We are pleased to share with you the latest report from our school site’s project manager, Rohan Hazrati. Rohan is doing an excellent job liaising with us on the status of work completion while we are back home in Canada. To date, several portions of the ground have been leveled at the site. The outside cement plastering and grill work for windows is now complete and bar bender and centering work has commenced to start roofing. We invite you to take a look through the gallery for a visual update.
The Steele Family Foundation attended the Cardinal’s dinner on November 8th, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, to celebrate all the great charitable works of the Catholic community. In attendance were The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, His Worship, Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C. Mayor of Vaughan, Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, and His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. The dinner was founded to bring business, political and religious groups together in fellowship to strengthen the communities in which we work, live and worship. It is Canada’s largest annual dinner.
Michael recently flew to India for a follow up construction site visit on October 24 and 25. We are completing the ground floor phase 1 structure that will accommodate 10 classrooms and administrative offices. Completion is set for May 2019 and will house 300 students from ages 3-10. Currently we accommodate 50 pre-Junior Kindergarten students in the adjacent renovated community centre. We welcome our supporters and visitors to check out the photos below.
On October 18, 2018, Jennifer and Michael attended a mass and reception at St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto for Sharelife Donors. As Cardinal Thomas Collins puts it, “As a Catholic community, we are called to live the Gospel by providing for those in need. Along with our partners, we are challenged to respond in justice and love. You are truly making a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate and for that we are truly grateful.”
Sharelife was established in 1976 and actively promotes respect for the sanctity of life at all stages. It has more than 40 Catholic agencies and grant recipients to this day, and helps anyone in need regardless of religion or culture.
What a wonderful event Global Pathways put on last night to raise money for its school and summer camp for children living in impoverished conditions. The Steele Family Foundation looks forward to working with GPS in future on supporting it with our education fund and scholarship initiative. To learn more about GPS click here.