August 2011 Bulletin

Dear Community, It was great to see members come together last Saturday at GhanaFest 2011. I hope the positive atmosphere that characterized the occasion will be carried over to future events. Following are the announcements in the current edition of the bulletin:
The Association has got in its custody certain items picked up at Brewer Park on Saturday, 30th July at the end of GHANAFEST. Anyone who lost any items can contact me (Kwaku Agyei) at 613.843.0498 to enquire about them.
On behalf of the Executive of the Ghanaian Association of Ottawa, I would like to thank the community for the wonderful support you offered GHANAFEST 2011. You showed up in your numbers, patronized the food until nothing was left of it, watched the soccer match with Nigeria and stuck around even after the event had been declared closed. That is showing true community spirit and we thank you for that. We also would like to express especial gratitude to His Excellency, Dr. Richard Turkson and staff of the High Commission for coming out to give us the strongest of support. You were there early, patronized the food and wares, and stayed around to watch the Black Stars of Ottawa play the Nigerians. We truly appreciate your support. Finally, we would like to thank the following for the invaluable contribution they made to the success of the event: Planning & Organization Florence Odoi Ebenezer Amponsah Samuel Bonti-Ankomah Eddie Peprah Bismark Otoo Agnes Addai-Anuseh Donations Mama Cee Beauty Supplies M&J Tropical Supermarket General Support Christina Gati Yaw Asiedu Duke Gyamfi Nana & Isabella Bosompra Mariam Otoo Vendors & Participants Joyce Quist-Therson Ebenezer Tropical Market Catherine Bedzra Pascalle Soga Lina Asmah Joyce Amponsah Doris Appiah-Boadu Phyllis Bourne Vilma Laryea Elizabeth Dapaah Veronica Baddoo Ghana Methodist Church, Ottawa Society Ghanaian Association of Carleton University Once again, we sincerely thank you all.
The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund competition for immigrant and refugee youth is open for 2011 submissions. Ottawa Community Immigrant Services (OCISO) is accepting scholarship applications from our youth who will be pursuing a first degree or certificate program for the first time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the National Capital Region. **Please note that the deadline to receive completed applications is extended to September 12, 2011. See the scholarship criteria below. The candidate must:
  • Be a resident of the National Capital Region for at least one year.
  • Be an immigrant or refugee youth born of first generation immigrants.
  • Demonstrate significant financial need.
  • Be a graduating high school senior or from another accredited secondary institution in the National Capital Region.
  • Be enrolled in first year of a first degree program or certificate program for the first time at an accredited post-secondary institution as a FULL-TIME student.
  • Have a good academic standing: A minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or 80%.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and community involvement (in addition to the forty hours of community service requirement for high school students).
To apply, please visit to download the Scholarship Application Form and mail the completed application to the address enclosed in the form. For more information about the scholarship fund, please review the Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund Overview or contact Joycelyn Glover by email at Joycelyn Glover Fundraising and Communications Coordinator Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization Email:
GHANA METHODIST CHURCH Calling – Visit by the Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Asare-Kusi
The Ottawa Society of the Ghana Methodist Church would like to inform you with joy that the Superintendent-Minister in charge of the Ghana Methodist Church Mission in Canada, the Very Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Asare-Kusi will be worshipping with the Society on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Please join us for a spirit-filled session of fellowship, hymns, Christian Asor Ndwom (CAN) and the powerful Word of God as we welcome him to Ottawa. As usual, the venue, date and time are as follows: PLACE OF WORSHIP – 225 McClellan Road, (Arlington Woods Free Meth. Church), Ottawa, ON. K2H 8N5 (at the basement, separate entrance behind the building) DATE – Sunday, August 14, 2011 TIME OF WORSHIP – 6.00PM – 7.30PM We look forward to seeing you! Blessings!!
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