Support Child Haven – Concert on Feb 2nd, Vancouver

As many of you are already aware, I have been supporter of Child Haven for many years so this gives me great pleasure to promote their upcoming fundraiser event in Vancouver.

Child Haven are a Canadian based charity founded by Bonnie and Fred Cappuccino of Maxville, ON in 1985.  Inspired by the ideals and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, Child Haven International is a registered not for profit charity that assists children and women in developing countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support.

Child Haven opened it’s children’s home in Kathmandu in 1993 – it’s been a delight for me to visit Kanya and the kids every time I am in Kathmandu.  What’s also neat is the collaboration between Child Haven and SIRC.

Sometimes our Community Based Rehab specialists come across kids in remote villages who are in need of care and attention, and Child Haven has helped us find the appropriate assistance for them.  SIRC has also been able to provide guidance as to the appropriate medical care for the folks Child Haven come across whilst doing their community outreach.  Don’t you just love when two groups work together – what a difference it can make to the lives of those in need!

CHI concert poster

But I digress.  If any of you readers find yourself in Vancouver on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016 then come along to what promises to be a great concert at the Vancouver Rowing Club in Stanley Park.  The concert features outstanding Canadian songwriters and performers – a concert not to be missed!  For just $35, you also get dinner plus a bottle of wine, and a chance to bid on some great silent auction items.

If you are interested in getting some tickets, please call my friend Katherine Doyle on her mobile 604 220 9324.

Hope to see you there!

About Kate Coffey

After 30 or so years in the investment management industry, 2013 saw me turn my life up-side-down, making my way first to Nepal, then Bangladesh during that first ‘year away’. The year took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and its people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located in Bhainsepati - 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Saanga foothills. Since 2014, I have returned to SIRC numerous times, working closely with the folks there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes. In Bangladesh I marvelled at the strength and resilience of marginalized women who have the courage and audacity to break the rules and make a better life for themselves and their children through microfinance programs with BRAC. 2016-2017 saw me embark on a totally new experience in Sri Lanka, a place I never would have chosen to end up in. It’s the 40C+ heat, big humidity and tropical snakes & animals that scared me! But I ended up love love loving! my time there, working with predominantly Tamil small business owners in remote villages in north and east of the country, trying their best to recover their businesses and the lives of their employees, after decades of a civil war. My time in Sri Lanka made me realize my hard-earned business skills and experience can really be put to good use! The work the BIZ+ team and I did there ended up earning me International Volunteer of the Year Award in December 2017, presented on Capitol Hill, Washington DC no less. I am currently home on Bowen Island, in the west coast of Canada, shoring up my finances before I head off to who knows where, for my next expert volunteer assignment. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2013-2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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