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Spreading Hope, Developing Leadership in the Month of Love

Spreading Hope, Developing Leadership in the Month of Love

Kris Ontong

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Love was not the only spirit that filled the air this Valentine’s

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Canada’s Immigration Minister Talks Pathways, Application Processing and Economic Recovery

Canada’s Immigration Minister Talks Pathways, Application Processing and Economic Recovery

Kris Ontong

“We’re aging, we’re retiring and without immigration, we cannot grow. Our plan is about jobs, it’s about economic recovery, and it’s about growth.” ~ the Hon. Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship,

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20/20 Vision From the Challenges of 2020 (Part 2)

20/20 Vision From the Challenges of 2020 (Part 2)

Kris Ontong

“It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” ~ Charles Darwin After so many months of feeling besieged by

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20/20 Vision From the Challenges of 2020 (Part 1)

20/20 Vision From the Challenges of 2020 (Part 1)

Kris Ontong

“Our reaction to a situation literally has the power to change the situation itself.” ~ Anonymous With over a million lives that perished from COVID-19 and millions more getting sick, or have lost their

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Assiniboine Community College Set Record Number of Grads in 2020

Assiniboine Community College Set Record Number of Grads in 2020

Kris Ontong

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) held its graduation ceremonies on the last week of October. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the learning institution set a record of having 1,514 graduates — the most

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University of the Philippines Alumni in MB Celebrate Their Tenth Year

University of the Philippines Alumni in MB Celebrate Their Tenth Year

Kris Ontong

The University of the Philippines Alumni and Associates in Manitoba (UPAA-MB) celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday, September 17, in a virtual ceremony hosted through Google Meet. Along with the occasion, the group also

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Annual Global Forum on Inclusion Goes Virtual This Year

Annual Global Forum on Inclusion Goes Virtual This Year

Kris Ontong

“At a time when the forces of exclusion, discrimination, and hate continue to gain strength all over the world, we must choose inclusion as a pillar for the world we want to create.” That

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The Vic Foundation Taps Max’s WPG for 5th Annual Miracle Garden Party

The Vic Foundation Taps Max’s WPG for 5th Annual Miracle Garden Party

Kris Ontong

One of Winnipeg’s prominent fundraising events teamed up with the city’s finest restaurants to provide an exciting dining experience for a worthy cause. Among the elite dining destinations was the Winnipeg branch of Max’s

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MB Opposition Comments on School Reopening, Economic Recovery Program

MB Opposition Comments on School Reopening, Economic Recovery Program

Kris Ontong

A week after Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen went on the Barangay Canada vodcast to speak about the September 8 reopening of schools, Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew, along with Notre Dame MLA Malaya Marcelino,

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Education Minister Goertzen Comments on School Re-opening Concerns

Education Minister Goertzen Comments on School Re-opening Concerns

Kris Ontong

Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen joined the televised COVID-19 update by the province’s chief medical officer, Dr. Brent Roussin on July 30 to announce the resumption of classroom learning on September 8. The news conference

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