Eric McKenzie is on the board of directors for CAC and has travelled to Chernobyl 3 times to help deliver humanitarian aid. This past year, his 18 year old son, Alex, also joined the delegation. Eric and his wife, Peggy, (a fellow quilter) have hosted a child from Chernobyl for a six-week summer vacation for the past 6 years. This year, the McKenzie family are also hosting Maryna, one of the interpreters for the children. I have written about Maryna in previous posts. She is learning to quilt and has already completed 2 of my Little Picture Quilt patterns.
Interpreters, Olya and Maryna, in traditional dress with one of the children, are greeting the guests as they arrive.