Events

Forthcoming Event: Breakfast for Guatemala. 2 April 2022 9:00 – Noon

Sauvetage, Rescue Squad, Baie d’Urfe in support of the Rotary Club of Montreal Lakeshore are inviting you to breakfast at the Rescue hall to support students in Guatemala.

Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin American with an astounding illiteracy rate over 25%. Schooling is substandard with hidden costs preventing many children from attending beyond the primary level. Only 6 out of 10 children graduate from 6th grade and less than 10% graduate from high school. Dropout rate for girls is especially high as they need to help at home. Yet these children are eager to learn.

The cost per child to provide an extended education is approximately $400 per year and our aim is to provide at least five children with the opportunity to learn.

These children are from poor families. For breakfast before school, they are typically given a small bread roll and a cup of very sweet instant coffee.

Therefore we would like to invite you to support our project in Guatemala by enjoying a more substantial breakfast at a cost of $10 per person.

We will be serving Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Jam, Marmalade, Peanut Butter, Tea and Coffee. This breakfast would be a banquet to the children we aim to support.

If you would like to purchase tickets, or make a donation (or both!) , please use this link to visit our event page at Canada Helps, which provides secure payment processing for us. For donations the Canada Helps site will also provide a receipt for Canadian income tax purposes.