Taryn Treloar and her son Declan are preparing for a humanitarian trip to the Philippines next month. Taryn

Mother and son prep for aid trip to Philippines this December

Millstream elementary raising funds in support of their secretary’s upcoming trip

Taryn Treloar and her son, Declan, will have the full support of Millstream elementary when they embark on what promises to be an eye-opening trip to the Philippines in December.

Treloar, who works as a secretary at the school, is a board member with the International Association for Transformation, a charity started by B.C. native David Durrance that maintains a variety of child and youth-focused programs in the Philippines.

One of the initiatives the charity is involved with is providing room and board for the poorest of the poor school-aged children in the country of more than 100 million residents.

During their trip, the mother-son team will endeavour to build relationships with people in Tabuk, a remote city in the northern part of Luzon, the largest island in the archipelago.

“One of the areas I know they’d like me to touch on … is around sex (education) with the women, because there is a tendency for the women to go through all the schooling and get pregnant really (young). So they want to have someone who could bring a note of education around that,” Treloar said.

Declan said he is looking forward to bringing his Lego collection to share with some of the children, especially the family’s sponsor-child, Dwanny.

On Oct. 28, Millstream students and staff had the opportunity to throw slime at their retiring principal, Julia Sahota. Proceeds from the fundraiser went towards the association’s efforts in the Philippines, as well as the Treloars’ costs for the trip.

The family had a $5,000 fundraising goal and was hoping to bring material things such as toys and sports equipment overseas as well.


Just Posted

Police investigating incident in Saanich neighbourhood

Neighbours tell Black Press Media that a body has been found, but police have remain tightlipped.

Langford lizard sighting excites Victoria museum curator

Curator of vertebrate zoology/knowledge explains the spread of the Wall lizard in the region

Colwood man takes on Ride to Conquer Cancer for 11th year in a row

Team Finn has raised almost $3 million for BC Cancer Foundation

Panels proliferate in Victoria’s Commercial Alley Art Gallery

City artist Fern Long’s themed works will be on display through August 2020

Graffiti clean up costs Victoria businesses roughly $1M a year

Business association teams up with city in campaign to reduce graffiti in downtown

VIDEO: Langley Ribfest met with protesters

Groups that oppose the event for various reasons plan to be on site each of the three days.

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Discussion on grief and loss between Stephen Colbert, Anderson Cooper goes viral

The exchange includes emotional question from Cooper, and outlook on grief as a child

Toronto activist calling on federal parties to nominate more black candidates

Fewer than 20 black Canadians have been nominated so far, including some Liberal MPs seeking re-election

Kraft Heinz brand baby food recalled in B.C. due to possibility of insects

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the product should not be consumed

Most Read