Update – Departing for Toronto

Today is Wednesday, January 6th. We are currently in Hong Kong for a 4 hour stop over.

Due to extremely slow wifi at the hotel, we’ve been unable to post pictures & updates daily.

We just wanted to let all our families, friends, and supporters know that we are all safe, sound, and on our way home.

The pictures below are from our last day. Remaining post will be completed over the next few days.

00 Train
This is our “last train”
00a bags
In the afternoon we completed a community clean-up. 
00b group
Our last group shot with our hardhats.
01 Feast
Our last dinner in the Philippines. The Masagana community prepares a boodle feast.
02 dance
We dance the night away before we say our goodbyes.
03 Slava
We also celebrate Slava’s (Kalyna’s mom) 16th birthday
04 airpot
Ready to conquer a 13 hour flight back to Toronto

We are expected to land in Toronto after 8pm.

Parents please be ready to pick us up at 8:30-8:45 pm depending how long it takes to get through customs and pick up our luggage.

Check back daily. Unfinished updates and blog post will be completed in a few days.

Thanks again for being a part of our amazing life-changing experience.

7 thoughts on “Update – Departing for Toronto

  1. It was so heart breaking on that last day. To do that last train and to lead our last dance. I tried not to think about it being our last day but being on the bus with them running down the road chasing us, it was clear on everybody’s faces that none of us wanted to leave. Most of us couldn’t speak Tagalog but we’ve made so many connections in such a short time, making that goodbye more emotional.

  2. Heading home today……i dont know what to say. This was an amazing trip and an amazing group of people. I want to do this again and with the same group because the connects we have made on this trip will last for a long time. I will never forget them and the things that we did together on this trip.

  3. Its so hard to believe that this incredible trip occurred,a couple months ago. I’ve learned so much about myself!!! All the lessons and different ways to approach life are things that I’ve shard with my friends and peers.

  4. It was heart breaking to say goodbye to everyone in the community and on the trip since I’m staying an extra week. I’ve been impacted so heavily in ways I probably haven’t even noticed. I’m already in tears looking at the past blog posts, we’ve made such strong bonds in such short times. Everyone we’ve met on this journey has a special place in my heart that I’ll never forget. It all went by so fast, I can’t believe it’s already over. But it doesn’t end here friends, this is only the beginning of the change we’re going to make. We’ve learned and bonded so much, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you wonderful leaders.

  5. ?The step by step sharing of the adventure was so appreciated!

    What a mission!

    Peace, Joy and Hope, Steve De Quintal Teacher, St. Mary’s CSS, 66 Dufferin Park Ave. Toronto, Ontario M6H-1J6. 416-393-5528 ext. 84293 “that they may have life and have it the full.” “Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.” – Vesta M Kelly ***You can always email but a call or a visit will get a quicker response*** ________________________________

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