USC Canada

August 5, 2011

Susan Walsh, Executive Director, USC Canada, 56 Sparks Street, Suite 705, Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 5B1

Dear Ms. Walsh:

It is our very great pleasure to present USC with the original artwork herewith enclosed, a gift of The Blossom Project.

The purpose of the Blossom Project is to inspire people to do their best to serve the needs of global community, as defined by the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. The enclosed watercolour painting is one of 19 we are sending out as gifts to individuals or groups able to bring about positive change in the world.

Each painting is a token of acknowledgement for work already done. Each is a gesture of encouragement for work that may yet be undertaken in the future.

Specifically, we acknowledge the leading role your Seeds of Survival program has played in the worldwide effort to preserve biodiversity in food crops, your work to empower the women producers who are the core of global food supply, and your efforts to re-engage youth with farming futures.

Through your partnership with the People’s Food Policy Project, we encourage you to help build a national food policy for Canada with built-in support for the food sovereignty of every nation, developing nations in particular.

The enclosures provide background on The Blossom Project, the paintings, the recipients, the Millennium Development Goals, and ourselves.

All the information, including a copy of this letter, may be viewed online at Should you chose to respond to us, you may do so directly on the website, by email at or by regular mail, address below. We would love to hear from you!

sincerely yours,

Marlene Yuzak and Allan Casey

The Blossom Project 120 – 9th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, S7N 0A2