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CanUgan Evening of Celebration — October 12


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Dear friends and colleagues,

We have lined up an exciting program for the evening of October 12th.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, and host of CBC News Ottawa Late Night at 10:55 p.m. He will set the tone for the evening that will feature Rita Carter, a popular singer and songwriter whose roots are in Uganda. She will be followed by a performance of dances, songs and music by Carleton University’s African Music Ensemble. The Special Guest for the evening will be the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Federal Minister of State for Transport.  In addition, we will have a silent auction of Ugandan and African articles and handicrafts made by persons with disabilities. The buffet dinner will include a variety of appetizing dishes. Continue reading

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CanUgan — An Evening of Celebration‏


Dear friends,
I am delighted to inform you that we will be holding an evening of celebration on Friday, October 12, 2012.  The event will be held on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Uganda’s independence and it will give you an opportunity to learn about the progress of the CanUgan Project in making a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities in Uganda.
The evening will feature a dinner and a silent auction and exciting entertainment. Highlights will include performances by Rita Carter, a popular singer and a song writer whose roots are in Uganda and by the Carleton University Music Ensemble which will present African music with drums, songs, and dance. Our Special Guest will be Hon Steven Fletcher, Minister of State for Transport.  The silent auction will feature Ugandan and African articles including handicrafts made by people with disabilities.  Other high-quality articles and enticing gifts will also be at the silent auction. A raffle of Ugandan paintings and hand-made articles will be the other attraction.
The attached announcement will give you more details and information about securing your tickets.  We look forward to seeing you on October 12th.
Navin Parekh
Project Manager
CanUgan Disability Support Project
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Spiderwomon Audio Stories – The Matoke Collection


This is a story called “Matoke.” It can purchase here:

Donna Kay Kakonge | Spiderwomon Audio Stories - The Matoke Collection

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The Radio Call


When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle - Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle – Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on. I was living in Uganda in the fall of 1996 and the winter of 1997. The radio was calling out a list of names. I could not understand why.

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Citizen and Refugee (Originally Published for Orato.com)


African beauty displayed in this statue

African beauty displayed in this statue

As the end of the year draws near and the death of former President of Uganda, Milton Obote passes, it brings back memories. Memories of a life I was meant to live in my Dad’s home country and all the loved ones lost in the wars which have ravaged Uganda.

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The Radio Call



In Education, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), travel on July 18, 2009 at 01:46

When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle – Photo Courtesy of StockExpert

It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on. I was living in Uganda in the fall of 1996 and the winter of 1997. The radio was calling out a list of names. I could not understand why.

I asked my aunt why the radio was calling out so many names. She said they are calling out names of people who have funerals; most of those people had died from AIDS she had told me. Continue reading

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CanUgan News


Dear friends and supporters,

 

I am pleased to attach the latest issue of our newsletter, CanUgan News. In this issue, you will find information about CanUgan’s activities and events, including our collaborative project involving four students from Carleton University, vocational training of persons with disabilities in Kasese, our 2012 Annual Review, and an early note about our upcoming brunch in April.   Continue reading

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CanUgan News, Fall 2012


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CanUgan Evening of Celebration — October 12


CanUganPoster9Sep2012

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

We have lined up an exciting program for the evening of October 12th.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, and host of CBC News Ottawa Late Night at 10:55 p.m. He will set the tone for the evening that will feature Rita Carter, a popular singer and songwriter whose roots are in Uganda. She will be followed by a performance of dances, songs and music by Carleton University’s African Music Ensemble. The Special Guest for the evening will be the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Federal Minister of State for Transport.  In addition, we will have a silent auction of Ugandan and African articles and handicrafts made by persons with disabilities. The buffet dinner will include a variety of appetizing dishes. Continue reading

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Uganda Project – Information night – Thursday April 19 in Toronto


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Please click on the above. Many people will thank you.

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Making a Difference in Uganda


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Expressive Writing – Exercise 7


 

TImage result for Entebbe Airport in Ugandahe quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog and ran through the bushes meeting a set of twins, they boarded the platform of an airplane where the airplane circled the tarmac before taking off into the bright blue sunny sky and landing safely in the red and brown and dusty earth of Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

She picked seashells by the seashore, but only for a short while because she had to go get her hair done at the beauty parlour down the street from a fancy restaurant on the left side of the avenue Robart and took a long time getting there because she had seashells in her hands and she had to drop them down and then run to make it to her hair appointment which she was almost late for and the hairdresser got angry with her.

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