Dear Editor:

We are having a great time here in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where we have been very busy with different charity groups. This is such a wonderful place to enjoy the winter season while helping others in need.

We hope you remember the organization CASA Connor, for which we have been fundraising for the past few years. It is very dear to our heart and we are trying very hard to make progress here in Puerto Vallarta.

In December of 2010 we found out that Arturo y los hijos de Dios (a Mexican charity that CASA Connor was previously working with) could no longer survive, and since then we have teamed up with an organization called Pasitos de Luz.

Pasitos de Luz supports 120 children with different disabilities. This was really an answer to our prayers. At the moment they are located in a small house (around 1,000 square feet) and can take only 40-50 children per day, so they are in need of a much bigger place.

That is where CASA Connor fits in. We are very excited about this prospect. A good friend here in Puerto Vallarta has donated 1 hectare of land and we hope to have a ground breaking ceremony before we return to Canada on April 9th.

CASA Connor is doing very well, but without your generous support we could not have done this. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We know that we are not done by a long shot and have to do a lot more fundraising.

Unfortunately we will not be returning to Radium Valley Vacation Resort this summer, but the annual Mexican Fiesta fundraiser will continue on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 (note: only one night this year).

The organization of the fundraiser will be done from Calgary, which makes it a little more difficult. If you think you can help in any way or have items you would like to donate please let us know at casaconnor@live.ca.

Again, thank you all very much for your continued support. God bless you.

Peter and Teena Oudman

Radium, Calgary, and Mexico