Annual Dinner – 2015

On November 8th, 2015 Victory Community Development Society held its Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Bonsor Community Complex, Burnaby.  

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Oct 2014 | Annual Fundraising Dinner

Photographs taken during the annual fundraising dinner held at Bonsor Park, Burnaby. All images courtesy of Rico Cancio.

15K WALK / RUN FUNDRAISER AT MUNDY PARK

Photos from the first 15K walk run at Mundy Park, Coquitlam on September 28, 2014.

Life in Yerah, Wollo

The rural mountain community of Yerah, located in the Northern Ethiopian province of Wollo is where VCDS has been focusing its efforts.

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The Original Five

VCDS began its orphan support and sponsorship program in 2008 through the diligence of a young man, Dubale Tsegaye, living in the remote mountain village of Yerah.

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September 2013 | Annual Fund Raising Dinner

The 5th Annual fundraising dinner was held on September 28, 2013.

The evening was a fun filled night of classic Ethiopian cuisine, a silent auction featuring artisanal goods from Ethiopia, an auction supported by our business community in Vancouver, and a special presentation highlighting our activities and accomplishments in Ethiopia.


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Rural Mountain Village of Yerah

One of the communities that VCDS works with is the rural mountain village of Yerah. This lush mountain village sits atop of a steep mountain, that can only be accessed by foot or by mule.One of the communities that VCDS works with is the rural mountain village of Yerah. This lush mountain village sits atop of a steep mountain, that can only be accessed by foot or by mule.

Life Skills Workshop

In partnership with a church located in Woldia, we offer the children participating in our sponsorship program the opportunity to expand their skills by joining in our weekly drop-in skill training sessions. Here the children are learning how to sew.

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Orphan Care | Monthly Sponsorship Disbursement

As of 2012, VCDS supports 40 children based in the town of Woldia, Wollo Province, Ethiopia. Each month the guardians sign to receive their monthly sponsorship payment from our Project Coordinator and Social Worker. Refreshments are served to close the session.

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September 2012 | Annual Fund Raising Dinner

On September 29, 2012 we held our fourth annual fund raising Victory Community Development Society dinner.

The evening included a silent auction featuring artisanal goods from Ethiopia, an auction supported by our business community in Vancouver, and a special presentation highlighting our activities and accomplishments in Ethiopia. One particular highlight of the evening was the speech made by Helen Balzer, who had visited Yerah earlier this year and spoke of her experience.

The support of our Vancouver-based community has been key to the success of VCDS to date. We wish to give our heartfelt thanks for your support.