Jenna Woldenga shows some of the art supplies she has collected to take to Cuba this week. The donations came from many in the community and will be given to students at a school in Summerland’s Friendship City of Santa Cruz del Norte. The two communities have had a friendship agreement in place since 2006.

Art supplies collected for Cuba

Donations of around 90 kilograms of art supplies have been collected for students in the community of Arcos de Canasi, Cuba.

Donations of around 90 kilograms of art supplies have been collected for students in the community of Arcos de Canasi, Cuba.

Jenna Woldenga, who orchestrated the Art for Cuba project, said many of the art supplies are difficult to find in Cuba.

Arcos de Canasi is a community in the municipality of Santa Cruz del Norte, Summerland’s Friendship City in Cuba.

Woldenga said the community’s donations are appreciated.In addition to art supplies, she is also taking a banner to present to students in Cuba. She will ask the Cuban students to create a banner she can take back to Summerland.

She said she appreciated the support and donations from the community and thanks Summerland Rotary, Rick and Yasmin Thorpe and John and Ann Kemp.


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