Our annual celebration: A photo essay

Written by Admin, published on July 6, 2012 Donate Today

Local donors, volunteers, board members and staff gathered for our Annual General Meeting at the Best Western Village Park Inn in Calgary, Canada on June 20. Each year, we take the time to pause and reflect on the progress we and our partners have made in the fight against avoidable blindness – progress made possible by our kind and generous supporters. For those of you who couldn’t join us, here’s the evening captured in a photo essay (click on the image for a bigger version).


Guests were greeted by staff in the welcoming reception area.
Thanks to Boyden Global Executive Search, our generous AGM venue sponsor.
Renfrew Insurance kindly sponsored refreshments for the event. Thank you!
Pat Ferguson, our president and CEO, presented last year’s progress and achievements. Her speech included the inspiring story of the Kenyan village of Ongata Naado, which has been totally transformed by clean, abundant water from a well drilled with the support of Operation Eyesight donors.
Glenys Jenkyns, the granddaughter of our founder, Art Jenkyns, also made a special presentation, thanking donors for their dedicated support and for continuing her grandpa’s passion and mission.
A big thank you to the board directors who made it out to the event: (left to right) Dan Parlow, our new chair of the Canadian board of directors; Sophia Langlois, a newly elected board member from Calgary; and Rob Olson, board treasurer.
A big THANK YOU to our donors and volunteers. None of our work can happen without you!

Photos by Ming Emma Ko.