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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sistren receives donation, Dr. Barbara Matalon addresses YOU

On March 28, 2013, the Canadian Women's Club was a generous donor to Youth Opportunities Unlimited, a non-profit organization that works with at-risk youth from Kingston's inner-cities. The CWC donated enough funds to cover the provision of food for an event hosted at the Liguanea Club. In attendance was Dr. Barbara Matalon, who addressed the crowd, which included students and faculty from Western Carolina University in the U.S., Mountain View residents and others associated with YOU. Without the CWC's donation, the event would not have occurred.

The first picture shows Dr. Erin MacLeod and Dr. Barbara Matalon donating a printer/scanner and materials to the Sistren Club. The CWC bought these new items for this non-profit organization that uses the performing arts as an outlet for underprivileged and abused women.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring into Fashion!

The Canadian Women's Club will hold its Spring into Fashion Show on Sunday, April 14 at 4:30 pm. Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Robert Ready has kindly agreed to host this wonderful event on the grounds of the official residence, which is located at 14 Seymour Avenue.

Designers will include SOHO, Elaine's Elegance, Annie Lopez, St. Gillians, Elan, Lubica and Carlton Brown. Hats will be designed by Cinderalla and fascinators by White Lotus Designs. Jewelry will be showcased by Megan Allison and The Wanderer.

Special guest models will include Senator Imani Duncan Price, Miss Jamaica World 50 Deanna Robins and Miss Jamaica Model 2011 Adrianna Bryan.

Tickets are $1,500 and are available at participating fashion houses, CPJ Market (71 Lady Musgrave), Chronicles (Upper Manor Park) and Canadian Women's Club members.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica, Mr. Robert Ready, addresses the CWC

This morning, at the regular meeting of the CWC, we received a visit from the new High Commissioner, Mr. Robert Ready, who arrived in Jamaica last fall
Mr. Ready took time out of a busy schedule to speak with us and indicated a willingness to work with the CWC and Canadians in Kingston in general. He also remarked upon a situation that is on a lot of people’s minds today: the looming IMF deal. IMF officials are in Kingston right now, trying to hammer out the conditions Jamaica must meet to receive a new round of funding. Jamaica is in some dire financial straits: its debt is currently 140 per cent of its GDP, something like $1.7 trillion. The Prime Minister gave an unprecedented national address last night with Finance Minister Peter Paulwell, during which she admitted that Jamaica faces a “dismal future” if the debt situation is not resolved. Apparently, the police were on high alert last night as the nation watched the address.
In terms of Canada’s role , Mr. Ready said that it will continue to be a friend and partner to Jamaica as it faces this difficult situation. He also said that while it is a pretty serious situation, he expects a deal will be reached. “That’s when the hard work really begins,” he said, adding that Canada will provide technical, moral and financial support.
The CWC is planning its annual fashion show, and Mr. Ready said we can again host the event on the grounds of his residence. Now, we have lots of planning to do to for this wonderful fundraising event. 
Thanks Mr. Ready for your time today and welcome to Jamaica.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Visit to Bustamante Children's Hospital's Burn Unit

Last December, just before Christmas, a group of CWC members visited the Bustamante Children's Hospital. They went bearing gift bags, but first, the children were served ice cream, cake and juice. They were then treated to a performance by a magician and a balloon man. The children were delighted and compared to the previous year's event, this time was infinitely better-organized. In attendance were Barbara Matalon, Marlene Fulford, Britta Spiring, Brianna Strumm, Erin MacLeod and Barbara's granddaughter and friend. Enjoy the pictures below.

Friday, December 21, 2012

CWC Potluck lunch

On December 12, 2012, the CWC hosted its annual potluck lunch. There was a good turnout and delicious food. We also said goodbye to Wendy Lee, who finished her Cuso placement. Thank you so much Wendy for your wonderful service over the past 18 months.
Canada and Jamaica

Hazel's beautiful backyard

Hazel's backyard

Hazel's orchids

CWC friends and family and members enjoying lunch

Potluck lunch


Monday, October 8, 2012

CWC Thanksgiving Dinner

People enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner on Oct. 7. Special thanks go out to Su and Al Nakash, who graciously hosted about 40 people at their lovely home. Guests enjoyed a meal of turkey, ham, vegetables, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Maree was responsible for the wonderful pie, and several CWC members cooked other sumptuous dishes. 

Cynthia, Marguerite and Sybil

Guests enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving in a beautiful setting- Jamaica and the Nakash home- with good friends and good food.

Everyone was dressed to impress and looking their finest.

CWC members brought family and friends.

A good time was had by all.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Canada's Thanksgiving - CWC Annual Dinner

Greetings! We trust that everyone has gotten off to a good start for the new school year. We at the CWC are in the final stages of preparing for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, it will be held at a private residence up in Cherry Gardens (6 Carmel Ave.). It is a beautiful setting, perfect for delicious and traditional Thanksgiving fare. Canada celebrates its Thanksgiving the first weekend in October, thus our reason for selecting this date. All are welcome, with tickets costing $2,000 JA for non-members and $1,500 for members. Please bring spouses and friends and RSVP to
Hope to see you there!