It’s hard to believe it is already July! We are loving the summer, and have certainly been busy with exciting things!June was a fun month for fundraisers – the Medicine Hat Chapter hosted their first ever Hues for Humanity event, as well as the Drive the Wagon golf tournament. Both events were a success, and between them raised enough funds to feed 50 students one hot meal a day for a year at our Education Support Centers. This month, registration has opened for the annual Test of Humanity in Summerland, BC. If you have never made it out to this amazing day of fun and mountain biking, sign up for this year! We always enjoy the race! We took a great group of students from Okanagan College to both Ethiopia and Malawi in May. It was a wonderful trip, full of great experiences! The team was able to do medicals, and provide community clinics in rural areas, as well as introduce some local children to Frisbee – a game they had never seen before! We have just released the 2016 Schedule of Expeditions – take a look below!
Myah has been given this award, and will be joining our Global Youth Expedition in August.
Myah also participated in our November 2014 evening at Medalta with her concept to help change the life of an Ethiopian family with $1000. Her project came in 2nd place and she was able to present her ideas to the crowd. She’s turning into quite a humanitarian!
Thanks to Matt, Chris and Ron from MNP for this 2nd annual award to pay the expenses for a deserving youth from Medicine Hat to travel to Ethiopia with the youth expedition.
Thanks Bobbi-Jo for the great pictures!
Despite tornado strength winds the day before that did significant damage to Echo Dale Park, the run was a big success and lots of fun! Can’t wait for next year!
Prizes were donated by the Galaxy Theater and the Medicine Hat Lodge. Photography provided by Bobbi-Jo Grunewald Photography (full-res copies of all the pictures can be requested at no charge with and without the Hues for Humanity logo)
Mark your calendars for June 11, 2016! Thanks for all the support!
Our 1st annual event to join the World Professional Chuckwagon Association and Canadian Humanitarian (CH) was a great event and raised money both for the programs of CH and the local Medicine Hat track fund. Everyone had lots of fun and is already asking about next year’s event!
Additional sponsors for the tournament are JACAR Energy Services, Bridgette Pinter – ATB Financial, Daybreak Transport (provided lunch!), Multi-Task Construction, The Garage, Capital Strategies Ins & Financial Inc, Station Coffee, and Sunset Ranches.
Thank you to all who supported this event and came out and made it such a success. Next year will be even better!!
Mark your calendars for June 8, 2016!
Canadian Humanitarian is excited to team up with the World Professional Chuck Association (WPCA) and host our first annual drive the wagon golf tournament this June 10th.
The drive the wagon golf tournament is a fun way to support education for students in Africa while enjoying a day out on the green. Participants will be completing the 18 hole course, plus a putting contest at Connaught Golf Course in Medicine Hat. Each team of 3 participants will be joined by a Chuckwagon Driver from the WPCA.
Date: June 10, 2015
Location: Connaught Golf Course 2802 – 13th Ave SE Medicine Hat
Check-in - 11:00 am
Calcutta – 11:30 am
Shotgun start – 1:00 pm
Steak dinner at the clubhouse, with silent auction and prizes
Individual registration. If you prefer to be in a specific team, please make a note when registering for the tournament.
The past few months have been busy ones for Canadian Humanitarian! With an office now open in Virginia (under Kids Hope Ethiopia), two successful expeditions with more on the way, and warmer weather finally here – we are excited to share our spring news with you!
We are excited to start a fundraiser called Hues for Humanity. This event is a colourful fun run for the whole family where participants help raise funds through registration and pledge pages. Hues for Humanity is taking place in both the U.S and in Canada and will be happening at different times throughout the year.
This summer Medicine Hat, Alberta will be hosting our first color fun run and will be starting off a great event that we hope to make a tradition.
In the past few months we have had two very successful expeditions to Uganda and also to Ethiopia. We are excited for our next upcoming expedition taking place this August, the Global Youth Expedition.
Check out our blog and see what has been happening or take a look at our calendar to see what is coming up. If you would like to participate in an upcoming expedition please contact Deb.
Some of our favorites:
A Kitchen For Kality
Puppets in the Theatre!
A New Roof
Music Without Boundaries (expedition with Andrew Allen)
Shirts and Shoes!
We are looking for people to host their own ‘fill up the summer’ fundraiser. Pick any weekend in June to join our international fundraiser and set a goal to raise $1000 or more. Host your own backyard barbecue, dinner party, or even hold a bake sale and help support education for our students! Contact Rachel to set a date and get cooking!
Lots of young people are getting involved with holding their own fund raising activities whether it’s taking donations at their birthday, having a crazy-hat day at school or a lemonade stand in the park – we can use all the help we can get!
Happy National Volunteers Week!
We cannot do what we do without you!!
Did you miss our year end newsletter?
If so, check it out here!
One of the main goals of the team was to raise enough money to buy a new shirt and pair of shoes for each student in the programs they worked with. And thanks to their supports and generous donations, they were able to do just that!
The kids love their new shirts and shoes.
Thank you to everyone who donated and made this possible!
And thank you to Meagan, Shasta, Elizabeth, and Andrew for making it happen.