Nourish Cowichan Breakfast Program.
I was happy to donated my time to create this short promo for Nourish Cowichan's bid to become the recipient of the $50,000 SimpleGenerosity grant from Island Savings.
I was surprised and shocked when Fatima Da Silva, chef at Vinoteca at Zanata Winery told me that approximately 500 hundred children in the Cowichan Valley don't get breakfast in the morning.
With the help of a group of volunteers she is providing breakfast for a variety of schools in her small kitchen at Vinoteca. With this grant they hope to build a permanent production kitchen to make breakfast for all schools that need it.
For this purpose she is also organizing a large fundraiser at Vinoteca on Saturday June 10.
To vote on the grant project please go to SimpleGenerosity of Islands Savings Community Grants
The rebuilding of Nepal after the earthquake in 2015
We are back from Nepal and I have started editing the documentary on the rebuilding efforts after the devastated earthquake on April 25, 2015.
We will have a variety of great stories, not only on the Khumbu Valley where we were when the earthquake struck, but also of smaller villages in the Kathmandu area.
Unfortunately we noticed that most of the houses in these villages are only partly rebuilt!
Why? This is because the government of Nepal has not given those people their second payment of the three payments that were promised.
We hope to premiere the new documentary in September and will keep you posted once the date and time is established.