, Erik Smit, Justine Shuck, Mandy Mallet, Saroma Balliram and Bob Hill. Bob Hill, who is also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, helped with a board-breaking demonstration.

In the evening, a candlelight vigil was held and ministers from various faiths including the President of the Toronto Church of Scientology, Yvette Shank, joined hands to pray for peace and harmony in our community. A powerful prayer was communicated by Reverend Basil Miller from the Scarborough of God. He is the founder of the Carnforth Faith Christian Center and Kamp Hope.

“Hope is the key Anti Violence Campaign” is an initiative by Kamp Hope Carnforth Faith Christian Center. They have an interdenominational year-round camping retreat with educational programs as well as recreational and sports facilities in Ontario for children and young adults ages 8 to 24. The group promotes crime prevention through community participation.