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CANADIAN BRIGADE “ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA” 2010 PROGRAM

28 April, 2010

Wednesday, April 28
8:25pm Arrival at José Martí International Airport
CU 181 28 April 2010 DEP TORONTO 14:10 ARRIVE HAVANA 20:25
Transfer to Julio Antonio Mella International Camp (CIJAM). Accommodation.
Thursday, April 29
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:30 AM Laying a wreath for Julio Antonio Mella.
Welcome meeting by ICAP officials.
Information meeting.
12:30 PM Lunch
02:00 PM Visit to three different community projects, divided into groups:
– The girl and the boy
– Muraleando
– Pogolotti
07:30 PM Dinner and cultural activity at the Friendship House.
08:30 PM Cuban film.
Friday, April 30
Morning: Breakfast to go
Volunteer work
12:30 PM Lunch
02:30 PM Visit to the Latin American School of Medical Sciences
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Preparing to participate in the International Workers’ Day (Mayday) Rally.
Brigade Meeting
Saturday, May 1
Morning: Breakfast to go
Morning: Participation in the International Workers’ Day (Mayday)Rally
Afternoon: Return to CIJAM. Lunch.
Afternoon: Sports Day with participants of the International Primero de Mayo Brigade
OPTIONAL – free in Havana City after the rally.
6:00 PM Return to CIJAM
07:00 PM Dinner
8:30pm: Cuban Film Screening
Sunday, May 2
07:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
08:30 AM Solidarity Event at Lazaro Peña Theatre
12:30 PM Back and lunch at CIJAM
05:00 PM Brigade meeting
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Night: Dancing and Music at CIJAM.
Monday, May 3
07:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
08:30 AM Volunteer work
12:30 PM Lunch
02:00 PM Departure to Matanzas province. Check in at Mar del Sur Hotel, in Varadero.
07:00 PM Dinner
Free night
Tuesday, May 4
07:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
08:30 AM Volunteer work in an organic farm
12:30 PM Lunch at the hotel
02:00 PM Free at the hotel
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Meeting with the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution
Wednesday, May 5
07:30 AM Wake up and breakfast.
09:00 AM Depart for Cardenas Municipality.
10:00 AM Visit to the Museum “Battle of Ideas”.
12:30 PM Back to the hotel and lunch
02:30 PM Meeting with the Association of the Cuban Revolution Veterans.
05:00 PM Back to the Hotel.
07:00 PM Dinner
Free night activities
Thursday, May 6
07:00 AM Breakfast
Free Time in the hotel
12:30 PM Lunch
01:30 PM Hotel check out.
02:00 PM Departure to CIJAM
07:00 PM Dinner
Night Recreational activities at the camp

Friday, May 7
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Solidarity Meeting of both brigades with the Presidency of ICAP.
12:30 PM Lunch
02:00 PM Brigade meeting
PREPARATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL EVENING
06:00 PM Dinner
INTERNATIONAL EVENING – Cultural show of the different countries represented at the Camp and exposition of countries´ items and typical dishes.
Saturday, May 8
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Depart for Pinar del Rio
10:00 AM Oficial welcome meeting with the authorities of the province. Explanation about the
economical resources of the province.
+ Free in the city
12:30 PM Lunch in the hotel
02:00 PM Free time in the hotel
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Night Recreational activities in the hotel
Sunday, May 9
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Departure to Viñales.
+ Visit to Indian cave
+ Visit the Mural of Prehistory
12:30 PM Lunch on site
02:00 PM Free time in Viñales municipality.
05:00 PM Depart for Pinar del Rio.
07:00 PM Dinner
Night Recreational activities at the hotel. Celebration of Mother’s Day
Monday, May 10
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Volunteering in an organoponico garden
12:00 PM Lunch in the hotel
02:00 PM Lecture: Cuban Democratic System at the Provincial Assembly of People’s Power
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Meeting with the leaders of the Young Communist League in their headquarters.
Tuesday, May 11
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Volunteering in an organoponico garden
12:00 PM Lunch in the hotel
02:00 PM Visit to the Ophthalmology Centre “Abel Santamaría Cuadrado”. Discussion and exchange about Cuba’s healthcare system
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Meeting with leaders and officials of the CTC (Cuban Trade Union)
Wednesday, May 12
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Volunteering in an organoponico garden
12:00 PM Lunch in the hotel
02:00 PM Visit to the Rum Factory “Guayabita del Pinar” and the Cigar Factory “Casa del Habano”
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Meeting with foreign medicine students and the Cuban University Students Federation at the Provincial Headquarters of ICAP.
Thursday, May 13
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Volunteering in an organoponico garden
12:00 PM Lunch in the hotel
02:00 PM Visit to the cultural community project “With love and hope” for Down syndrome persons.
04:30 PM Brigade meeting at the hotel
07:00 PM Dinner
08:30 PM Meeting with leaders and officials of the FMC in a neighbourhood.
Friday, May 14
07:00 AM Breakfast
08:00 AM Volunteering in an organoponico garden
12:00 PM Lunch in the hotel
02:00 PM Check out – Hotel
03:00 PM Depart for CIJAM
07:30 PM Dinner
Saturday, May 15
07:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
09:00 AM Visit to the Humour Museum in San Antonio de los Baños.
11:00 AM Visit to José Marti Forest
12:30 PM Lunch at CIJAM
Free in the Camp
07:30 PM Cuban Evening
Night: “ASK CUBA” Discussion and exchange about Cuba with the Cuban Delegation and workers
of CIJAM
Sunday, May 16
08:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
09:00 AM Depart for Havana City
Free day and lunch in the city
05:00 PM Back to CIJAM from the Museum of the Revolution.
07:00 PM Dinner
OPTIONAL EVENING with Amistur´s proposals to:
– El Cañonazo Ceremony
Monday, May 17
07:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
08:00 AM Depart for the Friendship House
09:00 AM Meeting with relatives of the Five Heroes and victims of terrorist actions.
12:30 PM Lunch at the Friendship House.
02:00 PM Meeting with CENESEX representatives related to the Day against Homophobia in Cuba
04:00 PM Back to the Camp
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Dinner
Documentaries “The process” or “El Mayor Amor”
Tuesday, May 18
07:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
09:00 AM Visit to San Pedro Monumentary Complex.
12:00 M Lunch
02:00 PM Final brigade meeting and assessment. Results of the voluntary work made in Cuba
during the brigade days.
Afternoon: Preparation for Brigade Night
09:00 PM Brigade Night (Brigadistas cook, decorate and provide entertainment!)
Wednesday, May 19
03:00 AM Wake up and breakfast
04:30 AM Depart for the Airport
CU 180 19 MAy 2010 DEP HAVANA 07:00 ARRIVA TORONTO 13:10

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