their next project, the group will be traveling to Cambodia in February of 2018. Along with a playground, they will be taking educational
material, clothing and sports equipment. Their Mission statement reads: Making
a difference in the lives of others through donations and fund-raising,
to provide recreational apparatus, educational material and/or services
for youth in countries less fortunate.
are looking to you, our neighbors, to once again contribute to this
very worthwhile cause. Every little bit helps in making this dream a
reality. Within the next year, we will be raising money through various
fund-raising events. Your contribution in the form of a donation
(material or monetary) would be appreciated, as well as posting/sharing
any information for the promotion of these events. Unfortunately tax
receipts are not available, as we are not a registered charity.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
2017 Grey Cup Pool Winners are as follows:
Lorelei Beaumaris Community League
Dunluce Community League
Fe Banas Ruiz & Jamie Dyce
Baturyn Community League
Spruce Grove, Windermere Playground
Edmonton Castledowns PC Association
Drumheller Rotary Club
Dr. T. Smigas
Custom Meats Ltd.
General Mental Health Clinic, CFB Edmonton Borneo Cultural Association of Alberta Phat Loi Chung
& Mark Farhat
Cameron- Fluid Hair
Gabucci – Saputo Mei Sun The Cambodian Canadian Friendship Society of Edmonton And Areas
PROJECT CAMBODIA UPDATE
Over the past 18 months the group has been compiling and refurbishing playground equipment, getting donations of clothing and educational material, sold grey cup tickets, had a silent auction, as well as numerous other fundraising events.
During the weekend of December 2nd, everything that they had collected along with all of the amazing donations, were loaded into the Seacan. Its journey now begins.
It has now been transported to Vancouver and was just loaded onto a ship bound for Cambodia.We now have our fingers crossed hoping that the contain arrives safe and sound and on time for all of the volunteers who will be departing from Edmonton on February 2nd, 2018
Below are a few pictures of the Seacan being loaded.
PROJECT CAMBODIA COMPLETION UPDATE
It was the biggest playground yet –and
the largest group of volunteers ever. Two years of planning and fundraising
culminated in a playground built for the children of Chombok Primary School,
Chombok Village, Prek Prasob District, Kratie Province, Cambodia. 27 volunteers arrived
at Chombok Village on the morning of February 5th. First on the
agenda was the unpacking of the seacan. Volunteers from the school and the
village eagerly helped us to unload the playground and the nearly 200 boxes of
donations that we had brought to share with the villagers and school
started mapping the playground on the afternoon of February 5th, and
were official guests at the Grand Opening that was held on Monday morning,
February 12th. Eight days of working side by side with our new
Cambodian friends in +31 degree heat with 75% humidity. These friends helped us
throughout the entire build and taught us that we don’t need to speak the same
language to understand the spirit of volunteerism and friendship.
the Grand Opening our Cambodia partner, Mr. Sophalleth Eang (Darryl) thanked
our Canadian contingent for donating such a beautiful play structure. He
thanked us on behalf of the children and the adults of the community –
reminding us that the playground would be a source of pleasure for the
children, and also a place of healing for the adults…a reminder of the harsh
history of this beautiful country.
the Grand Opening Ceremony, members of our group gave token gifts to the
children – a back-pack filled with school supplies that represented the
donations given by Ormsby School and others, and a soccer ball representing the
many sports equipment donations from Dunluce, Baturyn and Lorelei Beaumaris
Community Leagues. One of the most poignant moments during the Ceremony was
when our volunteer Winnie Bogosoff presented the school principal with a new
guitar. One of our original members, Sonny Bogosoff passed away before he could
go on this, his fourth playground build. In honour of his dedication to CDRS
International and his love of music and children, we donated three guitars to
successful playground build.
Below are a few pictures of the groups adventures
Pictures compliments of Mel W.