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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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Cancelled Summer Festivals Looking to Bounce Back in 2021

Cancelled Summer Festivals Looking to Bounce Back in 2021

Kris Ontong

Summertime throughout Canada is when people take in the warmth of the outdoors as they celebrate the season’s festivals in their localities. This year however, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has also made casualties of

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Thriving Amid a Global Crisis

Thriving Amid a Global Crisis

Kris Ontong

An online video conference entitled Thrive Even When Life Feels Chaotic and Uncertain was held on March 28. Organized by the Calgary-based podcast, The Immigrant Life, The Canadian Narrative (https://immigrantlife.ca) the free event was

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Altona Turns 125 With a Growing Kababayan Population

Altona Turns 125 With a Growing Kababayan Population

Kris Ontong

In early December of last year, Mayor Al Friesen of Altona extended an invitation to this writer to meet up and chat about the upcoming 125th Anniversary of ‘The Sunflower Capital of Canada’ and

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