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R4B-Clarenville, NL

Help USC go Wild for Food and Farmers!
February 23, 2014  (new date)
Thanks to our R4B Clarenville volunteers who raised $970 to support our work with seed-saving farmers in Timor Leste!

Are you a Skier or a Snowshoer?
For the second year running, we’re looking for dedicated Newfoundland supporters to Ski or Snowshoe for Biodiversity to help farming families in the remote island nation of Timor Leste.

Special thanks to USC Canada Board member, Troy Mitchell, the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club and the White Hills Ski Resort for organizing this event. Here is what Troy has passed on so far:

“February 15-16 is a huge weekend at Clarenville. As part of the weekend festivities, another Run For Biodiversity (R4B) event is being held on Sunday Feb 16. Get out and enjoy the winter. You can support international development by participating or just by giving. This is an opportunity to support real food solutions for the planet: small farms and their families. Great news – both the The Clarenville Nordic Ski Club and White Hills Ski Resort play host to R4B. What an awes…ome community!”

Full details will be posted soon, or contact Troy at 709-466-1365, or

Where will Donations go?
All donations will go to support USC’s work with seed-saving farmers in remote regions of the island country of Timor Leste.

Check out a short video  that features USC’s NGO partners and Timorese farmers.

Why ”Go the Distance” for Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is all about food and farmers. It’s the earth’s life-support system, and nature’s brilliant insurance policy against disaster. If something fails, there’s a back-up plan: Biodiversity! Much is at stake for us all, and in a real sense, USC is helping farmers plant the Seeds of our very Survival.

Thanks for Making a Difference!
Thanks to your generous support, USC Canada is able to help Timorese farmers grow more food for their families, and to bring about lasting change in Timor Leste.

6 Responses to “R4B-Clarenville, NL”
  1. Natalie Moody says:

    This is going to be a great event! Come out and support Troy and USC Canada in making a difference in Ethiopia! Ski or snowshoe for a great cause!

  2. Brenda Oldford says:

    Wow! One of 6 places in Canada. Clarenville is on the map again! Great town spirit helps good things happen!

  3. Troy Mitchell says:

    The Clarenville Nordic Ski Club has opened its doors for this event. Come by for the connections you’ll make, the trails you’ll visit, supporting a great initiative, having some home-cooked food in the warm chalet and – likely some live music!

  4. David says:

    Big thanks to Troy and the members of the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club for “going the distance” in support of seed-saving farmers in Ethiopia. Clarenville you rock!

    David Rain
    USC Canada

  5. Lisa Browne says:

    This will be a great event. Fitness, fun, food! And all for a great cause!

  6. Janet Bradley says:

    Good luck to the participants and everyone, enjoy and have a great time!

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