In February, 2021 the volunteers of CDRS International had planned to embark on their fifth playground build. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was postponed until February, 2022. In the fall of 2021 because of the unpredictability and high cost of shipping lanes coupled with the still-present COVID restrictions and uncertainties, it was decided to cancel the build in Belize.

In the meantime, our friends in Vietnam reached out to us at the end of 2021, indicating that they would like us to build another playground there and that they had already secured land and support from the government.

 We are pleased to announce that CDRS International is planning another playground build in March of 2024.   Thanks to St. Pius Catholic School and Assumption Catholic School(Oyen), we will be taking a large playground to the proposed site. And thanks to Calder, Carlisle, Dunluce, Evansdale and Lorelei Beaumaris Community Leagues as well as St. Lucy Catholic School we will also be taking sports equipment and uniforms as well as toys, games and school supplies. Thanks to many other individual donors, we are going to be putting smiles on many children’s faces with toys and educational supplies.

 Our mission statement remains,

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” 

We had a ‘sanding bee’ in late June to prepare the playground for powder-coating.  One more bee is planned for later this summer to prepare the second playground. By doing the sanding ourselves, we have saved thousands of dollars that we can use towards shipping costs and expenses in Vietnam. We have one more fund-raising event planned, a SILENT AUCTION on November 26th at Caernarvon Hall. Please watch this space for more information. If you’d like to donate, please contact: External link opens in new tab or windowcdrsinternational@castledowns.ca for more information.



 

 

Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

Thank-you




BELOW ARE A FEW IMAGES OF THE PROPOSED BUILD SITE,

OF THE SANDING BEE FROM JUNE AS WELL AS A FEW

PICTURES OF THE PLAYGROUND BEING TRANSPORTED TO
STORAGE PRIOR TO BEING LOADED INTO THE SEACAN






THANK-YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND SUPPORTED THIS FUNDRAISER.

YOUR ATTENDANCE AND GENEROUSITY WAS VERY APPRECIATED BY THE CDRS INTERNATIONAL

THE PROCEEDS WILL HELP COVER SOME OF THE COSTS OF THEIR FUTURE PLAYGROUND BUILD.





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