Category Archives: Associations

The Guyana Foundation Newsletter – September 2015

The Guyana Foundation Newsletter – September 2015


Transforming the Lives of People for a Better World. 

Dear Friend,

Over the past weeks, teams of Guyana Foundation volunteers have been going into the streets of Georgetown to conduct surveys of some of our most vulnerable citizens.

They brought back heartbreaking stories of homelessness, hopelessness, addiction, and a multitude of unaddressed mental health needs. They also shared about the yearning of these disadvantaged groups for a renewed sense of dignity and self-worth.  Continue reading

QCAAT is hosting the Demerara Gold solo show – Toronto – November 1, 2015

QCAAT is hosting the Demerara Gold solo show on Sunday, November 1,2015 – Toronto
Please see attached Flyer giving all details.
The play is written and performed by Ingrid Griffith, Guyanese now residing in New York. The Flyer also gives a brief synopsis of the story line.

The one-woman show has been performed to appreciative audiences in Guyana (GT,Linden, New Amsterdam), NY (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queen’s), U.K., and Los Angeles.   Continue reading

Guyana Christian Charities – Bake and Food Sale – Pickering Ontario – October 25, 2015

GCC- 2015 Bake Sale

Download Flyer: GCC – 2015 Bake Sale -October 25, 2015

Guyana Christian Charities – (GCC)   Continue reading

UG Chancellor honoured in New York City – September 14, 2015

UG Chancellor honoured in New York City – September 14, 2015

Download: GJFA (NY) Inc. Press Release 9.14.2015

Professor E. Nigel Harris, recently-appointed Chancellor of the University of Guyana, was honored last Saturday night by the Guyana-Jamaica Friendship Association (NY) Inc., for his outstanding leadership and scholarship in the field of Medicine, and visionary management while Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. The function, held at Antun’s in Queen’s Village, New York, was the organization’s Inaugural Formal Ball.

The Association is a tax-exempt non-profit organization headed by President Frank Denbow, a physician in New Jersey, and Mrs. Claudette Powell, Vice-President, a Nurse Educator who recently was the recipient of the Governor General’s award for exemplary leadership in the health field, on behalf of the Jamaican Diaspora.   Continue reading

Granger wants stronger education system – pushes for more entrepreneurship in hinterlands

Granger wants stronger education system – pushes for more entrepreneurship in hinterlands


A scene at the opening of Indigenous Month celebrations 2015

[September 15, 2015 – Guyana Chronicle]  President David Granger said while his administration wants to see more entrepreneurship in the indigenous communities, the education system has to be the base of the economy.

“We have to reform the education system so that more children in indigenous communities have access to education; there are fewer dropouts and higher quality teaching and more people graduate who can go into university,” he said.
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St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association – Toronto – Fall Dinner and Dance – October 17, 2015

Fall Dance final flyer 2015

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St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association – Toronto –  Fall Dinner and Dance – October 17, 2015


PUEBLO Science Volunteers Camp

On behalf of the science teachers of Guyana, we wish to thank the members of the St. Stanislaus Toronto Alumni Association, the local College Association, the Board of Governors of St Stanislaus and the officers of the Ministry of Education for the initiative in engaging the PUEBLO Science volunteers to facilitate a successful Camp.      Continue reading

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York….. says THANK YOU!

The Guyana Cultural Association of New York…..says THANK  YOU!

We, the members of the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, Inc. express our sincere thanks to all who helped to make our 2015 Guyana Folk Festival season a success. There were more attendees at all of the events—the Awards Ceremony, Kwe Kwe Night, the Literary Hang and Family Fun Day. More than 11,000 attended the annual Family Fun Day 2015 in Brooklyn. This represented a 22 percent increase over 2014’s. Thank you, Brooklyn!

The increased presence of visitors from Guyana, as well as displays of art and products manufactured there made Folk Festival 2015 memorable. This year, GCA was pleased to welcome Honorable Cathy Hughes, Minister of Tourism. In addition, to hosting an exhibition on Guyana’s tourism product and showcasing Guyanese food and beverages at Family Fun Day, Minister Hughes attended Kwe Kwe Night and the Literary Hang.  Continue reading

Heritage Village, Sophia – Amerindian Heritage Month Celebrations 2015

Heritage Village, Sophia

Posted: 07 Sep 2015 07:29 AM PDT  – St Stanislaus College. Georgetown Blog


September is Amerindian Heritage Month.  It celebrates the culture and history of the Indigenous people of Guyana, whose history goes back at least 10,000 years.  Here are some article links compiled by the St. Stanislaus College Blog:

Guyana: An attempt to make the national motto a reality – commentary

An attempt to make the national motto a reality

September 6, 2015 | By | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column

Memories came flooding back on Thursday when I went to the roundtable on social cohesion. For one, the forum attracted people from all walks of life, all of them serious about trying to get on with their lives in a Guyana that was once one of the most peaceful countries in the world.

Indeed, many of those came from rural Guyana where people look out for each other, where people eagerly rush to help their neighbours and where there was the time when people did not bother too much with locking their homes.   Continue reading

Toronto Foundation & Canadian Vision Care – Dinner/Dance – September 19, 2015

Download Flyer: Toronto Foundation Dinner & Dance Flyers 2015


in conjunction with


cordially invite you to our  13th. DINNER & DANCE IN AID OF



Date               Saturday, September 19th, 2015   

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