By Frank Fowlie
Right To Play hosts the world at the World Of Play Pavilion. The Pavilion, which is located near Vancouver's beautiful False Creek area, is the centre of Right to Play's operations here in Vancouver. The World Of Play provides information to thousands of visitors each day, about Right To Play and its programs that bring, through directed play, opportunities for dialogue on HIV-AIDS, gender equality, health issues, peace, inclusion, and sustainability. This interactive, child-friendly venue also gives visiting children a chance to come into the PlayZone, and try out the games that are initiated by Right To Play in 23 countries around the world.
World Of Play is staffed by volunteers from across Canada, who act as play leaders, or Right To Play Specialists. One of those volunteers is Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Sgt. Herb Waye who is in Vancouver as part of the massive security program. He works in the RCMP's headquarters as a leadership training coordinator. During his off hours, Sgt. Waye volunteers at World Of Play, helping share Right Tp Play's message. When asked about his double duty in Vancouver, Sgt. Waye stated, "It's just a great experience to see the reaction of people as they learn about the valuable work that Right To Play does overseas. For me personally, it is delightful to see a Canadian based organization bring such successful on the ground results in developing nations."
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