I have recently returned from Cuba where I was with a volunteer group teaching English as a second language. Many friends donated school and medical supplies to take with me to the point where my luggage was overweight. Without hesitation, Joe Sparling at Air North said the airline would let the excess weight go free.
Once again Air North has proven to be one of the best corporations in Canada. I extend my thanks, and that of dozens of Cuban students, to our airline. I have yet to use the other airline and boast about Air North whenever I can.
If anyone would like more information on teaching ESL and other volunteer tours in Cuba, they can go to the Vancouver-based ESL Cuba Volunteers’ website, www.cubavolunteer.com.
The organization is endorsed by the BCTF and supported by the Cuban Ministry of Education.
My friends were so generous I filled a suitcase, and had $300 left over. I donated that to Not Just Tourists, an organization which collects medical supplies and sends them on to Cuba and other countries with Canadians who are travelling.
That organization is in several cities and each has its own e-mail address. The Edmonton branch is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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