OA's Project Ecuador

Opportunitas Aequa's first project is the collection of new and used soccer equipment to be transported and distributed to the rural province of Chimborazo in Ecuador. The goal of Project Ecuador is to deliver 1000 soccer balls, and 1000 pairs of soccer cleats to some of the most impoverished children in Ecuador.

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Local Soccer Clubs Boost OA Closer to Target

With collections set-up by two of Victoria's largest soccer clubs, Bays United and Gordon Head, OA moved closer to Project Ecuador's goal of 1000 pairs of cleats and 1000 soccer balls.

The collection at the Bays United picture day, which was driven by huge support from club president Hazel Braithwaite, collected close to 200 pairs of cleats and over 100 soccer balls. Thank you Bays United Soccer, your contributions have greatly helped Project Ecuador!

Other major donations from both Prospect Lake, and Juan de Fuca soccer clubs have totaled over 200 balls and close to 100 pairs of cleats.

OA would like to thank everyone who helped set the collections up; with your help we are steadily moving toward our target.


OA featured in UVIC's Martlet Newspaper

Martlet writer Anna Czolpinski's article is featured in the October 26th paper.

"At the Opportunitas Aequa headquarters, in an otherwise ordinary-looking student residence just off of Hillside Avenue, it's impossible to enter the garage: it is packed with hundreds of coloured soccer balls, some neatly packed into cardboard boxes, others deflated and awaiting packaging, together with metres upon metres of soccer netting and soccer cleats. ... "

Read the full article at www.martlet.ca


Looking for a Halloween party? OA has your answer.

Where? Gordon Head Rec Centre
When? October 28th, 2006
How much? Tickets are $10
Who? Live music from Sunday Buckets and Dallas Bud
Why? Good times for a good cause.

OA's Blog goes live!

OA is pleased to announce the creation of our Project Ecuador blog. The intention of the blog is to allow all those interested in tracking our progress to check in regularly and see where we are at.

Bottle drives, benefit concerts, and everything in between will be included on the blog - so check back regularly and as always, "Maintain the aim."