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 (...)
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:
Photo: GCABC President-Elect Dr. Charles (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)
14 February 2010
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 (...)
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 (...)
27 December 2009
By Alpha Umaru Shaw Jr, Toronto, Canada.
Very often , we hear of diversity issues, differences of opinion regarding policies affecting people with different ethnic backgrounds in corporations, social settings and even political issues crop up because of this very important factor(multiculturalism). Time and again , we see sparks flying, heated debates and battles of words because people cannot see eye to eye on multicultural issues.
What is (...)