News & Events

8th Annual Pasta Fest


Tickets: Adult $12, Child 11 and under $8, Student $10, Family of 4 $35. Contact Marlo 226-886-0476 or Karen 519-336-7760

Save the Date: Rayjon Family Curling Event


Don’t miss this exciting new event! November 18, 2017 from 3:00-7:30 pm at the Sarnia Golf & Curling Club.

All proceeds to support our two elementary schools in rural Haiti.

Read more here.

Thank you, DeGroot’s!

The 3 day plant sale @ DeGroot’s Nursery the first weekend of June was a resounding success!

Over 700 customers bought more than 1100 Dipladenia plants to help support Rayjon projects in Haiti & the Dominican Republic.

Profits were an amazing $9500+. Wow!

Fundraising is an ongoing, important part of what we do – & need to do. But we can never, ever do it without such a wonderful support system. That includes all volunteers, all Rayjon supporters & of course John DeGroot, Lynn England & Diane Visser @ DeGroot’s Nurseries.

All that’s left to do now is watch those beautiful plants bloom all summer!


1st Annual Pickleball Event Loads of Fun!


A huge thanks to all the volunteers and participants who came out to enjoy the day on May 7th. Many beginners are now hooked on this up and coming sport! We look forward to expanding the event next year!

Here are a few pictures from the event:

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Just Back From Haiti

(March, 2017)

The March Break Awareness Team to Haiti has just returned from an action and learning packed adventure.


Read their trip blog here.

 30 Years of Partnership

(November, 2016)

Haiti Field Director Andre Jean-Pierre along with staff members from the Sacred Heart Centre in Cap Haitian presented Rayjon founder John Barnfield with a plaque to express gratitude and to commemorate Rayjon’s 30 years of partnership and service in Haiti. John was visiting with a group of 7 adults from Canada, as part of an awareness trip. The group had many memorable moments during their week long voyage and were all very pleased to spend some time at the centre, getting to know Andre and staff and becoming more familiar with the centre’s programs.


To read more about this trip, visit our Blog.

Rayjon in the news!

Check out this recent article in the Huffington Post

Are We Making Progress In the War On Poverty?