Kenya 2014: Final Preparation

“The Expedition Club once again has received outstanding funding support from donors through the RMC Foundation for both Kenya and Guatemala.”

By: OCdt (IV) 25981 Megan Couto

With only two weeks remaining until reading week, The RMC Expedition Club Kenya team is finalizing preparations for their trip. The flights are booked, kit list disseminated, and vaccinations completed. The itinerary has the team leaving the college on 14 Feb with a layover in Heathrow before landing at their final destination in Nairobi. The tentative schedule for the trip has the teams staying in Nairobi for the first few days to become accustomed to the altitude and experience some of the cultural experiences the city has to offer. Then, the team will attempt the climb of the mountain and will be using the services of a guide for this portion of the trip.

Fundraising initiatives for the RMC expedition club have chose the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldier’s Initiative as the charity of choice for both the Kenya and Guatemala teams. Last weekend, the club sold Gatorade at the RMC sports day, and held a bake sale of donated baked goods, incurring a total profit of $731.95 from the campaign so far. Find out more about the Initiative here: http://www.childsoldiers.org/

For upcoming fundraising events, the executive is still working on contacts outside of the College for possible ideas. Within the cadet wing, the club has started the “Flying the Flags” fundraiser. This is an inter-squadron competition where the squadron who raises the most money will have the honour of having their flags flown atop point Lenana, Mount Kenya and at a destination in Guatemala as well. OCdt Liam Bell is the Fundraising rep for the Kenya team and can be contacted at s26821@rmc.ca with any additional inquiries.

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