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Canada to get first national Caribbean television station

Canada to get first national Caribbean television station
Published on October 22, 2014- caribbeannewsnow.com

TORONTO, Canada — Fitzroy Gordon, founder and president of Toronto-based radio station G98.7FM “The Way We Groove,” has been granted approval from the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to operate a national television station focused on airing programs for the black and Caribbean population of Canada.

news2.jpg “For years the black and Caribbean community in Canada has expressed the need to have easier access to media that reflects their identity, culture, values and issues. By obtaining approval to establish this television station we have taken a significant step in bringing this shared vision to life,” said Gordon. Continue reading

“Dear Mother” – 23-year-old pays off mom’s mortgage, becomes YouTube star

“Dear Mother” – 23-year-old pays off mom’s mortgage, becomes YouTube star

By: Michelle McQuigge The Canadian Press, Published on Fri May 03 2013

TORONTO — Most people don’t make headlines for writing mortgage cheques, but a payment made by a 23-year-old Canadian has recently vaulted him to digital stardom.

Aba Atlas saved his entry-level military salary for two years in order to pay down the mortgage on his mother’s Ottawa home. His years of frugality culminated in an emotional presentation that he captured on video and posted to YouTube.

The “Dear Mother” clip has garnered 1.6 million views in the four days since it appeared online, a reaction that took its creator entirely by surprise.      Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities – Valentine Dinner & Dance – Toronto

Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc.

     25th Anniversary

Valentine Dinner & Dance

When:     Saturday, February 11, 2012
7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Where:   Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian
Catholic Church Hall

1490 Markham Road — North of 401  Toronto.  Canada.

(Entrance West off Markham Road on Milner Avenue)

Music:        Triple Play Band   and         DJ  Raymond “Bake” Pereira 

Admission:  $50.00 per person

      Includes:             Hors d’œuvre      7:00      7:30 p.m.

                 Buffet Supper  —  7:30     9:00 p.m.       Door Prizes

  Tickets can be obtained from:

Joe Castanheiro –  416-286-1956   Dexter Gonsalves – 905-428-3883

 Karen Heifa    —   416-287-2526     Dennis Choy  —  905-839-0434        or any GCC member  or email:  info@gcccanada.org           

Enjoy a memorable evening and help a good cause”     

Flyer download: Valentine Dance 2012 – Guyana Christian Charities

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Guyana Ex-Soldiers Assn. (Canada) – Xmas Dinner & Dance

Toronto Foundation Dinner/Dance – Toronto – 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”

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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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Canadian Vision Care  – Guyana Team

For over 20 years, the Canadian Vision Care – Guyana Team has been travelling to Guyana to provide free eye care to areas where these services do not exist and to the people who are not able to afford this care. We work in partnership with Guyana’s Ministry of Health and local service clubs, who assist with the planning and logistics for the projects.

 Our team provides a complete eye examination, including free prescription eyeglasses if required. Our nurse conducts a diabetic and hypertension clinic with counseling for disease management.  Cataract surgery with IOL implants and pterygium surgery have been performed by our ophthalmologists. As well, vision screening at local schools is often conducted to identify children with eye-related problems.

 Our team is made up of volunteer ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, nurses and assistants, who not only give their time and skills but cover all related costs for their travel, meals and accommodation. However, other expenses such as purchasing supplies, equipment, medications, eyeglasses, etc. must be financed through fundraising activities such as this gala.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  In advance we thank you for your help as we bring this Gift of Sight to the people of Guyana.

February 2011, 6-day Clinic in Anna Regina, Essequibo:

Patients Seen: 1300        Eyeglasses Distributed: 1050

Patients Referred to MOH for Eye Surgery/Treatment: 42

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Attend our Dinner-Dance on Saturday,  September 17th  2011

A wonderful program is planned and you are assured of a great time

Here is the Flyer –  Toronto Foundation -2011 Dinner&Dance

Linden Fund Canada AGM – September 10, 2011

Notice of the Linden Fund Canada Annual General Meeting

September 10, 2011 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Linden Fund Canada will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:30 am at Ellesmere Community Centre, (416-396-5536), 20 Canadian Road, Toronto, ON M1R 4B4 (Scarborough District) for the following purposes:   Continue reading

Last Lap Lime 2011 – Toronto – Photo album

Last Lap Lime Tug-o-War 2011

TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL – GUYANESE EVENTS – 2011

Here is a slide-show album of 340 pictures taken at the Last Lap Lime 2011, taken by Mark Bannister.  Click the following link…

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GTLIME 10th Anniversary 2011 – Photo Album

Here is a photo album slide show of 284 pictures taken at the GTLIME 2011, celebrating their 10th anniversary. …in Toronto Canada. …. held on Saturday July 30, 2011.

Pictures from Mark Bannister – www.gtlime.ezreunions.com

Click link below then click view album for all pictures.

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St. Stanislaus – CARIBJAM – Toronto – Friday July 29, 2011

Call one of the Committee members for tickets

GTLIME-10th Anniversary Dinner Dance – Toronto – July 30,2011

 FOR TICKET INFORMATION/PURCHASE CALL:
Clive: SCARBOROUGH: (416) 291-7970 Day (416) 706-2816 Evenings
Judy: TORONTO: (905) 864-4737
Mark / Lauren: FLORIDA: (407) 699-5121
Carol: ATLANTA: (770) 277-4138

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