Where does the time go? It seems like the children just arrived and already we are saying goodbye. Our group of children, here for 5 weeks of “respite from radiation“, are on their way home. For these two “summer sisters” it was time for some last minute hugging before letting go.
Of course there were a lot of sad hearts and more than just a few Continue reading
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … we live in a fantastic community! Once again the people of the Brockville area stepped up to help those in need. Our charity auction last night took in a record $80,000! The generosity was absolutely amazing. From African Safari’s to Autographed NHL Hockey Jersey’s and even several opportunities for straight donations, the crowd came through again and again.
Our guests were greeted by our children in the “Respite from Radiation” program and our interpreters with the traditional Belarusian offering of bread and salt. Some were dressed in traditional costume as well.
It was an evening of dining, entertainment, heartfelt stories, CAC successes, recognition, gratitude and generosity. Throughout the evening Continue reading
Again this year the Rotary Club of Brockville and the Rotary Club of the 1000 Islands hosted a BBQ for the Children in our Relief from Radiation Program, as well as all of their host families, at the Brockville Museum. Here the children and some of the Rotarians pose for a picture with a huge cake.
Everyone enjoyed a wonderful BBQ dinner and the Rotarians had an opportunity to meet the children, hear a few of their stories and Continue reading