Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the ABIN 1st Annual Trail Run! It was a huge success, we had well over 100 runners completing the challenging 5k and 10k courses. With the beautiful weather and fantastic turnout we couldn’t have asked for a better first year. Between entry fees, generous donations, and ABIN merchandise sales we raised over $3500 which allows ABIN to provide brand new furniture for 2 classrooms Yagyamati Secondary School in Kathmandu. Yagyamati was partially destroyed in the earthquake, Nepal’s government managed to channel some funds for reconstruction of 6 classrooms. Rob visited the school in November, 2017, and found out that two of these classrooms were sitting empty with no furniture for the students.
The Prairie Inn Harriers support in all the logistics of the race was incredible, thank you so much to everyone who volunteered their time and especially to Bob Reid. We were so lucky to have mouthwatering Nepali food at the finishline donated by The Mint, and served by the lovely owner Rajen and his wife Nina who have been huge supporters of our cause and as Nepalis themselves they see the impact organizations like ours can have in their home country. Thanks also to 218 Run for their support and volunteer t-shirts, to Titanium Tents who supplied a tent for race day, and to The Market on Millstream and Thrifty Foods who donated post race snacks.
Here are some of the photos from the day, we will also be posting more photos on our Facebook over the next week.
We have waited a long time for this day, and thanks to the support of you all it is finally here. The children of Apchaur have left their temporary school and moved into the building completed by Another Brick In Nepal. Our Nepali project manager, Parshu, was there yesterday to and over the keys to the school committee in a ceremony attended by the local government and some representatives from SODEC (our Nepal non-profit partner) along with all the children and teachers of the Bandevi Primary School.
Here are some pictures of the auspicious event:
We are very happy to announce the Another Brick in Nepal 1st Annual Trail Run on March 11th, 2018! Thanks to the amazing support of the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club we are able to put together this 5k/10k race through East Sooke Park. This is the first ever sanctioned race in the stunning East Sooke Park! It’s a beautiful spot, and a great chance to come out and support ABIN while we continue raising funds to rebuild our 2nd school in Nepal.
All the information you need, including the course description and online registration, can be found here. Entrance is $25 for either distance, and there will be some swag and prizes for our top overall finishers at the end of the race. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via Facebook or email .
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 1st official fundraising event at Glo on November 27th, 2017. The event was a huge success and we raised nearly $8000!! We really appreciate the amazing support from our community to help us rebuild communities in Nepal.
We really look forward to hosting another event soon, and that we will see you all there!
Here are some photos from the event:
You can now buy tickets online! Just go here and grab yours today. Limited tickets are available so don’t delay.
You can also come see us tomorrow at the Another Brick In Nepal booth at the Langford Firehall Christmas Market (Firehall #2, corner of Happy Valley and Sooke Rd.) and get your ticket and a calendar hot off the press!!
Here is the Another Brick In Nepal segment from DV Media‘s “Nepal’s Heartbeat” documentary. The full feature travels Nick and his guide Bibi to the Khumbu Valley and see the rebuilding process first hand, and with world-renowned earthquake expert Dr. Bishnu Pandey who is teaching the Nepalese people how to build better homes. It will be shown in full at the beginning of our Fundraiser on November 27th at Glo Restaurant + Lounge. You can also view the full movie today for only $9.95 (ABIN receives $2.50 for every one sold) on Vimeo on Demand by following this link.
Building continues to go well as we near completion. As you can see there are now window frames and the walls are going up fast! The roof will be going on in the upcoming weeks, hopefully in time for the arrival of ABIN’s founder, Rob Tournour, who will be spending a few days in the village before setting off to find the location of school number 2.
We are very excited to announce our 1st fundraiser at the beautiful Glo Restaurant + Lounge. It will be held on November 27th, 2017, from 6pm-10pm. Tickets are $30 which includes food, a drink, and the chance to win some great Nepali door prizes. You purchase your ticket by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, payments can be made either by Interac or through our paypal donation account.
There will be a silent auction with a huge variety of items including many local business’ merchandise and vouchers (more details in upcoming posts), a guitar signed by Burton Cummings, Seahawks memorabilia, a gorgeous piece from the talented local jeweller Emma Glover Designs, beautiful artwork from local artist Allison Hill, and many more things, some of which we will be revealing over the next couple of weeks.
We will also be selling our 2018 Another Brick In Nepal calendars! Working with the local printing and design company Better Print Victoria and using pictures taking by our board members we have created a gorgeous Nepali-themed calendar you can purchase for just $20 with all proceeds going towards the our 2nd school. There will also be a variety of Nepali goods for sale.
We look forward to seeing all of our friends and supporters there on the night!
A huge thank-you to Rayola Creative for putting together this fabulous poster to promote the event! If you want a copy to display at your workplace, on your website or at a local venue please email us 🙂
Below are the most recent pictures from the school site. Two of our board members, Randy and Alana, went to Aapchaur on Saturday after having completed the Annapurna trek.
As you can see the walls are well on their way to being completed, and the door frames are in. Currently the wall height is at window sill level and you can see the concrete floors being poured.
We are just $7500 away from fully funding our first school. If you’d like to help us complete this school please use the donate link on the right side of the page.
If you live in the Victoria, BC, area, please mark November 27th on your calendar. We are excited to announce that our first fundraiser will be taking place at Glo Restaurant + Lounge. More details to follow this week. If you are not already on the mailing list, you can now add yourself using the form here on the website.