Guyanese students in China donate to Shaheed’s Girls Orphanage

first_imgMembers of the Guyana-China Students’ Association (GCSA), in keeping with their motto ‘Sowing in China, reaping in Guyana,’ made a monetary donation to the Shaheed’s Girls Orphanage.The donation was part of their first Christmas Community Service Project to help the orphanage recover from the tragic fire on October 20, 2018. The handover of a cheque worth $300,000 took place on Sunday at the Orphanage, in Kitty, Georgetown, where the girls are currently staying.The 26-member team pooled resources and tapped into their personal friendSome of the members of the Guyana-China Students’ Association handing over the cheque to officials of the Shaheed’s Girls Orphanagecircles in both China and Guyana to make it happen, doubling the target. With this act of kindness, it is their deepest hope to be a positive influence to other Guyanese associations and organisations, home and abroad, since they too were inspired by other entities. Even though China may be ten thousand miles away, home is where the heart lies and technology lessens the barriers of time and distance.Anil Tulsie, Finance Coordinator of the GCSA, at the handing over ceremony stated that “Many may not know what it means to be an orphan nor what it means to lose their home; we can only begin to imagine what it means to have experienced both in one lifetime.” The Association wishes to thank all of their families, friends and supporters who all contributed to the success of this project.The Guyana-China Students’ Association is an organisation devoted to the development of Guyana’s greatest resource – its people.The group is currently focused on building a harmonious community of Guyanese in China working together with those who have returned to Guyana to bring about positive changes.last_img read more

Former Flyers head coach now at the helm with the Trackers

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers are less than a week from their training camp, which will be run once again by a new head coach.After former head coach David Johnston left at the end of last season, the Trackers didn’t look far to find his replacement. Former Fort St. John Senior Flyers bench boss Gerard Dicaire will be behind the Trackers’ bench this season, less than two years after stepping down as the Flyers’ coach. The two-time NHL draft pick won an Allan Cup and a Savage Cup playing with the team, along with an NPHL Championship. In 2013, Dicaire stepped behind the bench to coach the team to their first of two straight Coy Cup Championships in the Spring of 2015.After stepping down to spend more time with his family, Dicaire said that he was given the blessing to return to coaching from his kids. He said that he plans on bringing a fresh insight to the team this season, which will be the second year the team’s curriculum corresponds to the Hockey Canada Skills Academy Program. He explained that three returning players from last season won’t be attending training camp initially, as they plan to try out for the Cariboo Cougars Major Midget team. Second year returning forward Connor Bowie also won’t be at this weekend’s camp, as he’s set to attend the Portland Winterhawks’ training camp ahead of the WHL season.- Advertisement -The Trackers training camp begins this Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, and runs until Sunday. Dicaire said that the final cuts might not be known until next week, as he and his fellow coaching staff will need to look at the various players’ strengths and weaknesses.last_img read more