6 November 2009
Dr. Godwin Eni, originally from Nigeria, is a leading figure in the African-Canadian community in British Columbia, Canada. Afri-Can magazine (a sister publication to PV) editor and publisher Gibril Koroma recently had a chat with him. Here is how it went:
Afri-Can Magazine: The name Godwin Eni is well known in the African-Canadian community in BC and beyond. Could you please briefly introduce yourself to some of our readers who may not know you?
Godwin Eni: Perhaps my name seems to be (...)
23 October 2009
By Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, in Edmonton, Canada .
Sierra Leone’s soccer ambassadors in Edmonton, Canada, were on Saturday October 17 crowned Division 3B Outdoor League Champions for the 2009 season, by the Edmonton and District Soccer Association (EDSA). Edmonton Leone Stars, having finished first in their eight-team pool, have been promoted. They will play in the much tougher Division Two next summer.
The ceremony, hosted by EDSA, took place at the ultra-modern (...)
8 October 2009
Date: Monday, November 30, 2009
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC
Cost: $30 (Scholarships may be available).
There’s a revolution going on right now in the way we think of foreign policy - it’s no longer solely what the government does, but rather what we all do to shape our role in the world. Whether they call it foreign policy or not, groups that operate outside the purview of government (...)
6 October 2009
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg.
As tension mounts within the Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, with opinion polls changing almost every single moment, presidential aspirants vying for the highest office in the community are meeting together for the very first time.
The three men contesting to lead the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) met recently in Winnipeg with the visiting President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, Umaru Fofana (pictured right (...)
15 September 2009
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg.
It was a sunny September evening at the ACOMI Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, the small office space were the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) held the organization’s nomination meeting for their forthcoming general elections.
One by one, almost serene, rather peacefully, members of the Sierra Leone community in Winnipeg, Canada, entered the hall. Some werehanging out in the hallway and some were just within the perimeter of the fence, (...)
11 September 2009
Louise Brown, Education Reporter, Parentcentral.ca
Drummed into school to a standing ovation and a rocking West African beat, 115 children made Canadian history yesterday in vivid vests of African cloth.
Less than two years after fierce public debate over the very idea of a school focused on African culture, one of the most controversial educational experiments in the country began with a surprise 30 per cent surge in enrolment.
From the opening assembly, the Africentric Alternative (...)
29 August 2009
On August 21, 2009, Dr Pascaline Mahungu, a Congolese-Canadian medical doctor at Surrey Memorial Hospital made history by becoming the first African doctor to own a family practice clinic in British Columbia.
Her newly built Clinic named Grace Medical Clinic and located at 9655 137th Street in Surrey, was inaugurated at a simple but colourful ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2009,
“This is a great accomplishment for the city of Surrey and its African-Canadian community in British (...)
15 August 2009
By Abayomi Charles Roberts (PV General Editor) in Edmonton,
Call it Goals Galore in a Vital Victory. It was just that, as Sierra Leone’s soccer ambassadors in Edmonton, Canada, on Tuesday 11th August 2009, beat opponents Britannia 6-3. It was their last game, crucial to clinch the Division Three (Pool B) championship in the annual league organized by the Edmonton District Soccer Association.
Our boys, with 27 points from 13 matches, were one point behind then league leaders (...)
13 August 2009
Amnesty International invites visual artists to consider the meaning of human dignity through their art. This invitation is open to artists working in any two-dimensional media that can be displayed on an easel: maximum size 30 by 30 inches and 2 inches deep; no minimum size. No three-dimensional work can be considered for this exhibition. Original works may be on paper, canvas, or on board and may include oil, acrylic, watercolour, illustration, collage, photography, and mixed media. Works (...)
5 August 2009
Simbo Conteh, of the Patriotic Vanguard’s Special Correspondents in British Columbia, in Canada, recently got married to beautiful Sherry of Chilliwack, BC. Simbo lived for some time in Abbotsford, BC, before moving recently to Chilliwack. He is originally from Portee, Wellington, Freetown.
The two got married on July 4th at 2:00 pm at Burgoyne Park in St. Cathrines, Ontario. Simbo’s brother Rev. Dr. Prince Sorie Conteh, officiated over the ceremony. It was a small affair (...)