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19 Nov 2013 Billboard Design Contest – Winning Designs

We are excited to share the 8 finalists in our first-ever billboard design contest. ARPA thanks Compass Creative for working with the finalists to improve their concepts, for judging, and for providing our two feature prizes (Samsung tablets). Thanks to Reformed Perspective Magazine for providing 6 runner-up prizes. We also thank everyone who entered the contest. Our hope is to do this again so if you want to try again, or try for the first time, keep those ideas perking! We now challenge local ARPA groups and the general public...

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18 Oct 2013 Huge Crowd Takes in ARPA Oxford’s Euthanasia Debate

By Martin Dendekker (ARPA Oxford): On Tuesday October 15, ARPA Oxford hosted a euthanasia debate in Mt. Elgin, Ontario. Over 300 people came to Oxford Reformed Christian School to hear the debate between Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition and Michael Payton of Dying with Dignity. The debate centred on the general question of whether or not end-of-life care in Canada should include euthanasia. ARPA Canada's André Schutten served as the debate moderator.
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30 Sep 2013 Ontario Legislature Visit – Smashing Success!

In the early morning hours of Thursday, September 26th, two dozen delegates representing six of the nine different Ontario ARPA groups came together for a packed day of serious political engagement. And what a day!The delegates met for breakfast and some much needed coffee (some reps were on the road already at 4:00 a.m. that morning!) at Westminster Chapel, a space graciously made available to us. After we dug into the meal, André Schutten led us through an orientation, giving tips on meetings with members of provincial parliament and their staff.
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20 Sep 2013 Abortion memorial planned at Niagara sites

Update: Find a report on these public demonstrations, as well as a link to pictures, at our WeNeedaLAW.ca website here. NiagarathisWeek.com, Sept 19 2013: A number of youth from across Niagara will be taking part in what's called a 'living abortion memorial' this Saturday at three high profile sets. But residents weary of seeing graphic images depicting aborted fetuses need not worry; the display promises to be more tactful. Instead of gory imagery, the memorial will consist of 100 crosses being held by local youth connected with Association for Reformed...

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17 Jul 2013 Over 100 crosses Remind Southern Alberta that WeNeedaLAW!

July 17, 2013  Lethbridge, AB - This summer people living in Southern Alberta will be exposed to a powerful message displayed by area residents on their front lawns. An educational campaign with the purpose of bringing awareness to Canada’s lack of protection for pre-born humans, has seen over 100 crosses distributed throughout Lethbridge, Coaldale and Taber. The freshly painted crosses have the words “weneedaLAW.ca” and “theTRUTHis.ca” printed on them and already they are getting noticed by passersby. Paul Vanderheide of Coaldale says shortly after he stuck one in his front lawn his neighbour wandered over to inquire. “He couldn’t believe Canada had no law restricting abortion and because of the sign on my lawn he is better informed,” said Vanderheide. “The groundswell from across the country is remarkable,” said weneedaLAW.ca director, Mike Schouten. “Canadians are increasingly becoming aware of the reality that Canada is the only democracy in the world without abortion laws, and conversations such as the one Mr. Vanderheide had with his neighbour are common.” Mel Harthoorn, one of the local volunteers with the Southern Alberta ARPA, said a friend of hers came up with the idea. “We got about fifteen volunteers out to give a fresh coat of paint to the existing crosses we had and to spray paint the words on. There were so many people who were eager to display a cross on their lawn that we quickly ran out of crosses. We hope to have them up all summer.”
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19 Sep 2012 Brand New Abortion Memorial in BC’s Fraser Valley

Update: The memorial has been vandalized. Find the picture and press release here. Surrey/Cloverdale ARPA and WeNeedaLAW.ca teamed up to build a new memorial and it is now turning heads next to the busy Fraser Highway in Surrey BC. This one features 100 pink and blue crosses, reminding the public that sex-selective abortion is happening in Canada as well. News1130 and the Straight.com were the first media outlets to pick up the story. Find pictures and learn more at www.WeNeedaLAW.ca....

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13 Sep 2012 Wow! 4 Huge Billboards Call for Abortion Law

Until the end of September, thousands of Ontario drivers won't be able to ignore 4 large Pattison billboards, sponsored by Hamilton ARPA, urging our nation to come up with a law to protect the unborn. The billboards carry a single but powerful message - three countries in the world offer no protection for unborn children: China, North Korea, and Canada! They also point readers to www.WeNeedaLaw.ca, an initiative of ARPA Canada.   "We initially approached the project with trepidation" explained Hamilton ARPA member Liam Helder. "Both the technical and the...

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05 Sep 2012 Success Story: 244 Pro-Life Petitions Read in Parliament!

ARPA Note: Local ARPA groups and many of you, our readers, took the lead in getting these petitions filled in and sent to Parliament. Way to go! You can find a list of all the MPs who read the petitions here.   Press Release from www.WeNeedaLAW.ca, August 5 2012: - Surrey, BC - Last week the Privy Council Office released an updated list of the petitions regarding MP Stephen Woodworth's motion as well as WeNeedaLAW.ca's petition calling on Parliament assembled to restrict abortion to the greatest extent possible. The lengthy list received by WeNeedaLAW.ca director, Mike Schouten includes the name of the MP who presented the petition, the date it was presented, and the number of signatories affixed to each petition.
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11 May 2012 Success in Ottawa! March for Life 2012

March for Life 2012 was a wonderful success! Thousands of people flocked to the Hill despite the chilly winds and threat of rain. LifeSiteNews reported 19,500 people in attendance, and many Members of Parliament, religious leaders and others were able to address the crowd and encourage them to continued action. ARPA was very happy to co-sponsor a Reformed prayer service with Jubilee Church before the March began. Over 250 people filled the sanctuary of the rented facilities downtown Ottawa – some having left their homes at 1:00 that morning, in order to attend! (Some great pictures of the service will be posted shortly)
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