By Jesús Aguado
The last decade has had a positive impact on Sanmiguelenses, and it is due in part to the Foundation of Amistad Canada that has supported education, social justice, and health in the community.
On March 12, Amistad Canada celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Instituto Allende and featured dancing mojigangas (giant puppets), live music, food, and cocktails.
Benefactors, beneficiaries, and guests enjoyed the tango performed by Katy Campos, as well as the singing of the Children’s Choir from the Biblioteca Pública. Students from the Escuela de Educación Especial gave a special performance of singers accompanied by sign language interpreters.
Mayor Luis Alberto Villarreal was present and thanked Amistad Canada for its work in supporting nonprofit organizations in San Miguel de Allende. He said that during his term as mayor, he has worked to restore San Miguel to the magical place of dreams that initially attracted the Canadians now living in the city. Finally, he remarked that a Sanmiguelense is not just a person born in this town, but also a title bestowed on those who come to San Miguel to improve the life of the locals.
Amistad Canada was established in the 1980s to respond to the need of the local population for more social support. In the past 10 years, Amistad has supported up to 15 registered Mexican nonprofit organizations devoted to improving health, education, and social justice in San Miguel and in four other communities in the states of Jalisco, Oaxaca, and Guerrero. For more information, please contact Nicole Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org