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Tree of Hope. 16th annual We Believe Gala bringing awareness and hope for change

BY: JELANI GRANT  Throughout the night guests filled out their donation cards and had a ribbon signed with their name displayed on stage. The ribbons were pinned to the new Tree of Hope, presented at The Olive Branch of Hope’s(TOBOH) 16th Annual Fundraising Gala. Hosted by Dr. Nickett Donaldson-Kabwe and Patrick Archibong, the fundraising dinner was held at the Paradise...

‘Take d Milk, Nah?’ Shines light on the question of identity

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Who am I? How can I prove to the world who I am? Why do I have to prove my identity to anybody? The truth is, with the current state of affairs in the world people are always on the defense. Years of racism, prejudice, and negative stereotypes have followed the marginalized groups of the greater population for...

Get ready to be FLOOR’D

BY: DELLIA RISMAY Raw energy. Blissful. Unique. These are just some of the words Natasha Powell, the artistic director and choreographer behind FLOOR’D uses to describe the upcoming world premiere of the first full-length work performed by Holla Jazz. Ringing in International Jazz Day, Toronto’s only vernacular jazz dance company will be performing from April 25th-28th at the Winchester Street...

Head Girl play tackles difficult issues through comedy

BY: JELANI GRANT Presented by Real Queens Productions, Jamaican playwright Paul O. Beale debuted, The Head Girl, at the Jamaican Canadian Association. Robert Gordon, Kameka Morrison, Theresa “Pinky” Baker, Chris M. Hitchinson, and Christina “Fancy Lady” Williams had the audience roaring with laughter and cheers. The play was split in half with an intermission given for food and refreshments. Following...

CACD Rewarded for volunteer excellence at awards ceremony

BY: KRISTINA RAMCHARRAN  In recognition of those using their spare time to create betterment in the community, the Volunteering Service Awards were created. The awards aim at recognizing individuals who have taken part in various volunteering efforts to help with community resources, the youth and the elderly. The Citizens for the Advancement of Community Development Organization, also known as CACD received...

Kind-hearted volunteers were awarded at the Ontario Honors and Awards Secretariat   

BY: ASHELLY SMITH  “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by...

Glaucoma – The leading cause of irreversible blindness in Canada

BY: SHAUN RAWANA O.D., B.Sc What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma has been nicknamed the “sneak thief of sight”.  Glaucoma often goes undetected and causes irreversible damage to the eye.  Although there are several different forms of Glaucoma, it is generally characterized as an increase in pressure within the eye. This increased pressure can “push” against the optic nerve and damage it.  The...

The Poverty Report: Part 1

BY: KATHY MCDONALD  This week I will be discussing the inextricable link between poverty, graduation rates, and student success. The column will be a two-part report as there is a large volume of information that needs to be unpacked. I would encourage readers to visit the Peel District School Board’s (PDSB) website; www.peelschools.org and read the report entitled Poverty Indicators:...

Leadership in today’s world; How do we build our new leaders?

BY: SIMONE JENNIFER SMITH  “Wherever you are sent you must kindle a fire but, of course, I do not mean a physical fire lit by matches and fuel. Rather, the fire you must kindle is within your heart and this means you should conduct your duties with passion, zeal, and devotion.” His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmed Leadership; how does leadership...

Deep Work

BY: COLLEEN LINDBERG This week I have been reading a book called Deep Work by Cal Newport. It brings forth the concept of non-distracted work for short periods of time (or lengthy ones if needed) to accomplish certain tasks. This could mean in our work lives, our business lives but even in all aspects of life. It got me reflecting...

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Tree of Hope. 16th annual We Believe Gala bringing awareness and hope for change

BY: JELANI GRANT  Throughout the night guests filled out their donation cards and had a ribbon signed with their name displayed on stage. The ribbons...

‘Take d Milk, Nah?’ Shines light on the question of identity

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO Who am I? How can I prove to the world who I am? Why do I have to prove my identity to...

Get ready to be FLOOR’D

BY: DELLIA RISMAY Raw energy. Blissful. Unique. These are just some of the words Natasha Powell, the artistic director and choreographer behind FLOOR’D uses to...

Head Girl play tackles difficult issues through comedy

BY: JELANI GRANT Presented by Real Queens Productions, Jamaican playwright Paul O. Beale debuted, The Head Girl, at the Jamaican Canadian Association. Robert Gordon, Kameka...

CACD Rewarded for volunteer excellence at awards ceremony

BY: KRISTINA RAMCHARRAN  In recognition of those using their spare time to create betterment in the community, the Volunteering Service Awards were created. The awards...