Canadian Senator and Ambassador visit students at buildsite

On January 3rd, 2016, we had two special Canadian guests visit us at the Masagana build site.

  • Tobias Enverga – Senate of Canada
  • Neil Reeder – Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines
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After the morning build, Michael asked us to gather to meet our special guests.
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Senator Tobias Enverga was a former TCDSB Trustee and is the first person of Filipino descent to be appointed to the Canadian Senate.
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Ambassador Neil Reeder tells us about the Canadian relief effort after Hurricane Haiyan ($40 million), the last of which is being distributed to affected regions in 2016.

FAQ: Hurricane Haiyan Canadian Relief Effort

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Both Senator Enverga and Ambassador Reed congratulate us for our dedication and effort towards helping those less fortunate and how it is our duty as Canadians to help those in need residing in other countries.
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Senator Enverga invites us to Ottawa so that the Canadian Senate can formally congratulate us for our mission work. He also said that lunch is on him when we come!

It was great to hear that Canada as a nation is doing so much to help the people in the Philippines.

Thanks for following our travels.

Feel free to post a comment below.

More post updates to come.


4 thoughts on “Canadian Senator and Ambassador visit students at buildsite

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  1. Micheal, Mr. Consul, Staff and Students… you are all awesome! Thank you for making a difference. Wishing you every blessing.

  2. After meeting the Senator and Ambassador I hope that they bring what they saw in the community and what we the students were doing and bring it to the attention of Canadians because other need to be aware of what is happening across. Yes people may think it is not important but it is and people need to be aware of what is happening in their world.

  3. It was incredible meeting a Canadian Senator and Ambassador and hearing their words of gratitude for what we were doing. Hopefully others continue to volunteer overseas because change doesn’t happen overnight. We’re so fortunate with the lives we’ve been given in Canada we should help other countries as much as possible.

  4. The summer is coming to an end… so soon you will be free of such random fan mail!

    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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