Daily Archives: September 6, 2011

Matthew Centrowitz wins bronze in 1500 m at World Games

Matthew Centrowitz, USA wins bronze in 1500m at World Games – Matthew has Guyanese roots.

He is the nephew (sister’s son) of Mark Bannister, of GT Lime www.gtlime.ezreunions.com

Matthew Centrowitz (USA), wins Bronze in the 1500m at World Games

L to R -Sliver – Kiplagat, Kenya , Gold – Kiprop, Kenya, Bronze – Matthew Centrowitz, USA

Matthew comes from a long history of family in sports which has strong roots in Guyana through his Grandfather, Colin Bannister, Mother, Beverly Bannister Centrowitz and sister, Lauren Centrowitz all athletes with substantial accomplishments in the Guyana and the US.

His father Matthew Centrowitz Sr, also a former US record holder  (still standing ) and 2 time Olympian with medals and current track and field coach at Washington University also adds to the mix of “athletic” talent , immediately brought to the table, with Matthew’s abilities and accomplishments in track and field this year which has made so many of us proud.

Guyanese and Americans can be proud alike and know that Matthew knows his Guyanese roots and heritage and is proud to be called Guyanese too.

Go Matthew and know that we are all very proud of you.

Men’s 1500m at 2011 World Championships

TORONTO FOUNDATION – Dinner-Dance – September 17, 2011

“Helping to Feed and Educate Underprivileged Students in Guyana”  

TORONTO FOUNDATION

IN CONJUNCTION WITH

CANADIAN VISION CARE – GUYANA TEAM

CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR  DINNER & DANCE

IN AID OF

HELPING TO FEED & EDUCATE UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS IN GUYANA   &

BRINGING THE GIFT OF SIGHT TO THE PEOPLE OF GUYANA BY THE CANADIAN VISION CARE – GUYANA TEAM

Date       Saturday, September 17th. 2011.

Place             Elite Banquet Hall, 1850 Albion Road, Rexdale

Cocktails         6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. –Vince on the Steel Pan

Dinner              7:45 p.m. –                 –  Jan Morgan –Trumpeter

Entertainment  Popular D.J. “PAUL” –  Narie Mahabir on the Sax.

Donation         $55.00 per person

Endorsed By: The Consulate General of Guyana, The Rotary Club of Bramalea, Brampton, ON, and the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central.

 Toronto Committee and Ticket Info:

  • Shanta De Abreu:  416-409-0990       sdeabreu@trebnet.com
  • Gordon Collins:  905-274-7292            gordcoll@rogers.com
  • Nandi Mahabir-Broomé:  905-270-6164   nmusbio@hotmail.com
  • Paul Mahabir:  613-258-5170             :  pmahabir@yahoo.com

“HELPING TO FEED AND EDUCATE UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS IN GUYANA”

The Toronto Foundation: “ Helping to Feed and Educate Underprivileged Students in Guyana” came into being in November 2002.  This project involves feeding schools in the general Guyana Diaspora where it has been identified that the nutritional needs of the students are not being effectively met.  Through participation in this initiative, students are enabled to reap full benefits for the educational information being passed on to them.

 The Toronto Committee has successfully held seven (7) fundraising banquets from which they were able to garner a total of $86,224.00, (inclusive of 2010 Dinner/Dance that raised $13,200.00).  This amount has been utilized, with the assistance and administration of the Guyana Committee to feed the following seven (7) schools.

  1.   Malgre Tout Primary                            West Bank Demerara
  2.   La Grange Primary                               West Bank Demerara
  3.   Kuru Kururu Primary                           Linden Highway
  4.   Supply Primary                                      East Bank of Demerara
  5.   Mashabo Primary                                  Ituribisci Lake (Hot & Cold)
  6.   St. Francis Xavier Boys Dorm.            Charity, Essequibo
  7.   Abram’s Creek Primary                        Pomeroon River
Two more schools in New Amsterdam have recently been added.

           The Toronto Committee is effectively and efficiently monitoring the situation in Guyana and even participates in the feeding of the children at the schools.  In essence, this program is working and needs your continued support.

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