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George Lopez “I Wouldn’t Be Here Without You” Tour
Nov02

George Lopez “I Wouldn’t Be Here Without You” Tour

Undoubtedly, the only good thing about the prospect of Donald Trump winning the upcoming presidential election next Tuesday is that if that happens, George Lopez promises to move to Canada. Or so he stated to a sold-out house at Casino Rama last Saturday night, on his most recent visit to our country, part of the “I Wouldn’t Be Here Without You” Stand-Up Tour. He would be joining Russell Peters, he said, and make Canada his home. We...

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“The German Girl” – Author Visit with Armando Lucas Correa
Oct28

“The German Girl” – Author Visit with Armando Lucas Correa

“The story has nothing to do with me. Yet it is a story that has lived with me all my life,” said Cuban/American author Armando Lucas Correa, as he prepared to present his latest book (his debut novel) “The German Girl” to a packed house of lovers of good literature— a presentation brought to Durham Region by the Whitby Public Library in association with Blue Heron Books. The event was hosted by “Living Underground” author Ruth...

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Town of Ajax First “Diversity & Inclusion Conference”
Oct25

Town of Ajax First “Diversity & Inclusion Conference”

One of the most recent examples, personally, of the inability of certain individuals in Durham Region to deal with and understand diversity took place while I was waiting with my then teenaged son to be interviewed for a position with the Durham Regional Police Leadership program. There were a few of us— parents and their teenaged kids— sitting around benches in the lobby waiting our kids’ turn to be called in. It was early in the...

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Ed2Go Online Courses: Free Education through Pickering Library
Oct10

Ed2Go Online Courses: Free Education through Pickering Library

A few months ago, while looking for ways to improve on business skills, a Pickering Library employee mentioned their Gale Courses. It sounded too good to be true: Having the opportunity to enrol in a six-week online course and being able to learn in a structured, instructor-led environment…FOR FREE. I thought, “Why not?” After all, I do enjoy learning and how often do you get a chance to do this for free? Four courses later,...

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Latino-Canadian Emerging Talent: Chantel Collado, “La Princesa de la Bachata”
Aug17

Latino-Canadian Emerging Talent: Chantel Collado, “La Princesa de la Bachata”

Upon first meeting up-and-coming Toronto Latin artist (of Uruguay/Dominican parentage) Chantel Collado for a quick interview prior to her performance at the Panamerican Food Fest at Dundas-Yonge Square this past weekend, I honestly thought “This is what meeting Tejano legend Selena Quintanilla must’ve felt like.” After seeing her perform live (something we’d never done before)— in particular one of Selena’s hit songs, and...

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