October 9, 2013

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Fall Fashion Show

Come enjoy an evening of fashion courtesy of Fashions on Main in Didsbury. Last year was a dynamic success, and it’s getting bigger and better this year! There will be a large silent auction, door prizes, a sprawling African market full of beautiful items from the Roret area, as well as a delicious meal, and […]

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July 20, 2013

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Volunteers

Project Roret is in need of volunteers to help us with our fundraising initiatives and to help with the development of our vision there. As the project goes along we will be looking for experienced people in healthcare, the building industry, agriculture, teaching, and business to mentor as assist our people over in Kenya. This […]

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July 20, 2013

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Project Update

In 2012 we purchased land outside the village to drill a well. We had a team of geologists verify that sweet water was present. Currently it is in land titles office (as there was an election in 2013…and its Africa…things are moving very slow). We purchased a large water tank for the village to begin […]

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July 20, 2013

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Introduction to Project Roret

Roret is a small village of around 4000 people outside the city of Nakuru Kenya. The area around Nakuru is volcanic and sweet water is hard to find. The water underneath Roret is salty and hot and not safe to drink. The closest fresh water is a muddy, dirty stream about 5 kilometres from the […]

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June 13, 2013

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Visiting the Kibera Slums

After breakfast on the first morning we were in Nairobi Kenya we headed out to spend the day in the Kibera slums. The Kibera slums have the dubious distinction of being the largest slum in Africa and one of the largest slums in the world. It holds around 1 million people 5 kilometres from the […]

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March 9, 2013

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The Way to Eat an Elephant is One Bite at a Time

Speaking of elephants, I know the elephant in the room is how we are going to fund all this. We plan to have many fundraising activities throughout the year and opportunities for sponsorship. My hope is that by keeping the community informed as to our activities in Kenya that when a fundraiser comes along you […]

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March 9, 2013

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Women’s Conference

Last spring Chinook Winds had the honour of running a women’s conference in Nakuru which is nearby the village of Roret . The conference served interested ladies from the Roret village and Nakuru but also surrounding areas miles away. Some ladies we knew came by bus for 5 hours for the privilege of attending. It […]

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March 9, 2013

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Potential Leaders in Roret, Kenya

We at Chinook Winds Christian Center believe in the potential of everyone in the community of Roret Kenya. We want to be able to rise up a generation of leaders whose primary impediment at the present time is poor access to a good education. There is no school in this village of 3000+ people. The […]

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March 9, 2013

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The Village of Roret

Roret Kenya is a village of around 3000 people nearby to Nakuru, Kenya’s third largest city. It is situated in the Rift Valley in the southwest area of the country. Chinook Winds Christian Centre in Didsbury Alberta have been involved with this community since 1998. We initially paired with the community to help them create […]

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March 9, 2013

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Africa Has a Hold on My Heart

Africa has always been a place which had a hold on my heart. Before I was married I fulfilled a dream to travel the world. I traveled all over Europe, Africa and South East Asia for over 2 years working as I went. I witnessed poverty all over the world but it was in Africa where the […]

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