The Guyanese Canadian
Cultural Association Of BC
Invites You To Their
Annual Fall Dance – November 6, 2010
Place: South Arm Community Centre, 9020 Williams Road, Richmond
Time: 7 PM to 1.00 AM
Music: Carl Sound Vibes
Clyde Duncan 604-317-1771
Roweena Bacchus 604-879-0441
Mike Barrington 778-397-9039
Meharam Sugrim 604-986-5016
Everton Weeks 778-834-3197
Sylvia Jemmott 604-589-1852
Wayne Jemmott 604-592-2539
Tanuja LaFleur 604-777-1875
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Julie H. Ferguson’s book on James Douglas
James Douglas: Father of BC
Julie Ferguson has linked the blog of the British Columbia Association to her Blog and we have now linked her Blog to ours to feature two sites in our”Partner Links” category. Here are the two sites:
The Julie H. Ferguson’s blog about James Douglas at http://www.jamesdouglasofbc.blogspot.com
The details about the biography she wrote published by Dundurn in November 2009 are at: http://www.beaconlit.com/jamesdouglas.htm
Please check out these very interesting links. Continue reading
Annual Bus trip to Seattle – Sept 11-12 Hi Friends! The Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC is going on its annual Bus Trip to Seattle on Sat Sept 11, 2010 for the “Annual Guyana Family Fun Day Picnic”. By … Continue reading
Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association of BC Picnic August 2010 < download flyer here PICNIC IN THE PARK – AUGUST 15, 2010 JOIN US ALONG WTH GRENADA; ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES; ST KITTS & NEVIS; ANTIGUA & BARBUDA; BARBADOS; & … Continue reading
Olga Lopes Seale and Vivian Lee meet again in Barbados after over 40 years
Isabelle and Vivian Lee with ¡ “Auntie” Olga Lopes Seale in Barbados
Olga Lopes Seale and Vivian Lee re-connected again after many years when Vivian visited Barbados with his wife, Isabelle, for a short vacation in June. While in Barbados they were interviewed by Cyril Bryan of Guyanese Online.
They are now both 91 years old now, and were glad to meet again and reminisce about early broadcasting and entertainment in Guyana, in the 1950s, when they were at Radio Demerara, and he ran a successful advertising and music business.
Vivian has been residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1985 after spending seven years in France. In Vancouver he was one of the founders of the Guyanese Cultural Association of BC in 1986, after a visit there by then President Hoyte brought out the Guyanese and started the process. He believes in continuous learning and action, and earned a degree in English from the University of British Columbia. He wrote and edited a book entitled Super Seniors in 2004, which chronicles inspiring life stories of people over 65 achieving their goals.
Dame Olga Lopes Seale is still doing her charity work in Barbados, driving her little SUV around helping kids and families in need. She recently collected $50,000 (US$25,000) in her annual Fun Run sponsored by companies, schools and individuals in Barbados.
Olga Lopes Seale was a pioneer of radio broadcasting and responsible for exposing musical talent in Berbice. She was equally successful as a broadcaster in Barbados after emigrating there in 1964 with her Barbadian husband. As a broadcaster in Guyana, Olga Lopes-Seale was responsible for programs like Birthday Requests; The Ovaltine show; Yours Truly Olga, the Radio Demerara Needy Children’s Fund. She was inducted into the Caribbean Broadcasting Hall of Fame in August 1997.
In 2002, she, as well as Vivian Lee, received the Guyana Folk Festival 2002 Wordsworth McAndrew Award. These awards, named after the distinguished Guyanese folklorist Wordsworth McAndrew, are awarded to recipients for their contributions to Guyanese folk and popular culture.
From 1957 to 1979 Vivian Lee had a Record Store, Advertising company, as well as a recording company ACE Records at Robb and King Streets. He was a broadcaster, public relations specialist, songwriter, and cultural promoter.
A very creative man he was, writing the famous radio character Mrs. Snodgrass; creating the lyrics for ¨Down at the bottom floor”, popularized by Lord Canary and promoting national and international musicians like Johnny Braff, who was a very popular local artist with many hits in the 1960’s. He also produced one of the early Guyanese films, the musical comedy, ” If Wishes Were Horses”.
(Guyanese Online – July 2010 Newsletter). Continue reading
Caribbean Days Festival – July 24-25, 2010
Party by the Pier, and save $8
If you are planning to celebrate Caribbean Days weekend by enjoying the spectacular Waterfront Party, now is the time to act.
The early bird deadline is fast approaching. Tickets are currently $35, but after July 11 will be sold at $39. If you will be attending with a friend, you can save $8 by getting your order in now. Why not keep that $8 in your pocket?
Tickets can be found using these links:
* Purchase via TTCS Web site
* Purchase via ClubZone
* Check local Caribbean outlets
Click for Larger ImageWaterfront Party 2010
presents Caribbean Recording Artists
Exclusive Vancouver Engagement
Canada’s premier Caribbean act makes a rare West Coast appearance. Do NOT miss this event.
Check out their recording of “It’s Carnival” and other hot tunes here:
Date Saturday July 24 , 2010
Time 7:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Special guests: Phase III Steel Band
DJ Carl Sound Vibes • DJ Kizum
Tickets $35 Early Bird
$39 after July 11
Looking forward to seeing you at the party.
See you at the Flag Party Boat Cruise on July 18th as well:
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Join us at Caribbean Days Festival