June 9, 2019 | High Park, Toronto Waterfront, Canada
Every year, the CAP Network bike-a-thon welcomes teams raising funds for grassroots development projects across the African continent. We are thrilled to be joining the ride for the third time, raising funds for our solar-powered water infrastructure serving Tonj, South Sudan. We invite you to join our team and collect pledges from family and friends in support of your ride. If you can’t make it on the day, you can support one of our riders/make a donation to the whole team! Make a difference by Riding Beyond Relief for South Sudan, while learning about the incredible initiatives of the Network.
Fall 2019 | Toronto, Canada
In June 2018, we made history with the first annual Water for Peace gala at the beautiful Spoke Club in downtown Toronto. 250 engaged Canadians packed the room full to hear our outstanding line-up of speakers which included James Madhier, Dr. James Orbinski, General Roméo Dallaire and more, and featured a dazzling performance by award-winning artist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal. We came together to learn, connect and act on the global water crisis and raise funds for the Rainmaker Enterprise.
Give Water Give Life
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 | Toronto, Canada
Thanks to your continued support, we establish operations in South Sudan this Spring! Thanks for joining us at the Centre for Social Innovation this past December 4th for a pre-departure discussion and to kick off our fundraising campaign, Give Water Give Life. We heard from OCIC’s Lisa Swainston, the CAP Network’s Kate Mulvale, CSI member Nathan Postma, and our founder James Madhier. A wonderful night.
September 22, 2018 | El Arepazo, 181 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada
Youth of East Africa (YEA) is a group of East African-Canadian youth who aim to mobilize, mentor and motivate East African youth in Canada, uniting and empowering the community through sports, culture and career events and programs. On Saturday, September 22, 2018, YEA hosted a soirée in support of the Rainmaker Enterprise. At El Arepazo in Kensington Market, we danced the night away to Afrobeats, Bongo Flava and more while enjoying drinks and treats and hearing our founder James Madhier speak. Details.
First Annual Water for Peace
June 2, 2018 | The Spoke Club, Toronto, Canada
In 2018, we made history with the first annual Water for Peace gala at the beautiful Spoke Club in downtown Toronto. 250 engaged Canadians packed the room full to hear our outstanding line-up of speakers which included James Madhier, Dr. James Orbinski, General Roméo Dallaire and more, and featured a dazzling performance by award-winning artist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal. We came together to learn, connect and act on the global water crisis and raise funds for the Rainmaker Enterprise. Thanks for your support towards our first pilot project in South Sudan. See event photos here.
13th and 14th Annual CAP Network Bike-a-Thons
June 2017, June 2018 | High Park, Toronto, Canada
In 2017, we joined the Canada Africa Partnership Ride for the first time, riding beyond relief for South Sudan and beyond. Thanks to Nadine McNulty for hosting us on CIUT 89.5FM to discuss the best ways of addressing extreme hunger and water scarcity. We look forward to mobilizing the Toronto community for years to come to ride alongside great initiatives supporting grassroots African development projects. "The Rainmaker initiative is a cause that is close to my heart. This is an opportunity to give back, a chance to contribute and enhance lives of thousands of people in Africa. We all can be Rainmakers. Let’s do it together.” - Evrard. 2017 campaign video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPzoCwz_ZHw&t=12s
March 24, 2017 | Toronto, Canada
On March 24, 2017, we held the official launch of the Rainmaker Enterprise at Jal Gua Organic Cafe in Toronto, Canada. 100 guests attended the event to hear James share the vision of the Rainmaker Enterprise, while over 1,300 tuned in online from around the world. We enjoyed the delicious South Sudanese dishes of Jal Gua, connected with a vibrant community of changemakers, and danced to the afterparty provided by Side Door.
Watch the speech here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6otP_0FevhY&t=6s