Morgan Wienberg

Garage Sales – Doing it for (the) community

In early April, 79-year-old Lorraine White did what lots of Yukoners do: she held a garage sale. White, who was moving to Vancouver Island, sold her furniture and old china at her Takhini senior’s residence, and gave away the rest. Moving on or moving out are two reasons for garage sales. Connecting with community is …

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Wines With a Cause

Wine-lovers will descend on the High Country Convention Centre on Thursday, October 19, for the 26th edition of the Rendezvous Rotary Wine Festival. These grape connoisseurs will have over 200 wines available for sampling and tasting. Those lucky enough to hold one of the 100 priority tasting tickets secured one of the hottest tickets in …

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Donations Can Go a Long, Long Way

Making donations to charities in lieu of giving gifts has become common practice for many people. Large organizations such as Oxfam and UNICEF have seasonal campaigns where you can “buy” gifts such as goats, books, and bicycles for communities in developing countries in the name of a loved one. The community will receive a goat, …

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Back to School in Haiti

As September chills the air, whether with excitement or dismay, kids in Whitehorse turn their attention towards the new school year. Half way across the world, and minus the frost, Haitian youth are thinking about heading to school, as well. With the help of Yukoner Morgan Wienberg, who is based in Haiti, I was able …

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A Single Child’s Story

“So have you seen any progress?” This is the question I’m most often asked when people learn I live in Haiti. Vague as it is, I feel this question can be answered in the story of a child named is Crizilov. His dark eyes were filled with anger and pain as he stood on the …

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Students still care about Haiti

It’s been four months since an earthquake ravaged the already-desperat e country, Haiti. The world responded swiftly and compassionately. But Yukon high school students know that assistance is still needed. Together, from the three high schools, they are called Yukon Friends of Haiti (YFH) and they want to raise money to help. “We need to …

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Making a Difference One Child at a Time

Growing up in the Yukon, Morgan Wienberg dreamed of being a veterinarian. During her teens, she spent six weeks in Western Australia caring for injured kangaroos and owls. Everything changed when she heard about the impacts of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. About to graduate from F.H. Collins Secondary School and head to university, …

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