It has been a long and pleasurable week. The addition on the preschool is completed, and two houses went up with out any problems. I could say it was all fun and sunshine, closer to the truth would be…fun, clouds, fog, wind, dust AND sunshine. A pretty normal week for the Baja.Today is the dedication day. We are heading out to officially give the families their homes. It is always a touching time. A time when we can see what out hands have done to change their lives. Stay tuned for more info on the projects…and more pictures of everything that was accomplished this week:)
We are at it again! This is the second year in a row that we have had this group from Penticton here in Vicente Guerrero. It is made up mostly of retired folk, as well as some other interested parties. Not your regular Hero Holidayers! Everyone has arrived safely and today is the first day of work. We are three sites going. One is a house that we are calling Lori’s house. It is being built for a husband and wife with 8 children. The funds for this new home have been raised in memory of Lori, stay tuned to future blocs for more on the story behind this effort. The second site we are on is a house for a young couple with one child. Flaviola and Augustine have been living in a tacked up addition on her mothers place. This build will give the family a secure roof over their head as well as unbroken windows that will protect them from the wind and cold that we do indeed get here for winter on this part of the Baja. The third project is an addition to the pre-school that the March teen group from the south Okanagan built. We are taking the building from a 11×22 structure to a 22×22 building. Which will be much better to accommodate the 26 preschool aged children that attend every day! Each of the houses we are building have children who attend this preschool. Today is a holiday, complete with road blocks and parades. It is Revolution Day, and besides having a parade and getting the day off school, there is a fair set up in Vicente Guerrero, party is in the air as the Mexicans celebrate a war that ended the way they liked. The students at our preschool were all dressed up in costume, little revolutionaries, and proudly marched down the sandy, pot-holed. With a few stragglers at the end of the parade who looked suspiciously like hard working Canadians as opposed to soldiers in a revolution. Good start to what is going to be a great week.
Many of you might remember Rides Again playing at your school. They are a great up and coming band that traveled with LiveDifferent (formerly Absolute) for 2 years. Some cool stuff has been happening with them, they just appeared on MTV Live, and they have a new video on Much Music called “Wonder Why”. Lets try to help get them some more airtime for this new single. Request it here on radio and request in here on Much Music.