An Appeal from Aaron Joshua Pinto
The People, Places & Things
section in this issue displays an article first
published in the Mississauga News entitled “Future
leader talks trade in Colombia”
Readers will be elated to know of Aaron’s achievements.
However, to fulfill his current mission he needs support
from the community. This is where you come in.
Please read Aaron’s appeal and respond accordingly.
We are in dire need of future leaders …. Here comes one
with much promise
Hello everyone! My name is Aaron Joshua Pinto. I'm
heading into my fourth year of International Relations (Honours
Specialization) and French Language and Translation
(Minor) at Western University in London, Ontario.
I was chosen by Global Vision, on behalf of the
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Canada, as one of thirty young Canadians from across our
country (1 of 3 from the Greater Toronto Area; and only
Catholic Indian) to represent my region of Ontario and
the Greater Toronto Area as a Junior Team Canada
Ambassador on an international trade mission to Panama
and Colombia this July. I’m definitely excited! While in
Central and South America, I will have the distinct
privilege of making meaningful connections with a
diverse group of community, business, and government
leaders (including Juan Santos, the President of
With all this exciting stuff said, every delegate
selected for this mission is tasked with the goal of
raising $5,500 in sponsorship from various business,
government, and community organizations. And so, in
hopes of making this mission a reality, I am appealing
to you for any amount of financial support. Considering
Canada’s firm commitment to service, diversity, and
internationalization, I think this international trade
mission to both Panama and Colombia is a great
opportunity for me to represent our beautiful country in
the Americas in every way possible.
All sponsors will receive a tax receipt for their
donation. I will also be sending my partners a report
about the economic and development mission (which will
also be presented to Prime Minister Harper), cultural
and market information, any key contacts I’ve tracked
down, and an overall summary of my experience in Panama
in Colombia. If you have particular interests in these
countries, I would be more than happy to address them or
make presentations on behalf of your organization while
I am there.
Cheques can be made payable to
‘Global Vision’ and can be sent to:
772 Esprit Crescent
If you require any additional information about myself
or my mission, please do not hesitate to get in touch
with me. I would be more than happy to answer any
questions you may have over a cup of coffee.
Thank you very much for your time, consideration, your
support, and your blessings.
Aaron Joshua Pinto