Welcome to a web page devoted to CIASP - an organization that gave idealistic students of the 1960s a chance to visit and live with families in the mountain ranchos of Mexico. I was fortunate to be part of that group in 1968 and spend time with some incredible people - both our Mexican hosts, as well as the other students from Canada. There are now two (great) web sites dedicated to former CIASPrs. Links to them are show below. From those sites, you can find out more about CIASP. This page will hold some memories from that time and will be updated when I find things to add. (After 38 years, I'm lucky to find anything!!!) Enjoy!

Doug Boufford - La Arena - 1968

     REUNION - 2006    
     
A reunion of CIASPers (no one is a former CIASPer) was held at the Scarboro Mission on June 24/25, 2006. Old (=long-standing) friends got together (and met new friends). We talked, we laughed, we talked some more, we shared and we celebrated our good fortune to be part of such a special group of people. Another reunion is already being discussed. If you missed this one - keep watching this & the web sites below for further information. Thanks to all who attended - it is YOU who made this such a memorable experience!  
     
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Pictures from 2006 reunion (now with names attached)
 
Pictures from 2006 reunion now on my Smugmug Web site (better viewing)  
     
     
PDF of thumbnail pictures from above, with names attached AND contact list from reunion




Contact list (only) for those who attended the 2006 reunion  
     
     
Other sites regarding CIASP    
     
The CIASP "blog"  
     
CIASP.ca - hosted by Jim Creechan  
     
CIASP site hosted by John Vella  
     
Listing of CIASP students - summer 1968 (PDF format)  
     
     

 Doug's e-mail