Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ukulapha - We See Hope





Please join us and help Ukulapha reach their goal, this event is dear to our heart and what a amazing family they are. “It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

 


Tickets are selling well for our 3rd Annual "I See Hope" fundraiser, October 17th at the Beachhouse Restaurant! You can buy yours at the Beachhouse or by contacting Susan 250-298-0990. You will receive a tax receipt for $50.00.

Check out our auction list and get ready to bid on a cruise to Tahiti or a wonderful 'staycation' in Vancouver at the Sutton Place Hotel.

We have a fantastic golf package available at Sirocco in Calgary as well as a tremendous variety of wonderful donations.


'I See Hope'

 Victoria International Development Education Agency (VIDEA) was established as a non-profit organization in 1977 to 'inspire thought and action on global issues and is one of Canada's oldest education centres. Their promotion and delivery of global education is enhanced through establishing agency contracts with global partners, such as the Ukulapha community outreach project in South Africa. As an agency of the registered, non profit agency, VIDEA the project is continually monitored and evaluated and they are an integral part of supporting this international program.
Quietly but with direct and immediate results,

 Ukulapha is reviving the philosophy of Ubuntu ('we are who we are because of who we all came from'). Ukulapha stands out as a grassroots, organic and humanitarian community outreach project in one of the poorest townships in South Africa.

The manager and founder, Carolyn Burns, is a former Victoria resident of 25 years. The outreach project is building a sense of hope with a focus on education! The needs are great, but the continued focus on enhancing educational opportunities is paying off! A new Resource Centre has been built with a library and computer lab. Now, the children will gain skills required to take their place in a fast changing world. The difficult task of rebuilding lives and taking responsibility for their new tomorrow has begun. Carolyn's passion and integrity to provide educational assistance to the children of Slangspruit is remarkable.

Ukulapha, with the support of VIDEA, is truly creating 'community connections for global change'.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sidwalk Sale and All the Elements of Shopping

Wondering what to put on your shopping list this fall? We scours the runway so to speak for the chicest trends to keep you looking fabulous as the weather turns chilly. Get our fashion editors' picks from the hottest boots and bags, to jackets and jewelry and a whole lot more. Check us out this weekend for our Sidewalk Sale, September 12 and 13 for a great bargain.