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AfriGrand Caravan: Nkulie and Regina in Montreal and Ottawa

It’s been a couple of weeks since AfriGrand Caravan speakers Nkulie and Regina returned to South Africa. But thanks to Sarah Moffat you can still watch them in action in this video from the Caravan’s stops in Montreal and Ottawa!

A very special thanks to Sarah Moffat for the video.

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Dare 2010 radio spot: 10,000 Feet (VIDEO)

As promised, here is the fourth of five A Dare to Remember 2010 radio spots, entitled “10,000 Feet.” The final radio ad, featuring comedian Pat Thornton, will be posted here tomorrow.

Check out “10,000 Feet”:

Want to see more Dare videos? Click here! And don’t forget to choose and announce your Dare! Sign up for the campaign by clicking here.

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Dare 2010 radio spot: Going back to school (VIDEO)

Another day, another new A Dare to Remember 2010 radio spot! This spot, entitled “Going Back to School,” is the third of five.

Want to see more Dare videos? Click here! And don’t forget to pick and announce your Dare! Sign up for the campaign by clicking here.

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Dare 2010 radio spot: Geddy Lee of Rush (VIDEO)

Happy Monday, blog readers! To celebrate the beginning of the second week of A Dare to Remember 2010, we bring you the second of five radio ads produced for the Dare campaign.

This spot features Geddy Lee, lead singer of legendary Canadian rock group Rush. More videos are on the way later in the week.

Want to see more Dare videos? Click here! And don’t forget to pick and announce your Dare! Sign up for the campaign by clicking here.

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Dare 2010 radio spot: Barenaked Ladies' Ed Robertson (VIDEO)

And now, we present to you the first of five radio spots for A Dare to Remember 2010. This spot features Ed Robertson, lead singer of Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. More to come next week.

Want to see more Dare videos? Click here!

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AfriGrand Caravan: Reflections from the road — Snow Junior

Joanna Henry, Grandmothers Campaign Coordinator with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, brings us her latest reflection on her time on the AfriGrand Caravan. (You can read her previous dispatches here.)

Some of the crew pose for a photo next to the AfriGrand Caravan vehicle in Northern Ontario. L-R: Foundation staff member Moni, Maness, Rosemary, and Ruth.

This story was written during our stay in Sudbury:

Today after a wonderful and eventful day – the team was definitely experiencing a moment of flagging energy levels as we were returning to our hotel for a quick break before our final dinner with the event organizers of Sudbury.

We were rolling down the road in a quiet stupor when suddenly Johanne (our driver) jarred us all awake by slamming on the brakes and swinging the Caravan into a parking lot all the while yelling “snow snow SNOW!!!!”

Sure enough – there was a pile of snow outside of an arena.

She pulled the van up to the snow bank, we piled out of the van and Ruth and Rosemary had just leaned in for a look at this substance when Moni beaned them with a snowball.

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Dare 2010: Launch day with Picnicface (VIDEO)

A Dare to Remember 2010 starts today!

Already picked your Dare? Share it with the world by tweeting about it or sharing it as a Facebook status update! (While you’re at it, sign up for the Dare to Remember Facebook event.) Still wondering how to get involved in the campaign? Check out this video from Halifax-based comedy troupe Picnicface. In it, Andy, Scott and Mark share their wisdom about the Dare to Remember campaign, as well as a surprisingly broad knowledge of the work of Mandy Moore.

(Can’t see the video? Watch it here.)

What’s your Dare to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa? Sign up, announce your Dare on Facebook and Twitter, and start fundraising now! Visit adaretoremember.com to join the campaign and find out more.

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Dare 2010 sneak peek: Brandy's Bodacious Baldness

A Dare to Remember 2010 starts tomorrow! To give you a sneak peak of what this year’s Darers are up to, check out these photos of Brandy, an early-bird Darer from Manitoba. Her Dare was to shave her head and henna tattoo the Dare to Remember logo on the back of her neck this past Sunday!

Brandy has been blogging about her fundraising efforts for the Dare campaign (check out her blog here), and today sent us these post-Dare photos:

Brandy bald wearing a Dare sticker

Brandy rocking a Dare to Remember sticker after her Dare

Brandy's A Dare to Remember henna tattoo

Brandy's A Dare to Remember henna tattoo

Brandy with the AfriGrand Caravan crew

Brandy with the AfriGrand Caravan crew on Sunday

Brandy has already surpassed her first two fundraising goals of $1000 and $2500. She now hopes to raise $5000 for grassroots organizations working to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa. To support Brandy’s Dare, visit her fundraising page!

What’s your Dare to turn the tide of AIDS in Africa? Pick your Dare and announce it—including via Twitter and Facebook—starting on Tuesday, October 19. Sign up now at adaretoremember.com!

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A Dare to Remember 2010: Looking forward and looking back with Stephen Lewis (VIDEO)

Guess what, blog readers? That’s right: A Dare to Remember is less than a week away!

A Dare to Remember is a campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation—engaging Canadians to raise funds for AIDS in Africa. In powerful acts of solidarity, Canadians across the country are facing their fears, letting their creative juices flow, testing their endurance and mobilizing their communities.

The 2010 edition of A Dare to Remember launches on Tuesday, October 19, and runs until World AIDS Day (December 1).

Pick your Dare and join us on October 19 to announce your Dare to your friends, family, classmates and colleagues, and via Twitter and YouTube. To sign up and start fundraising now, visit adaretoremember.com and click on “Do a Dare.”

Here’s a message from Stephen Lewis about this year’s Dare campaign. After checking out this year’s message, scroll down to watch Stephen perform his dare from 2009—singing with Canadian rock band Arkells live on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos!

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AfriGrand Caravan: Reflections from the road — Introducing the Malawians

Joanna Henry, Grandmothers Campaign Coordinator with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, brings us her latest reflection on her time on the AfriGrand Caravan. (You can read her previous dispatches here.)

In this dispatch, Joanna introduces Rosemary Makandanje, Maness Kamwaza and Ruth Maulana from Consol Homes in Malawi; and shares Nkulie and Regina’s thoughts about their time on the Caravan.
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