Well it seems like the weather agrees, when our summer children depart it feels like summer is over! The past 5 weeks have flown by and today we bid a sad farewell to our Belarusian visitors. Here they are waving goodbye and saying “Spasiba” (thank you) for the wonderful time.
There was a lot of fun this summer with trips to Wonderland, BBQ’s, our Gala Dinner and Charity Auction and of course lots of family time and fun.
Here are 4 of the little girls waiting in the airport in Ottawa to start their journey home to Chausy, Belarus:
Hosting is such a rewarding experience for all of us and also an amazing opportunity for these children to have an international experience. But all of this is just window dressing on the real reason that these children come to Canada and that is to get respite from the radiation that they live in everyday. This break gives their immune system a chance to bounce back, it improves their health and gives them a real shot at a long and healthy life! It is an invisible threat that they live with everyday at home, and it is the invisible benefit that will have the real lasting impact. Let’s not forget that! Are you ready to host next summer? Contact us to find out how.