In an effort to further expand Canada’s only national Catholic television network media ministry throughout North America, the Catholic community in Vancouver is coming together to host a gala dinner event to raise funds to support and maintain Salt + Light on the Shaw satellite network.
This event will not only make Salt + Light TV available to an additional 920,000+ people in Canada, it is also the first step in expanding this Catholic media ministry into the US and Mexico.
Catholics in British Columbia will benefit this fall from the special friendship between the Archdiocese of Vancouver and Salt + Light Television, at a unique fundraiser to broaden it’s television satellite service. In an effort to further expand Salt + Light’s media ministry, the Catholic community in Vancouver is coming together to host a gala dinner event to raise funds to place Canada’s only national Catholic television network on the Shaw Television satellite for years to come.
The Archdiocese and Salt + Light will sponsor the first annual Taste and See Dinner and Auction September 6, at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. It is an event aimed at placing and securing Salt + Light on Shaw Direct’s Anik F2 satellite that also serves the outlying parts of the province. Being on the Shaw Satellite will not only give remote communities in the province the opportunity to watch Salt + Light, but provide coverage to most of the North American continent, from the Canadian arctic to the south of Mexico.
The Archdiocese and Salt + Light have worked together frequently since the network was founded in 2003 following World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto. Father Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt + Light Television, and Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller are Basilians with a longstanding friendship, and Salt + Light regularly covers events on the West Coast.
Last year the Archdiocese of Vancouver hosted the world premiere of Across the Divide, a Salt + Light Television documentary film about Bethlehem University, the Holy Land’s only Catholic university. That successful event led to discussions on marking the network’s 10-year anniversary with a fundraiser to assist its satellite initiative.
More details about the event will be announced as the date draws closer, so mark the night of September 6 on your calendars as a chance to come out and support expanding Salt + Light’s media ministry across this great land.
DATE: Friday September 6, 2013
TIME: 6:30pm PT
LOCATION: Italian Cultural Centre
ADDRESS: 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M