Winnipeg Free Press

Vickar Auto Group driving force behind Philippines project

by Myron Love  . Mar 16 2018
photo by Steve LipischakStephen Vickar (from left), Larry Vickar, Tova Vickar and Marie Vickar visit the original Vickar Transcona Rotary Portview Village in the Philippines.

photo by Steve Lipischak

Stephen Vickar (from left), Larry Vickar, Tova Vickar and Marie Vickar visit the original Vickar Transcona Rotary Portview Village in the Philippines.

Eight years ago, the Vickar Auto Group part­nered with the Transcona Rotary Club and Answer the Cry of the Poor International Canada (ANCOP) to build the Vickar Transcona Rotary Portview Vil­lage in the Philippines. ANCOP is a Christian organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of poor families in developing countries through shelter, child education and humanitarian relief.

Larry and Tova Vickar and the Vickar Auto Group are now partnering with ANCOP to build a second village in the Philippines.

This past January, Larry and Tova Vickar, Stephen and Marie Vickar and four Vickar Auto Group staff members spent two weeks in the Philippines during which time they visited the original village — consisting of 40 homes on Caminguin Island in the southern Philippines — and looked in on progress at the new village.

The new village will be called the Tova Vickar CFC (Couple for Christ) ANCOP Winnipeg Village in Bulacan province.

The Tova Vickar CFC ANCOP Winnipeg Village will have about 90 homes. The first dozen homes are scheduled to be completed by the end of April.

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Supplied / Steve LipischakHouses under construction at the new Tova Vickar CFC ANCOP Winnipeg Village.

Supplied / Steve Lipischak

Houses under construction at the new Tova Vickar CFC ANCOP Winnipeg Village.