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Archive for March, 2011

A visit with the Honourable George Abola

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Ssubi Foundation board of directors was thrilled to have dinner this week with the Ugandan Ambassador to Canada.  He has recently returned from Uganda where he visited some of the The Ssubi Foundations projects in Northern Uganda.

H.E. George Marino Abola, Ugandan Ambassador to Canada, Philip and Aldous Lamola, Chairman, Calgary Uganda Community Association.

Guests with Philip, Margot and Bob (The Ssubi Foundation Board of Directors)

Ssubi 2010 Photo Book

Monday, March 28th, 2011

The Ssubi Foundation would like to thank Carla Klassen of Clay Graphic Design for designing our 2010 photo book. It looks fabulous.

Have a look at what we accomplished in 2010 and some of our plans for 2011.

Ssubi Foundation 2010 Photo Book

Heavens Bootyfest class is in full swing

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Heavens fitness is offering a fitness class geared toward getting your booty in shape for the 3rd Annual Bootyfest Event to be held at Big Rock Brewery on May 28th. The fitness class is offered every Thursday night at 7:30pm at Heavens and is a high energy class taught by Philip and Jess. There is still room to drop in if you dare. The first class was a great success, special thanks to DJ Wes, Frankie, Karla from Big Rock and Lulu Lemon for making this a fun first session with music and door prizes.

Karla (Big Rock) and DJ Wes

Phillip and Frankie

Frankie warming up the class with some music

Aura for Africa @ Habitat – A Ssubi Foundation Fundraiser

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Habitat presents a very special edition of Aura…

AURA FOR AFRICA

A Ssubi Foundation Fundraiser: A Calgary-based foundation dedicated to building infrastructure and providing education materials for children in Uganda. With DJ’s Wes Straub, Jordan Kazsuba, Rob Curtis and Jon Meyer  (playing everything from deep house to progressive to deep trance).

$10 COVER AT THE DOOR – all proceeds to Ssubi

ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE – An entry to win awesome prizes from Calgary’s best yoga outfitters (we can’t say who on the promo, but you can probably guess quite easily. Find out who at the door).

FIRST 50 ENTRANTS RECEIVE – An Aura Promo CD.

Habitat Living Sound

1217 – 1st Street SW
Calgary, AB

Sponsor kids back in school

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Dusman recently returned from Gulu, where he was busy transporting Opio, Michael, Carol and Dan to secondary schools. Dan is a new sponsorship child for The Ssubi Foundation. He was a student at Lela Obaro Primary School and worked as a laborer on Ssubi projects at Lela Obaro and Palenga Primary School. To impress upon the Foundation how serious he was about attending secondary school he repeated Primary seven at Lela Obaro to keep his mind active, provided Dusman with an application to a secondary school and had his parents meet Dusman to ensure us they wanted him to be in school but could not afford to send him.  He received second class status (this is a good grade for Northern Uganda, there were no first classes this year at Lela Obaro) and was accepted into Gulu High Secondary School. Isn’t it incredible what some kids have to do to be able to attend high school. We wish you good studies Dan.

Dan in uniform on his first day of secondary school at Gulu High School.

Opio and Michael at Sir Samuel Becker High School

Carol at her new school, she is repeating Secondary 4.

Thanks Carolyn Best, Heavens Fitness and ATCO EPIC Program

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The Ssubi Foundation would like to thank Carolyn Best, Heavens Fitness and ATCO for your support. ATCO has an Employees Participating in Communities Program (EPIC) where they match an employees donation to a Canadian charity. Carolyn teamed up with Heavens Fitness and offered an spin class to ATCO emplyees with all proceeds donated to The Ssubi Foundation. ATCO’s EPIC program provided a 100% matched to Carolyn’s donation. Now that’s innovation.

Opio and Michael to attend Secondary 5

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Both Opio and Michael passed Uganda Certificate of Education (National Exams) in secondary 4 (grade 10) to advance to Secondary 5. Both will be attending Sir Samuel Baker High School in Gulu Town. Only 12% of high school aged children are attending school in Northern Uganda. Both Opio and Michael came from internally displaced refugee camp schools and we are so pleased with their continued efforts and the importance they have placed on education. They are both taking science based program including physics, mathematics, economics and agriculture. Good luck boys.

Thank you Village Honda

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The Ssubi Foundation would like the thank the team at Crowfoot Village Honda for their continued support. Village Honda not only continues to be one of our core supporters over the last five years but they have also contributed valuable time and energy to help make the foundation’s annual fundraiser a success. We greatly appreciate their generosity. We would also like to thank their staff for donating the proceeds of an auction for Flames Heritage Classic Tickets to The Ssubi Foundation. And maybe we feel a little sorry for whoever won them and had to endure the wonderful classic Calgary weather :)