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The Lebanese Heritage
From British Columbia to the world...


February 2015 - Volume 2015, No.02
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Editorial

    Lebanon is a Sunshine Mosaic of cultures. By: Joumana Bou Fakhreddine

    Come with me to Lebanon, our cultural voice is portrayed by " I believe you have inherited from your fore father's a dream, a prophecy song". Gibran Beautifully, higher and higher it rises upon the skies of the world, Lebanon's greater future is a shining by the art of living. For centuries our cedars' will, are glittering triumph, standing high, endorsing our freedom's resurrection, signed by Lebanon's independence. "You are garden fountain, a well of flowering water, a streaming down from Lebanon... My bride" king Salamon song. Lebanon's religious immortality is blesses from the creation of legacy of Noah, who has survived from the flood, replanted a sacred tree, at the highest point in Lebanon and Levant, that is the peak of Qurnet- El Sawda, with 3, 088 meters above see level. Lebanon’s is mentioned around 71 times in the bible: "Let me go and see the land beyond Jordan-that fine hill country and Lebanon" Deuteromy 1: 6: -8 Our mountains are our historical missions, the pope of Rome set it aloud with religious global signature: " Lebanon is more than a country, it is a message of freedom, and an example of pluralism between East and West" Pope John Paul II. Our mountains are remarkably bathed with purity highlighting different faith origins, stamped by the world of snow, shining bright, angelic ally viewed via sunset, expressing the creation of Lebanon's name. Lebanon is " LUBNAN" in standard Arabic comes from Aramiac and Sematic root "LBN", meaning "White", regarding to the snowcapped Mount- Lebanon.

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Story of the Month

    Going out into the unknown, the Lebanese Peddler's in Charlottetown, By Elsie Richard

    Start out of Charlottetown--I mean, you know, he was going out into the unknown. I don't know that many people who would do that today walking. I never heard anybody speak unkindly of him, not Tommy Michael. My memories of Tommy were all good.

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Here, There and Yonder

Here
  • LCS Past President's Message, and the 2013-2014 list of achievements.
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There
  • Official letter of John Badr (WLCU-BC Council) President, to the city of Victoria , BC.
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  • From Lebanon to British Columbia, a proposal to the City of Victoria, to commemorate the 127 years of the Lebanese contribution to British Columbia (1888-2015).
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Yonder
  • Three thousand years later, the resurrection of the "Phoenician priest" in Sidon Pawns and dice game ...
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Interviews & Profiles

  • Lebanese Canadian Carla Abichahine ( Founder of CDA Training & Development) received the Palme Bleue Business Awards 2014 in Vancouver.
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  • Joumana Bou Fakhreddine, a knowledge seekers journalist, with a huge project about Gibran.
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Culture & Multiculturalism

  • Lebanese zajal (Lebanese Folk poetry) finds online revival, By Rita Daou
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  • Zajal on Arak (The more they drank, the better they got), By Zein El-Amine.
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  • Zajal (Lebanese folk poetry): A Lost Lebanese Art Form?
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  • RUSSIAN ICONS OF SAINT MARON IN FINLAND, By Dr Guita Hourani.
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  • SAINT MARON THE ANCHORITE AND HIS TRADITION IN RUSSIA, By Dr Guita Hourani and Dr. Andrius Valevicius (Université de Sherbrooke).
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  • The survivors of the 2015 Today, By Bahjat Rizk.
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Economy in Lebanon

  • Lebanese gains and losses from lower oil prices, By Georges Sassine.
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  • Stronger US dollar, lower oil prices to boost economy
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  • World Bank urges strategy to support job creation and fight unemployment among the youth.
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Lebanese Emigration

  • Early Lebanese beginnings in British Columbia, started with the arrival of Abraham and Farris Ray to Victoria in1888.
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  • Leaving Lebanon, and early Arrivals of lebanese to Prince Edward Island, by Brooke Miller.
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  • Lebanese community in Prince Edward Island celebrates annual levee
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Roots and Wings

  • Conversation with EDGAR CHOUEIRI ( The lebanese American Professor in Princeton University) begins with space.
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  • Lebanese American Professor Edgar Choueiri, a Rocket scientist, converts stereo into 3D sound
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Various Publications


  • Discover one of the richest Lebanese Newsletter which is published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese
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WLCU Archives

  • The creation of the Legal Committee for the Geographical region of Australia and NZ
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  • The creation of the Legal Review Committee for the Geographical region of EUROPE (Octobre 2010)
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  • The creation of the Legal Review Committee for the Geographical region of Latin America (Octobre 2010)
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United Nations(UN) News

  • UNESCO calls for mobilization to stop "cultural cleansing" in Iraq
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  • Carlos Slim, President Kagame and ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao receive UNESCO 70th Anniversary Medal
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  • Ban Ki Moon stresses UN’s impact in past 70 years, urges States to recommit to collective security, rights.
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