Donna Magazine

Everybody Has a Story

Archive for May 2014

Forging a Career in Aboriginal Film and Video (originally published in Heartbeat of the North.com)

In Culture, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2008 at 11:53 Marie-Helene Cousineau is a video and filmmaker who I first met by being her teacher’s assistant at Concordia University in Montreal back in 1997. Her career path has lead her to many opportunities to work with Aboriginal people in Nunavut. She is founder of a women’s video collective called Isuma. “Just the fact that I […]

Continue Reading →

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 2 to 6 June 2014‏

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Broadcasting Decisions:  Application by United Christian Broadcasters Canada  http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-568.htm#d17 for authority to acquire from Thunder Bay Christian Radio the assets of the English-language specialty (Christian music) radio station CJOA-FM Thunder Bay Decisions related to the following radio licence renewal applications: – Native […]

Continue Reading →

Hair – by Donna Kakonge (published December 1999/January 2000 – Panache Magazine)

In Beauty, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 2, 2008 at 14:27 Back in the mid-80s, watching Oprah Winfrey’s bouncing and behaving hair was like a dream come true. I never knew that black hair could do that. I rushed to a salon, telling them to duplicate the Oprah ‘do on my head, and they did. The bad part is that just like what once happened to […]

Continue Reading →

Spain (originally published with Rozaneh Magazine)

In Culture, Writing (all kinds), travel on February 16, 2008 at 01:08 This is the Spain where it is easy to play Red Rover on the beach, but hard not to shop. This is the country of siesta, cheap shoes and sangria that flows like a river. You must order your water like this: “aqua sin gaz,” which means still water. But this country is not still. Everything moves, and […]

Continue Reading →

Invitation to Join Young People’s TV on ThatChannel.com this September!

Young People TV Flyer – Kakonge D K C A great new pilot show called Young People’s TV is starting that is done by youth, for a wide audience! Participation in the show is free and you have the opportunity to: Get copies of your show for school applications, resume builders, portfolios and for keepsakes and developing memoirs Discover if television is the right field for you Learn the various […]

Continue Reading →

Restaurant makeover (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

In Entertainment, Health, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:14 The show “Restaurant Makeover” helps restaurant owners to makeover their businesses. All you need to do is to send in a letter or a call and they decide whether they’re going to take the project on. The show, which airs on the Food Network Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, matches the money that owners put into […]

Continue Reading →

A sprint to a clothing line (originally published for Pride Newsmagazine)

In Beauty, Business, Entertainment, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:15 he has reached the finish line A Sprint to a Clothing Line Published in Pride Magazine – June 29, 2005 Ben Johnson, the fastest man in the world according to a 1988 World Record time of 9.79 seconds, is now in the clothing business. “I just like good clothing, good fabric, good taste and I think that […]

Continue Reading →

Join the Toronto Self-Publishing Association

Join the Toronto Self-Publishing Association! Membership is $120.00/year You can start at any time and your membership starts from that point What you get? Access to a community of self-published authors to share your work with and to network Discounts off group editing projects People to bounce story ideas off and share ideas with Access to self-publishing events and group discounts Access to notable speakers in the world of self-publishing […]

Continue Reading →

Jully Black

In Beauty, Entertainment, Music, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:16 Jully Black Jully Black – Home-grown Talent The first time I met Jully Black was while she was working with the Princess of Wales show “Da Kink in my Hair.” I was walking out of a swanky store in the Eaton Centre of Toronto and she was walking in. With a huge smile on her face, she […]

Continue Reading →

Dim sum for the Murmur Project aired on CBC Radio 3

In Entertainment, Health, Music, Radio Podcasts, Restaurant Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:20 yummy Murmur Project Dim Sum & Friends “Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.” The techno-rhythms and words of New Order blared in Sharon’s car as six teenagers were squeezed inside. We were going down to Kensington Market as part of our late 80’s ritual, coming […]

Continue Reading →

Join Donna Kakonge for a Learn to Write Creative Non-fiction Workshop at Maria A. Shchuka Library September 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Maria A. Shchuka Library Branch of the Toronto Public Library 1745 Eglinton Ave. West, Toronto, ON, M6E 2H4 When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. What’s Going On: Learn to write creative non-fiction by Donna Kakonge How: It’s free! Copies of my books How To Talk To Crazy People, How to Write Creative Non-fiction and Three Quarters will be on sale for those interested. These books are also available in […]

Continue Reading →

How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)

In Business, Entertainment, Events, Writing (all kinds) on December 16, 2007 at 20:24 How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent. Before you go shopping, you want to make sure you look good. Visit a makeup counter […]

Continue Reading →

[TPS] – Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugs‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugsThursday, May 22, 2014 – 4:28 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 The Toronto Police Service is supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign (#DriveSafeONT), which will focus on the dangers associated with driving under the influence of prescription medicines and illegal drugs: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, […]

Continue Reading →

Toronto’s CN Tower Chef Joins Other Canadian Culinary Superstars to Launch Unique Cookbook in Support of Local Food Banks

Toronto’s CN Tower Chef Joins Other Canadian Culinary Superstars to Launch Unique Cookbook in Support of Local Food Banks Project spearheaded by Catelli® pasta in effort to help feed country’s hungry in summer, the slowest time of year for food banks Toronto, Ontario – April 23, 2014 – Food banks across the country struggle in the summer, their slowest donation time of the year, so 15 of Canada’s leading chefs have come together to […]

Continue Reading →

Sound Water Management: Cascades Redefines The Boundaries

KINGSEY FALLS, QC, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – As we celebrate the 22nd edition of World Water Day, Cascades is proud to reiterate its objective to reduce water consumption: the Company is committed to reducing its discharge of effluent to 10.6 m3 per tonne of saleable product by 2015. This target has been set out in its 2013-2015 Sustainable Development Plan. Continuous improvement, one drop at a time Cascades’ concern for protecting resources […]

Continue Reading →

Giving More Kids Access to Free Dental Care‏

News Release Giving More Kids Access to Free Dental Care April 3, 2014 Ontario Expands Healthy Smiles Program Thousands more children across Ontario now have access to free dental care. As of April 1, 70,000 more kids from low-income families can get dental services including regular cleanings, diagnostics and treatment through the newly expanded Healthy Smiles Ontario program. As a result, over 460,000 children are now eligible for dental treatment […]

Continue Reading →

Choosing Colour Is Top Paint Challenge, Survey Finds

CIL brand launches unique ‘model home’ website to make process easier TORONTO, April 2, 2014 – When it comes to painting, applying paint to a wall is an easier task than choosing a colour. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey of Canadian paint habits conducted by leading brand CIL® paint. Forty-four per cent of survey respondents pointed to colour selection as the biggest challenge they associate with painting projects. […]

Continue Reading →

The Senate of Canada and the CNIB celebrate National Vision Health Month

OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ – Speaker Noël A. Kinsella and Senator Asha Seth are hosting the CNIB to celebrate National Vision Health Month, a campaign to educate Canadians on vision health and avoidable vision loss in Canada. WHO: The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella and the Honourable Asha Seth DATE:  May 15, 2014 TIME:   12:00-1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Room 256-S, Centre Block Building, Parliament Hill Members of the public and media are invited to attend. Please arrive no […]

Continue Reading →

April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000

April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000   Communities and employers to also be awarded for their leadership in support of caregivers  Toronto, Ontario – April 1, 2014 – The search is on for exceptional caregivers across Canada. In celebration of National Caregiver Day, which takes place on April 5, Canadians are being asked to nominate a family or professional caregiver for a unique […]

Continue Reading →

Supporting Urban Aboriginal Health, Culture and Economic Growth‏

News Release Supporting Urban Aboriginal Health, Culture and Economic Growth March 31, 2014 Ontario Providing Land Located on Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Site Ontario is moving forward on a historic project that will create more economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for urban Aboriginal Peoples. The province is transferring a section of land on the site of the Pan Am and Parapan Am GamesAthletes’ Village to Anishnawbe Health […]

Continue Reading →

More Healthy, Active Spaces in Northern Ontario‏

News Release More Healthy, Active Spaces in Northern Ontario March 31, 2014 Government Partners with Algoma University to Expand Athletics Centre Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie today, where she announced Ontario is partnering with the university to expand its athletics centre. With support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Algoma University will revamp the George Leach Centre to accommodate additional athletics programming for students […]

Continue Reading →

BELOVED

In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on August 12, 2009 at 03:23 Book Review of Toni Morrison’s Award-Winning Book Beloved Terry Otten suggests that while Sethe and the other slaves “might be considered simply victims in slavery, once they move towards freedom north of the Ohio River … they assume responsibility for their own ‘criminal’ act and become `victims’ of […]

Continue Reading →

Mother`s Day Story

Most unusual place to give birth in Canada is in a fast food restaurant: survey Surprise locations for delivering babies are rare in Canada, but commonplace in developing countries  MARKHAM (April 14, 2014) – En route to the hospital, in a car, on the roadside and even in a fast food restaurant. According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey, these are the most unusual places Canadian women say they delivered a baby, or know someone […]

Continue Reading →

Bust a Move Busts into Million Dollar Year

EDMONTON, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ – It was a sea of pink, purple, and tutus as 260 participants took to Northlands for the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Bust a Move for Breast Health. The third-year event, reached a milestone when it announced today a fundraising total of $400,000 bringing the three year total to over $1 million raised for breast health at the Cross Cancer Institute.

Continue Reading →

Fifth and final Bust a Move for Breast Health™

HALIFAX, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ – The fifth and final Bust a Move for Breast Health™ was an incredible celebration as the community came together and raised $293,115 (net) for the Breast Health Centre in Halifax.  In addition, the Canadian Breast Canadian Foundation – Atlantic Region, wowed the crowd by announcing a significant contribution of$250,000 towards better breast health. That wonderful announcement, combined with the QEII Foundation and the IWK Health Centre Foundation each raising an additional $250,000 through generous […]

Continue Reading →

The Chief Electoral Officer wishes to clarify information concerning the revision of the lists of electors

MONTREAL, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – In recent days, information has been circulated that clearly shows a misconception on the part of some people regarding the procedure used to revise the lists of electors, and in particular regarding the notion of domicile. The Chief Electoral Officer has therefore produced information documents that will be distributed in order to help electors and boards of revisors to understand these aspects.

Continue Reading →

Conductors’ union in Canada accepts CN’s offer to enter bargaining on condition binding arbitration applies if talks fail

MONTREAL, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) said today the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) has accepted CN’s offer to enter labour negotiations for a contract settlement on the condition that final and binding arbitration will apply if the parties cannot reach agreement. The TCRC-CTY represents approximately 3,000 CN train conductors, trainpersons, yardpersons and traffic coordinators on CN’s network in Canada.

Continue Reading →

Chromian Wars Mini Case Study

Chromian Wars developed by Miralupa Inc. is played in four easy steps using Augmented Reality with 3D camera technology. Step 1: Get in Augmented Reality (AR) Mode! Step 2: Manually activate AR Mode! Step 3: Select and move units! Step 4: Win the war! Stay alive long enough to carry out your mission! You can find Chromian Wars in the Apple Store and it is also available on iOS and […]

Continue Reading →

Twenty winners from Rimouski to Montreal – Congratulations to the 3,500 young participants of the 3rd Robotics Festival, an unprecedented success!

MONTREAL, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – Approximately 5,000 people attended Saturday afternoon’s closing ceremony of the third annual Robotics Festival. Some 20 prizes were awarded. Midway through the day,Diane De Courcy, Quebec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities and Minister responsible for the Charter of the French language, and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre were on hand to encourage the young competitors prior to their final matches.

Continue Reading →

Canadian National Railway Company and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference resume negotiations

Minister Leitch encourages parties to work together to end their labour dispute OTTAWA, March 22, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) for returning to the bargaining table and working to reach a new agreement.

Continue Reading →

Press release no. 14 – April 7, 2014 general election – 815 candidates will be running in the April 7 general election

QUEBEC CITY, March 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ – In preparation for the upcoming September 4th general election, Mr.Jacques Drouin, Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, announces that after the period for filing nomination papers, which ended  at 2 p.m. today, 815 nomination papers have been accepted in the 125 electoral divisions of Québec. In comparison, 894 candidates ran in the 2012 general election. Consequently, there are 79 candidates less than in the last election. The number of […]

Continue Reading →

Project of Radio for Children with Donna Magazine (Toronto)

Project of Radio for Children on Donna Magazine (Toronto) Want to get your child involved with a great project of having their voices involved in reading audio stories they write and announce on Donna Magazine?Flat fee for the project is $500.00 for a yearMaximum number of participants: 30 childrenDonna Kay Kakonge, MA, ABD — Sole Proprietorhttps://kakonged.wordpress.comhttp://www.donnakakonge.comCore Competencies:Education JournalismBroadcast WritingBook Publishing Visual Arts LawPlease contact Donna to sign up or for more […]

Continue Reading →

Supporting French-language Students in Eastern Ontario‏

News Release Supporting French-language Students in Eastern Ontario March 13, 2014 Colleges commit to education for and by Francophones at College D’Alfred Ontario is working with La Cité and Collège Boréal to ensure that students in Eastern Ontario continue to have access to French-language programs.The two Francophone colleges have signed agreements-in-principle to deliver programs and services for French-language education at the College D’Alfred site and within Eastern Ontario. Ontario is […]

Continue Reading →

Supporting Ontario’s Unique Festivals and Events

News Release Supporting Ontario’s Unique Festivals and Events March 13, 2014 Province Helping to Boost Tourism and Create Jobs Ontario is supporting festivals and events across the province that will draw tourists, create jobs and grow local economies. Through the Celebrate Ontario 2014 program, the province is helping 229 festivals and events that celebrate the province’s diversity, heritage and culture, while enhancing the experience for visitors and increasing attendance. The province is […]

Continue Reading →