KINGSTON, Ont. - Members of the Kingston Centennial Transportation Club (KCTC) hosted a dinner on Aug. 7 at Mino's Village for some very special guests.The club has been a long-time supporter of Canad...
KINGSTON, Ont. – Members of the Kingston Centennial Transportation Club (KCTC) hosted a dinner on Aug. 7 at Mino’s Village for some very special guests.
The club has been a long-time supporter of Canadian Aid for Chernobyl, an organization that brings people living in the area impacted by the infamous nuclear meltdown in the former Soviet Union.
“It feels good to be involved in something like this,” says Bob Ferguson, the group’s past-president. The club had previously donated $250 and after the dinner kicked in another $800 of support. The money is used to bring people like these girls to Canada, where they are given complete medical and dental checkups – the environment in the impacted area is still contaminated and health care is not always readily available.
“It’s more than that, these girls get a chance to leave that all behind and just relax and play for a while like kids are supposed to,” add members of the KCTC.
“We’d like to challenge other transportation groups across the country to match or even beat our donation,” says Ferguson looking specifically in Brockville’s direction.
“I really like coming to Canada and meeting many new friends,” says one of the girls who has made the annual trip for six years now. “You have such a beautiful country. Thank-you.”
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