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Edmonton: Mayor Iveson celebrates soccer with Sierra Leonean kids

2014-09-01 22:08:45

Children in the Sierra Leonean community in Edmonton, Canada, would remember this summer as they grow up. They had a rare chance to play soccer together twice a week, thanks to a promising program run by Born to Be Soccer Academy. Their moms and dads who watched them play, no doubt welcomed this initiative in organized sport. It was embraced as a healthy engagement during their kids’ summer break from schooling.
On Friday August 29, 2014 the children got a colourful, cowning treat at (...)

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PV talks to Jeff Geipel of Fair Trade Vancouver

22 May 2010

Vancouver, Canada, is the home away from home of the Patriotic Vanguard newspaper and there are a lot of things happening here that are of direct relevance and importance for Sierra Leone and the rest of Africa. One of these things is that Vancouver is now a Fair Trade town. We would let Jeff Geipel(top photo), Executive Director of Vancouver Fair Trade explain what that means and the relevance of it all for developing countries like Sierra Leone. Here we go:
Patriotic Vanguard: Please (...)

Vancouver is Fair Trade Town

7 May 2010

At a council meeting Thursday morning, Vancouver City Council passed a motion to endorse an application to become a Fair Trade Town, which has made Vancouver the first major city in Canada to achieve this status. Jeff Geipel, Executive Director of Fair Trade Vancouver, says the Fair Trade Town requirements were mostly completed before the organization started the application process, largely due to the fact there is such widespread support for Fair Trade in the city. “This award (...)

Face to Face with rapper Leone Star

by Lans Omar, PV Correspondent, Winnipeg - 30 April 2010

Sierra Leonean born Canada based rapper and producer, Sam Bockarie aka "Leone Star", is out for real this time around.
For the very first time in his music career, the PegCity maestro opened up to talk about his life, his passion and his undying love for music.
In some high profile music circles, he’s simply addressed by the bosses as "The Heat Man." This is due to his strong conscious lyrics and his electrifying performances.
At 22, Leone Star (photo) is poised to take Salone (...)

Michaėlle Jean rules out future in politics

24 April 2010

Canada’s Governor General Michaėlle Jean ( seen with Prime Minister Stephen Harper) has brushed off a question about whether she might consider a career in politics.
An African journalist asked Canada’s Governor General recently in Senegal whether she might enter politics when her term expires on Sept. 27.
Jean burst out laughing at the question, which came a day after she confirmed that her five-year term would not be extended beyond its scheduled end.
Then she said there (...)

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
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 (...)

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The Ebolarization of Every Death in Sierra Leone

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The magnitude and spread of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone requires enormous commitment of resources and robust sustained (...)


Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note (...)