Caravan delivers aid to Cuba

The quest to bring medical, educational and construction supplies to the people of Cuba is gathering support in Nanaimo.

The quest to bring medical, educational and construction supplies to the people of Cuba is gathering support in Nanaimo.

The public is invited to a send-off of the  Friendship Caravan to Cuba 7 p.m. June 27 at Pacific Co-Housing, 347-Seventh St.

Alicia Jrapko from Pastors for Peace will talk about the importance of the journey that challenges the 50-year-old blockade the U.S. has imposed on Cuban citizens.

Focusing this year on youth of Cuba, the caravan will travel through 140 cities in the U.S. and Canada, raising awareness about the blockade and gathering humanitarian aid to take to the Cuban people.

Last year the caravan delivered 90 tonnes of medicinal, educational and construction material as well as 10 school buses. Caravan participants will be on hand to answer questions about their experience last July.

Anyone wishing to donate aid items can go to or call Victoria 250-885-9213.



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Lantzville opts against forming social media committee

Committee would have helped district council develop policy on social media behaviour

Nanaimo Hospital Auxiliary has been fundraising for 120 years

Hospital auxiliary president says group pioneered Wi-Fi at hospitals on Island

Gabriola Island community bus sees 100,000th rider

Gabriola Environmentally Responsible Trans-Island Express celebrated milestone Jan. 25

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mayor and council aren’t necessary

Instead of candidates, put municipal priorities on the ballot, says letter writer

RDN budget talks to include public consultation results

Director not impress with level of engagement

Protesters in Nanaimo preach peace in Iran

Rally sees gathering at Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo

First-place Canucks beat Blues 3-1 for ninth straight home win

Miller nets pair as Vancouver defeats Cup champs

Swapping grape varieties can help winemakers adapt to climate change: UBC study

Report says 56% of wine-grape-growing regions would be lost if global climate warms by 2 C

Alberta premier wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

Kenney: ‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Filming for Resident Alien begins in Ladysmith

Aliens and excitement take over the streets of Ladysmith during new TV series

The Three Bears are down to two after baby bear carving stolen from his perch in Island community

Thief repeatedly kicked it and dislodged it from cement and rebar

Licensed cannabis store opens in Nanaimo’s north end

Mood Cannabis Company’s Metral Drive location opened Jan. 18

NDP suggests easing secondary housing rules for B.C. farmland

Lana Popham proposes guest homes not just for relatives

Most Read