Community

Meeting basic needs in Guatemala

A student works at a Guatemalen middle school last year started by local charity Aldea Maya. There is a fundraiser Sept. 11 to help fund the school. - NEWS FILE PHOTO
A student works at a Guatemalen middle school last year started by local charity Aldea Maya. There is a fundraiser Sept. 11 to help fund the school.
— image credit: NEWS FILE PHOTO

A golf tournament that will benefit the children of Chukumuk, Guatemala is taking place at Pheasant Glen Golf Course Sept. 11.

Aldea Maya was founded by a local woman, Louise Sosa, who was formerly a teacher in the area.

The registered charity works in Guatemala year round on a number of projects including building and staffing a middle school (Chukumuk Basico) educating on gardening and nutrition, distributing water filters, building homes and much more.

The tournament at Pheasant Glen will have a shot gun start at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 for nine holes and dinner, or $35 for dinner only.

Contact Ivy to arrange a golf team at 250-752-1511 or buy dinner-only tickets at Our Glass in Parksville or Arbutus Emporium in Qualicum Beach.

 

—News Staff

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

A big day of birding in Parksville and Qualicum Beach
 
Amy Winehouse charged with assault
 
Duke of Edinburgh awards open up challenge to youth
1945 real estate advertisement
 
Patroller connects with culture in Broken Group
 
Fish hatchery open house a success
Wanted:Christmas angels in Campbell River
 
Finally, flowers
 
Rotarians raise their flag

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.