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canada-day(QCOSTARICA COMMUNITY) The Asociación Caritativa Canadiense is gearing up to celebrate Canada Day at our Family – Fun Fundraiser.

The event is on June 27th at Hotel la Rosa America in La Garita. There is a large swimming pool, food, music, a cash bar, raffle prizes and a “Buy it Now” table.

Ticket price is c10,000 including food.

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Last year at the same location, we raised over $3,000 for schools in need and we are hopeful, with your support, to do the same or better this year.

How was the money spent?
Over $2000 went to purchasing workbooks and school supplies for 16 schools with 250 to 300 children, all primary public schools, about half in the indigenous community of Zona Sur.

$800 went to updating the material we developed for the Juntas of Education training programs. This material was then handed over to Fundación Gente, the group now responsible for training Juntas throughout Costa Rica. We are grateful to the Canadian Embassy for assistance with this project.

$288 went to initial expenses (renting a special all – terrain vehicle and horses) to access the remote school in Sarkli in the Talamanca to assess the need for a new roof an  outhouses.

What are plans for this year?
$3,000 for the roofing project for the Sarkli school, including materials, transportation and labour. A  new project, focusing on high schools with the highest drop-out rate. With your support, we would hope to provide needed infrastructure, defined by the students themselves, that has the greatest value to improve their learning environment and pride in school. We are currently looking at three schools – in Alajuelita, Limón and Tibas.

How can you help?
The ‘Canada Day’ celebration is our only fundraiser of the year. Therefore this event needs your support in the following ways:

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– Buy a ticket: Contact Lisa Aspinall or a member near you.

– Offer a raffle prize: Restaurant vouchers, beach stays, art, products that are popular. Contact Roslyn Beswick.

– Contribute to our “Buy it now” table.

– We are looking for gently – used items (not clothes) that could become someone else’s treasure. Contact: Vicky Lindsey 2293 0020.

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– Make a donation: In lieu of a ticket or better, through a bank transfer.

Asociación Caritativa Canadiense Cedula Juridica 3-002-556675

a) For bank transfers from other banks or using SINPE:
Colones: Cuenta Cliente: 12300130001699001
Dollars:  Cuenta Cliente:  12300130001699016

b) For transfer between accounts at Scotiabank:
Colones: Cuenta: 13000169900
Dollars:  Cuenta: 13000169901
Detalle: your name – ticket or donation for June 27th.

For more information visit the Canadian Club website at:

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