Clean-up day!

Each time we hold a ceremony, dozens of volunteers come out to help us clean up the beach. We...

Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club is Amazing!

Very little English is spoken in Senegal, where the national language is Wolof and the official language is French,...

The miracle of gently-used shoes

Shoes are among the personal items we most take for granted. Usually, if there is a conversation about shoes,...

Celebration Day!

After shipping hundreds of uniforms, pieces of equipment and shoes to Senegal this past summer- all thanks to the...

A stadium of goodwill

It was a long day. Or rather, a long week. Clearing customs was a challenge, as it always is,...
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Clean-up day!
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Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club is Amazing!
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The miracle of gently-used shoes
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Celebration Day!
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A stadium of goodwill
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Clean-up day!

Each time we hold a ceremony, dozens of volunteers come out to help us clean up the beach. We rake any garbage out of the sand and clear off any rocks or debris. Then we set up chairs, a tent, a podium and lots of tables. Sometimes we have demonstrations from local clubs and associations, concerts from local musicians donating their time, and local radio personalities, who MC the events. This year, we had lots of coverage on national TV and Radio. It was great to have so much support! We also had more than 10 games of soccer- from…

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Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club is Amazing!

Very little English is spoken in Senegal, where the national language is Wolof and the official language is French, and very little is known about Southern Ontario. But hundreds of children in the villages around Dakar know Flamborough Dundas Soccer Club. Not only are they wearing uniforms thanks to the kindness and support of FDSC and their families, but in some cases- as with the girls soccer teams we’ve sponsored- they exist because of it. Ask any child you see in Yoff or Ouakam about Canada and they’ll give a big smile- all thanks to FDSC! With over 10,000 uniforms,…

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The miracle of gently-used shoes

Shoes are among the personal items we most take for granted. Usually, if there is a conversation about shoes, it’s about which ones look the best. In a market where shoes can cost more than $1000, it’s not often that just having a pair of shoes at all is an issue. In Senegal, some young children find themselves without shoes or with shoes that are little more than a few pieces of plastic strapped together with some wire. For young talibe or children begging in the streets, a pair of shoes can make an enormous difference in their life, as…

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Celebration Day!

After shipping hundreds of uniforms, pieces of equipment and shoes to Senegal this past summer- all thanks to the amazing support of the Flamborough-Dundas Soccer Club- we held a series of big events in the villages of Ouakam and Yoff in September to distribute the goods to the local children. One of the celebrations took place at the beach, where 10 communities and 25 teams came together to celebrate the distribution of the uniforms to the young soccer players. Many of the local dignitaries came out to support our cause, including the mayor, the local diarafs (who are the descendants…

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