Young Rwandan women with their infants.

Third Annual Evening in Support of Women and Families in Rwanda

Thank-you to those you joined us in our  live virtual event on December 11 and to those that participated in our best ever silent auction!  So far we have raised $2200 and we continue to  accept donations with gratitude. 

Proceeds support Zirikana, (meaning “never forget”), the umbrella organization for the non-profits Living with Happiness and Rwandan Mothers Team.

As young girls, Aimee and Clarisse survived the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi but lost their parents and 4 siblings. The 1994 Genocide against Tutsi left the country ravaged, families destroyed, and many girls growing up without a mother figure. Through this tragedy, however, has grown hope, and rejuvenation of life and culture.

Zirikana promotes mental health, parenting education, empowerment, entrepreneurship, and youth development.

Please donate below or to eliminate service charges, you can send an e-transfer directly to Thank you for your generosity!






You can continue to support Zirikana by:

  • Making a donation
  • Shopping with our Market Vendors – throughout the month of December, when you mention Zirikana at the time of your purchase, 10% of the sale will be donated to Zirikana.


Holiday Vendor Market

Handbags and Accessories

Sandy Van Alstyne

Poppy & Peonies

Canadian, female-led company that offers a wide variety of VEGAN leather purses, totes, backpacks, wallets, travel bags and accessories. I am excited to share with you our NEW Holiday Collection and Giftables.
I invite you to browse my Website. Shop directly and shop early to avoid shipping delays.

Reiki and Bars Sessions

Patricia Maki

PM Energy 

I am a Reiki Master Teacher with 21 years experience from Japan and Canada. I also am an Access Bars Practitioner. I include some Qi gong, Taichi and Mindfulness practices to help children and adults with anxiety and stress during my sessions.

For this Zirikana Fundraiser, I am giving back 10% of the fee on every appointment booked with me during the month of December for any future date (at my home office).

Women’s Fashion & Accessories

Cat Hicks


As a personal Stylist I get to know you and recommend pieces that truly fit your body and lifestyle. My styling services are always free and designed to meet you where you are. As we move forward through these unpredictable times cabi has never been more relevant than we are right now. I offer a safe and friendly environment for you to shop in.  Plus, when was the last time you were offered a beverage when you shopped for clothes?
I look forward to sharing our Fall 20 Collection with you.

Natural Herbal Skin Care Products

Angela Rust

Anke Healing Products

Homegrown herbs in a base free of alcohol, chemicals, sulphates and parabens.  Products are safe for babies, children, adults and pets. All natural skin moisturizers for dry skin, eczema, shingles, acne, diaper rash, burns, arthritis, and other skin problems.  $5.00 & $10.00 Christmas gift bags for everyone on your list. 

Candles Home Fragrance

Dorothy Reitsma


PartyLite offers the most amazing fragrances and decor to be able to decorate your home this holiday season! Whether you’re looking to ship gifts to friends and family across Canada or want to bring ambiance to your own home I’ve got you covered and it’s never been easier to shop with our new website and our fabulous specials.

Home Organizing Services and Up-Cycled Products

Sarah Aziz

Simply Sarah E

I am very excited to be a part of this event. I have a Home Organizing business and I also create and sell up-cycled products, like funky bags made from African coffee sacks and re-usable food wraps made from vintage linens and beeswax. You can find me on Instagram and Facebook under my business name Simplysarahe.

Colourful Hand-Sewn Bags

Jillian Johnston and Pat Bruvelaitis

Days for Girls London

Every month, millions of women and girls in developing countries miss school and work because they lack something essential: menstrual hygiene supplies. 

Days for Girls is an international non-profit organization that distributes reusable menstrual hygiene kits and provides menstrual health education, ensuring access to education, health, and success for everyone!

Days for Girls London is selling high quality colourful products made from scraps of material left over in the process of sewing DFG kits.  Check out the Zirikana Facebook Event Page for product details. Your purchase will support both Days for Girls and Zirikana!
The Shopping Link goes to the Zirikana Facebook Event Page where you can scroll down to the Days for Girls post to get more information. To purchase products, please contact: Pat or Jill at

 Unique Charcuterie Boxes

Nadine Rizkalla

GrazeFull Bites

GrazeFull Bites makes beautiful luxe charcuterie boxes perfect for any occasion.
Please message us on Facebook or email for orders and inquiries .

Books that Empower Children

Heidi Pritchard Payne

Barefoot Books

These books celebrate families, communities and world cultures through vibrant illustrations and meaningful stories, individual unique qualities and strengths are honoured, differences are respected and similarities are discovered. Life lessons around connection, empathy, and resilience are shared in an empowering manner.

I can provide guidance based on interest & age. Our selections are also perfect for teacher gifts. If in the London area, contact me to order to save on shipping costs.


Eco-Friendly Cleaning 

Deb Miller

ENJO Canada

ENJO is an award winning cleaning system that uses only water from your taps, with our ENJOTex fibres.

We help anyone looking to reduce use of cleaners in their home. ENJO saves you time, and money, and cleans 6x better than commercial cleaners (tested by science).

Our product brochure has our offerings and information:

PM me on Facebook (see my post on the Zirikana event page) or email me @ to make a purchase that supports Zirikana.

Connect with us

Keep informed of Zirikana Activities and Events

Receive our infrequent emails when you sign up by contacting