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July 02, 2015
On Wednesday, July 1, students and staff at the Association for New Canadians’ ESL Training Centre celebrated Canada Day! Students took part in a number of activities throughout the day, including a Canadian-themed scavenger hunt. Everyone in attendance enjoyed some barbeque and a cake cutting ceremony before proceeding to the celebration on Confederation Hill in St. John's, where the organization was hosting a booth at the City of St. John's Canada Cultural Showcase. A great time was had by all in attendance! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day...
July 01, 2015
Happy Canada Day from the Association for New Canadians! We will be participating in the City of St. John's Cultural Showcase today (Wednesday, July 1st) from 12-4:30 pm on Confederation Hill. Join us to learn about the various cultures represented in Newfoundland and Labrador
June 30, 2015
The Association for New Canadians will be hosting its third annual Multicultural Family Sports Day to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Week Day 2015. Activities will include a variety of family-oriented games and sports, as well as a lunchtime BBQ. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Come and enjoy the day with us!
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, AES
City of St...
June 26, 2015
On June 26th, the ANC Women's Group participated in a popular community sport - bowling! For many participants it was their first time, so a lot of laughs were had! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
June 17, 2015
The Association for New Canadians hosted an "ANC Global Tour" event on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 to celebrate Refugee Week. For this public event, ANC clients created a series of information booths showcasing their particular culture and/or country of origin. Booths displayed the diversity of cultures represented throughout the St. John’s CMA and included historical and cultural information, art, traditional clothing, flags, music, and food. In addition, a talent show highlighted the unique artistic practices and traditional dress of the many diverse cultures represented throughout the St. John's CMA. Please visit our Gallery to view photos from the day...
June 03, 2015
Students and staff at the Association for New Canadians' ESL Training Centre participated in the St. John's Morning Show 15-Minute Community Cleanup on Wednesday, June 3. Participants cleaned up the grounds surrounding the Centre and helped collect 15 bags of garbage and debris
May 28, 2015
On Thursday, May 28th, participants of the ANC Men's Group hiked Torbay Point, a portion of the East Coast Trail, and took in the sights, including an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. Participants were awestruck by the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and Newfoundland and Labrador's unique geological formations
May 27, 2015
HELP MAKE THE ANC'S MULTICULTURAL FAMILY SPORTS DAY A GREAT SUCCESS!
To help increase newcomer families' accessibility to sport and recreation activities in the community, the Association for New Canadians is seeking donations of gently used sports equipment for its upcoming event, Multicultural Family Sports Day, to be held on June 30th, 2015 at Wishingwell Park in St. John's.
We are seeking donations of:
Please drop off your donations to the ANC's Main Office located at 144 Military Road or the ANC's ESL Training Centre at 10 Smithville Crescent on or before June 24th, 2015.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Ken Walsh at 726-3759...
May 15, 2015
St. John’s welcomes between 140-160 new refugees each year. Unfortunately, not all family members are able to join them on their new journey. Husbands, wives, siblings, parents, and even children are left behind in refugee camps and conflict zones, hoping to eventually reunite with their families.
Through the Association for New Canadians’ Private Refugee Sponsorship Program, we hope to reunite refugees in the province with family members who remain in dire situations abroad, including in refugee camps and conflict zones. In order to provide assistance and support to those who wish to reunite with their loved ones, the ANC is appealing to the community in the hope that the generous nature of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians will help make the dream of family reunification a reality. Donations to our Private Sponsorship Trust will help offset the financial burden of resettlement and ensure a stable and supportive introduction to life in Canada.
If you are interested in donating, or would like more information on ways that you or your organization can help, please contact Ken Walsh at 709-726-6885 or firstname.lastname@example.org...
May 06, 2015
The Association for New Canadians was proud to host Judith Fox-Alder, sister of Terry Fox and International Director of the Terry Fox Foundation, on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, at its ESL Training Centre in St. John's. Students and staff had the opportunity to listen to personal stories about her brother Terry and what it was like to have a brother who taught us all that anything is possible if we try. On behalf of the ANC, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Judith for her presentation, and for all the hard work she has done around the globe to raise funds for cancer research.
Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the event...