Summer News 2015

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It’s hard to believe it is already July! We are loving the summer, and have certainly been busy with exciting things!

eventslong2015_131926 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! expeditionsummer2015_120309 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! 2016Expedition1_102709  

2015 MNP Global Youth Expedition Winner!

We are excited to announce that the Global Youth Citizen Award for 2015 has been awarded by MNP to a high school student in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Myah has been given this award, and will be joining our Global Youth Expedition in August.

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Matt (MNP Medicine Hat), Myah (winner!) & Lyndon (Canadian Humanitarian)

 
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.  

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Congratulations Myah!

There is still room to join the expedition but time is getting short so contact Deb as soon as you can to get in on the experience of a life-time! 

Thanks Bobbi-Jo for the great pictures! 

1st Annual Medicine Hat Colour Run was a Big Success!

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!

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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)

Thank-you!

Mark your calendars for June 11, 2016!  Thanks for all the support!

Drive the Wagon Charity Golf Tournament 2015

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! 

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Beautiful day for a charity golf tournament at Connaught Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alberta

 
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Chad Harden of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association explains how the tournament will work.

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We were graced with the Rodeo Queen and Princess for all the day’s activities!

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Let the registrations begin!

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Proceeds of the charity event went to the local track fund at the Stampede grounds and also to locally-based, internationally focused Canadian Humanitarian. Lyndon, the executive director is looking quite stoic for such a great day! ;-D

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Our AMAZING organizer Kole hard at work getting everyone in place and off to the links!

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World Professional Chuckwagon drivers getting auctioned off to each team.

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James McLean auctioning off the chuckwagon drivers to each 3-person team. It went fast and all went for a great price!

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Rodeo Ford Team (and actually the winners of the tournament with a team score of 23 under par!)

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Selfie hole with the cute ladies!

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A HUGE supporter and the reason why this tournament even happened, the Red Velvet Hair Salon sponsored hole. Lots of fun and delicious drinks!

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Thanks for sponsoring the 6th hole The Medicine Shoppe on Carry Drive! We really appreciate the support!

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Finding some shade at the selfie hole.

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Putting contest prize provided by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Thanks Canadian Humanitarian for testing it out!

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Some cowboys are great golfers!

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Rj’s Ice and Water sponsored hole with ice cream treats for free!

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Beautiful Medicine Hat, Alberta!

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The LOCAL Public Eatery sponsored a VERY popular hole on a hot day!

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Hole in One prize donated by Rodeo Ford – no takers this round so hopefully its up for next year!

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Amazing 18th Hole sponsor Solutions Clinical Pharmacy who provided water, sun tan lotion, info and smiles to the golfers!

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Yummy pork or steak sliders provided by Skinny’s!

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Nail pounding contest on the 17th hole sponsored by Canadian Deck Masters. The winner took home the 8 ft deck heater! Lyndon was NOT the winner!

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$10,000 hole in one sponsored by Western Financial Group! Sorry no lucky shots today.

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Let the prizes begin!

 
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Dr Northcott gives a short speech about who they are and what they try to accomplish in Ethiopia.

 

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!

Drive the Wagon – charity golf tournament

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.

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Date: June 10, 2015

Location: Connaught Golf Course 2802 – 13th Ave SE Medicine Hat

Check-in - 11:00 am

Calcutta  – 11:30 am

BBQ lunch

Shotgun start – 1:00 pm

Putting competition

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.

Spring 2015 Newsletter

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!!
THANK YOU!!

Did you miss our year end newsletter?
If so, check it out here!

Shirts and Shoes!

The expedition team that traveled with Andrew Allen has just returned home from Ethiopia. They had a wonderful time!
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.
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Thank you to everyone who donated and made this possible!
And thank you to Meagan, Shasta, Elizabeth, and Andrew for making it happen.