Lamanai Mayan Ruins

Lamanai Mayan Ruins

The Belize Water Service outdid themselves again, taking us on a day trip to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins. They not only treated our instruction team but also all the staff that helped support out training team during the training.  I can’t thank BWS enough for their generosity and hospitality! We all enjoyed the boat ride to…

February 24, 2019 | by

Teaching, Teaching, Teaching

Teaching, Teaching, Teaching

The last few days have been filled with lots and lots of teaching. It has been really rewarding to share my knowledge with this great group of people. We are so lucky in Canada, BC and the Lower Mainland to have some of the best water and wastewater management in the world. Helping others raise…

February 23, 2019 | by

Belize: Day 3 – Safety First!

Belize: Day 3 – Safety First!

Today was the start of my first 2-day training session on Safety in Public Works. I have to say, all modesty aside, that it all went incredibly well!  Our biggest challenge was determining where Belize Water Service (BWS) is currently at regarding Public Works safety. Fortunately, they are very eager to learn and take advantage…

February 19, 2019 | by

Belize: Day Two – Sunday, Funday

Belize: Day Two – Sunday, Funday

Today was a free day, where we got to have some fun exploring and enjoying the beauty of Belize. Valerie Jenkinson, from Operators Without Borders, took us to Caye Caulker, a small Caribbean island off the coast of Belize.  It is a truly beautiful place and a day I will never forget! Back home now…

February 18, 2019 | by

Belize: Day One – Settling In

Belize: Day One – Settling In

I made it, safe and sound! After arriving at Goldson International Airport in Belize City, we were picked up by Dave Pascascio, Manager at the Belize Water Service.  Dave and his personal assistant treated us like VIP’s!  They showed us to our accommodations and took us out to a great restaurant on the ocean for dinner.  We…

February 17, 2019 | by

We are going to Belize!

I would like to share some exciting news! Operators Without Borders has formally invited me, on behalf of Continuing & Professional Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, to join a team of water and wastewater operators who will be volunteering this February in Belize. The goal is to build capacity in water and wastewater utilities in…

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