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We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Orvie Bowman

On Friday, April 23rd, our CFIO, Orvie Bowman, passed away after being involved in a fatal car crash while cycling in his hometown of Elmira, Ontario. He leaves behind his wife, Heather and their three children.  Orvie joined MEDA in March 2020 and since his onboarding, he quickly established himself as a highly skilled, hardworking, and enthusiastic member of the MEDA team. In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orvie played a leading role in forming the plan that would shape and shepherd

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Ashlyn Shantz of Heidelberg, Ont. shares a meal with a local in the village of Win Poat, Myanmar.

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Myanmar, January 24, 2018 – When I originally told friends and family of my intention to travel with my family to Myanmar, I was challenged with