Rotary International Award for Irina!

Today the Canadians attended the “Day of the Angel” Party.  This is always a really fun day as we celebrate the birthdays of the children in the “Organization of Families with Invalid Children”.  This program has been sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Brockville and the 1000 Islands for the past 12 years.   This year was especially exciting as Irina Denisyenko, the leader of the organization, was being awarded the prestigious “Paul Harrris Fellow Award” from Rotary Club International.  Of course Irina had no idea that she was receiving this award so you can see the surprise on her face in the picture below as she realizes that it is her that Dave is describing:

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Rotary created the “Paul Harris Fellow Award: to recognize outstanding individuals that have acheived tremendous Continue reading

Fridges, Furniture and Friendship!

Although we are still waiting for Customs clearance and permission to deliver the aid, we had a pretty full day today with many activities happening and some of them simultaneously.  As you can see in the picture below we were treated to a wonderful concert in our honour by the children of the public school.

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However we started our day at the hospital delivering  Continue reading

Our Summer Children Selection Complete!

We have had a great year for recruiting new host families, allowing us to host 22 children this summer in our region.  The difficult job of deciding which children will come is left up to Rhona Dixon, our “Respite from Radiation” chairperson.  Rhona has been hard at it all week and managed to finalize the last few children today.  Here is Rhona with 3 children from our “Child Rescue Program” at the Chausy Orphanage who will be coming to Canada for the first time, Maxime, Alicia and Stepan.

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Alicia is a bright and animated little girl who has only Continue reading