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"El trabajo voluntario es una escuela creadora de conciencia"
"Volunteer work is a school for building consciousness"
~ Ernesto Che Guevara

Price and Payment

The price for the 2017 Brigade two-week program is:

CAN$1,450 for a double room
CAN$1,580 for a single room

There has been a price reduction from our Cuban partners so, if you have already paid, we will be refunding you the difference.

These costs include all hotel and travel within Cuba and the fee for the Fifth International Seminar the Brigade will be participating in, but not air fare to and from Cuba itself, or incidental expenses or the airport departure tax of CAN$30. The prices are higher than previous years as there is no camp available so all stays will be in hotels, and hotel prices have increased. The Canadian dollar is also lower than in many of the previous years.

If the increased price is an obstacle please contact the coordinator for some practical ideas for fundraising. We will also be making available a fundraising guide soon. Our experience has been that there is funding available to help people committed to go on the Brigade.

Our travel agent, Bonnie Eccles of Moreno Travel, has secured a low air fare from Toronto round-trip for CAN$609.93. Even though the deadline has passed for the lowest air-fare from Toronto we have held on to a few remaining seats and are still offering those on a first-come first-serve basis. Even after those seats are sold there are still some seats left on the same flight, and we have contingency options if the seats become sold out. It is still not too late to buy air tickets even if you cannot pay for the full brigade right now. In fact you can book tickets all the way up to the departure date but the price may go up and you may have to go on a later or earlier flight if the seats are sold out.

To buy one of the remaining low-price seats please phone Bonnie Eccles at her office number 416 695-8888. Please also contact Bonnie book your travel from Toronto or to make any other travel arrangements including finding low-cost flights from outside of Toronto as well as any side-trips you want to plan in Cuba. She must hear from you in order to be able to help you with your travel to and within Cuba.

Brigade payments can be taken upto 1 week before departure, i.e. April 21. In exceptional circumstances we can take later payments. Please contact the coordinator if you need more time to pay.

There is a credit card fee for the brigade payment, but this can be avoided by sending a check or money order or using e-mail payment from your bank. Please use the following details:

By cheque or money order:

Moreno Travel
Attention: Gonz
523 The Queensway #101
Toronto, Ont.
M8Y 1J7

Office 416 252 5701
Please write "Che Brigade group" in the memo field

By e-mail transfer: send to info at moreno dot ca

If you are not sure what to put as the security question please contact the coordinator or travel agent and we will suggest one to you.

Travel Details

Registered Brigade members should gather near the Air Transat check-in desk at 12:30 pm on Friday, April 28th at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Terminal 3. The Brigade will check-in as a group. If you cannot find the group please call Mariam Ahmad the coordinator on her cell phone: 647 787 5207.

Group departure from Toronto Pearson International Airport 15:55hrs Friday, Aril 28th, 2017 on Air Transat TS 2714.
Arrival 20:05hrs at Holguin Frank Pais International Airport.

Departure date from Cuba: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Group departure from Holguin Frank Pais International Airport 21:35hrs Air Transat TS 899.
Arrival 01:25hrs (AM) Saturday, May 13th at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

It is not necessary to travel with the Brigade to Cuba to participate in the Brigade. Please contact the coordinator to advise us of or to work out alternative travel arrangements.