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March 17, 2016
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17. Those in attendance enjoyed coffee, tea, a St. Patrick’s Day cake, and some musical performances by staff.
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March 09, 2016
On Wednesday, March 9th, the ANC hosted the first installment in a series of information workshops called “Your Community to Enjoy.” The event provided newly-arrived refugee families with presentations designed to expand upon the settlement services offered by the ANC, including information on the culture of safety, protection, and human rights in Canada, as well as the Education and Support for Employment (EASE) Program delivered by the ANC.
We would like to thank representatives from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, Human Rights Commission, and Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador for presenting at this event.
We would also like to extend our sincerest thanks to:
• Johnson & Johnson for generously donating care packages containing various essentials (soap, shampoo, etc.) for each family in attendance; and,
• The Some Warm Welcome Project and the Bee Cave Public Library in Bee Cave, Texas, for providing over 100 hand-knitted items, all affixed with a "Welcome to Canada" message, for everyone in attendance.
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February 29, 2016
In February, participants in the ANC’s Women's Group went shopping at Value Village and Bulk Barn to get introduced (many for the first time) to some affordable shopping options in St. John’s. With over 40 participants, including new Syrian arrivals, this was our biggest Women’s Group event to date!
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February 27, 2016
The Association would like to extend a huge thanks to all of the volunteers that made our first open-house at our Donation Centre such a great success! Thanks to your efforts, newly-arrived Syrian refugee families had the opportunity to collect household items, clothing, and toys. We would also like to send a big thank-you to everyone who has donated items to us over the past several months – your generosity is certainly going a long way!
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February 25, 2016
On Thursday, February 25, participants in the ANC’s Young Adult's Group visited the Rabbittown Learner's Program to learn about their ABE Program and the requirements for completing Level 1
February 24, 2016
Clients attending the ANC’s ESL Training Centre have been learning all about prominent Black Canadians this week in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Black History Month! Through a fun and educational “Word Scramble” game, clients had an opportunity to learn about the contributions of a number of Black Canadians in our country’s history and, after the game was over, discussed their findings with their respective classes. Please click here to view photos from the week
February 23, 2016
DONATION DROP-OFF AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
WE ARE SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
* Pots, pans, and assorted cookware
* Kitchen utensils
* Small furniture (coffee & end tables, TV stands, etc.)
* Children's clothing/accessories (i.e. strollers, car seats, booster seats, etc.)
* TVs (under 50 lbs)
WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING:
* Adult Clothing
* Large furniture/appliances
You can drop off every Saturday in February between 2 PM - 4 PM at the Booth High School Cafeteria (151 Freshwater Road)
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PLEASE NOTE: While we are unable to accept donations outside of the designated drop off times, if you would like to arrange an alternate time, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 722-9680...
February 18, 2016
On Thursday, February 18th, participants in the ANC’s Youth Group celebrated Black History Month. Through a variety of fun and educational activities, everyone in attendance learned about the contributions and achievements of Black Canadians in our country's history and the vital roles they've played in shaping the Canada we know today. Please click here to view photos from the day
February 17, 2016
In preparation of the arrival of the Syrians who will be living in Lewisporte, Naz Faidullah (pictured) is offering Arabic lessons to people who are interested in learning some key words and phrases.
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February 16, 2016
Bernie Wills said there are two things that help to understand who a people really are.
“One of them is music and the other is food,” the humanities professor at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland said Monday afternoon.
“You get right to the heart of culture with music and food.”
Click here for the full story from The Western Star