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August 2015 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio
The 5th Annual Rio del Cambio Fundraising Festival was amazing! The weather was again perfect, the food by Chef Chris (Redline Brewhouse) was awesome, and the entertainment left us all smiling and dancing until the sun went down. Rob Tomkinson then Randolph and the Rivieras warmed up the crowd with golden oldies and familiar favourites. My Son the Hurricane, a…

May 2015 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

We are very excited to announce the details of the 5th Annual Backyard Fundraising Festival on Saturday July 4, 2015. This year we will be featuring the incredible music of My Son the Hurricane, a super funky 14 piece brasshop band. My Son the Hurricane has played at the Hillside, the Beaches Jazz Festival, the Toronto Beerfest and the One of a Kind Show!!

April 2015 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

Our trip to Citalapa in February was full! Everyday of the two weeks were packed with meetings, decisions, activities, travel and of course, being with and experiencing life in the back corners of Nicaragua. The weather was hot and dry – stifling some days, with just a hint of cloud cover to keep the temperature under 35 degrees.

The trip to the beach was onc…

January 2015 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

In just one week Doug and I plus Cathy and Esther, will be travelling to Nicaragua. This is always a very exciting but hectic time. Since I have not been in the village since April, there will be a lot to catch up on and much progress to celebrate. I will be posting regularly on Facebook/riodelcambio during our trip if you would like to follow along.

On this…

December 2014 Update

Dear Friends and Sponsors of Rio del Cambio

As you race to pick up the last perfect gift, bake cookies, wrap presents or enjoy a toast with friends and family, I would ask that you also consider adding the renewal of your Rio del Cambio Sponsorship to your list. This act of kindness will ensure that your Nicaraguan child continues to receive an education including notebooks, textbooks,…

October 2014 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

It has once again been a month of great emotion. I was beginning to feel a sense of calm after writing the September newsletter since life in Citalapa seemed to have begun to find a measure of normal and familiar after 4 months of devastating drought and heat. The rains had finally begun, the farmers were doing what they love with real hope, and the children…

September 2014 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

I apologize for the silence over the past month. The drought in Nicaragua has wrecked havoc for Elias, our Project Manager and the people of Citalapa.

First, in a effort to lead, support and calm the villagers, Elias has been staying in the village for extended periods of time. This cut down on travel expense as he knew the Rio del Cambio budget was being…

July 2014 Update

Dear friends of Rio del Cambio

The 4th Annual Rio del Cambio Fundraising Festival was a wonderful success. Feedback is, it was our best effort yet! The evening was a perfect mix of education, entertainment and enjoyment. The Main Street Jug Band kick off the event with its lively twist on classic favourites followed by the creative tunes and tales of Corin Raymond. The sold out crowd stayed…

June 2014 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

This time it is truly pictures that must tell the story!

The Rio del Cambio Education Centre is now being used as hoped. A dream is now a reality. Thank you to all…

Here is Wesling teaching English to 12 students on Saturday morning. The children in the Rio del Cambio Learning Program use the school every weekday from 2pm-5pm.

The Farmers meet weekly…

May 2014 Update

Dear Friends of Rio del Cambio

There is so much to say but I am mindful of length…  Our trip to Citalapa in April was exciting, productive, informative, educational, tiring and very HOT!  We arrived to find the new Education Centre almost complete.  With only 8 days to accomplish a lot, we rolled up our sleeves and joined the villagers of all ages to put the finishing touches on t…

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