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2018 Medical Trip to Bolivia – Package 1

12.01.18 Bolivia Trip Package 1   Flight Information:

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Legacy Circle Opens 9 New Projects in Kenya and Tanzania

Within the last two months, a total of nine new projects have been opened by Legacy Circle Members in Kenya and Tanzania. Several more are very near completion, as well! We opened these projects on two trips (click here to read trip blogs from September; here for October). A collection of photos from the two trips,

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2017 Christmas Gifts to Improve Lives

  Christmas Gifts to Improve Lives This Christmas, join us as we improve lives around the globe through small gifts. Click here to view the full catalogue.   A NEW GIFT THIS YEAR: The Shoe That Grows With shoes, kids are more healthy, attend school more often, and are more confident. The Shoe That Grows

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ABW Newsletter 2017

Check out what we’ve been up to this year!  

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Saturday, October 28, 2017 – Our last day in Kigali. Why are the streets all empty this morning?

Our last day in Kigali was spent reflecting on some of the great things and sad things that happen here. On the last Saturday morning of each month, the whole country has to engage in community clean-up and/or volunteer to help someone. Everything is closed until noon and police are on the road turning back

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Friday, October 27, 2017 – Visiting Kigali Projects

Today we left Lake Kivu and made our way to Kigali to visit two projects managed and supported by Debra Brosseuk of Kelowna. She faithfully makes annual trips to provide oversight and work with local people to move the projects forward. Our first stop was at the Kacyiru II Primary and Secondary School that has

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Monday – Thursday, October 23 – 26, 2017: Travel in Rwanda

It took us a full day from the Mara to arrive in Kigali. The next day, the focus was on the Genocide Museum and understanding Rwandan culture and challenges the people have faced. Then we drove to Muzanse to begin the Gorilla Trek. The Gorilla Trek was enjoyed by all except 3 of us who

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Saturday – Monday, October 21 – 23, 2017: Wrapping up Kenya and off to Rwanda

After a great and safe trip in Kenya, we are now at the Nairobi airport heading to Rwanda. The last two days we spent sightseeing and meetings with our partners. Today was a full travel day from the Mara to Kigali. Some of the highlights of the past few days. Bush Lunch as we traveled:

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Friday, October 20, 2017 – Project visits in the Mara and celebrating Gord Bontje’s 60th Birthday

We spent the entire day today visiting three of our project in the Mara. First to the Sopa clinic where our medical team from Alberta is working. Deryl Comeau chatting with our philanthropists and members of the Advisory Committee. Dr. Rozemin from Lethbridge at work. The opening of the Sekenani Primary School ECD classrooms and

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 – Travel day to Mara

We left this morning at 7:30 AM for our long drive to the Mara. Bad roads and rain greeted our entry into this beautiful part of Kenya. In spite of these conditions, we managed to get an afternoon game drive and a great campfire overlooking the Mara plains with a local guitarist sharing beautiful music

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – Ndanai Centre for Children with Disabilities gets 3 new classrooms

Another emotional day as we opened 3 more classrooms and visited the children in the small home with disabilities. We cooked and served a meal for the children. Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. funded these 3 classrooms from their annual golf tournament last year. One of the partners Marcel Paquin and Paulette Richter were on hand

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Tulwap School Opening

Another great day of celebration as we opened 3 more classrooms at Tulwap Primary School. This was made possible by Sierra Contract Flooring Ltd. of Edmonton. Each year, the company organizes a golf tournament. The proceeds from the tournament helped fund the 3 classrooms. One of the owners, Marcel Paquin and Paulette Richter, were on

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