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 www.bcanc.net or call Victoria 250-885-9213.