A Bar-B-Q for Belarus!

Yesterday Tracy and Pat Yuille (seen below) held a BBQ for everyone at their home near Lansdowne.

They invited all members of Canadian Aid for Chernobyl because they wanted everyone to meet Tolik and Sveta who they had brought to Canada for a visit from Belarus.  Tolik and Sveta host Pat and Tracy when they have traveled to Belarus with CAC and they wanted to return the favour.  Here are Tolik and Sveta looking at pictures with Nadia Nielsen of Brockville.

The weather was perfect and everyone had a wonderful time.  From the BBQ’d burgers and dogs right through to the campfire sing along!

The children from Belarus really enjoyed the opportunity to spend some time together.  Being able to communicate easily is a luxury they don’t all have day to day!  Here Ihar and Ivan enjoy a sunny visit.

Of course the adults all enjoy spending some leisure time with the kids as well.

I think some of the kids spent the whole time in the pool!  No shortage of fun when there is water involved on a sunny day!

This is exactly why these children come to Canada … fresh air, healthy food and sunshine!

Our summer with the children is off to a great start, and thanks to Tracy & Pat we got to enjoy some of it together.  Thanks for the great hospitality!

Eric McKenzie

5 thoughts on “A Bar-B-Q for Belarus!

  1. Masha

    It looks like you are having a good summer with the kids!! Enjoy the time and get ready for the trip to Belarus!!:)))

  2. Sarah, Lindsay, Tracy & Pat Yuille

    Canadian Aid For Chernobyl has become a very important and very big part of our lives. Thanks to all who came to the BBQ, and those we know would have liked to have been here(ie: David & Margaret, Jennifer & others throughout the province ” we know you were at the BBQ in thought!) To those who prayed for good weather – Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou……..Thanks everybody for bringing your salads or dessert, and thank you for coming, Tolik & Sveta were very happy during and after the BBQ. Pat once again enjoyed the abused received from Rhona……..which has continued since abandoning him at Minsk Airport. Ira enjoyed her time with the kids and Tracy & I hope you all enjoyed yourself. We have an orphaned “Blue & White” plastic cooler left behind by one of you – call us if it’s your’s (613)659-2966. Have a good summer everyone, be safe and we’ll see you coming and going at Wonderland. Thanks to all of you, Love Pat & Tracy.

  3. Annis

    It was great & a good time was had by all. Both the weather & hospitality were warm. Great to get together with the kids & to visit with Tolik & Sveta at the same time. Thank you Yuilles.

  4. Margaret and David

    The barbeque looks like a lot of fun. I wished we lived closer. We would have loved to spend some time with the group.

  5. Kate Van Dyck

    What a great way to celebrate the children’s arrival along with your other Belarusian guests!! Congratulations on the successful spring visit and also your success at bringing children for a wonderful summer visit to Canada!

    We have just welcomed our 1st group of children from Ukraine and, in spite of the heat, are having a great time- mostly in the pool or at the beach! when I ask our 2 sisters, Nika and Nastya, what they like best: always ‘basain and pizza!’ Kids are the same everywhere!
    Kate- Children of Chernobyl Program, Alexandria, Virginia

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