Monthly Archives: April 2015

Starting to Wrap Up Here in Belarus!

It is hard to believe that the trip is almost over.  Most of the Canadians have headed home over the past few days, three more leave tonight and Alex and I head home tomorrow night.  As we get closer to leaving there are always a lot of loose ends to tidy up as well as meetings to attend.  Today was one of those hectic days that seems to include many bright memorable moments.  I will try to give you an overview and hit the real highlights.  A few of the delegates brought sample “Shoeboxes for Seniors” with us in our luggage and we were able to make a presentation of a few today, but more on that in a minute.


Dave and I started out with several meetings.  The first with Mayor Sergei Alexandrovich of the Continue reading

Believe in Your Dreams!

We had a surprise visit from a young lady from Moscow this morning.  In 2001, Anya was living in very difficult cirmcumstances in Chausy, it was brought to Dave’s attention and he was asked if CAC could help this girl.  Dave approached the orphanage director who spoke with local authorities and Anya became our first “Rescue Child” to be moved to the protection of the Chausy Orphanage.  Here is Anya today with Dave:


In 2003 Anya came to Brockville in our Respite from Radiation program Continue reading

A Beautiful Gift for Beautiful Children

It’s a special day for some special children.  Although not yet released from bond, we were able to present a few things today right in our bonded warehouse, the school #1 gym.  Here Dave presents Irina with special learning toys from Discovery Toys for a new “Lending Library” for children with Autism and learning difficulties.  This was a special initiative lead by Laura Weeds Wright of Brockville with contributions from her father, MacGregor Weeds.


We also presented Irina with a collapsible gazebo that will be used to sell crafts from the Social Workshop at local Continue reading