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Canada: Tour De Delta Awared $50,000

2014-06-18 08:52:33

On behalf of The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport),Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson announced at a media conference Tuesday the awarding of a $50,000 Hosting Grant from Sport Canada to the Tour de Delta, which includes the White Spot | Delta UCI 1.2 Road Race. “Delta is fortunate to have strong support and partnerships for our community projects and events, and today I am especially grateful to the Government of Canada, the Sport Canada Hosting Program, and Cycling Canada (...)Read the full story »

SALNAM presidential candidates meet

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 (...)

Winnipeg: Three giants in the race for SALNAM presidency

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, (...)

Africentric school makes history

11 September 2009
Louise Brown, Education Reporter, 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 (...)

African doctor opens clinic in BC, Canada

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 (...)

Edmonton Leone Stars beat Britannia to clinch city championship

15 August 2009
By Abayomi Charles Roberts (PV General Editor) in Edmonton, Canada. 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 (...)

Invitation to visual artists

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 (...)

Simbo and Sherry tie the knot

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 (...)

Belated Birthday Greetings, Lakeesha!

4 July 2009
Friday June 19, 2009 was your 9th birthday, dear Lakeesha Marie Sesay of Vancouver, Canada. Here is very warm congratulations and greetings from your loving dad Bobson Sesay and members of the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association(ACSCA). We wish you all the best in life, now and forever.

Welcome to Yakoyo, a family owned Restaurant.

3 July 2009
Welcome to Yakoyo, a family owned Restaurant in Burnaby, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The name "Yakoyo" means satisfaction and enjoyment of great food. Our Food is prepared with integrity and include things like unprocessed, seasonal, sustainable, nutritious, naturally raised, added hormone free ingredients, and since embracing this philosophy, it’s had tremendous impact on how we run our kitchen and our businesses. It’s led us to serve more naturally raised meat than (...)

Yoruba House for BC

3 July 2009
The Yoruba community in Vancouver, headed by Olawale Lewis Oladutonye is coming up with a massive multimillion dollar project. They intend to construct what they a "Yoruba House" and the project will be officially launched in July 25, 2009. According to Lewis, the purposes of the Yoruba House, which will cost about 3.5 million dollars include the following: To be used as a tool to create awareness about Yourba Culture To serve as a centre for cultural activities To be used to promote (...)

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Welcome to the Free Town

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

The mountainous city of Freetown is not only the capital of the coastal West African State of Sierra Leone but is also the seat of government. It is a common saying among the residents that the (...)


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 (...)