Feb 7, 2017

Mercy Resident Care

From Guyana Christian Charities October 2016 Newsletter

The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, in collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy, have identified a dire need for the provision of a resident care home for senior citizens and have embarked on the conversion of an existing Convent building in Pere Street, Kitty, to what will be known as the Mercy Resident Care. It will provide accommodation for thirty two (32) elderly persons and is scheduled to be opened in November of this year. The Resident Care facility will be designed for persons who can no longer live alone or care for their own personal needs, such as dressing, bathing, personal care, cooking and housekeeping. It is anticipated that the facility will also cater to those who have chronic medical needs requiring daily attention by a registered nurse. It will be a place where the elderly are honored, respected and empowered to make decisions that affect their lives. It is anticipated that activities will be planned for the residents so that their days are filled with purpose and meaning and not loneliness and boredom. The elderly will enjoy freedom, independence and privacy when they choose it — security, companionship and support when they need it. Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc. is happy to add this Home to the list of charities that we support. In our next Newsletter we will publish a list of items that are still needed for this facility. In the meanwhile, if you would like to make a monetary donation we will arrange for it to be assigned to this charity to assist in its ongoing operation.

Sports Equipment sent from Toronto to College

These include:
8 - Outdoor Basketballs  
4 - Size 4 Futsal Balls
4 - Size 5 Futsal Balls 
1 - Pair Wicket keeping gloves
1 - Pair of Wicket Keeping pads
2 - Pairs left handed cricket gloves
2 - Pairs right handed cricket gloves
12 - Concrete Cricket Balls
12 - Regular Cricket Balls
12 - Indoor Hockey Balls

SSCAAT was happy to facilitate the acquisition of the Sports Equipment required. The project funded by the members of the Antigua & Barbuda chapter in order to improve the sports program at Saints. SSCAAT also covered the shipping costs. The original request for expediting the acquisition came from Robin Shaw, Past President Antigua/Barbuda Chapter and after obtaining a quotation for the items required, he (Robin) brought the US$ draft to fund the purchase, at the same asking SSCAAT to meet any shortfall funding the shipping cost, which SSCAAT agreed to do.

The shipment included items for field events such as shot put, javelin and discus, as well as soccer, basketball and cricket. Tents donated to the scout troupe, measuring tapes for the technology department and three computers for the library were also part of the shipment.

Caribbean Science Education & Technology Teachers Conference 2017

Feb 2, 2017

Toronto Saints Spring Dinner/Dance 2017

annual-saints-spring-dance-2017-full-1The St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association is making an early start to our fund-raising events of 2017. Our first major event of the year is our Spring Dinner / Dance which will be held on Saturday 22 April. Last year this event was sold out (as is usually the case for several years) and we hope that by sharing this information early, many of you will plan accordingly to contact your regular ticket seller to order your tickets. Again, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. We continue to provide reserved seating for groups of six or more purchasing tickets at the same time. Order your tickets TODAY to avoid being disappointed.
As a reminder of the details (which are shown below), the price of admission includes DINNER and ALL DRINKS. Also, by popular demand, Victor Shim and the Surefire Band plus DJ Get Busy are back so that you can dance the night away, and the venue with its cozy atmosphere remains the same. Doors open at 7.00 pm and the Buffet Dinner will be ready at 7.30 pm. We ask that you plan to be there early. Thanks.
The details are as follows:
DATE: Sat. 22 April 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
DINNER: Served from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: West Rouge Community Centre
270 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto
(Hwy 401 / Hwy #2 / Port Union Road)
DRESS: Casual Elegance (no blue jeans, please)
DONATION: $45 per person
(ALL INCLUSIVE - dinner and all drinks)
Tickets are available from any member of the Executive.
MUSIC: Victor Shim and the Surefire Band
DJ Get Busy
We encourage you to share these details and flyer with your friends as soon as possible. We will NOT be selling any tickets beyond 300 maximum.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our first big event of the year. Our most grateful thanks for your continued support as we focus on improving the educational situation of the less fortunate in Guyana.

SSCAAT Entertainment Committee