Petawawa Kia

Portage artists fundraise for African orphanage

The Café in Portage du Fort held a Strawberry Shortcake lunch on Saturday, seeing guests visit and make a donation in support of a West Kenyan orphanage. From left: Carolyn and Albert Luimes were proud to have guests from Kenya, Bleessing Bunyasi and her mother, Annah Khisa, while hosting the fundraising meal.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
PORTAGE DU FORT
July 7, 2018
A fundraising luncheon was held at a makeshift café on Saturday, serving up sandwiches and strawberry sweets, simultaeneously supporting a faraway place.
Guests to The Café at 29 rue Mill enjoyed a lunch plus strawberry shortcake, all the while raising money for Omwabini, an orphanage in Western Kenya, with the Artistes de la Riviere in Portage du Fort.
Celebrating their fourth year of raising funds for the orphanage with the meal, organizers Carolyn and Albert Luimes saw around 100 people join them, supporting a cause close to their hearts.
It all started a few years ago with a message from Kenya, Albert explained, from a group looking for a mechanic to help them out. After some pondering, the retired auto mechanic teacher decided that they’d have to head over to help.

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