Watch: Club gives adults with developmental disabilities opportunity to travel the world
It’s an exciting day for the 46 members of Nanaimo’s Dream to Travel Club.
After two years of fundraising they are on their way to spend two weeks in Cuba.
The club, which gives people with developmental disabilities an opportunity to travel the world, met at the Departure Bay ferry terminal this morning.
They are on their way to Vancouver, where they will catch a flight to Cuba.
The club started more than 20 years ago.
Since then, it’s taken people to Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii and Disneyland.
The travelers have spent the past two years working hard, raising money through everything from bake sales to bottle drives, so they can go on the trip, which is a dream come true for many.
Jacquie Tozier is the club’s president.
“We have some new people this time that have never been anywhere.
The furthest one of them has been is Victoria so you can imagine how very very special this is.”
After more than 20 years, the Dream to Travel Society is dissolving after this trip as the president is retiring and no one has stepped up to take over.
They’re still hoping someone in the community will see the value of the club and volunteer to take over the reins.