Daily Archives: 06/06/2012

Georgetown Guyana – Historic Cummingsburg

Historic Cummingsburg

During 1759, Jaques Salignac applied for a grant of  500 acres of land  for cotton and coffee cultivation. He was granted  permission by the Court of Policy. Salignac named this tract of land La Bourgade. In 1807 , a Scotsman, became the owner of the estate and renamed Plantation La Bourgade  Cummingsburg, after his family, it was a town two miles in circumference and most regularly arranged.

A special feature of  Cummingsburg was the provision of fresh water reservoirs. these were filled with small fish and were later planted with Victoria Regia and Lotus lillies by Luke M. Hill. The reservoir in Main Street was filled up and converted into a walkway in 1897. It was named the Queen Victoria Promenade by the Mayor and Town Council in honour of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee (this area is now known as Main Street Avenue). In later years other reservoirs were converted into similar walkways.

In 1864 the western part of  Cummingsburg was destroyed by fire. The creation of new streets  and redistribution of house lots were several  of the  plans undertaken to reorganize the destroyed area.             Continue reading

QC Alumni Toronto – Annual Father’s Day Brunch – June 10, 2012


June 10, 2012
(12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

(Buffet Brunch served from 1:00

2300 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough ON
(North-West corner of Lawrence/Kennedy Road)
(Tel: 416-759-6671)

Download flyer with all info:  QC Alumni-Toronto- FathersDay2012

Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run – Toronto – June 17th, 2012

Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run – Toronto – Sunday June 17th, 2012

On Sunday, June 17th, 2012, the Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations has joined with Prostate Cancer Canada to bring awareness of this disease; we are participating in the 2012 Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run. 

Together, we will be doing our part to help put an end to prostate cancer, the number one cancer threat to Canadian men.  Let us challenge ourselves and build teams for Prostate cancer – we can walk together on your own team or you can sponsor me or be a part of my team.

Please consider supporting this fundraising effort, and help make a huge impact in the fight against a disease that will affect 1 in 7 men in his lifetime (especially men in our community).

For more information on the event and to register, visit www.fathersdayrun.ca and go the Scarborough site where YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR OWN TEAM.

If not, you can make a secure online donation on my site right now by clicking on this link: http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?SID=3270039&langPref=en-CA

A tax receipt will automatically be issued (for donations above $25) to you via email.

Your generous gift will support the vital research, awareness and education of prostate cancer.

Thank you for your generous support.

Ingrid King

Wasted Days And Wasted Nights – “Freddy Fender” with lyrics

Wasted Days And Wasted Nights – in the Style of “Freddy Fender” with lyrics – karaoke

Six wasted months – commentary

Six wasted months – commentary

Stabroek News – June 4, 2012  Editorial |  Comments

A full six months after the general elections of November 28, 2011 the people who voted – no matter which party – must be hard pressed to find anything positive flowing from the casting of their vote. Those who didn’t bother to exercise their franchise must be even more comforted in their decision.

Perhaps the reality genre could inspire a popular show here on the biggest winners and losers from November 28 and plot their progress on a weekly basis.  It would likely be a tale of bluster, rhetoric and failure with very little hope for comprehensive change.

Yet, the results of November 28 have gifted the Guyanese people with an opportunity to radically transform the way the country is run and which transformation could potentially bring much improvement to the lives of thousands of the disadvantaged and poverty-stricken.    Continue reading

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