Monday, February 2, 2009

Looking for Volunteers - PAAD Alberta = Sat April 25, 2009

Last year, with the help of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization (PAAO) we held the 1st Parental Alienation Awareness Day (PAAD) Event in Edmonton. Yes, it was a modest affair, cobbled together at the last minute - but I hope others across the province will join us to mark this day with their own event on April 25 2009!

We are looking for volunteers to initiate a PAAD Event in Alberta community's or join one nearby. An event can be as simple or as complicated as you want (and your budget allows - as we have no funding, but we accept contributions). Our objective is to educate the general public about PA but how you do that is up to you.

Last year wasn't fancy. We set-up a display table with a PAAO Banner, various PAS reference, books, replayed some DVD's on the laptop, asked for petition signatures and began handing out (b&w photocopied) PAAO pamphlets at Edmonton City Hall Square (Mayor Mandel declared PAAD Officially) and outside the Legislature on that cold April day. Alot of people welcomed the opportunity to learn about PAS. It is an issue that many struggle to understand.

Since that event we have gathered 47 supporters across the province. They include many targeted parents, some "stranded" grandparents, adult "survivors" of PAS, Second Wives and others. Let's take advantage of recent legal developments in Ontario and media coverage of Alex Baldwin's book to focus attention on PAS and PA behaviours.

By concentrating our message about PAS for ONE DAY GLOBALLY we hope to breach the wall of official indifference about such child abuse. 

To volunteer, please sign-in using this form.   Our success depends on having "slack" resources as  not every community can support an Event.   Since your candour will not be ruthlessly exploited please be generous with your intentions.   We hope to have Event Leaders/ Locations
after Feb 27 and updates will be emailed as required.   Non-Alberta volunteers can check for other Events at www.PAawarenessDAY.org.

Regards,
Christopher JONES
Team Leader - Alberta
E albertapaao [at] mail.com


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