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Africa Inspired Fundraiser – November 3rd, 2016 

Join us for an entertaining community event. Evening includes a Silent Auction, Musical and Dance performances, Food, Marketplace, and Mirimba Band. Tickets are available at Tanners Bookstore in downtown Sidney or from Parkland Secondary. Adults $15.00, Students $10.00 and children 12 and under are Free Date: November 3rd, 2016 Location – Parkland Secondary School Time: 5.30 – 8 pm (Doors – 5.30 pm – Program 6.15 pm)

Parkland Secondary School – Peers and Pies

Students in Parkland Secondary’s Peer Helping Class are once again, raising support and dollars to continue funding education for Lewis Githinji Njorogo in Nairobi.  Their most recent Spirit Assembly in May included a pie-throwing contest where students purchased tickets for the chance to throw a pie at a teacher.  EHA BC is grateful for the continued connection between students on Vancouver Island and our students in Kenya and is honoured to be associated with Parkland!  

Sponsor Found!

Sponsor Found! Thanks go out to a Victoria family for their financial support of Eugene, our 16-year-old student who was searching for a new sponsor.  This young family of four is excited to include Eugene in their extended family and look forward to corresponding with him as he continues his schooling.

Africa Inspired Fundraiser – A Success!

More than 60 people gathered on May 2nd at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney to celebrate Africa, children’s education, and the work of EHA BC.  Thanks go out to the community for their support, and for helping us to raise much-needed funds for our students in Nairobi. A shout out to the fabulous Wontanara Drum and Dance of Victoria for their entertaining and uplifting performance, enjoyed by all.  Special thanks to the SHOAL Centre and their wonderful team for their help and support. ———————————————————————————————————-

Africa Inspired Fundraiser

EHA BC invites you to celebrate the spirit of Africa and the work of EHA BC in Kenya. Join us for a community event, featuring a buffet dinner, bar (cash only), African Entertainment by Wontanara Drum & Dance,  and an Africa Market. Saturday, May 2nd, from 6 – 10 pm, at the at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney (10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney) Tickets are $45.00 each and are available at Tanner’s Books in Sidney (2436 Beacon Avenue, Sidney) or by calling EHA President, Bill German at 250-889-4103. Ticket sale proceeds go directly to help sponsor students in Nairobi, Kenya.

Immediate Need for New Sponsor

EHA in BC has an immediate need for a sponsor for Eugene. He is 16 years old and in grade 9. Eugene is very bright, and motivated to do well in secondary school. He said to his previous sponsor, “I will not let you down. During my December break, I will teach my little sister how to read and pray”. If you wish to sponsor Eugene, write Bill German at wbgerman@telus.net. The cost to sponsor Eugene for 2015 is $ 1000. This payment covers tuition in a boarding school, room and board, a uniform, and an allowance for personal effects. Thanks for considering this urgent matter.

Parkland Secondary School – Students Helping Students

For several years, Parkland Secondary on the Sannich Peninsula has supported EHA BC by sponsoring a student. Work began in 2010, through the efforts of the Parkland Interact Club and the Student Council, and Kenyan student, Lewis Githinji Njorogo, began school with an initial two year commitment. With activities and events held to raise additional funds, Parkland was able to secure four years of tuition for Lewis, fondly referred to as their Kenyan Panther, and the hope is to extend beyond that with future fundraising efforts.

Calling All Bridge Players

Annual St. Patrick’s Bridge Luncheon – a success! Thanks to all who joined us on March 14th for an afternoon of fun and games at our annual Bridge Fundraiser.  We appreciate the support and look forward to providing the additional funds raised to our students in Kenya.  See you next year!