Rally for Railay Fund


Michelle Garbert and Barb Clemes, in conjunction with Sam Lightner, have arranged two fund-raisers for the most needy locals of Thailand's Railay Bay, Ao Nang, and PhiPhi Island, whose homes, clothing, boats, livelihoods, relatives and friends were lost in the tsunami. A hundred percent of money raised will go directly to the local people — boatmen, small businessmen, climbing guides, and the families left behind. A fund set up at The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will handle the money. Sam Lightner, a Banff resident and prolific climber, who has had a home in Railay for 10 years, will administer the support and payments. Lightner’s home was untouched, so he has opened this facility to the needy, and is spending the month of January assisting his Thai friends to clean up. The fundraisers are taking place at the following locations and dates: Saturday Jan. 21, Banff -at the White Museum for the Canadian Rockies 4:00 pm to 7:30pm Sunday Jan 23, at the Canmore Miners' Union Hall at 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm If you can't make it that weekend, please feel free to mail in your donations, checks made payable, to the "Rally for Railay Fund" Rally for Railay Fund C/O Michelle Garbert & Sam Lightner P.O. Box 987, Banff, AB T1L 1A9 Canada