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Alex and Sumie Francois Winner of British Columbia Juvenile Boys' and Girls' Championship

For The Love Of The Game

After their recent victory title Alex and Sumie commented ‘we just love to play Golf, we don’t care about the media attention and all the hype we just want to play golf’!

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Carifest-Calgary’s Caribbean Festival

The sunny weather added to the enjoyment at Shaw Millennium Park for the Sunshine Festival. The packed crowd was entertained by Steel Pan groups, various other bands, The Diversity Dancers and from St. Vincent, special guest singer Skinny Fabulous. The festival also included a children’s activity area and many food vendors.

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News Briefs – July 2013

By michelle-lee : The Free For All Foundation organized a fundraising Memorial Breakfast recently in honor of 9-year-old Kesean Williams, who died after being shot watching TV in his own home January 23rd.  The event, held at David Suzuki Secondary School in Brampton, raised $2,500.  Community leaders, including Brampton’s Mayor, Susan Fennell, spoke of supporting […]

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Former President of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda Visits the Senate of Canada

President Kaunda inspires us through his commitment to his people and his struggle against colonialism, war and disease. In return, we pledge to continue that struggle and to build on the relationship between Canada and Zambia.

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Grand Opening of Calgary’s New Canadian Friendship Centre

New Canadian Friendship Centre Grand Opening

The Centre’s mandate includes extending helping hands to immigrants, Settlement and Integration, Friendship and Support. Most importantly the Centre will provide immigrants the chance to feel at ease and with the help of knowledgeable volunteers and staff assist them as they lean to adapt to the Canadian lifestyle.

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Happy 95th birthday Nelson Mandela

July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day and Mandela’s birthday. The festivities included speeches by South Africa’s high commissioner Membatisi Mdladlana and McKell plus performances by the school’s steel band and classical guitarist Liona Boyd.

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African and Caribbean Music On Centre Stage at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Every year the Vancouver Folk Music Festival rounds up an eclectic mix of talent to perform at Jericho Beach Park, and this year (the 36th annual event running July 19-21 at Jericho Beach Park) is no exception. Performing along with artists from around the world are some amazing musicians directly from, or with strong roots in, Africa and the Caribbean

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News Briefs – June 2013

Reward Offered: Toronto police have offered a $50,000. reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible in the killing of Nighisti Semret. Semret, 55, was born in Eritrea and had been in Canada since 2010.

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John Ware Reimagined

John Ware was a Black cowboy who first came to Southern Alberta in 1882 on a cattle drive from Idaho for the Bar U Ranch. He settled in southern Alberta in 1890

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Human Rights Tribunal To Hear Discrimination Case

Chris Ramsaroop of Justice for Migrant Workers said the case is “significant” and could benefit the more than 15,000 migrant farm workers brought into Ontario each year. The Tribunal convenes April 17, 28, 24 and 25 and concludes June 28, 2013.

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