The late Sir Edmund Hillary* KG ONZ KBE requested
"Help me help the Sherpas"
* Photo of the late Sir Edmund Hillary by Pat and Rosemarie Keough
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
W.F. (Zeke) O'Connor
ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Karen O'Connor, President
Robin D. Walker, Secretary
Dr. Kami T. Sherpa,
(Senior Medical Officer)
Kevin Leung, Treasurer
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
Dr. Joan Ford
Peter W. Webster
C. Richard Sharpe
Dr. Robert Zimmerman
Dr. Kami T. Sherpa
Phurba S. Sherpa
Robin D. Walker
MASCOT OF THE FOUNDATION
We, at The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation, express our sincere condolences to those affected by the tragedy that has taken many lives and left others injured and without living accommodation. While our main focus is on Health Care, Education and Environmental efforts in the Solo-Khumbu area of Nepal, the tragedy of Saturday’s earthquake has extended far past the Kathmandu area and requires our immediate attention.
Our own Dr. Kami Temba Sherpa who lives a 3 hour walk from our Kunde Hospital, has himself lost his entire home, (flattened by the quake). He, along with his family are living under tarps while at the same time providing medical assistance to others who have been affected in the high Himalayan villages. The Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation along with others will be helping to raise funds to directly send over for the ongoing efforts to rebuild the areas affected by this terrible event. Help us help the Sherpas. Please give now by clicking the Canada Helps Button and indicate your contribution to the Nepal Earthquake Rebuild Fund. Or contact our office at 416-941-3475 to donate.
The Canadian Government is matching all donations made to Registered Charities in response to the Earthquake in Nepal from April 25 to May 25, 2015.
Everest Area and Kunde Hospital Anniversary Trek 2016
supporting your cause
After a friendship of several years with Sir Edmund Hillary,accompanying him on trips within Canada and the U.S.A., Mr. W.F. (Zeke) O’Connor was honoured in being invited as the Canadianrepresentative on an expedition to the Mount Everest Base Campin 1973, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the successfulascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund and Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay.Mr. O’Connor and now Karen O’Connor the current president haverevisited Nepal each year since his first visit in 1973 to the present.Karen O’Connor and a number of the Foundation Directors return toCanada each year with a deeper understanding of the many needsof the Sherpa people and a determination to further the effortsof seeking financial aid for the worthy projects underway in themountain regions of Nepal. Emphasis is on involvement of the localcommunity. As a result of this groundwork, the totally Canadian TheSir Edmund Hillary Foundation (SEHF) began in 1974‑75 and receivedits charter on October 1, 1976, and is registered as a charitableinstitution.Read more about the foundation atwww.thesiredmundhillaryfoundation.ca
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Did You Know...
Grade 7 student, Brendan Kaye, from Massachusetts is raising funds to go to Nepal... Click here to read more.
Mountain Villages destroyed by earthquake - Click here to read more from National Geographic.
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That Bob Kolbuc, Associate Executive Director received the President's Award at our Toronto Gala Dinner. Click here to view the award.
A Book Review for "Journey With The Sherpas" by the Notre Dame Magazine. Click here to read the review.