ACYF was recently contacted by an organization in Berlin, Germany, stating that they would like to donate the proceeds of their Canada 150 celebration fundraiser to our Foundation. To begin with, I was unaware that Berlin celebrated Canada Day, and so, was doubly appreciative that they decided to donate to us. Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic, cultural and human-relations between Germany and Canada.
Embassy Councilor David Ehinger accepted the cheque in the name of our organization, fromHolger Bockner who organized the celebrations, in Berlin. (Interesting fact: Holger is the founder of the Poutine Kitchen, and responsible for bringing the first, authentic taste of the Canadian dish to Germany). Lilly and Tim, pictured here with our Chairperson, Udloriak Hanson, are participants of the DKG’s Student Program, and transferred the cheque officially to ACYF, here in Iqaluit. They have decided to travel and work in Canada, and have appreciated what they have learned in Iqaluit, especially to fish and build a bonfire. Alianait!
This donation will go directly towards the youth in our northern communities. We will use it to deliver mental health programs, and opportunities for youth to actualize their potential. Qujannamiik!