Volley for Alma

On August 14th, Alma’s Young Leaders held their first #Volley4Alma Beach Volleyball Tournament. We are thrilled to say the tournament was a huge success! The Young Leaders recruited 10 teams and over 55 participants to play at Ashbridges Bay. Each team represented one of Alma’s education projects in Peru and Bolivia. The winner of the tournament […]

Another successful Alma Annual Party!

Thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who made our Alma Annual Party a huge success! With over 300 tickets sold, Alma was able to raise over $40,000 for our education projects in Peru and Bolivia! The party consisted of delicious Peruvian Cuisine, amazing salsa lessons by Loudes and music by the award-winning DJ […]

An Inspiring Evening with Arlene Dickinson

Full disclosure: I’ve never watched a complete episode of “Dragon’s Den”.  That said, I had always heard wonderful things about Arlene Dickinson and when I met her a couple of years ago all those second hand comments were confirmed. She’s a really nice, smart and generous person. Offering her self up to do a fundraising […]


Philip von Hahn is a recent graduate of Williams College in the US, where he rowed crew and majored in medieval history, winning an award for his thesis on ninth century royal biographies. It turns out they are rather complicated. A Toronto native, he attended high school at Upper Canada College, spending summers canoe-tripping and […]

Volunteer Profile: Olga Melnikova

  If you’ve noticed that we’re much more active on Facebook and posting blogs a lot more regularly these days, it’s because we’ve got a fantastic volunteer helping us out!  Olga Melnikova joined the Alma volunteer team last year after hearing about us through a friend.       Here’s what Olga had to say […]

Hola, Summer!

While winter is just beginning in Peru, it is finally ending here in Canada.  And after the winter we just had, that definitely calls for a celebration!  On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, Alma will be hosting its 3rd Annual “Island” Party.  We’re bringing the party in-land this year, to the Steamwhistle Brewery, so we hope even […]

Oh what a night!

Back in June 2012, we held our inaugural Island Party Fundraiser, hoping for a way to bring our many friends and supporters together. With the goals of connecting past Alma supporters, and to celebrate all that you helped us achieve, we were excited to raise enough money to support a project for a full year […]