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October 22, 2015
On Thursday, October 22, students and staff of the Association for New Canadians’ ESL Training Centre held a Terry Fox Cheque Presentation Ceremony. During the event, Heather Strong of the Terry Fox Foundation was presented with a cheque consisting of funds donated by clients and staff of the Association (half of the money was raised by students of the ESL Training Centre while the other half was matched by ANC staff). Everyone in attendance was also given the opportunity to watch a video about a young man named Yusuf which highlighted the positive impact that cancer research has had on the lives of Canadians. Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the event...
October 19, 2015
On Monday, October 19, clients and staff of the ANC’s ESL Training Centre spent the day at Lester's Farm Market. Everyone in attendance had an opportunity to participate in on-site activities, such as hay rides and a corn maze. Clients also enjoyed a tour of the grounds and met some farm animals! Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the day
October 17, 2015
On Saturday, October 17, the ANC Young Adults Group, along with participants from the MUN Medical Gateway Program, visited the annual Pumpkinfest at Lester's Farm Market. Everyone in attendance had an opportunity to check out a number of great attractions, including a hot pepper eating contest, pie eating contests, hay rides, a corn maze, and lots of farm animals. Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the day
October 15, 2015
On Thursday, October 15, clients at the Association for New Canadians’ ESL Training Centre took part in the CIVIX Student Vote. This event is a mock vote coinciding with the Canadian federal election to be held on October 19. Participants held a “rally” in the ESL Training Centre Cafeteria, during which they were provided with an overview of the five candidates in their riding as well as highlights from the platforms of each party. After the rally, clients from LINC Level 5 acted as volunteer polling station attendants and assisted everyone as they made their vote.
The event was a great way for clients of the Association to learn about the democratic process and the various political parties operating in Canada. Please visit our “Gallery” to view photos from the day...
October 15, 2015
The ANC's New Canadian Voices Choir was delighted to perform for staff at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on the morning of Thursday, October 15. The Association's Diversity Coordinator, Elizabeth DeBoer Ashworth, also delivered a short presentation on ANC programs and services, the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program, as well as volunteer opportunities available at the ANC
October 07, 2015
Clients and staff of the Association for New Canadians held a Thanksgiving Potluck on Wednesday, October 7 in the St. Pius X Parish Hall. Participants had an opportunity to try homemade dishes representing a variety of cultures and there was also some special entertainment provided by staff and clients! Please visit our “Gallery” for photos from the day
September 30, 2015
Students and staff of the Association for New Canadians participated in a Terry Fox Walk in support of the Terry Fox Foundation on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015. Participants began the morning with a warm-up in the parking lot of the ESL Training Centre and then proceeded to walk along the Rennie's River Trail – everyone had a great time and enjoyed the lovely weather! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day
September 30, 2015
Over the past few weeks, clients of the Association for New Canadians have been treated to complementary tours of The Rooms in St. John’s. Starting on September 15th, two LINC classes per week were provided with tours of the cultural facility, including the art gallery, museum, and the current special exhibit. The tours were well-received by everyone in attendance and we would like to sincerely thank the staff at The Rooms for a fantastic experience
September 29, 2015
On Tuesday, September 29, in the St. Pius X Parish Hall, the Association for New Canadians hosted its annual Health Fair. The event offered ANC clients an opportunity to learn about a number of health-related topics, including healthy eating and activity, chronic disease prevention and management, sexual health, cervical screening, heart and dental health, mental health and addictions, flu season, healthy child development, among other topics.
The two hour event included participation by a number of health-related groups, including the ANC Diabetic Clinic, Eastern Health, Arthritis Society, Centre for Life, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder NL, Canadian Cancer Society, NL Smoker’s Helpline, Daybreak, Brighter Futures, and Choices for Youth. At the end of the day, everyone in attendance enjoyed a healthy lunch and took part in a draw for some great prizes! Please visit our "Gallery" to view photos from the day...
September 28, 2015
In September, participants of the ANC Women's Group traveled to Salmonier Nature Park to experience some of the province's wildlife. After exploring the park, everyone enjoyed a cup of coffee before a quick trip to Topsail Beach to take in the sights