News & Events

Save the Date: Rayjon Family Curling Event

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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.

New Venue for Annual Fall Fair

The Annual Rayjon Fall Fair will be held Saturday, September 16th @ Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall from 9am-2pm

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!

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Adult Art Nights

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The first Rayjon art night with abstract painter Kirsten Anderson was a hit. Two more are scheduled. Get the details here.

1st Annual Pickleball Event Loads of Fun!

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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.

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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.

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To read more about this trip, visit our Blog.

Hurricane Matthew Update

Last update: November 13, 12:20 pm

To date over $36,500 has been raised to assist in hurricane relief and make sure that vital programs continue to operate.

A team of 6 Canadians just returned from Haiti, after seeing firsthand the effects of the hurricane and the progress in recovering and rebuilding. They were very impressed of the efforts of our Haitian partners to reach those in greatest need. Rayjon Share Care staff have been busy with multiple mobile clinics. They saw over 1,065 patients in 4 days and distributed much needed food, medicines, water purification tablets and oral rehydration solutions. Many volunteers from the community assisted in these efforts. Here are some photos from the hurricane response:

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2 of the Canadian team also visited the Rayjon supported project in Consuelo, Dominican Republic. Families in that area have also been affected by the hurricane, with much damage done to home already in dire need of repair. Children continue to arrive at the preschool hungry and often in need of medical attention.

In the aftermath of the hurricane we will continue to support vital programs, and to assist those in greatest need. Medical supplies at both Rayjon supported clinics are being purchased, cholera prevention continues to be a focus of education outreach, and canteen programs will start at rural schools to ensure that children can focus on learning (and not on their hunger).  

Rayjon in the news!

Check out this recent article in the Huffington Post

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