Tavia Funk has a special connection to Haiti. She has been there four times, she works at an orphanage and on January 28th, she's hosting a fundraiser in Steinbach to help rebuild a local church.

The event is called "A Taste Of Haiti" and Tavia talked about what she's hoping to accomplish. "The local church got hit by the hurricane, they had a wedding tent and it was split in half. So, what's I'm looking at doing is sending a biotex structure from Winkler Canvax to Haiti."

Pat Porter Active Living Centre will host the January 28th event and Tavia talked about what kind of place Haiti is. "The people are so friendly, even with the language barrier, we can still communicate and it's great."

Tavia clearly has a special connection to Haiti, but it goes much deeper than just a love for the area. "I met my husband at the church that I'm going to help rebuild."

For more of Tavia's story click here. 

Tickets are $25 for dinner and entertainment from Island Breeze. There will be traditional Haitian food and silent auction. Contact Tavia at 204-355-4202.


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