Sports: Crazy About Cricket

by Shabnum Budhwani “And that’s a six.” The crowd goes into a frenzy! The recent World Cup opening ceremony was watched and followed by one billion people across the globe. That is the power of cricket or cricket mania. It is amazing how a…

Immigrating: Need Help? Give Help!

By Sabine Ehgoetz If you are a Canadian newcomer as well as a parent, you may feel you need some help getting off to a good start here and planning your children’s future. Even if you are financially secure, there are important issues to…

Being Green

Everything always looks delicious at the Job Finding Club “pot luck” lunch on the second Tuesday of each month.  And, since most of the food brought in by our clientele — who are all newcomers to Canada — is vegetarian, I am always excited…

Connecting People, Building Communities

Brampton Multicultural Community Centre (BMC) is a leading newcomer serving organization in Peel region. The organization was established in 1987 by a team of passionate community workers. They offer a wide range of settlement services to…

Parents Make Your Voice Heard

In the mid-1990’s, Canada’s oldest educational TV service, TVOntario launched two popular blocks of children’s programming. GisE8le’s Big Backyard, then known as The Nook, was a big hit with the pre-school crowd. The Space ran after school.…