Day 7 – Build Day #1

It's January 2, 2014 and today will be our first day at the build site.  We're excited to get our hardhats and steel toe shoes on and start constructing. Day one at the build site was awesome.  We look forward for a full day of construction tomorrow. Thanks for following our travels.  Please write us... Continue Reading →

Day 4 – Part II – Baclaran

It's still December 30th, our 2nd full day in the Philippines.  Directly after we left our amazing day at El Dorado, we went to SM Mall Bitcutan to freshen up and grab some refreshments.  From there we went to Baclaran Market. What an amazing jam-packed day.  Here's a recap: Large group games and dances with... Continue Reading →

Day 4 – Part 1 – El Dorado

December 30th, 2013 was our 2nd full day in the Philippines.  We had a very late previous night preparing all the gifts for today's El Dorado Christmas Clean-Up Party Amazing day so far. Stay tuned to Day 4 part II - Baclaran Market and Singing Waiters & Chefs

Day 3 – Adventures in Tagaytay

On Day 3, our first full day in the Philippines, we started our adventures in a beautiful city called Tagaytay.  This rural area has vast untouched landscapes.  Here we'll be doing some sight-seeing and recreation before gearing down to do our service work.  Tagaytay is a 2 hour drive from the hotel. Time to head... Continue Reading →

Day 1 and 2 – Departing for Manila

On December 27, 2013, student leaders from the Toronto Catholic District School Board embark on a life-changing journey to serve those less fortunate in the Philippines. Student leaders and their families met at Toronto Pearson airport at 10:15 am. Meeting time is 6:30 am....a mere 2 hours away! Tagaytay here we come!!

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