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2021 – A Year in Review

Dear supporters of Ryan's Rays, What a year it has been. A few short weeks ago, I intended to write this update from a family trip to sunny California. Once again, Covid has played havoc on our plans, and likely not for the last time. Ryan's Rays has gone another year without a gala, and it's al ...

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Ryan’s Rays 2019 Gala Dinner & Auction

What a night! We are overwhelmed with gratitude to the hundreds of guests that came out to our 3rd annual gala. Thanks to your support, we raised over $60,000 for our work of supporting inclusive education and recreation for children and youth living with disabilities here in Canada and around the ...

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Joy and Pain, Sunshine and Rain

In February 2019, a number of us had the privilege of traveling to Ethiopia to see first hand the impact your generosity is having on the children, families, schools, and communities. As I prepared to write this, I poured over the photos and videos we accumulated during our trip, which was quite ex ...

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Ryan’s Rays 2018 Gala Dinner & Auction

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE OUR 2018 GALA A SUCCESS! Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone who came out for our 2nd annual Gala dinner and auction, as well as the over 200 businesses and individuals that contributed to our silent & live auction. As a result of your generousity ...

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Our Visit to Ethiopia

Ryan’s Rays is thankful to all our donors who gave so generously this past year.With your help, Ryan’s Rays was able to further Inclusive Education in Ethiopia this year through our partnership with Christian Horizons by:   building a 2nd Child Development Unit at Horizons Academy for children livi ...

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2017 MacKids Walk and Wheels for Miracles

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, "Team Ryan" participated in the 6th annual MacKids Walk and Wheel for Miracles. It has been an honour to be a part of this event since it began - 4 years walking with Ryan and now our second year walking in his memory. As always, MacKids did a fabulous job of organizing ...

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Ryan’s Rays 1st Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction

OUR DEBUT FUNDRAISING EVENT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who was a part of our first annual Ryan's Rays Fundraiser!

 We had such a wonderful night remembering our little sunshine, Ryan. We enjoyed sharing with you Christian Horizons’ heart for embracing and celebrating the value of al ...

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Ryan’s Walker

Through the process of finding a new home for Ryan’s walker, we were reminded of the beauty and the hope that can be found when we reach out and connect to each other.   An Education in Tinkering On our first evening in Haiti, Dwayne and our new friend, Nathan Freeland (from Joni & Frien ...

We are excited to share that Hope of Life International has broken ground on the inclusive preschool at Liberty College in Guatemala. Read about this and more in our 2021 Year in Review. RyansRays.org/2021-a-year-in-review ...

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Thank you to everyone who contributed towards our inclusive preschool project on #GivingTuesday! We look forward to sharing updates with you as the preschool progresses. ...

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Your support this #GivingTuesday will give children in Guatemala the opportunity to experience quality inclusive education through the building of a new preschool. To find out more or to donate, please visit https://ryansrays.org/give ...

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This #givingtuesday your donation to Ryan’s Rays will help us build an inclusive preschool in Zacapa, Guatemala. Your support will give children living with disabilities the opportunity to be educated alongside their peers, opening up doors to quality education that would otherwise be closed to these children. To find out more or to donate, please visit https://ryansrays.org/give. ...

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We are excited to announce that we reached our goal of raising $20,000 for two Snoezelen carts for the Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre! Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative! We look forward to sharing updates on how your generosity is impacting the lives of children and youth in our greater community.

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