Simple food in rich company and common purpose – all of this is offered in a festive Guatemalan Beans and Rice Dinner to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6th, at Nelson’s United Church on Silica Street.
For the eighth year, community support is making it possible for nine Selkirk College Nursing Program students to travel to Guatemala learn more about grasslands Community Health projects in various regions of the country.
Previous groups visited urban free-trade zones, highland villages where community health and well-being is being affected by Canadian mining operations, and also the remote north-eastern jungle region of the country where government health services are almost non-existent.
Those who were a part of the journey last year will be present at the dinner to share their experiences. Their stories bring to life the resilience, capacity, and creativity of the Guatemalans, and how they are confronting the challenges to health.
The event is the first major fundraising effort for the next trip. Cost is $10 at the door and children are welcome. Come visit the students at Save-On-Foods in Nelson this Saturday (November 30th) from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Spin ‘n’ Wheel for a chance to win a ticket to the dinner.