Just a reminder that Kirabo Canada is having an info session soon. April 5th at the Pape/Danforth @ 7:00pm. Come learn about Kirabo Canada but mostly about our volunteer trip we organize in the summer. Want to spend more than three weeks in Northern Uganda at our school, constructing the compound and teaching the students? We offer the most unique hands -on experience for the most affordable price. Check out the tabs “The Program” and “Get Involved” on our website to find out more in the meantime.
This is a large thank you to everyone who came out to the gala and/or supported us on our big day. Kirabo Canada had a great fun-filled evening and the best part is that we raised just under $11,000!!! This money will be used to start construction on the second floor of the girls dormitory. We couldn’t have done it without the support from all of you. Here is a list of some of the donors we would like to thank…
West Jet, ASHA Massage, Carrot Common, CN Tower, Home Depot @ Gerrard Square, Indigo @ Bay & Bloor, Astoria Shish Kebob House @ 390 Danforth Ave, Shoppers Drug Mart @180 Danforth Ave, Starbucks @ 604 Danforth Ave, Staples @ Gerrard Square, Cineplex Odeon @ 55 Bloor St. W, L’Occitane @ 102 Bloor St. W, Marks Work Wearhouse @ 607 Danforth Ave, Andrew Peller Ltd @ 697 South Service Rd. Grimsby, Grassroots @ 372 Danforth Avenue, Fox and Fiddle @ 535 Danforth Avenue, Moksha Yoga @ Danforth and Chester, Foodland @ 623 Danforth Ave, Loblaws @ 720 Broadview Ave
Also a large thank you to Susan Gottman of Vertigo Communications for donating the printing of all the brochures for the evening
And finally a very warm thank you to the performers who put on a fantastic show and donated their time and energy to our cause…
The Upliters ~ Michael Herring (bass), Dave Clark (drums) and Jason Kenemy (piano), Elana Harte and Lucio Agostini, The StreetDance Academy (Spadina/Queen) and the Ripple Rhythm Drummers (pictured above)
Check out Moksha Yoga on the Danforth (at Chester). They are one of the best hot yoga studios out there. They have decided to donate their Karma class funds to Kirabo Canada for the month of March. Check out their website below for information on their classes,
Here is their twitter account
and their Facebook
Have you purchased your ticket yet? Only 11 Days left!
Here are some of the amazing performances you will get to see that night:
The Upliters always vote YES for slinky groove. They always vote YES to making the trip to happiness. They always vote YES for togetherness and friendship.
Michael Herring (bass), Dave Clark (drums) and Jason Kenemy (piano) love playing the funkiest-nerd-rockingest New Orleans inspired music they can muster for you, for he, for she, for everyone for goodness sakes!
Elana Harte enjoys a successful career in writing, performing and producing. A gifted guitarist and vocalist, the Montreal-born songstress has released 4CDs (Heart, Soul and Song; Father’s Daughter; Split; Like Water), and has been featured on a number of compilations/soundtracks.
Recognized for her songwriting abilities both locally and internationally, (International Song writing Competition, Songwriter Universe Magazine, Unisong International Songwriting Contest, Great American Song, Kicx99.5 FM New Country Starquest winner), Elana enjoys collaborating with other artists and songwriters.
Elana was a founding member of Vinnick, Sheppard, Harte with Suzie Vinnick (My Favourite Shirt; And They All Rolled Over). Currently Elana tours solo and with her band Stiletto Flats.
She is currently working on her new CD.
The StreetDance Academy (Spadina/Queen) will be preforming another dance act this year. Their academy is the hub for Torontonian dance expression located at Spadina and Queen st. West. They offer all kinds of dance instruction ~ breaking, locking, popping, jazz funk and house.
Ripple Rhythm Drummers are group of percussionists assembled from Toronto’s vibrant freestyle group drumming scene. They are skilled at improvising rhythmic layers that intermingle to create a complex tapestry of rhythmic and melodic fusion. Don’t fight it – get up and MOVE!
Dates confirmed! What is an info session you ask? We’ll it is an opportunity to come meet some of us and learn about our volunteer trip we run every summer. Come say Hi!
Moksha Yoga Danforth 372 A Danforth ave: Feb 18 (7-8pm)
Voices of Hope Gala 2013: Feb 24 (6-9pm) *Here is your chance to make a donation by purchasing a ticket. Come have a fun night with us!!!
Pape/Danforth Library: April 5th (7-8pm)
OISE Building Rm 5-260, 252 Bloor St.West: April 23 (7-8pm)
You can always email us and check out our page on Facebook!
Add us on Twitter too! @KiraboCanada
Kirabo Canada’s Gala is coming up soon! Make sure you purchase your ticket in advance. You may now purchase ONLINE with a credit card. Last year we raised almost $17,000 dollars for the Almond Secondary school. Please make this event a success again! The money raised will go to the construction of the second floor of the girls dormitory.
Wendy is home, safe and sound. Here’s a couple more pictures to look at before we upload a bigger photo installment of the experience!
Rebecca, one of our trip volunteers, strolls home from a full day of work, friends by her side!
Goodbye ceremony for Wendy and Rebecca, some 600 students gathered to wish them a safe journey home.
“Talking Compounds” – created and posted around Almond to remind and inspire students of important morals and plans for the future
So, school finished a few days ago – and despite our best efforts, including multiple meetings with the Headmaster of Ambalal, not many P3 kids paid or showed up!
Through a 5 minute brainstorming session with our kids we decided to open the experience to any kid who happened to be in the area of the field.
As a result we had kids as young as 3 years old up to teenagers.
We divided them up into groups according to size and ran an incredible program.
It was a great community event drawing kids from all over to enjoy a morning of activities run by our 20 leaders.
Our kids were OUTSTANDING – all I had to do was time keep and run around and take photo’s.
Pictures: Groupshot of Lira Kids Day and the Kirabo Team 2012, at a market out of town on our morning off
10 of our Leadership students attempting to all stand on a piece of a sheet.
Every time they were successful, we would fold the sheet again and again – each time the sheet would get smaller and smaller!
We also did it later with all 20 students – it was a blast!!
Here is a photo of the students participating in a Trust Walk activity. 1 student is blindfolded while the other directs them to follow a zig zag rope line. This activity was incredible effective in developing trust with the Leadership Team.
Here’s a shot with Alfred – as well as Rebecca (volunteer) and Jane (Kirabo assistant) and me!
We spent a few hours with Alfred – after this time we went around Lira under the direction of Bruno and Sarah. They were outstanding as tour guides —- we even managed to get into a local radio station for a few minutes!!
Almond College Leadership group
The first day of planning for Lira Kids Day.
Sam, Paul and Allen are brainstorming their plans for the events they will be running on Saturday.