The group from Selkirk College that will be going to Guatemala in the spring.

Beans and Rice Dinner returns

The event is a fundraiser for nine Selkirk College nursing students to travel to Guatemala to study community health.

Simple food in rich company and common purpose — all of this is offered in a festive Guatemalan Beans and Rice Dinner to be held on Friday, December 6 at 6pm at Nelson’s United Church

For the eighth year, community support is making it possible for nine Selkirk College nursing students to travel to Guatemala and learn more about grassroots community health projects in various regions of the country.

Previous groups visited urban free-trade zones, highland villages where community health and well-being is being affected by Canadian mining operations, and also the remote north-eastern jungle region of the country, where government health services are almost non-existent.

Those who were a part of the journey last year will be present at the dinner to share their experiences. Their stories bring to life the resilience, capacity, and creativity of the Guatemalans, and how they are confronting the challenges to health.

The event is the first major fundraising effort for the next trip. Cost is $10 at the door, and children are welcome.

The group will also be at Save-On-Foods on November 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit them for a chance to try your luck at the Spin ‘n’ Wheel. Prizes include tickets to the dinner.

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