Saturday, July 31, 2010

Message from Zambia

This message was received following the second 2010 installment of funds for St. Nicholas Orphanage at Makeni Ecumenical Centre near Lusaka, Zambia.

"I can now confirm that we have received the money you transferred. Thank you very much for the assistance. It will go a long way in alleviating our financial difficulties. Extend our deep appreciations to all AAA members for all their efforts and commitment to the children at St. Nicholas.
With kind regards"

Thursday, July 22, 2010

AAA Victoria Board

Welcome to the 2010-2011 AAA Board

We would like to thank Cathy Fletcher who completed her term as Board member and will remain involved with AAA as a volunteer.

We welcome new member Robin Adams who has extensive experience working with Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Center.

We thank our ongoing members for their faithful service:
  • Gail Blais: craft venues and publicity.
  • Pierre Dil: Zambia contact
  • Vic Parsons: secretary and supplies organizer (assisted by Lorraine)
  • Erin Ruff: shops coordinator
  • Carol Sherwood: Treasurer, website, graphic design
  • Mary Bomford: Coordinator
Please contact your Board with questions, concerns, comments by sending a message to

Seeds for Malawi

Peggy Frank shares her Malawi experience

Peggy Frank of Positively Africa visited the Aids Angels project in Mzuzu at the end of 2009.
She shared her experiences with photos and stories at our AGM then on June 30 she travelled to Saltspring to meet with our sister group, Seeds for Malawi.

An enthusiastic group of over 20 volunteers met to hear Peggy's presentation. A lively and frank discussion followed covering many issues relating to HIV AIDS and the viability of the community to community projects that are carried out by AAA Victoria and Positively Africa.

Peggy was impressed by the dedication and honesty of AAA Mzuzu. She feels that both Delirah and Gilda (supported by Teddy and Vincent) contribute a great deal of moral support to the women beneficiaries. She also feels that community to community projects are one of the most effective ways of creating change and delivering support to those affected by AIDS.

Voices for Malawi

Listen to Malawi

Peter Kepkay, a supporter of AAA and Seeds for Malawi has created a short video documenting some of his experience in Malawi.

visit www. to share his thoughts and some beautiful singing.

Peter hopes to return to Malawi and film the work of the Mzuzu group which we support.