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STONEY CREEK, ON, October 26, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Millions of Canadians headed to the polls on September 20th to vote in the 2021 Canadian federal election. Canada's 44th election was the first federal election to be held during the global pandemic.
Although the pandemic caused some challenges, including long line-ups and fewer polling stations, voter turnout was still around average. Elections Canada reported sixty-two per cent of eligible Canadians who voted.
GFA World (www.gfa.ca) had the opportunity to open up their building, located at 245 King Street East, to serve as a polling station for the riding of Hamilton East-Stoney Creek. The riding is a narrow band north of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario.
GFA World staff members volunteered their time from 9 am to 9:30 pm to assist the elections team at their office building by opening doors and helping to direct voters. GFA staff were honoured to be able to participate in the voting process and serve their community during the election.
GFA World (www.gfa.ca) is a leading faith-based global mission agency, helping national workers bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across the world, especially in Asia and Africa, and sharing the love of God. In GFA World's latest yearly report, this included thousands of community development projects that benefit downtrodden families and their children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,800 clean water wells drilled, over 12,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 260,000 needy families, and teaching providing hope and encouragement available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. GFA World has launched programs in Africa, starting with compassion projects in Rwanda. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.
PHOTO CUTLINE: GFA World Hosts Polling Station: Canadian-based mission agency GFA World hosted a polling station for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek riding during the 2021 federal election.
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