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SKL Clean Water Sponsorship

Second Sponsorship of the $2000 Clean Water Project by the Friends of SKL Group!

We are thrilled to announce the sponsorship of the Clean Water supply Project for Ban Pakxoun Primary School by the generous Friends of SKL group of Winnipeg. The Group consists of Charles Hébert and Valerie McPherson, Craig Jackson and Linda Lindsay, Lori Hunter, Heather Johnson and Madeleine Lépine, and Francine and Terry Collyer. Their first Clean Water Project sponsorship was for Ban Non Somboun School in December 2010.

Thank you!

2012 Charity Dinner

A full house discovered the breathtaking landscapes of Laos this year. Guests were greeted by the traditionally dressed youth volunteers, exposed to fabulous Lao handicrafts, sculptures, paintings, and of course a taste of Lao cuisine. The evening kicked-off with a Lao New Year procession, followed by a traditional Baci ceremony, and later spiced-up with the return of Jonny Olsen, our talented volunteer Khene musician from California. The audience was once again serenaded by his unique sound of Khene music throughout the evening. Thanks to our many loyal supporters, volunteers, numerous youth volunteers, friends and families, and of course our hard working members, a total of $5800 were raised during the event.

We would also like to thank Friends of SKL Group who had taken charge of gathering and putting numerous beautiful prizes for the event's silent auction.

Please visit our picture Gallery to view pictures of the event.


Construction Photo for Ban Kava


Construction begins for Ban Kava Primary School

Construction for Ban Kava Primary School has begun in Laos! Please view the following initial photos. More photos will be added in the Ban Kava project tab.



SKL Charity Lottery Result

The February 4th, 2012 SKL Charity Lottery has raised a total of $7 438. Such a success would not be possible without the help of our generous prize sponsors, ticket distributors in Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Kitchener and of course, our friends, families, and our devoted SKL members.

Bravo and thank you!

Young Lao Society of London, UK


Young Lao Society of the UK's June 2011 Fundraiser Results jump start SKL's 4th project!

SKL would like to sincerely thank the YLS (Young Lao Society of the UK): Thav Phouthavong, Lena Keothavong, Karuna Phommavongsa, Metta Phommavongsa, Keenda Sisouphanh, Phousa Thiraphouth, Mr and Mrs. Thaviseuth Phouthavong, all volunteers who participated, and our supporters in Europe for an amazing evening at the beautiful Saran Rom Restaurant in London, England. The London fundraiser has raised a total of $8,913.00, all of which will be dedicated to the Pakxoun Primary School project. Furthermore, with this contribution, YLS has literally jump started Project #4's fund-raising drive. (Please see Project tab).

The evening was inspired by the Lao-Thai themed decor of the restaurant and animated by a Laotian night market and great live entertainment which included a Laotian folk music band, traditional dances, a fashion show and a musical performance by YLS' Phousa Thiraphouth, and special guest appearance by Lao-British women top tennis player and Wimbledon competitor, Anne Keothavong. To add to the entertainment, a delightful gastronomic adventure was prepared by Award winning Lao Chef Vienne Senathit from Spain´s five star “Fairplay Golf Hotel and SPA”.

Thank you London!

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