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June 2015 - Volume 2015, No.5

Editorial

A special day in Vancouver ,BC

 By Dr Nick kahwaji

During the Diaspora Energy Conference that was held on May 21-23, 2015 in Beirut, I heard that the Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gebran Bassil was planning a trip to Eastern Canada for a few days. I thought to myself “why not propose to him to arrange a trip to Vancouver as it would be a great honour to have him attend the inauguration of two commemorative benches event on June 7th that was preplanned by the Lebanese Canadian Society of BC”. 

At the “Batrouniyat”, after lunch, like any other delegate, I offered the Minister a souvenir on behalf of the Lebanese community in BC.  I went ahead and made the request to the minister to come to Vancouver and to my surprise, he quickly asked one of his staff, Mr. Ziad El Najjar, to check about that possibility.

On May 29th, 2015, I received an official schedule of the Minister’s trip to Canada from Mr. Ziad El Najjar. I was surprised and content to see that Vancouver was one of the Minister’s stops however, it was for June 9th, not June 7th as previously hoping. I learned that His Excellency Mr. Gebran Bassil will be coming to Vancouver with chargé d'affair  Mr. Sami Haddad as well as 11 members of his team.

That didn’t leave a lot of time, so an organizing committee was quickly established which included LCS of BC board members, WLCU BC council board members and members of the Lebanese community in BC

 Even though it was a very short visit to Vancouver, we were proud to show the Minister and the Lebanese delegation what we have physically done in the various parts of the province, during the past few decades, to promote the Lebanese culture and heritage in BC.
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Story of the Month

    The story of a Lebanese boy and a legacy of immigration in America, By james Zogby.

    "He was a young teenager, alone in a strange land, and must have heard tragic news from home months after events had transpired, including his family's exodus from their village and the death of his father".

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Quote of the Month

    "Be the change you want to see in the world"...and, if you can't be that change, then either get out of the way of the person who wants to be that change or support the individual with your financial resources.

    --Mahatma Gandhi...modified by Nicole S. Lawrence

Little Gazette!

    His Excellency Mr. Gebran Bassil’s historical visit to Vancouver on 9 and 10 june 2015

    were welcomed by more than a 150 guests from the Lebanese Community who were eagerly waiting to meet and greet His Excellency Mr. Gebran Bassil. Minister Bassil took the time to personally go around the room and greet every single guest individually before heading to his table.

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Here, There and Yonder

Here
  • The Lebanese Canadian Society of BC, WLCU Vancouver Chapter, continued its traditional gathering by celebrating its annual Members’ Day Picnic at Belcarra Regional Park.
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  • Dr Nick Kahwaji speech during the unveiling of two commemorative benches on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at Queen Elizabeth Park.
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There

Yonder
  • The Armenian catholic Patriarch NERSES PETER XIX who loved Lebanon passed away june 25.
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  • KIRK KRIKORIAN (1917-2015) The richest Armenian in the World, and the richest man in California.
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Interviews & Profiles

  • The Story of the lebanese French adventurer, Antoine Aoun, a paraplegic in a wheelchair
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  • Lebanon’s Mexican wave, " from Salma Hayek visit to Mexican Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena trip to lebanon
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Culture & Multiculturalism

  • To Gibran lovers worldwide, from Lebanese Independent journalist and Author Joumana BouFakhereddine
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  • A movie about Kahlil Gibran! Who is Gibran? By Joumana Boufakhreddine.
    Read more »
  • Sinceres condolences to WLCU CIR Chairperson Judge Georges Khouri...
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  • WLCU -British Columbia Council attended the 2015 Lebanese Diaspora Energy Conference in Beirut
    Read more »
  • Sidon archaeological site alters global views on the history of the Levant region.
    Read more »
  • III. THE CEDAR FORESTS OF LEBANON: Torches that will glow forever. By Aref Abdul-Baki, Ph.D.
    Read more »
  • "Haida Loubnan" ... Zaarour gathers the Lebanese cities in a historical project.
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  • The British Columbia Council of the WLCU unveiled two commemorative benches in Queen Elizabeth Park ( Vancouver) on Sunday, June 7th, 2015
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Economy in Lebanon

  • World Bank calls for more infrastructure investments in lebanon to create more jobs, reduce poverty...
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  • Lebanon’s first free fashion school, is trying to provide equal opportunities to people who don’t have access to the elitist world of design.
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  • The UN Conference on Trade and Development's World Investment Report 2015 launched in Beirut
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Lebanese Emigration

  • LERC Honors Mr. Ghandour and Mrs. Alicia Daher of the Ninawa Daher Foundation, Argentina, By Jasmin Lilian Diab.
    Read more »
  • Bassil, Mexico FM Jose Antonio Meade launch 'Lebanese-Mexican House' in Batroun.
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  • The House of the Lebanese emigrant, a tourism project in one of the oldest areas of Batroun: Restoration and exploitation by the Lebanese Diaspora for 20 years
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Roots and Wings

  • Steve Bracks and the Australian politics, three terms as a Premier.
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  • Former Premier Steve Bracks describes his family background: Immigrants from Lebanon in the late 19th century
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  • Steve Bracks: Australian Politician with Lebanese Roots, he is one of the most successful Premiers in Victorian history.
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Various Publications

WLCU Archives

  • Summer 2011:WSG, Dr Nick Kahwaji English Interview with ALMUSTAQBAL newspaper
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  • A letter from RSG of latin America Mr Alberto Sheker to DWSG Dr Nick Kahwaji concerning the 13 world congress in Miami 2003
    Read more »
  • Greetings from the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism to WLCU-BC council and SFU
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United Nations(UN) News

  • The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, is now open for nominations
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  • Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity
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  • United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has praised Ireland as a "dynamic member" of the Human Rights Council.
    Read more »
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