The Swan City Rotary Club will be saying goodbye to their two 40 foot containers which are bound for Ethiopia on Wednesday, November 28th at 9 a.m..  


This project has involved the help of the entire Peace Region from FortSt. John to Peace River and everywhere in between.  Peace Country Health Region and the three local school boards are the primary contributors of the medical and school supplies destined to help thousands and thousands of people in Southern Ethiopia.  Chris Andersen of the Swan City Rotary Club is hoping for a problem free send off.  "We have overcome many hurdles to ensure these containers are filled with the most necessary items and that they will make lasting changes in underdeveloped areas of Southern Ethiopia".


Please join us on Wednesday morning to watch these containers hang from a wire before they leave town forever. 


A-1 Crane has donated the use of their huge new crane and it's operator to load two fully packed 40 foot containers onto two semi trucks from Klassen Brothers Northern Ltd who are donating transportation to the CN Rail Yard in Edmonton.  


This project is a collaborative effort involving donations from as far south as Calgary and as far north as Manning, A team of local Rotarians observed first hand the need for educational and medical supplies in Southern Ethiopia.  They worked with local administration and elders in this region of Ethiopia to determine how best to help make lasting changes and provide the tools to allow them to create a better life for their families.


The containers will leave Grande Prairie November 28th by truck for Edmonton where they will be travel by rail to Montreal before being loaded on a ship bound for Europe.  In Europe they will be transfer ships for travel to the port city of Djibouti.  Once in Africa they are loaded onto two trucks which take them to Ethiopia.  The containers will travel by road to the communities of Negelle and Haraqallo which are both located in Southern Ethiopia. 




Chris Andersen  Swan City Rotary Club, Director International Service

Cell:  (780) 512-7022