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Best of British Columbia, Canada, Honoured

2014-07-28 04:56:13

In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 23 exceptional civic leaders were honoured recently at Government House with the Province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia. “The Order of British Columbia is the Province’s most prestigious accolade,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order. “For 25 years, we have publicly recognized those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their (...)Read the full story »

Canada, BC, sign new agreement

16 April 2010
On April 9, Dr. Alice Wong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Moira Stilwell, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, signed the new Canada-British Columbia Immigration Agreement. “The signing of today’s agreement with British Columbia will support the integration of newcomers, helping to ensure that they’re able to contribute to our economy and succeed in (...)

jhr night for rights in Toronto, Friday

22 March 2010
jhr’s Night for Rights this Friday—Last Chance to Get Tickets jhr’s 7th annual Night for Rights is almost sold out! A limited number of tickets are still available — go online right now to get yours while you still can! Set in the Oasi at 99 Sudbury in Toronto’s west end, the night will feature Toronto’s hottest DJs, African drumming, an all-inclusive bar, amazing silent auction and raffle prizes, including a chance to win tickets to anywhere WestJet (...)

Vancouver: Ghana association elects new executive

13 March 2010
Ghana Canada Association of BC (GCABC) ELECTION 2010 President Elect: Charles Quist-Adade Vice President Elect: Gifty Frimpong General Secretary Elect: Timothy Ackah-Sansah Treasurer Elect: Judith Lartey PRO Elect: Daniel Ampong Youth & Children Coordinator Elect: Augusta Odoom ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS: Ernest Daddey Kofi Ohene-Asante Godfried Lovelace-Dodoo James Ackah Kwawu Agbemenu Photo: GCABC President-Elect Dr. Charles (...)

Vancouver: Engineers Without Borders international development conference

13 March 2010
The Vancouver chapters of Engineers Without Borders are excited to present a special day of learning on human development at the UBC Life Sciences Centre on March 27, 2010. The Bridging the Gap Conference, now in its 7th year, is the largest development conference in Western Canada, and attracts delegates from across the country. It brings together members of the community, engineers and non-engineers alike, who share an interest in making a difference. The theme of this year’s (...)

Conference on Southern Sudan in Victoria, BC

3 March 2010
Culled from The New Sudan Vision. A conference held on Friday at Royal Roads University, titled “Southern Sudan: Celebrating the Peace and Contemplating the Future “ aimed to put southern Sudan on the spotlight ahead of the elections in April and the Referendum on the region in 2011. The forum was the brainchild of Sudanese university students in British Columbia, Canada, although Royal Roads University provided the venue for the event and supported the initiative as a student (...)

Sociology instructor talks about the future of black history

26 February 2010
By Jacob Zinn, Kwantlen Chronicle, Vancouver. On Feb. 8, Kwantlen’s sociology department held its annual Black History Month Confab in the conference centre of the Surrey campus. This year, the department collected donations for Haiti earthquake relief and raised $220, bringing the classes total to over $3,000. The well-attended event featured four film screenings on African history and performances by spoken word poets Juliane Bitek, Scruffmouth and John Akpata. Dr. Charles (...)

Journalists for Human Rights: Calling All Volunteers!!!

19 February 2010
Calling All Volunteers!!! Night For Rights, jhr’s sensational 7th annual fund raising party is fast approaching, and we need your help! We are looking for a team of volunteers to help us round up the best Silent Auction and raffle prizes we can find. Last year’s prizes included a Vespa and Two Air Canada tickets to anywhere the airline flies, and many, many, more. Let’s see if we can top that this year! Email or call me to find out more information about this exciting (...)

Ghanaians in BC Fete Snow Leopard

17 February 2010
By Our Correspondent. “Snow Leopard o-s-a-a-y ye-e ye-e-e!,” the crowd chanted enthusiastically. The Coquitlam Sports Complex reverberated with a mixture of the patriotic chant and cheers. The coy-looking Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong(photo), Ghana’s sole Winter Olympics competitor responded with toothpaste smiles. Flanked by his family—parents, children, wife, in-laws—and members of the Ghana Ski Team, Kwame was visibly moved. “Thank you for all you have (...)

New Westminster welcomes newcomers

14 February 2010
Press Release As of the beginning of this year, the newcomers to New Westminster will have an opportunity to get reliable information about the local community directly from the local population. In addition, they will learn how to effectively access the community services and fully participate in community events. The program responsible for the above reception and orientation activities is a new program of the Lower Mainland Purpose Society, conveniently named New Westminster Community (...)

Winnipeg mourns Aunty Zain

10 February 2010
By Ken-Abu Kamara, Winnipeg, Canada. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Zainab Fergusson (pictured), popularly known in the community as "Aunty Zain," a long-time community activist within the Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg. She is one of the founding members of Sierra Ambassadors of Manitoba (SAM -The Golden Conclave).Our thoughts are with the family and friends. One would describe her as a decent, respectful, hard working, helpful and honest individual. At (...)

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Let’s Consider ICT in tackling Ebola

By Mariama Kandeh, Guest Writer, UK. Sierra Leone is at the helm of a serious and very challenging public health issue that has the propensity to reverse the gains already made in the public (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)