Colleen Dyck, a farmer and entrepreneur from Niverville, Manitoba, traveled to western Kenya to live and work alongside small-scale farmer Lucy Anyango.

Walking side by side with Lucy in her daily life in Kenya as a woman, mother, farmer, and community role model felt like a university education all on its own,” Colleen Dyck.

Colleen and Lucy’s experiences were documented in a short film called Common Strength, which explores the important role women play to end hunger in their communities. Watch the trailer below:



Winnipeg, Manitoba: Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Join Colleen in at The Park Theatre for the official Winnipeg premiere of Common Strength. Free entry, panel discussion will follow the video. Register here: Common Strength: Winnipeg Premiere

Truro, Nova Scotia: Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Join a group of Truro churches as they host the Nova Scotia launch of Common Strength at Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street. Contact Brenda Leenders at for more information or to RSVP.

Eckville, Alberta: Friday, October 18, 2019. Join St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church as they host a viewing of the short film followed by a discussion at Eckville Community Centre, 5305-5315 52 Street. Contact Sandy Franklin-Law at for more information

Stay tuned for more premiere dates in a city near you!

Do you want to host a Common Strength viewing in your community? Contact us at for the video, viewing guide and tips for engaging your audience.