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Humanitarian efforts reach the Philippines

The members of the Caring Hearts Dentistry Society (CHDS) led by its Chairman Elena C. Agala and President Dr. Danilo Salcedo launched a remarkable undertaking as they successfully conducted a Dental Mission in the Philippines, specifically in the disaster-stricken areas in Bohol, Cebu City and Tacloban City. This mission, funded primarily by the Society’s founding …

Surrey Food Bank: Community helping the community

Kuldip Ardawa, Community Partnership Coordinator at Surrey Food Bank. PCI file photo. When people hear the words ‘food bank,’ they often think of something like a soup kitchen—a facility that feeds the homeless. However, spending some time at the Surrey Food Bank (SFB) brought more light on the hope and goodwill that food banks bring …

Autism Speaks Canada grants over $450,000

  TORONTO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Autism Speaks Canada proudly provides funding for not-for-profit service providers across Canada through the Family Services Community Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support service providers to build their capacity to support individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Family Services Community Grants focus on three …

MOSAIC Job Fair expected to attract thousands of job seekers

  British Columbia is expecting to experience over a million job openings this decade and new immigrants are anticipated to fill one third of those positions. These projections may be contributing to a record 50 employers signing on to participate in MOSAIC’s Annual Job Fair on April 8th, making it one of the largest job …

Filipino community event at City Hall

Filipino Community Event at City Hall When: Sunday March 30th, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Where: Committee Room 1 at City Hall, 100 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON Please RSVP here. This community meeting has been organized through conversations that Councilor Mihevc has had with members of the Filipino community about some of …

IDRN Scholars’ Cafe Magic Metals: Social and Environmental Aspects of the Rare Earth Industries

IDRN Scholars’ Cafe Magic Metals: Social and Environmental Aspects of the Rare Earth Industries Dr. Saleem Ali  Director, Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland Professor of Environmental Studies, Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont Friday, March 21, 2014 — 10:30am – 12:00pm Liu Institute for Global Issues, 3rd Floor Boardroom Please RSVP …

Tourism Vancouver releases 2014 festival statistics and Best Bite award winners

Photo: Facebook Page of Dine Out Vancouver Festival Vancouver, BC (March 19, 2014): Contributing an estimated $3.9 million to the local economy, the 2014 Dine Out Vancouver Festival continued to show growth and expansion with a record-setting number of participating restaurants, increased bookings and more culinary event attendance than ever before. After yet another successful year, …

International Women’s Day celebrated in Richmond, BC

  “He (Rabindranath Tagore) wished to bring out into the open, and consciously, and critically look at the position of women in society. He wanted his stories to be the mirror in which men will see themselves in new light as because it’s necessary to change the way men look at themselves in order to …

Featured Vancouverite: Linda Poole, founder of Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

  Linda Poole spent 12 years working abroad alongside her husband in the Canadian Foreign Service – and when she returned to Vancouver, she was instantly reminded of her love for the city’s blossoming cherry trees. Linda soon turned her passion into a citywide celebration: she created the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, taking inspiration from …

Lights, Camera, Action: Hollywood North coming to a screen near you

  As the fourth-largest centre for film and TV production in North America, Vancouver – also known as “Hollywood North” – continues to be a hotspot of filming activity. Chalk it up to low production costs, a climate conducive to all-year shooting and one heck of a good-looking city – whatever the case, Vancouver is …

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