Please Pass the Pork!

One of our initiatives for the Chausy Orphanage got pushed back into May due to weather conditions.  Here is a report on that initiative submitted by David and Margaret Campbell, our good friends in Ridgetown, Ontario.  They are an amazing couple who work tirelessly for our charity and have received a lot of support from their local community.

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In the fall of 2012, discussions were held with Oleg, the Director at the Chausy Orphanage, regarding the possibility of expanding our agriculture program to include raising pigs.  In December of 2012, David Campbell of Ridgetown agreed to spearhead this project.  A local Ridgetown family financially supported this vision.

In March 2013, David and Margaret Campbell were part of the spring delegation.  The proposed ‘pig barn’ site was covered with snow and there was a foot of frost in the ground.

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In May of 2013, David, along with Ed Grady of Brockville, returned to Continue reading

CAC’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle Poker Run

Our second annual CAC Poker Run and Picnic is approaching quickly. Please mark your calendars for Saturday July 6th and plan to join us for a day of fun and fund raising. There is something for everyone at this event (this is NOT just for bikers) so don’t miss out!

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Registration/Refreshments: 8:30 – 9:30 am Brockville Honda – 1800 Hwy 2, Brockville
Route: Brockville – Merrickville – Perth – Westport – Brockville (approx. 175 km)
Finish Line: BBQ, prizes: 1600 California Avenue, Brockville
Contact info: Mike McEachern 613 498-8090 or Neil Matheson 613 246-3433

This year we are also adding a Continue reading

Quilts and Computers, Popcorn and Compassion!

Although I have returned from Belarus, I have been getting some updates and pictures sent to me by Jon Schuler and Natasha Gurinavich, so I will try to play a little catch-up.

Once again all of the new children at the orphanage were presented with their very own quilt, hand-made with love by a group of quilters in Brockville.  These quilts are very special and it is something that the children can say is their very own and they will hold onto them forever.

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Last year Dan McKenzie delivered a unicycle to the orphanage and of course none of the Continue reading