Monthly Archives: December 2015

Lacombe Fire Department Equipment Arrives in Paraguay

The Lacombe Fire Department, assisted by A Better World, is devoted to improving fire fighting abroad. Their most recent donation of fire fighting equipment has arrived in Paraguay. The fire fighters there have been trained and the equipment is being put to great use. The Lacombe Fire Department is preparing their next donation for a sistering

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eNews Christmas 2015: Reflections of 2015

Click the link to view the eNews >> December 2015 Christmas Newsletter

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Red Deer Advocate: Humanitarian urges engagement with refugees over isolation

“One of the messages of Christmas is: Be not afraid.” Eric Rajah is speaking to me about his personal experiences with Syrian refugees, and about how Canadians could respond as 25,000 arrive in Canada in the coming months. The first group arrived in Toronto this week. Rajah, whose family immigrated to Canada from Sri Lanka

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Dr. Tapio Memorial

Dr. Tapio Hakala Memorial On behalf of A Better World Canada: We wish to express our condolences to Hilve, Ansa, Eelis, and friends and family of Dr. Tapio Hakala. Some of us have had the privilege of meeting Dr. Tapio. On a personal level he was a very gracious and generous host as well as a

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Cupcake Sales raises $300.00

The Grade 3 students at Mattie McCullough School  held a bake sale with the money raised going to A Better World.  Teacher and organizer Neil Julian was proud that the students are aiming to be global citizens and connecting to what A Better World is doing in developing countries.  The money will be used to

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Physiotherapist making an impact across borders.

This summer my daughter Emily and I had the opportunity to travel with Rob Weich, of A Better World, to Bolivia. Since I am a Physical Therapist, we chose to work with the Ame Project run by Gheorghe Micoti in Santa Cruz.  Ame has two active shelters: one for individuals with mental disabilities (Shelter 2)

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Randell School of Music Presents: A Winter Concert

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Rehab Trip Info

Rehab Trip 2016

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December 5, 2015 – Sisters Clinic

Here are some photos from Sisters Clinic. The group is having a great time. Last night they had a blast at Kieran’s 21st birthday party at the Exotic Hotel.

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December 3, 2015 – Another busy and successful clinic

Some photos from the Ndanai clinic  

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“Observations and Not Just a Few Indelible Memories” by Dalry Payne

Observations and Not Just a Few Indelible Memories by Dalry Payne I talked with Eric and some others about the “what’s next” for each of us upon returning home. Eric’s mantra is, “Think of the one thing that you can do, then do that thing.” I can’t personally save the world, but I am blessed to

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December 1, 2015 – ABW Medical Team working at St. Ann’s Baby Home

The ABW Medical Team is currently in Kenya! Below are some pictures from their clinic at St. Ann’s. You can keep up with their progress here.

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