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It is with sadness and deep concern that we share the latest news from Haiti. Political unrest has reached crisis proportions in October. We are working closely with our partners in Haiti to not only keep programs running to the extent possible during the crisis, but also to support Haitian communities in finding a positive way forward through the turmoil.
“HAITI’S PROBLEMS ARE MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.”
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Updates & Upcoming Events
(Photo by Allan Lissner/OCIC) There is still time to be part of Rayjon's 3rd Annual Family Curling Event! Fun event for families & friends—No experience necessary! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th $ 25 per person (inc. food & prizes) (16 and younger $10). Event...
Rayjon’s Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 29th at 7:00 at Sacred Heart Parish Meeting Room (1465 Lecaron Ave in Sarnia). All are welcome. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Reports on the impact of Rayjon’s work in 2019 will be shared, and...
Special thanks to Giresi's Pizza Factory for sponsoring this event!
Interested in being part of a Rayjon Awareness Trip experience? Don't miss your chance! The last information session will be held on Sunday, October 27th at 1:00 at Grace United Church in Sarnia (Friendship Room), 990 Cathcart Blvd. discover a culture • build...
We would like to say a huge shout of THANKS to Sarnia-Lambton for supporting Rayjon's 25th Finale Fall Fair. And hats off to the dedicated volunteers who made it all possible. A celebratory finish to a strong tradition! #s are still coming in, but it looks like the...
Participants from this year’s March Break Awareness Trip to the Dominican Republic recently shared their perspectives at a special service at Grace United Church in Sarnia. Their reflections give a flavour of what an Awareness Trip is like, and also convey the deeper...
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Dorcin was orphaned at a young age and had no other means of help. Through Rayjon he received support to attend elementary and secondary school. He struggled with academics in secondary school, so was offered the opportunity to participate in a pilot program offering vocational skills training. He learned about heavy equipment operation, and he is very proud to have (and show off) his certificate. Now he wants to give back. Of the vocational program he says: