Update for Members – June 11, 2010

11 June 2010

Dear Members

Just an update to let you know what the Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC has been doing so far this year.

Well, a new board was voted in at the January 2010 AGM.  By now you know that Clyde Duncan (president), Mike Barringon (vice president), Lara Veerasammy (treasurer), Roweena Bacchus (secretary), are the executives. Other board members are Linley Shelton (communications chair), Tanuja La Fleur, Sylvia Jemmott, Wayne Jemmott, Everton Weekes (social committee) and Meheram Sugrim, Lucyanne Joseph, Carol Campbell are members at large.   We also have the following past-presidents Dr. John Farley, Roy Taylor, and Basil Statia to complete the entire board.

We donated $250.00 to the Union Gospel Mission from the proceeds of last dance, held way back in the fall of 2009.

Since then, the grand-daughter of Bertie London, Rama Diallo, who is a contestant in the Miss Universe Canada pageant approached us for financial support.  The Association along with individual board members, Clyde Duncan, Sylvia Jemmott, and Wayne Jemmott were able to contribute a total of $600.00 to her campaign.

The Guyanese Association (GCCABC) along with the British Columbia Organization of Caribbean Cultural Associations (BCOCCA) held a fund raising event in the wake of the earthquake, for Haiti as many others did here in B.C.

We are on the move.  We have contributed news stories to the Guyanese Online newsletter through Cyril (Cy) Bryan, a Guyanese Canadian who resides in Barbados,  and who is the Vice President of the Guyanese Association of Barbados Inc.  The newsletter also has a blog www.guyaneseonline.wordpress.com to which you can contribute if you are so inclined.  We are hoping to have our own blog soon.

Just a reminder: our ‘Independence Dance’ is Saturday, June 12 at South Arm Community Centre, 9020 Williams Road, Richmond.  It starts at 7:00 pm and tickets are $15.00.  See you there!

Roweena Bacchus, Secretary

Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of British Columbia

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