To view the full interview, please check out this link:
or read the English Translation here.
A big "thank you" to everyone who attended, volunteered at or made a donation to this year's dinner "Taste of Laos 2018"!
This is a special year as we celebrate building TWO schools in one year. Thanks to the generous support and passion of the Wasabi Group, Na Ye school is almost completed. And today, because of our fantastic donors, we start construction of the school in Ban Kangxe! Thank you everyone for making this great achievement possible for kids in Laos.
Photos of this wonderful evening are available here!
Taste of Laos Fundraising Dinner - Interview with François Tremblay
Saturday June 9th, the Taste of Laos dinner is fundraising in support of the construction of a school in the southeast asian country. The Manitoba charity School for Kids in Laos is organizing this annual evening event.
(The interview is available in french only.)
Save the date or better yet, sign up now! Building on the success of two previous
tournaments, the Wasabi Group will host their fun-filled 2018 golf tournament on
Wednesday, September 12 at Glendale Golf and Country Club. Golfers will be treated
to a great round of golf plus delicious food and the opportunity to win fabulous prizes.
The proceeds of the tournament will help build a school in the village of Na Ye in rural
Laos. For full details and registration, click here!
Taste of Laos Cultural Dinner
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Authentic Lao cuisine, fabulous silent auction and more!
Proceeds will help build schools in Ban Na Yè and Ban Kangxé, Laos.
Doors open at 6 pm - Precious Blood Community Centre, St. Boniface
The 2017 Wasabi Golf Tournament was a huge success with over 120 golfers participating at the Glendale Golf course on September 12. The weather was marvellous, and the participants had a great time.
Golfers snacked on crab dumplings at Hole #8, and delicious spring rolls at Hole #15, courtesy SKL! At the reception, tournament participants enjoyed a typical Lao dessert - banana leaf flavour sticky rice served with fresh mangoes, steamed coconut milk and ice cream.
SKL was proud to be part of the impressive silent auction, providing a table for 8 at the Taste of Laos dinner next spring.
Special thanks to the many participants who gave generously knowing that the proceeds of the tournament and every additional donation go to the construction of the Na Yè School. SKL is most grateful to The Wasabi Group members and volunteers for their extraordinary support!
SKL is pleased to confirm our 8th school construction in Laos. The village of Kangxé in Savannakhet province is located in one of the most underserved regions in the country. The existing school is in serious disrepair and too small to accommodate all the children in the village. Working with our donors, SKL will build a new five-classroom school which means every child in the village can attend their local school. The Kangxé project includes building new sanitary washrooms, installing electricity, a deep well water pump, and furnishing the school.
OUR EXCEPTIONAL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WASABI GROUP MEANS THE VILLAGE OF NA YÈ WILL GET A NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL!
In an unprecedented gesture of generosity, the Wasabi Group, friends and families have committed to building a school in rural Laos. Wasabi Group's inaugural golf tournament in 2016 was an outstanding success. It launched an amazing fundraising initiative which will result in the construction of a new school in Na Ye, a village in Phatang District, Laos. A three-hour drive north of Vientiane capital city, this village is growing quickly with an influx of ethnic Highland people. Their four-room dilapidated school houses 138 students in grades 1-5. They desperately need a new school.
Wasabi Group has pledged to build a new 5-classroom school for the children of Na Ye! The proceeds of the 2017 golf tournament will help to build this school which will cost approximately $55,000 CDN.