September 2011 Bulletin

Dear Community, Welcome back from your summer vacation. Many of you traveled out to, among other things, experience a change of environment. Many others also decided to take a staycation in your favourite city, Ottawa. Either choice, I trust, worked well for you and your family. I also would like to welcome all the students (from elementary schools to the tertiary institutions) among us back to school. I wish you all the best in the new academic year. In line with the Association’s established practice, we bring you the September 2011 edition of our Community Bulletin.
TWO MEMBERS JOIN THE EXECUTIVE
On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to welcome the following persons on the board of the Association as Directors-at-Large: Ms. Ethel Harlley; and Mr. Bismark Otoo Appointed in fulfillment of Article 16, Clause 16.2 of the Constitution, Ms. Harlley and Mr. Otoo are, certainly, a great addition to the wonderful pool of talent on the Executive. I would like the entire Association to join me in congratulating them on this appointment and to wish them the best in their work. Congrats Ethel and Bismark and welcome aboard!!
DOCUMENTARY MOVIE ON GHANA
Following is information on the documentary on Ghana: Title: ‘An African Election’ Date & Time: Thursday, September 8, 2011 – 7:00pm Venue: ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street All tickets: $10.00 The screening of “An African Election”, a fundraiser for the One World Film Festival, is a remarkable documentary that grants viewers unprecedented access to the anatomy of Ghana’s 2008 presidential elections. Capturing the intrigue of electioneering, the intensity of the vote-counting process, and the mood of the countrymen whose fate lies precariously in the balance, director Jarreth Merz’s coverage unfolds with all the tension of a political thriller, revealing the emotions, passions, and ethical decisions that both threaten—and maintain—the integrity of the democratic process. “An African Election” illuminates a beacon of hope for Africa and for the value and vitality of democracy today. Later, Amanda Coffie (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, Carleton University) will facilitate discussion of the film at a nearby location, the African Palace, 376 Rideau Street. For additional information about the One World Film Festival, please visit: www.oneworldarts.ca
GHANAIAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL
This is to inform you all that registration for the Ghanaian Language School for the 2011-12 School year will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 from 1pm to 3 pm at Charles Hulse Primary School (2605 Alta Vista Drive). We encourage all parents with children aged 5-13 years to register their children in the program. Registration fee is $10 per child (this goes to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board). Please take note that the following information will be required for registration:
  1. Home address
  2. Contact details of parent(s)/guardian(s)
  3. Child’s date of birth and age
  4. Child’s current day school and grade
  5. Contact details for Child’s doctor (or family doctor)
  6. OHIP number
  7. Medical or allergy concerns
  8. Emergency contact
For more information, please contact any of the following: Samuel Bonti-Ankomah @ 613-271-6303 Karen Massey @ 613-824-5842 William Amegatse @ 613-823-1199 Thank you all for your support
MARION DEWAR SCHOLARSHIP FUND COMPETITION — DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Marion Dewar Scholarship Fund competition for immigrant and refugee youth is open for 2011 submissions. Ottawa Community Immigrant Services (OCISO) is accepting Marion Dewar Scholarship applications from immigrant 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. The deadline to receive completed applications has been 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 a refugee or immigrant 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 in the NCR 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).
Visit www.ociso.org to download the Scholarship Application Form. For more information about the scholarship fund contact Joycelyn Glover by email at jglover@ociso.org
FUNERAL & THANKSGIVING INVITATION FOR THE LATE JOSEPH COBBINAH YOUNGE
Abusuakpanyinli Rogers Blay Morkeh, the entire Alonwoba families of Half-Assini and Anyinase, Ghana, Jacqueline Younge and Charlotte Younge, both of Ottawa, cordially invite you to celebrate with them the final funeral rites of their grandfather, husband, father, father-in-law, brother and friend, the late Joseph Cobbinah Younge, who was called to glory on 31st May, 2011 at the Cocoa Clinic Accra Ghana. Following are the arrangements:
MEMORIAL & FUNERAL SERVICE
Date: Saturday October 15, 2011. Venue: Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview) Time: 8pm- 1am
THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Date: Sunday October 16, 2011 Venue: The Church of Pentecost, Ottawa Assembly, 360 Kirkwood Avenue, Unit 101 Time: 10am prompt. We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for all your support and prayers. May God richly bless you all. For further information, please contact: Jacqueline Younge @ (613) 823-0626 Charlotte Younge @ (613) 825-7911 Mr & Mrs Richardson @ (613) 823-5774 Mr & Mrs Boateng @ (613)823-4977
INVITATION TO JOIN CONFERENCE CALL
Are you ready for a $220,000/year challenge? Dial in to conference call for firsthand information: Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 10:00 am PST 12:00 pm CST 1:00 pm EST Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 6:30 pm PST 8:30 pm CST 9:30 pm EST Call: 712-432-0075 (Long distance apply) Access code: 797350# Contact James Ababio for more information: 613-297-1336 or CTV@WINNING.COM