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Together, When We Are Engaged

Posted on November 3, 2016
By Kristine Culp

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They say, “a picture is worth 1,000 words.”  This is certainly true of an exciting new photo exhibit – Together, When We Are Engaged – hosted by Tamarack in Waterloo Ontario.  With a series of bold, vibrant images, this exhibit captures the passion and impact of community engagement and action.

About eighty people joined us in September for the exhibit’s official opening to enjoy the photos and celebrate stories of community-building in action – everything from neighbourhood “porch parties” to supper programs, restorative workshops, intentional dialogue initiatives, and more. A highlight was the presence of a Syrian newcomer family featured in one of the photos and the opportunity to hear their story of welcome, shared via interpreter.  

The photos are being incorporated into class curriculums during the fall term and were featured at Tamarack’s Community Change Initiative in Toronto from September 26-30. If you can’t visit the exhibit in Waterloo, watch for a selection of the exhibit’s photos to appear at upcoming Tamarack Learning events, including Evaluating Community Impact which is being held in Hamilton from November 15-17. 2016.  We hope to see you there.

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Kristine Culp

By Kristine Culp

Kristine is delighted to bring her writing, communications, and fundraising skills to support Tamarack’s mission. She joined Tamarack in April 2016 as Associate Director of Strategic Engagement, helping to support fund development, strategic communications, and outcomes achievement. From 2005-2016, she worked for a marketing firm specializing in non-profit fundraising, and before that, in various writing and communications positions. She has a Master’s in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a BA in French from the University of Waterloo. Kristine volunteers for a social enterprise that supports the work of Mennonite Central Committee and for a neighbourhood group that is sponsoring Syrian newcomers. She and her husband Bruce live in Kitchener, Ontario, and have two sons, Matthew and Graham.

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